NYFRF Responds To Boy Scouts’ New Direction

The Boy Scouts of America have announced that they intend to begin admitting girls as Cub Scouts in 2018, and to later create a separate track for girls that will allow them to become Eagle Scouts. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, President of New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation, made the following comments:

“The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to admit female ‘Cub Scouts’ marks the next logical step the Scouts’ radical shift in mission and perspective. This shift began in 2013 with the admission of openly homosexual Scouts, and it continued with the admission of openly homosexual adult leaders in 2015 and with the admission of ‘transgender’ Scouts earlier this year. The Boy Scouts used to be about helping boys to become strong, ‘morally straight’ men who honored God and honored the nation. By smiling upon homosexuality, the Boy Scouts abandoned the “morally straight” part of the Scout Oath. By admitting girls, the Boy Scouts have embraced a leftist narrative in which gender differences are no longer acknowledged. Sadly, the Boy Scouts have abandoned their former mission and become emblematic of America’s cultural confusion surrounding sex and sexuality. As a result, the Boy Scouts are no longer the Boy Scouts. We will not be surprised if the Boy Scouts eventually remove references to God and country from the Scout Oath; at that point, the organization’s metamorphosis will be complete.”

Rev. McGuire concluded, “New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation encourages Christian parents who are interested in scouting-type activities for their children to steer clear of both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts (who began welcoming ‘transgender’ girls in 2015). We recommend that parents work with other organizations, such as Christian Service Brigade, Trail Life USA and American Heritage Girls, that maintain Christian perspectives on sex and sexuality, and that can be trusted not to compromise their principles.”