After more than a hundred years of teaching traditional American values to boys, the Boy Scouts of America is the latest group to cave to the pressure from the liberal left and embrace the transgender fad sweeping the nation.
The traditional male values of the Boy Scouts have been under fire in recent years by gay rights activists and the liberal media.
The organization has fallen victim to the slippery slope of liberal propaganda in examining exactly what it means to be a “boy” in America.
And the organization has even changed their mission statement to appease radical leftists who believe that gender is a state of mind rather than a biological truth.
Instead of stating the Boy Scouts of America aims to prepare boys to make moral choices for the future, the mission statement has changed to the gender-neutral “youth” of America.
And leaders of the organization fail to see the irony in going against its century-old mission to promote ethical and moral choices in our nation’s boys.
In a statement released this week, the BSA announced they will no longer prohibit any young person from joining the group based on their biological sex.
Breitbart News reported on the statement released by the BSA:
“After weeks of significant conservations at all levels of our organization, we realized that referring to birth certificates as the reference point is no longer sufficient. Communities and state laws are now interpreting ‘gender identity’ differently than society did in the past, and these new laws vary widely from state to state.
Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application. Our organization’s local councils will help find units that can provide for the best interest of the child,” said the Monday statement, which continued:
The Boy Scouts of America is committed to identifying program options that will help us truly serve the whole family, and this is an area that we will continue to thoughtfully evaluate to bring the benefits of Scouting to the greatest number of youth possible – all while remaining true to our core values, outlined in the Scout Oath and Law.
We and others have recently been challenged by a very complex topic on the issue of ‘gender identity.’ For more than 100 years, the BSA, along with schools, sports, and other youth organizations ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for, and participation in, many programs, especially single-gender programs.”
After initially fighting pressure to change the core values of the Boy Scouts organization, the group began to accept the application of gay men to be troop leaders, and then the admittance of gay boys into the ranks.
But this latest decision to admit any young person who “identifies” as a boy would seem to be the final nail in the coffin, especially for a group who has promoted traditional male values for a century.
Under former President Obama, our nation saw the growth of a movement against any kind of gender identity.
Our nation’s public schools have been forced to adopt policies protecting the rights of children to make their own decisions about their “gender identity”, including the integration of previously male or female sports teams and the shared use of bathrooms and locker rooms so that no child feels “left out”.
The youth of today are taught they do not have to be who God created them to be, and that gender has nothing to do with biology.
Once a bastion of hope for teaching our nation’s boys to become strong male role models, the Boy Scouts of America has jumped on the liberal bandwagon in abandoning the core values its organization was built on.
Traditional American values have been under fire for years, but this latest change of policy made by a century-old organization – one that includes the gender-specific noun “boy” in its title – seems to spell disaster for the state of the values our country was founded on.