Boy Scouts Under Attack

August 28, 2000

The Boy Scouts are a 90-year-old organization, but never in their history have they been under as much attack as right now. They have been brought to court on a number of occasions.

In most of these cases, the Boy Scouts have been able to fend off what many call the "Three-G cases." These are lawsuits brought by gays, girls, and the godless (atheists). One of those cases involving a law in New Jersey went all the way to the Supreme Court. Even thought they won the case, they have been under attack ever since.

A few weeks ago I reported the sad news that the Providence, Rhode Island chapter of the United Way decided to cut off funding to the local Boy Scouts. United Way will cut funding by next year unless the Boy Scouts change their policies which they believe discriminate against homosexuals.

Meanwhile in Congress, there is a push to revoke an honorary grant that was allotted to the Boy Scouts back in 1916 for their patriotism. The attempt to revoke the charter is based on the perception that the Boy Scouts are intolerant.

Then you have the scene at the Democratic National Convention where various delegates booed the Boy Scout Color Guard when they took the stage at the Staples Center. And now homosexual activists around the country are staging protests against the Boy Scouts. A group called "Scouting for All" wants United Way organizations and municipalities to stop contributions to the Scouts.

I think it is time for those of us who have been silent to express our concern for the attacks on the Boy Scouts and express our approval of this worthy organization. They stand for what is right in this country, and we need to stand with them.

I'm Kerby Anderson of Probe Ministries, and that's my opinion.