Mohler: The Scouts and the Moral Revolution

The Mormon Church recently announced that it will be severing its long relationship with the Boy Scouts of America for boys and young men aged 14 to 18.

In terms of religious groups that sponsor scouting organizations, the Mormon Church is, by percentage, by far the leader of the pack.

There can be no question that in the background this decision by the Mormon Church is the Boy Scouts’ decision to include gay and transgender scouts as well as openly gay scout leaders. Recently, there have also been open calls for the Boy Scouts to include girls within the organization.

When you reach the point in a society where it is no longer tenable—perhaps one day no longer even legal—to have an organization that would put either boy or girl in its title in any kind of restrictive sense, then we are looking not at the beginning or even the middle stages of a revolution in morality. We’re looking at the acceleration of its most radical stage.

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