Feeling a little guilty because you were caught up in the holiday rush and failed to make New Year’s resolutions? It’s not too late. January is a time to reassess, revitalize and invest in some worthwhile habits that will improve your life and the lives of those around you.
Many of my conservative friends tell me they have stopped watching the news. It’s just too depressing. With Obama as president, liberals in control of the Senate and Republican leaders in the House quaking in their boots, it looks as if the country will continue to decline as we complete the long, slow march toward socialism. Can anything stop it? Many conservatives have just given up. Continue reading “Ten Best Conservative New Year’s Resolutions”
When the Boy Scouts of America voted to admit openly gay youth, it was a sea-change for the organization which, since its inception, had trained young boys to serve both God and country and to keep themselves “morally straight.” In other words, to abide by to the principles in His word.
Now that the big (G)od is gone and only a little (g)od who doesn’t demand anything is allowed, it is only a matter of time that “country” also will be invited to take a hike.
The 2013 Jamboree, which was just concluded at the Summit, the Scouts new 10,600 acre, half billion dollar home in West Virginia, was a giant step toward that end. Continue reading “The BSA to BSUN: One World Scouting”
I do not hate anyone. (It seems silly to have to preface my remarks with that statement but these are strange times.) I do hate bad behavior. That includes lying, name-calling, intimidation and bullying which have become hallmarks of gay rights activists.
Last week, the Boy Scouts of America abandoned the time-honored principles enshrined in the oath and laws and gave in to these bullies when leadership skillfully manipulated its voting delegates to approve a resolution to admit openly gay Scouts into its ranks.
The oath includes a “duty to God” and a pledge to keep oneself “morally straight.” The laws proclaim that a Scout is — among other things — obedient, reverent, loyal and brave. The BSA leadership is none of the above. Therefore, the Scouts’ ability to lead young boys to become responsible God-fearing young men with these qualities has been hopelessly compromised.
Adolf Hitler introduced the principle of winning the battle of the mind with the “Big Lie.” in his book “Mein Kampf.”
“ . . . the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in the world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.” Continue reading “The Bullies Won”
There is a reason that the Boy Scouts of America have not partnered with the Girl Scouts USA. The two organizations would appear to be natural affiliates but at their core, they are now miles apart. That may be about to change.
The issue that has divided them are the principles on which the two organizations were founded: A belief in God and a pledge to abide by the moral truths that are revealed in His Word.
- In the 70’s, the Girl Scouts put feminist icon Betty Friedan on its national governing board. It wasn’t long before the Girl Scouts began purging its materials of all positive references to homemakers.
- In 1980, the organizations changed its policy on homosexuality and welcomed lesbians as scouts and troop leaders.
- In 1993, the Girl Scouts took aim at the Creator himself, making God an option by inserting an asterisk by the word “God” in the Promise.
Due to public outrage and loss of enrollment, that asterisk was removed from the latest Girl Scout Handbook. Don’t be fooled. Instead, girls are simply being instructed that when reciting the Promise they are “free to substitute their own wording for God’” http://www.girlscoutshs.org/sensitiveissuesfaqs. In other words, a girl is free to pledge to do her duty to herself as any good atheist would. Continue reading “Boy Scouts follow Girl Scouts Downhill (Last of a Three-Part Series)”
“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.” Mark Twain
Dealing with a sticky issue and want to pass the buck? The timeworn established practice is to conduct a study. That is how the Executive Committee responsible for governing the Boy Scouts of America decided to deal with the issue of opening its ranks to homosexuals.
The results of this “study” led to a proposal that will be presented to roughly 1400 voting members of its National Council on May 24. It is a compromise that will please no one: admit homosexual youth but keep the ban in place that prevents openly gay adults from becoming Scout leaders.
A closer look at the Executive Summary released to the media reveals the twisted logic and the true agenda of those charged with running this prestigious youth organization. Continue reading “Boy Scouts: Blowin’ in the Wind of “Change” (2nd of a 3-Part Series)”
King Solomon was considered one of the wisest men in the world. According to the Bible, when two women came before him fighting over a baby, both claiming to be its mother, Solomon ordered that the child be cut in half with a sword. One woman was perfectly satisfied with his decision, but when the other offered to give up the child in order to save him, Solomon knew who the real mother was and gave the child to her.
The leadership of the Boy Scouts of America has proposed a similar arrangement in the effort to satisfy its members, volunteers and donors over the issue of admitting open homosexuals to its ranks.
The proposal, which will be voted on May 24, is to admit homosexual young people into scouting, while keeping the ban in place that prevents homosexuals from serving as staff or adult leaders. This proposal satisfies no one and, if it goes through, will mean the death of scouting as we know it. Continue reading “Boy Scouts want to “Split the Baby” (Part One in a Series)”
For more than a century, the term “Boy Scout” has been a synonym for a person of character, someone with high moral values, who respects the law, serves his country and has a reverence for God.
In the last couple of decades the organization that has trained more that 110 million American males to become productive citizens, responsible fathers and respected leaders, has been under attack for holding true to the standards in its founding principles.
After prevailing in a plethora of law suits brought by feminists, atheists and homosexuals challenging its membership criteria, it is sad, indeed, that the organization now has signaled that its values may be negotiable.
The Boy Scouts of America’s Scouting programs are open to all boys age 7-18 who agree to follow the Scout Oath which includes duty to God and country and who pledge to keep themselves “physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” Continue reading “The Boy Scouts Conundrum: Morals vs. Money”
Have you ever been stood up? Worse still, have you ever been stood up for a really important date, say the most important event of your life? Now it’s one thing if your date is sick or is the victim of some unforeseen cataclysmic event. It’s quite another to run into him at the local soda shop with another chick or . . . four other chicks.
That is, in effect, what happened to the Boy Scouts of America. This week, the nation’s most popular values-based youth organization was stood up by its honorary chairman, the president of the United States, for its most important event in 100 years –the Boy Scout Jamboree which commemorates its centennial anniversary. It’s not like Barack Obama didn’t know this was coming. Normally, the Jamboree is held every four years, but this one was delayed a year to mark this important occasion. Continue reading “Obama Disses the Boy Scouts”