The Boy Scouts was organized to challenge young men when to exhibit biblical virtues of integrity, honor, respect, loving God and loving country. When a young man behaves with integrity, even popular culture might call him a real “Boy Scout.” The Boy Scouts just may be the oldest organization in America teaching purity to young men. But that notwithstanding, the group is under assault by wealthy board members and corporate donors. Intel, a major computer chip manufacturer, Merck, a leading pharmaceutical company, and UPS, a major shipping organization, have all stopped corporate contributions to the Scouts. Randal Stephenson of AT&T and James Turley of Ernst & Young are board members who have said they will attempt to end the Scout’s ban on homosexuals. It feels as if a war is being waged against the biblical foundations of not only the Boy Scout organization, but of our nation.
Jesus said in Matthew 6:22-24, “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” If there was ever an example of the necessity for economic judgment, it is this! Each company promoting homosexuality, and the leaders attacking the Boy Scouts, should be prayed into Psalm 109:1-13!
1 Do not keep silent, O God of my praise!
2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful Have opened against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
3 They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me without a cause.
4 In return for my love they are my accusers, But I give myself to prayer.
5 Thus they have rewarded me evil for good, And hatred for my love.
6 Set a wicked man over him, And let an accuser stand at his right hand.
7 When he is judged, let him be found guilty, And let his prayer become sin.
8 Let his days be few, And let another take his office.
9 Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow.
10 Let his children continually be vagabonds, and beg; Let them seek their bread also from their desolate places.
11 Let the creditor seize all that he has, And let strangers plunder his labor.
12 Let there be none to extend mercy to him, Nor let there be any to favor his fatherless children.
13 Let his posterity be cut off, And in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
May you be blessed by good praying!