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With Boy Scouts announcement many ‘trying to figure out where we go from here’

BIRMINGHAM (Jennifer Davis Rash) — ​​​​​​Members of the Association of Baptists for Scouting “are all in a state of shock and disappointment,” said Alabama Baptist pastor A.J. Smith, immediate past president of the group. “We are trying to figure out … Continue reading

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Luter says SBC watching Boy Scouts’ decision

NEW ORLEANS (ABP) — The president of the Southern Baptist Convention warned the Boy Scouts of America that the nation’s second-largest faith group behind Roman Catholics will be watching when the organization decides at its upcoming annual meeting May 22–24 whether … Continue reading

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Page meets with Scout leaders, stands firm

NASHVILLE (BP) — The Boy Scouts will lose members and the support of faith-based organizations if it changes its policy on homosexuality, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee told two top Boy Scouts leaders in a meeting … Continue reading

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Scouts delaying vote, spark Baptist leaders’ hopefulness

IRVING, Texas (BP) — Facing pressure from its supporters and members, the Boy Scouts executive board announced Feb. 6 it is delaying a decision on lifting its prohibition of gay Scout leaders and members until May, when it will put … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts could be poised to reverse gay leader policy

IRVING, Texas (BP) — The Boy Scouts of America is seriously considering lifting its ban on gay and lesbian troop leaders and could make the change official the first few days of February, a move that likely will disappoint Southern … Continue reading

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