Southern Baptist Convention supports churches cutting ties to Boy Scouts over gay scouts

Southern Baptist Convention supports churches cutting ties to Boy Scouts over gay scouts

The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution today opposing and expressing disappointment in the Boy Scouts of America’s recent decision to allow openly gay youth to participate in the organization.

While the resolution does not require individual churches within the convention to cut ties with any scout troops, it does express solidarity with churches and leaders who decide to do so, according to the AP.

In May, the BSA reversed its long-standing ban on “open or avowed homosexual” youth within its ranks, but continues to bar openly gay or lesbian adults from serving as leaders or volunteers with the organization.

(via Advocate)