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God, we pray that the leaders of Boy Scouts of America, now called Scouting America, would repent. Let this organization and all the young boys across America once again honor and glorify You.
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Bible-believing Christians understand the dark spiritual forces behind the collapse of the 114-year-old “Boy Scouts of America.” Beelzebub (“ruler of the demons” [Matt. 12:24]) orchestrated his “woke” strategy, and the tottering organization hangs by a thread, now rebranding itself as “Scouting America.”

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In 1972, when America’s population was about 200 million, there were 5 million Boy Scouts. With our population at 336 million in 2024, there should be at least 8 million. BSA has plummeted to 1 million, and 176,000 are girls!

“Gay Pride” kicks off in June. LGBTQ activists formerly told us, “Just give us a day.” Then it was, “We want a week!” Then, “Mandate a month!” (along with presidential proclamations, promotions, parades, and programs) celebrating homosexuality nationwide and targeting children and youth. As iconic Sesame Street introduced two gay dads for the kids and Nickelodeon put a drag queen reading to preschoolers, LGBTQ activists now celebrate the totally “gay-affirming” SA and its new image.

Everything is presented as if violating God’s commands on moral purity, marriage, and family can be disregarded with impunity and without consequences, like when in Nashville, a drag queen was honored with a street name. What wasn’t mentioned is that “he/she” tragically died a horrendous death at a youthful 45 of AIDS.

The ancient admonition warns, “Whatsoever a man sows, so shall he reap” (Gal. 6:7). This divinely ordained principle also applies to organizations that compromise God’s holy standards.

The Trail of Tragedy

For over a century, the largest youth organization in America traditionally enabled fathers and sons to develop manly character traits of honor, moral purity, integrity, service, patriotism, faith in God, and respect for family. Then, at the turn of the century, LGBTQ activists pressured BSA to compromise its moral code and convictions. Instead of remaining resolute and courageously combating the assault, leadership buckled.

  • 2013 – Contrary to its code upholding moral purity, officials yielded to receive homosexual youth into BSA.
  • 2015 – Homosexual adults were allowed into BSA with approval for positions of scouting leadership.
  • 2017 – Transgenders were allowed in BSA.
  • 2017 – Girls were allowed in Boy(?) Scouts of America.
  • 2019 – Tensions escalated as fathers and sons were increasingly withdrawing (400,000 Mormons departed).
  • 2019 – Exposure of over 84,000 sexual abuse victims/claims that dwarfed the infamous Catholic Church priests scandal.
  • 2020 – Litigation brought bankruptcy to the Boy Scouts of America and they faced $2.4 billion in settlements this March!

Concealed abuse cases cover a long period of time yet isn’t it ironic how everything exploded? “He who walks in integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his way will be found out” (Prv. 10:9).

Perceiving the Problem

Once executives “woke” to the “progressive” vision of being “gay affirming” and “inclusive,” God’s blessing lifted. The floodgates opened. Severe repercussions flooded in as BSA officially endorsed a lifestyle Scripture calls “moral impurity, degrading, shameless, indecent and unnatural” (Romans 1:24-27).

This is not bigotry – it is Bible. It’s not politically correct but it puts first God’s design for men and women, marriage and family. For those struggling with and confused with same-sex temptation, God’s remedy is available to all through repentance and His redeeming grace.

Parents, politicians and pastors repeatedly pled with board members for years to not be cowards and cave but be courageous men of conviction. Author Joel Battaglia offered this astute analysis: “As America has drifted away from our Biblical roots and pursued gods that fit our lifestyles and cravings, we’ve replaced the Golden Rule with the Golden Calf. Increasingly as moral consequences and little concern for others escalate, moral chaos ensues and our society crumbles under the weight of the sin engendered by the all-consuming worship of the Golden Calf.”

The Elephant in the Room

Media coverage avoids any connection of pedophilia and homosexuality but we cannot ignore “the elephant in the room.” I thank God for rescuing me at the age of 12 from a homosexual who picked me up hitchhiking and offered me money in a seduction attempt but I was miraculously rescued by God who prompted me to jump out of the car! My life would’ve been scarred forever like these 84,000 sexually abused Scouts.

In a study published by the respected Archives of Sexual Behavior, research revealed that 86% of offenders against males describe themselves as homosexual or bisexual.” Likewise, Family Research Council states unequivocally that “since almost 30% of child sexual abuse is committed by homosexual or bisexual men but less than 3% of American men identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual, we can infer that homosexual or bisexual men are approximately 10 times more likely to molest children than heterosexual men” (www.FRC.org).

Awoke Moment for America

The Bible warns us of catastrophic consequences that come to those rejecting unchanging truth in Scripture. Rome and Greece declined when they failed to heed God’s warnings and wisdom.

“The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth… Although they knew God, they did not glorify Him or give thanks to Him as God, but became futile in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools… God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural function for what is against nature. Likewise, the men, leaving the natural function of the woman, burned in their lust towards one another, men with men doing that which is shameful and receiving in themselves the due penalty of their error” (Rom.1:18, 21-22, 26-27).

Study the catastrophic rates of STDs, serial sexual partners and suicides among homosexuals. Isn’t something amiss in America as multitudes celebrate this “Pride” deception?

The Boy Scout Oath recited for a century states: “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law: to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and MORALLY STRAIGHT [emphasis mine].

The time has come for BSA executives to repent for compromise and return to their mission. Their terribly tarnished reputation may be beyond restoration at this point but there’s a chance if they turn around and honor God and the original values that anchored them for a century.

Here’s the Deal: I suggest three action steps:

  1. Pray for those traumatized by their abusers in BSA.
  2. Google “Trail Life USA” to discover the exciting Christ-centered alternative.
  3. Watch the 4 min. Bullseyechallenge.com YouTube video #22.

Share your prayers and scriptures for “Scouting America” and boys around the nation below.

Larry Tomczak is a cultural commentator of 46 years, an IFA board member, a bestselling author, and a public-policy adviser with Liberty Counsel. His innovative video/book, BULLSEYE, develops informed influencers in 30 days (see www.bullseyechallenge.com). Hear his weekly podcast here. Photo Credit: Photo Credit: JV on Unsplash.

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Darlene Estlow
May 31, 2024

Father I ask for healing for the sexually abused that were in the Boy Scouts. And I pray for repentance for the abusers. Thank you for Trail Life; may it become more well known while continuing in faithfulness to you.

Maynard Beck Sr
May 31, 2024

The Log Cabin Republicans held their convention at Mar A Lago 2 years in a row.
Their infamous “Lincoln Award” (based on a made-up claim that Abraham Lincoln was a homosexual) was presented to Kellyanne Conway one year and Milania Trump the next.
Why does IFA ignore this?

May 31, 2024

The decline of BSA started decades ago. The leaders, executives, often swept sexual abuse of the youth under the rug. Integrity, while a part of their creed, was compromised.
Look at the sex abuse case of approx 80,000 men who were victims. I was an 8 yr old little girl abused by a top executive in a large city, in the early to mid 60’s. The man was my dad’s boss. The man was highly revered, a BSA historian, a leader in communities where he lived. And the years he was abusing me, he signed a report (probably more than one) about an assistant troop leader abusing boy scouts. The hidden secrets are out. The evolution of BSA to adapt to LGBT XYZ ETC is no surprise. Sinful nature is slick, easy, enjoyable, and everywhere.


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