THE LEFT SUCCESSFULLY DESTROYS ANOTHER AMERICAN INSTITUTION: BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA R.I.P.
Today a writer named Russell Patten broke a story on Fox News about how the BSA has, today, agreed to allow girls into the Boy Scouts. This, after they agreed to allow openly gay young men and leaders, as well as transgenders, into the Boy Scouts some time ago. Once again, the Left has targeted for destruction an American Institution that has helped literally millions of young men grow into responsible leaders, fathers, warriors, and strong moral citizens simply for the perverse reason to force their "inclusive" agenda down the throats of people that they dislike, that they find deplorable, that they hate.
What Patten wrote was eloquent and here is some of what he had to say:
"We all knew this was coming. The Boy Scouts of America stood for over a century on its strong foundation of Judeo-Christian values, growing boys into young men, and young men into leaders. However, in recent years the BSA has allowed cracks to form in that foundation.
From the lifting of the ban on openly gay boys from joining the organization, to the sanctioning of openly gay adult leaders, to the encouragement of so-called “transgendered” boys to join, the BSA’s moral foundation has been rapidly and steadily eroding into dust.
As soon as the BSA changed the definition of the phrase “morally straight” in the generations-old Scout Oath back in 2013, allowing for homosexual membership, we all knew that this first compromise would not be the last. We all knew that it was only a matter of time before the BSA compromised itself into oblivion.
That day has now arrived.
There are plenty of organizations out there for all different varieties of youth. The Boy Scouts even have several co-ed programs for both boys and girls. The girls already have the Girl Scouts. If the Girl Scouts isn’t working, why not work to fix that organization instead? There is absolutely no need for the Boy Scouts to change who they are to be “inclusive.”
What now separates the Boy Scouts from any other youth organization? The BSA has now effectively rendered obsolete both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. If the Boy Scouts is a better youth organization for girls, why would any girl ever want to join the Girl Scouts?
More incredibly, I have to wonder why any parent would want their young teenage girls camping in the woods with young teenage boys? Who exactly is okay with this?
This is what the Left does best: target and destroy everything good in America. They cannot compete with us on ideas, so they have to eliminate everything that makes us who we are. If they were truly motivated to provide girls, homosexuals, and “transgenders,” with the same experiences Boy Scouts provides, then they would form their own youth organization. But it isn’t really about that, is it?
Rest in Peace Boy Scouts. You will be dearly missed."
Patten is an Eagle Scout. I am a third generation Eagle Scout. Today is a sad day for all of us lucky enough to have been Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts when it meant something. To me, Boy Scouts taught me how to tie a knot, climb a mountain, choose a campsite, build a fire without a match, how to appreciate and care for nature and let it care for me and sustain me, how to shoot a gun, shoot an arrow, how to swim, how to canoe, river raft, pitch a tent and tell the difference between a venomous snake and a safe one. Those are all skills, but the most important thing that Scouts gave me was self confidence and taught me how to lead others, how to be responsible to others and for others. These intangibles that Scouting taught me have been cornerstones of a valuable life led. The man that taught me how to ride horses and work with horses and shoe horses is still my friend and confidant to this day. We spoke 10 days ago. The time I spent with my father who was a Scout Master, camping and fishing and telling stories by the fire were some of the best times I've ever had. Hiking in the mountains or down in the depths of the Grand Canyon, putting a grasshopper on a hook and throwing it out into a glassed off Sierra lake and having a Rainbow Trout on the line in minutes, cleaning it, cooking it on a fire within minutes...these and thousands of other memories have made watching what the Left is doing to the Boy Scouts and so many of our other American institutions painful for me and probably many other men in America today. It's a disgrace and it shouldn't have been allowed to happen.
God forgive us for letting it happen on our watch. God forgive us.
REMAIN VIGILANT AMERICA!!!