The Boy Scouts Have Lost Their Honor

Kent Heaton


“On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight” (Boy Scout oath). The futility of the wisdom of man is always found in the ever changing nature of the present age. Laws of men change with each generation suggesting that law is fluid with the whims of popular opinion. It is no wonder that chaos reigns in the affairs of men as they can never quite understand the necessity of absolute truth. The laws of God are the only laws that do not change.


Gravity is a law that has not changed since the beginning of time. Speaking of time it has never changed since the words of God formed the world “in the beginning” (Genesis 1:1). Life and death are constant in absolute truth. The four seasons have always been and will always be as prescribed by the law of God (Genesis 8:22) until time is no more. But the laws of man are not so. The Boys Scouts of America have abandoned their honor to bow to the minority influence. Recently the BSA has accepted homosexuality within their ranks.


The oath of the BSA was founded upon a “duty to God” but this is now only relative to a desire of man. Jesus said in Matthew 7:21, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” There is something Jesus called the “will of My Father.” This ‘will’ is a duty that all men must live under before their Creator. Like the days of Noah, men have returned to the carnal desires of their own fleshly passions. “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5).


Paul the apostle could be writing a letter to the United States when he penned, “Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness .” (Romans 1:24-29). So much for Boy Scout honor, truth and duty to God.


Great men have been Scouts (Gerald Ford, James Lovell, James Stewart, and Walter Cronkite). Greater men today will stand against the cowardly action of the BSA as they destroy one great bastion of honor and fidelity. To be “morally straight” is now “immorally crooked” embracing one of the greatest reasons our nation is being destroyed from within. There is no more moral conscience in America. “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight” (Isaiah 5:20-21). God bless America?


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