Advice to Christians and Churches Involved in Boy Scouts

Rick Phillips
The recent decision by the Boy Scouts of America to change its moral stance towards homosexuality is a tragic failure that calls for a response from Christians who are involved in Scouting.  This would include me, since both my boys are Boy Scouts and my church sponsors a Boy Scout troop.  Having prayerfully considered this matter, I would offer advice to fellow Christians with respect to two questions.  First, can we continue involvement in and support of Boy Scouts in light of this new policy?  The answer is No.  Second, when should we pull out of Boy Scouts?  The answer is By the end of the year, but not yet.