Boy Scouts shouldn’t change practicesPublished 10:16am Wednesday, April 3, 2013
This is in response to the March 12 letter “Columnist Alcorn errors must be rectified.”
The author apparently thinks active homosexual boys and men leaders should be allowed in the Boy Scouts of America.
The BSA believes homosexual conduct is inconsistent with the obligations in the Scout Oath and Scout Law to be morally straight and clean in thought, word and deed. One of the Scout Laws is: A Scout is Clean. A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He chooses the company of those who live by high standards. He helps keep his home and community clean.
The last item of the Boy Scout Oath is: “Morally Straight.” Be clean in your speech and actions, and remain faithful in your religious beliefs. The values you practice as a Scout will help you shape a life of virtue and self-reliance.
Would the author please explain how homosexual actions help boys to conform to a virtuous and healthy life?