In regards to recent letters in this paper concerning the church in Front Royal pastored by Terry Keaton dropping Boy Scout Crew 247, I am totally confused. I read Terry Keaton's letter assuming they dropped support of the Scouting program because the Boy Scouts made a decision to not allow gay leaders but allow youngsters who might be gay to continue in Scouting.
According to a letter written by G.A. Settle on July 29, he took it to be they dropped Crew 247 because of allowing any homosexuals in Scouting all together. I think it very interesting and truthful the comments about Gene Rigelon's stand on the matter in regards to moral standards. I take it that Rigelon is a non-believer of the Bible.
Either way you take it, it was wrong to drop the support of the Scouting program. I highly support the Boy Scouts' stand to allow a youngster to remain as a Scout but not allow an adult to be a leader if gay. A youngster at this age is vulnerable and could be led the wrong way. An adult, on the other hand, has made that decision. The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is a sin and that is that.
I had the distinct honor to attend a ceremony on July 28 and see two young men get the Eagle Scout award. That is indeed a sight to behold. The words God and country can be used in the same sentence. Our God, our country and Scouting were all honored. The ceremony was held in a church as well. This country can be brought back if we all stand up as Christians and be counted.
Earl Cutlip, Strasburg