I am utterly unsurprised at the gutless surrender lead by Robert Gates. But I am astonishingly disappointed. I’ll be posting more in the near future following some meetings I have coming up. But for now I’m simply disappointed in the abandonment of Boy Scout values by the boy Scouts of America. Not terribly long ago, the BSA won the battle – all the way up to the Supreme Court – to set their own guidelines to forbid gays in the scouts. Then they started playing Neville Chamberlain by giving away the hard-won victory. Appeasement is the pathway to destruction, not salvation. Behold the end of the Boy Scouts. Over at The American Thinker, Selwyn Duke aptly surmised the origin of the defection from moral integrity: None of this would be happening if the BSA’s leadership, reflecting moderns in general, weren’t lacking in virtue […]
I’m traveling with the Boy Scouts this morning. It’s also Sunday. Our worship service is scheduled for tonight. I have worshipped with my church with little interruption for more than a decade, and I miss them every one. I miss my church this morning. In that mild sense of melancholy I was reading and came across this statement of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “…we are both only where [Christ] is. He brings us together.” Today I will lead these boys to the scriptures, we will pray, and I will strive too turn their to Christ. And we will worship. There in that divine mystery of God’s presence we will “join the everlasting song” and will be, together with all the church we shall be only where He is. For He, in His inestimable name, and for His incomparable glory, brings us together.