The decision by the Boy Scouts to re-affirm their policy of discriminating against gay and lesbian people should cause churches that host the Boy Scouts to reconsider their relationship with the organization.
As NPR reports, the Boy Scouts have decided after a 2-year review to maintain their policy which states:
"While the BSA does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA."
Discrimination against people who are gay and lesbian is contrary to the Greatest Commandment.
Few would question the overall value of the Boy Scout program. But if the Boy Scouts are going to maintain that discrimination is a morally valid practice it is time for our churches to determine if the mission of the Boy Scouts is still compatiable with the mission of our churches.