September 16, 2014
Boy Scouts: Where Do They Stand?
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Scouts propose allowing gay-identifying youth
IRVING, Texas (BP) -- Members at the Boy Scouts national convention in May will consider a proposal that would leave in place the prohibition on homosexual Scout leaders but would allow youth who identify as gay to join, it was announced Friday (April 19).
Group urges prayer for gay marriage cases
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BP) -- A prominent Christian legal group is urging believers nationwide to pray as the U.S. Supreme Court gets ready to decide the legal definition of marriage.
Page meets with Scout leaders, stands firm
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Boy Scouts will lose members and the support of faith-based organizations if it changes its policy on homosexuality, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee told two top Boy Scouts leaders in a meeting Thursday (March 7).
CULTURE DIGEST: Methodist men join calls against Boy Scouts change
Scout leadership criticized in EC resolution
SBC Executive Committee backs current Boy Scout policy of "moral rectitude that has marked the Boy Scouts of America for more than one hundred years."
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution that criticizes Boy Scouts leadership for trying to change the policy on homosexuality but also urges the Scouts' voting members to uphold the current policy in May.
1% Challenge a surprising success, Page says
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The 1% Challenge for increased Cooperative Program giving has been a surprising success, Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, said Feb. 18.
AT&T, Ernst & Young execs could face Scout challenge
OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- New leadership is needed for the Boy Scouts of America, a key Southern Baptist leader, Frank Page, said Thursday (Feb. 14) in Oklahoma City.
FIRST-PERSON: Boy Scouts avert calamity (at least for now)
If the Boy Scouts' board had passed the proposal allowing gay men to be troop leaders, it would have dealt a serious blow to the organization, says columnist Richard Land.
Scouts, delaying vote, spark Baptist leaders' hopefulness
Leaders' national ad exhorts Scouts to avoid 'grave mistake'
WASHINGTON (BP) -- With Boy Scouts board members potentially set to lift the organization's ban on homosexual troop leaders and members, some of the nation's leading pro-family groups ran an ad in USA Today Monday urging the Scouts to stand by their current policy -- and the groups urged readers to contact the Scouts as well.
Land urges Scouts to protect values, boys
WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist ethics leader Richard Land has urged Boy Scout officials to uphold their long-standing moral values and protect young males by abandoning their proposed policy change on homosexuality.
FIRST-PERSON: Limping between two opinions: the moral evacuation of the Boy Scouts of America
Columnist R. Albert Mohler Jr. says the Boy Scouts' proposed "location option" policy on gay troop leaders won't work -- and likely will result in lawsuits against those who hold to the old policy.
RAs may emerge as alternative
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- As the Boy Scouts of America seriously considers lifting its ban on gay and lesbian troop leaders, churches across the Southern Baptist Convention may turn to the Royal Ambassador program, which for decades has shaped boys into responsible followers of Christ.
CALL TO PRAYER: Boy Scouts & Scouting Sunday
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist leader Frank S. Page is calling on Southern Baptists to pray for the Boy Scouts and to contact the Boy Scouts office, encouraging the Boy Scouts board not to change their policy on homosexual leaders.
FIRST-PERSON: The sad transformation of the Boy Scouts of America
Columnist R. Albert Mohler Jr. says the Boy Scouts' proposed policy allowing homosexual leaders likely will lead to an exodus of churches from the organization.

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