BREAKING NEWS: LDS Church Blasts Boys Scouts Over Gay Leadership Ruling
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – July 27. 2015 – (Gephardt Daily)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has come out swinging, officially blasting the Boy Scouts of America for its decision to allow gay scout leaders within its ranks.
The BSA announced their decision earlier this year, but it did not become official until Monday.
The LDS Church statement, released late Monday afternoon, takes the BSA to task for ignoring its request to delay the vote until after members of the church’s leadership were back in their offices sometime in August.
The LDS Church statement is as follows:
“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply troubled by today’s vote by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board. In spite of a request to delay the vote, it was scheduled at a time in July when members of the Church’s governing councils are out of their offices and do not meet. When the leadership of the Church resumes its regular schedule of meetings in August, the century-long association with Scouting will need to be examined. The Church has always welcomed all boys to its Scouting units regardless of sexual orientation. However, the admission of openly gay leaders is inconsistent with the doctrines of the Church and what have traditionally been the values of the Boy Scouts of America. As a global organization with members in 170 countries, the Church has long been evaluating the limitations that fully one-half of its youth face where Scouting is not available. Those worldwide needs combined with this vote by the BSA National Executive Board will be carefully reviewed by the leaders of the Church in the weeks ahead.”