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Rick Santorum Claims Boy Scouts May Not Survive if Gays Join

| by Michael Allen

Former GOP presidential candidate and Christian conservative  Rick Santorum recently claimed that ending the Boy Scouts’ national ban on gay members could kill the group.

In an op-ed written for the conspiracy website WND.com, Santorum said that the Boy Scouts' upcoming vote on gays “is a challenge to the Scouts’ very nature and is another example of the left attempting to remove God from all areas of public life.” 

Santorum also claimed that gay Boy Scouts would undermine the Scout values of being “trustworthy, loyal, courteous, thrifty, obedient, clean and reverent.”

Santorum wrote, in part, on WND.com:

So when I saw that the Boy Scouts of America executive board is convening on Wednesday to discuss abandoning the organization’s founding moral principles that nurture boys into men, I was saddened, but not surprised. It makes sense that men at the top of the food chain whose boys are insulated, although not immune, from the harmful effects of societal change are behind this effort. Board members James Turley, CEO of Ernst & Young, and Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, are advocating for gay scoutmasters and scouts. They are joined by two big funders, UPS and Merck, that have signaled change or money will disappear.

Wednesday’s vote is a challenge to the Scouts’ very nature and is another example of the left attempting to remove God from all areas of public life...

...Scouting prepares boys and teenagers to be virtuous men in a world that desperately needs men who are brave enough to stand up for those principles, to live by the moral code of the Scout Oath and Law and hold themselves to that standard – whether at the schoolyard or in the boardroom. Scouting may not survive this transformation of American society, but for the sake of the average boy in America, I hope the board of the Scouts doesn’t have its fingerprints on the murder weapon.

Source: WND.com