by Dr. D ~ August 22nd, 2013
The lawyers at Alliance Defending Freedom have produced a document concerning the recent changes in membership policy for the Boy Scouts and the possible legal ramifications that may be coming particularly for churches.
The ADF folks say that legal problems are due to follow the change in membership policy. Also, since they have caved-in on this one point activists will be encouraged to push for additional changes to the BSA policies, particularly concerning belief in God and the makeup of leaders. Bottom line, churches may want to consider cutting ties with the BSA. The following are conclusions from the ADF document:
Separation from BSA may not be easy, but it may be necessary for churches who want to best protect their right to freely preach the Gospel, to be a witness to our nation’s youth, and to avoid undermining their ability to make decisions based on their religious convictions in other, critical contexts.
Read the whole document: “Re: The Legal Ramifications of BSA’s New Youth Membership Policy”