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Lutherans Sign Accord with Boy Scouts of America

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Jerome, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member
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    The document is available on both groups' websites:

    http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/lutheran_misso_synod.pdf

    https://www.lcms.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=726&DocID=2583

     
  2. InTheLight

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    Can't easily read the document on my phone. So it appears to me that if A Missouri Synod church sponsors a Boy Scout troop and there is a gay child in the troop they must allow him membership. Correct?
     
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    It actually seems like it's stating that they respect the Boy Scout's stance but that the church's stance takes a higher priority and any troop that works with the church CAN have a child turned out of the troop for being gay.

    "Resolved, That The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will respect the membership standard of the Boy Scouts
    of America, including the stipulation that membership in Scouting may not be denied to a child on the basis of
    sexual attraction alone, and the further stipulation that the local pastor of the chartering congregation and the
    leaders of the local troop have the authority to set boundaries, including the determination of whether a Scout is
    promoting a particular social or political agenda, advocating for a moral view that is inconsistent with the church,
    or becoming a distraction to the troop, and take such action to enforce set boundaries up to and including removal
    from the troop; therefore be it finally ...."
     
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    Looks to me that gay children must be allowed so long as they don't promote [email protected]@sexuality.
     
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    That is the Christian position though, isn't it, that a "gay person" would be allowed as long as not active/nor promoting it?
     
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