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Southern Baptists lament Boy Scouts allowing ‘gay’ youths

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Southern Baptists lament Boy Scouts allowing ‘gay’ youths Associated Press

HOUSTON (June 12, 2013) – Southern Baptists at their annual meeting in Houston have submitted motions that include a request for a task force to look into alternatives to the Boy Scouts of America, now that the Scouts have agreed to allow homosexual members.

That motion was referred to a committee, but it is widely expected that the denomination’s leadership on Wednesday will propose a similar resolution, possibly recommending that Southern Baptist churches no longer sponsor Boy Scout troops.

Southern Baptist churches are independent and the convention cannot order them to drop ties with the Scouts. However, churches are occasionally kicked out of the convention.

SBC Executive Committee President Frank Page, during his address, mentioned his own efforts to persuade Scouting leaders to maintain the exclusion of homosexual members.

He told…

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