Over the years I have written several "book" or "booklets" and many, many, many newsletter and bulletin articles. Because the book market seeks writings to meet specific needs at specific times, my material has never been accepted. I have a tendency to write what is on my mind and so I am left with self publishing. So, with the encouragement from my wife and others, I am beginning this blog in order to put my "ramblings" "out there"! I hope you enjoy!


Please note that while my intentions are to use good grammar, because of the way in which some of the material presented here is presented (orally) the grammar and syntax might not always be the best English. Also note that good theology is not always presented in the best English so there may be times when the proper grammar rules are purposely broken.

Friday, June 28, 2013

America’s Dislike for Standing on Principle

So, I am rethinking about a statement made after the BSA voted to allow openly avowed homosexual boys to be active members, that because a boy said he was gay at his Eagle board of review he was not allowed to be an Eagle scout, and someone said, “Shame on the Boy Scouts.” Really, shame on the Boy Scouts for standing on principle? The young man knew the standards and expectation of being a Boy Scout. He could have simply passed his board of review and later, perhaps after turning 18 and being declared an adult and actually, maybe understanding his declaration, said he was gay. In other words, perhaps he was looking for a confrontation.

Any other organization for any other reason would be commended for standing their moral ground. What would we think of a judge who declared a guilty man innocent just because . . . ? We would not think him very just. Anytime we join groups with certain expectations and criteria, we know their expectations before joining. If we have a problem with their expectations, instead of thinking ourselves heroes in changing the organization, perhaps we should join a different group or create a new one.

So, not shame on the BSA, but shame on the one with the hidden agenda, the one trying to change the organization to which he owes so much, especially so much in character building. A young man’s sexuality (sexual preference or orientation) should not even be an issue for these young men under the age of eighteen, because that is not a part of the Boy Scouts of American program, unless of course you consider sexuality under the issue of a scout being morally straight (which excludes the immoral practice of homosexuality). Our society has failed our youth yet again in its immoral pressuring. If instead of being lenient and allowing promiscuity, always with the excuse “They’re going to do it anyway,” and instead we held them to a higher standard, expecting them not to be promiscuous, they would live up to our expectations.

But again, one more problem we have in our culture is that we attempt to shame those with high moral principle in order to ease our guilty conscience for our own wishy washy-ness. We simply cannot stand someone with good strong moral principles which is a big problem in and of itself.
    As is the case with one joining any organization, check out what you are joining before you join. To join with the intent to change the organization to your standard is unfair to that organization. If no organization meets your standard, create your own. The rest of the members of that organization did not join with the expectation of having to conform to your standards, so shame on you for your attempt to change them.

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