Yesterday the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced it will admit girls into its scouting program beginning in 2018.
The decision has met with harsh criticism — particularly from the Girl Scouts.
Over the past few years, the Boy Scouts of America seems to have lost its way. This latest move is just one more in a long line of foolish mistakes the BSA has made since its 2013 decision to allow openly gay boys into its scouting program.
America needs productive men and women who know how to lead. That’s what has made organizations like the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts so valuable for more than a century. We need organizations who understand and cater to the differences between boys and girls. Unfortunately, the Boy Scouts’ decision simply sows more confusion about gender into our culture.
Once upon a time the Boy Scouts of America helped boys grow up to become men. Sadly, today it seems the BSA has sacrificed its identity for the sake of political correctness.
Photo Credit: By Rennett Stowe from USA (Boy Scout on Memorial Day) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
My friend Betsy Hagan of Little Rock recently passed away.
Betsy was one of the kindest and most gracious warriors I have ever known. Beginning in 1977, she and other Arkansas ladies working with Phyllis Schlafly’s nationally powerful Eagle Forum were a force to be reckoned with at the State Capitol.
After stopping Arkansas’ ratification of the federal Equal Rights Amendment, she and the Arkansas group known as F.L.A.G. (Family Life America and God) mobilized Christians statewide to fight the liberal legislative agenda.
Betsy won time after time not because she was stronger, but because she cared more deeply. She was the best kind of lobbyist. Not only was she a gracious, Christian lady who lobbied that way, but she was never paid a dime for any of her work. She spent thousands of hours at the Capitol fighting the good fight for free, because she knew she was in the right.
When she knew she was in the right, there was no stopping her. She was a warrior. For her it was a calling — a calling from God — a destiny that she faithfully fulfilled until the end of her physical strength.
When some people leave, their shoes are soon filled. Others are simply irreplaceable. Betsy Hagan was one of a kind. When I look at her legacy, and I see the empty shoes she leaves behind, I doubt that anyone else can ever take her place.
Jerry Cox; September 27, 2017
Below is an announcement about a prayer rally coming to Little Rock this October.
Victory Over Violence is hosting a city-wide Prayer Rally to gather the churches of Central Arkansas to pray for peace.
We will worship together, pray together, and hear from key leaders about opportunities for the church to meet the needs of our city.
The event will be held Monday, October 9, at 7 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The Victory Over Violence Prayer Rally is a significant opportunity for the churches of Little Rock to put faith into action. Our churches are an integral part of the community, and it is time for us to come together and engage the need. Governor Asa Hutchinson will be among those speaking at the October 9 event.
“Our churches have always been a force for change in the community,” said Victory Over Violence co-founder Austin Kellerman. “We’re at a point where we need that force to help improve the lives of people across Little Rock. If we’re going to tackle this problem, we need people of faith to lead the way and put ‘love of neighbor’ in action.”
“We are inviting all Little Rock Pastors to participate and mobilize your church to attend the Victory Over Violence Prayer Rally,” said Logan Bloom of Arkansas for Christ. “In moments like these, God calls the church to gather as a regional body with a regional response.”
We would like to include all attending pastor in the program. Pastors are asked to RSVP if you are available to attend.
Have questions about Victory Over Violence Prayer Rally? Contact Victory Over Violence
Here is a short video about the event: