[I have a new post up at Think Christian. Here's the intro:]
The Boy Scouts just voted to drop the prohibition on gay youth, changing their long-held stance against allowing homosexuals as members. A lot of scout troops are sponsored by churches and a lot of those churches take stances on homosexuality too. Apparently for some churches that stance will now include dropping their Scout affiliation.
Essentially, these churches are saying that if LGBTQ kids want to join scouts, they’re not welcome. They’re not welcome because the church doesn’t want them in their troop. The kids aren’t welcome because apparently the church thinks that homosexuality is a quality in a kid that disqualifies that kid from participating in church activities.
I wonder what other qualities are disqualifying.
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[Here's an earlier post I wrote on being out where Jesus is with those on the margins, all about my lesbian and gay relationships.]