There are A LOT of Christians that need to read the scriptures.
This is not a subject that should be debated.
God called Men who lay with Men an ABOMINATION.
God called Women who lay with Woman an ABOMINATION.
Not just sinful, but abominable!!!
Do you want somebody who has such a distraught and messed up family, who loves their own sex, will not engage in normal relations as God created us, to be the role model for your son or sons?
Us Christians DO NOT JUDGE homosexual behavior, GOD already did. When we call homosexual behavior an abomination, we are only repeating what God called it.
No Christian should want their sons role models / mentors / troop leaders to be homosexuals. End of story.
It is a sin.
But I guess the question to you should be: Do you believe that people who commit that sin should be put to death?
I believe that the New Covenant Christ taught us (by example the adulterous woman) that we should not cast stones at her. He said 'go now and sin no more' to her.
Now, if a gay person were to repent of their sin and not practice it, okay the doors are open as we all struggle. But they won't. They want to be accepted and for us to accept their sin & them living in their sin.
In case you hadn't noticed, the order of events goes:
1.) Crowd brings woman to Jesus, wanting to kill her;
2.) Jesus gets crowd to disperse without harming the woman;
3.) Jesus tells woman to go and sin no more.
It does NOT go:
1.) Crowd brings woman;
2.) Jesus tells woman not to sin, woman says "OK";
3.) Crowd disperses.
^And he writes in the dust.
^Oldest leave first
I believe that God showed us to forgive people.
What is not included in this story is if the woman continually goes out being adulterous and later gets stoned to death. We don't know.
God forbids gay relationships. We can call homosexuality a sin. They live in sin. They however do not want to CHANGE their sin or repent of their sin. They don't even want to struggle with it. They want us to accept it....
I mean if you'd like to accept it, and if you even have children then you can allow your son to the gay scouts all you want.
For me as a parent with sons in the scout age, the thought of brining them to a homosexual's house who normally do not have children to be a "troop leader" is an absolute outrage.
I don't know if you have children, but anybody without children are only guessing here. The bond between parent and child is incredibly strong. I would seriously take a slow agonizing torture filled death for any of my children. I care for them immensely beyond words. The sacrifice for children is immeasurable. Nothing like a close dog - not even in the same ball park. It's like closer than a parent, brother, grandparent, and cousin combined and multiplied by 50.
So sorry, I could not support the boy scouts sending a gay man to lead my son in his troop. Now, let's talk about Scout Camp.... wait, let's don't.