Active Homosexuals Should Not Be Boy Scout Leaders


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Written by Father Richard Perozich:

Fr. Richard Perozich

: Why the Cub Scouts should ban actively homosexual troop leaders

The Boy Scouts of America is an organization that trains boys to become mature adult men. It is open only to boys who wish to live by its oath and law, which respects God and country and assists others. In this process, it must not only lead boys toward manhood, but also protect them from immoral ideas, philosophies and people. It requires, then, leaders who subscribe to its oath and law and who are mature men and women.

The Boy Scouts are under attack by immature people with immoral ideas and behaviors that have gained a foothold in law, education and the culture. One fierce attack comes from practicing or promoting homosexuals. These ideas and behaviors are against God’s law. Giving in to the ideas and behaviors will not change them from bad actions to good ones.

It must be acknowledged that boys will struggle against lust in its many forms, but a good scout will not identify himself with his temptations simply to end the struggle and justify immoral behavior. With the help of moral leaders, he will be brought to embrace a struggle as one of the many growth issues in life.

Sexuality is a great and sacred gift. A man needs to learn how to relate to men at all times as a man in chaste behavior, and to women in the same way. The expression of physical love belongs only in marriage between a man and a woman. Pornography, fornication, prostitution, masturbation, homosexuality and adultery have no place in religion nor in society – and certainly not in scouting.

I believe there is room in scouting for any boy committed to personal growth in all aspects of his life according to the scout oath and law. Yet if a scout identifies himself by his temptations, he is not engaging the program. He scandalizes other scouts and encourages them to abandon the moral life. Such a scout would need special guidance, and the other scouts would need protection from him, particularly if he sees other boys as potential sex partners.

Adults who reject chastity and who self-identify as gay or lesbian should not be Boy Scout leaders. 

Leaders in politics, business and science need to stand up to the radical homosexuals who are attempting to undermine scouting and tell them to keep their passions in check; to ‘come out’ – not to identify as gay or lesbian, mind you, but to come out of homosexuality. Leaders should not give in to the demands of the homosexual lobby and its sympathizers.

Originally published by Matt C. Abbott:

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6 comments to Active Homosexuals Should Not Be Boy Scout Leaders

  • sandra navia

    Dear Fr. Perozich,
    For sure active Homosexuals should not be anywhere near the Boy Scouts. But, neither should Freemasons. Scroll down to the Boy Scouts. I had no idea that the Masons were involved with the Boy Scouts, but John Salza makes a good case.

  • lisag

    If BSA approves the proposal it would force many religious sponsors to drop their BSA programs. This is just another attempt to separate society from faith.

  • TG

    Thank you, Father. We should all pray for our priests and bishops.

  • Diane

    Thank you Father Perozich, I also thank you for standing up for the “Truth”. I will say a prayer for you. Keep Pope Leo XIII in mind, I will pray for Pope Leo to be by your side and that St. Michael the Archangel protect you always.
    May the Light of GOD always light your way!

    “Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good.”
    ~ Pope Leo XIII (Sapientae Christianae, No. 14, encyclical, 1890)
    “The best parent and guardian of liberty amongst men is Truth”
    ~Pope Leo XIII, Vicar of Christ(Immortale Dei 40, November 1, 1885)
    “Catholics were born for combat”
    ~Pope Leo XIII (Rerum Novarum)

  • Patti Champion

    Thank you, Father Perozich, for having the courage to write this article of TRUTH!

    My son has been in Cub Scouts and now Boy Scouts since he was 6 years old. He is now 13 years old. When we heard the possibility of this change in policy we became very concerned. We are hoping and praying that the Boy Scouts of America will not allow active homosexuals to be Scout leaders. The idea that this change may come to fruition makes us anxious about the wonderful Scout program and how this change will affect and negatively impact our son and so many boys and young men across America.

    Sincerely, Patti and Jeff Champion

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