May 23rd article in the New York Times which began, "For Carol Clayton, the battle over gays in the Boy Scouts did not end on Thursday. Until gay members can serve as troop leaders — not only as scouts — she sees a human rights violation."
I have to give the cultural termites credit.
They know how to frame an issue...they are very patient...just like the Gramsci Communists who realized violent revolution was much less likely to succeed in the long run than changing a culture from within, hence the long, slow march through the churches, the schools, government at all levels, the courts, the entertainment industry, non-profits, the media, political and economic think tanks, etc. Fr. Enrique Rueda described the same inexorable infiltration of these institutions in his 1982 book, The Homosexual Network: Private Lives and Public Policy. Fr. Rueda made it clear his book outlining the homosexual network's success in transforming the culture was simply describing the "way things are." He drew few conclusions about the information he gathered, offering mostly observations, with a notable exception. "The conclusion that the homosexual movement is a subset of the spectrum of American liberal movements," he said, "is inescapable." It began with framing a particular perverted behavior as a "civil right" comparing it to slavery -- as if choosing perverted behavior is the same as an unchanging physical characteristic. It's a lie that caught on.
Facing reality is essential to making decisions and the reality is that the Boy Scouts, by accepting gay youngsters, have joined the homosexual's bloodless revolution. The inexorable march to depravity in the scouts is ensured. Young scouts will be taught that they must be "tolerant" and "accepting," that gay is good, just an "alternative lifestyle" and anyone who thinks differently is a heartless, homophobic bigot.
Every ism from Naziism, to Communism, to feminism must capture the hearts, minds, and souls of the young to succeed. That's what taking over the scouts is all about. Parents who truly love their children need to recognize that the Boy Scouts have joined the ranks of the enemy. The only response is to flee, not out of fear of those who suffer from same-sex attraction, they are to be pitied and prayed for, but fear of hell fire. The Church has always taught us to avoid the near occasions of sin and to avoid bad companions. Those who encourage or engage in deviant behavior (Does anyone really believe this is about chaste and virginal behavior?) are certainly not appropriate companions for those striving to live according to God's laws.
Which brings me to Taylor Marshall's proposal for a new Catholic scouting movement, the Catholic Scouts of St. George. It is a brilliant idea with the possibility of Catholic troops leaving Boy Scouts en masse and setting up their own separate troops in the heart of the Church, troops that encourage boys to grow into holy, men who love the faith and love their families. Visit Marshall's website pages here and here that describe his initiative and join his list to help spread this idea and bring it to fruition.
Moral deviance is a dead end whatever form it takes. Homosexual acts are particularly dead since they not only cannot give life, but give rise to deadly diseases. But most of all, they kill the soul. As St. John warns there is such a thing as deadly sin, and deadly sin is the last thing parents should want to encourage in their young boys. Flee the Boy Scouts! They will corrupt your boys as surely as wallowing in a pile of manure!