Only the blind could have failed to see this coming. The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a new policy that allows practicing homosexuals to be scout leaders. Not long ago they lifted their ban on openly homosexual scouts. It was just a matter of time before consistency caught up with them.
It is disheartening to see how the Boy Scouts has capitulated to public opinion rather than holding true to their ideals and mission. Being a Boy Scout requires that one be “morally straight.” This change is a clear signal that the Boy Scouts now considers homosexuality to be morally good. This is moral confusion from an organization that is built on a strong foundation of moral integrity.
The Boy Scouts is supposed to be an organization that teaches young men how to lead, and yet the leaders of the Boy Scouts have failed to model that. Strong leaders stay true to their convictions; they do not capitulate to public pressure when their convictions become unpopular. What a shame!