Note that I said true Church leaders. The National Catholic Committee on Scouting has disqualified itself from that classification with their convoluted attempt to justify the exposure of boys to toxic influences. You may read their tripe here. My friend Rey Flores had an article published in the Wanderer that rightly rebukes the NCCS.
Father Derek Lappe, pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Bremerton, WA, published a letter in his parish bulletin detailing why he was separating his parish from the Boy Scouts. I urge all to carefully read it, as he explains the truth of the matter most thoroughly.
I am happy to report that Dr Taylor Marshall, a good Catholic blogger, is at work on a Catholic alternative: The Scouts of St George. Read his blog pieces: both of them.
There are good Protestants who rightly perceive the dangers posed by the shameful capitulation of the Boy Scouts to the Tyrants of Political Correctness. The Southern Baptists will separate from the Scouts, taking away 45,000 congregations and 16 million members. I trust they will derive programs for their boys.
As usual, the Vortex serves up some words of truth to Catholic parents regarding this latest gay assault on Catholic families.