Boy Scout Solution: A Way Forward for the #UMC?



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BSA is Lost in the Woods

I still consider myself an Eagle Scout, but BSA has left scouting. You can't take Scout Values out and have Scouting remain. Concerned parents have started alternative that still has values, Trail Life. Robert Baden Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, said "No man is much good unless he believes in God and obeys His laws."

Skipper Anding more than 5 years ago

Very Interesting

I've wondered about such things too. And lately I've been wondering, why would the right-wing extremists within the UMC oppose this deal, since it would allow them to continue doing exactly what they are doing? Their opposition reveals their hidden agenda: it is not being able to do what they want to do which matters so much to them but rather it is being able to tell others that they cannot do what they do not want to do themselves. It is not enough merely that they not do it; their ability to coerce is where their passions lie. And thus we see, their concern is the loss of power and control over their own flocks, who would then say, "Wait a minute, let's think about this....after all, St. X Church is doing the opposite....say, we ought to go over there and talk to some of them and see how it's working out!" By such processes, the power and control of those who have it is threatened.

George Nixon Shuler more than 6 years ago