Tuesday, June 4, 2013

AFA: 'Legal group stands ready to help churches after Boy Scouts' decision' - WHY?

On American Family Association's blog we are informed that Liberty Institute stands ready to defend churches against what is now the Boy Scouts of Satan:
Churches concerned about legal snags over parting ways with the Boy Scouts of America can turn to Liberty Institute for assistance.
Then comes the part that has me profoundly confused. Byron would be Roger Byron, an attorney with Liberty Institute, a 501(c3) located in Plano, Texas (of course):
"Homosexual behavior and the acceptance of it to most churches is outright sin," Byron explains, "and to continue to sponsor an organization that essentially promotes homosexual behavior would be difficult for a lot of churches."
OK. I get the first part. Many churches consider gay sex to be a sin. It's the second part that has me wondering. Exactly how are the Boy Scouts "promoting" any form of sexual behavior?

It's not a rhetorical question. These same churches are the first to claim that people don't have to act on their same-sex attractions. I'm no theologian but I'm pretty sure that being attracted to the same sex is not a sin by anyone's definition.

Furthermore, these same churches would consider it a sin if any Boy Scouts were having premarital sex with their girlfriends.  In other words, a chaste gay Scout is no more sinful or immoral (by their own standards) than a chaste heterosexual Scout.

The truth is that, irrespective of the fact that being gay is not a sin,  these folks simply don't like gay people. When Alan Chambers, CEO of Exodus, revealed the fact that he is still gay, he became the object of scorn and ridicule by the same holier-than-thou self-righteous jerks. This is spite of the fact that Chambers is married to a woman and, to the best of my knowledge, abstains from gay sex.

I seem to recall something in their book about being judgmental.

As for Mr. Byron, he does not have a lawyer's profile on Martindale's which often means that he went to some fourth-rate law school like Liberty Law or Regent.
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