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SBC wants to boot Boy Scouts of America

Postby Chris » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:44 pm

Apparently, one of the resolutions you will be asked to vote upon at this year's SBC ...booting Boy Scout troops out of SBC churches.

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/3 ... cout-ties/

I should have seen this coming.
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Re: SBC wants to boot Boy Scouts of America

Postby Timothy Bonney » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:36 pm

Hmm, I thought SBC churches were autonomous. :wink:
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Re: SBC wants to boot Boy Scouts of America

Postby Chris » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:40 pm

Timothy Bonney wrote:Hmm, I thought SBC churches were autonomous. :wink:


They like to say they are. Truth is....it's "monkey see, monkey do!"
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Re: SBC wants to boot Boy Scouts of America

Postby Timothy Bonney » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:42 pm

Chris wrote:
Timothy Bonney wrote:Hmm, I thought SBC churches were autonomous. :wink:


They like to say they are. Truth is....it's "monkey see, monkey do!"


Oh no. It can't be that. They don't believe in evolution! :lol:
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Re: SBC wants to boot Boy Scouts of America

Postby Sandy » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:36 pm

Churches are autonomous, and any resolution passed at the convention is not binding on the churches. It's too early to speculate on the resolution, since it hasn't been passed in its final form. It may call upon Southern Baptist Churches to either disconnect from the Boy Scouts, or for church-related troops to simply ignore the policy and determine their own membership, which most of them who have boy scout troops do anyway.
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Re: SBC wants to boot Boy Scouts of America

Postby KeithE » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:31 pm

I guess it could have been worse. They did not demand all churches sever ties. Just condemned the Boy Scouts for their inclusion of teenaged gays.

SBC “softens” Hard line stance against Boy Scouts
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Re: SBC wants to boot Boy Scouts of America

Postby Timothy Bonney » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:34 pm

KeithE wrote:I guess it could have been worse. They did not demand all churches sever ties. Just condemned the Boy Scouts for their inclusion of teenaged gays.

SBC “softens” Hard line stance against Boy Scouts


It is my understanding that the United Methodists are inviting any troops that leave Baptist churches to come over to one of our churches for scouting.
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Re: SBC wants to boot Boy Scouts of America

Postby Chris » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:05 pm

Timothy Bonney wrote:It is my understanding that the United Methodists are inviting any troops that leave Baptist churches to come over to one of our churches for scouting.

Where is the LIKE button. :-)
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Re: SBC wants to boot Boy Scouts of America

Postby Timothy Bonney » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:07 pm

Chris wrote:Where is the LIKE button. :-)


I want one too! Here is the relevant article.

http://www.umc.org/site/apps/nlnet/cont ... 81&notoc=1
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