The Mormons have decided to sever ties with the Boy Scouts—ending a relationship that goes back nearly a century.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has long been the biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops—representing more than 400,000 boys.
The Mormons said in a statement they plan to launch an international youth program focused on the gospel. But the church had been deeply troubled by policy changes in recent years—including the inclusion of gays in scouting.
Many Catholic and Protestant churches have already fled the once-storied program—leading to a drop of more than 10 percent since 2013. That was the year the BSA decided to open its membership to gay scouts.
The Boy Scouts did not have to capitulate to the social justice warriors. They had the Supreme Court on their side. They had the American people on their side. But instead of standing up to the bullies, they backed down.
Not too long after they changed their policies on sexual orientation, the Boy Scouts opened their ranks to gay leaders and then transgender scouts and then they decided that little girls could be Boy Scouts.
But even that was not inclusive enough for the radical revolutionaries—so for the sake of inclusion, they excluded the word "boy."
And soon, I predict this watered-down, culturally-compromised version of the Scouts will come full circle and lift its ban on atheists. Yes, I predict they will eliminate the name of God from their once sacred oath.
Because once you turn your back on your values—it's pretty easy to turn your back on the Almighty.
Todd Starnes is host of "Fox News & Commentary," heard on hundreds of radio stations. Sign up for his American Dispatch newsletter, be sure to join his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter. His latest book is The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again.
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