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Monday, February 24, 2020

Boy Scouts of America, RIP. (Is the Catholic Church Next?)

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6b98e36e56f1b388e8739548e90f9146Goodbye, boys. I'm sorry, but you were too good for our brave new world.

A fairly devastating article appeared in The Washington Times yesterday, February 23, 2020. Entitled Boy Scouts of America's bankrupt moral standards embrace leftist ideals and written by Robert Knight, it chronicles the fall of the Boy Scouts of America. (Check that. Not the "fall" but the "targeting for elimination" of the Boy Scouts of America.) 

I’ve never been a Boy Scout, nor are either of my young sons. But I can certainly sympathize with Mr. Knight when he confesses that both anger and sadness motivated him to write his courageous article—an article which, by the way, in the days to come could well win the man a one-way ticket to the gulag or the concentration camp or the respect camp or whatever they’ll call the detention camps for political prisoners in the future.

What's Mr. Knight crime? He dared to publish what many think but are afraid to say—that the LGBT mafia is actually targeting for destruction many of the venerable old Christian-based institutions in America. But you don't have to take his word for it. As is made clear below, LGBT spokesmen themselves are proudly proclaiming this. According to them, even the institution of marriage needs to be eliminated. 

But I'm getting ahead of myself. Here's Mr. Knight on the execution of the Boy Scouts of America:

As holder of an Eagle Scout badge, I went through the sadness stage back in 2013 when the Boy Scouts board caved to the LGBTQ lobby.  

Well, OK, I was pretty angry then, too, watching the saboteurs within and without the organization systematically undermine it in the name of ‘tolerance.’

It didn’t matter that the Scouts won all their court battles, including at the U.S. Supreme Court, to maintain their moral standards. The saboteurs were intent on ending the Scouts’ common-sense, existentially necessary exclusion of boys who sexually desire males. And that was only the beginning.

Two years later, they opened their ranks in 2015 to homosexual leaders during a time when they faced hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits. Somehow, it didn’t seem to matter that virtually 100 percent of the abuse cases involved homosexual molestation. I mean, it was only 100 percent or so, so why worry

We’re told over and over that it has nothing to do with, you know, and that ‘most’ gays don’t molest children. Sure, but if this scandal involves only ‘pedophilia,’ why are so many of the victims young men, not children?

Good question, and one which we Catholics have been asking for years with respect to the crisis in our own priesthood and seminaries. But Mr. Knight already knows this. He writes:

It’s the same with the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal. You don’t see nuns molesting boys and young men or turning seminaries into ‘pink palaces.’ 

But these are the facts, and facts--like truth--don't matter anymore. Political correctness--like ‘party loyalty’ in the former Soviet Union--trumps everything else, especially the facts. Anything but the facts, in fact! And the fact is the Boy Scouts of America have now declared bankruptcy and are bleeding out on the altar of political correctness. 

In 1972 the Scouts had nearly 7 million members. In 2020 they’re down to 2 million and fading fast. But this might be the whole point of the exercise. It’s not about inclusion. It’s about destruction, just as gay “marriage” was not really about equal treatment under the law so much as the destruction of the institution of marriage.

Remember the lesbian journalist, Masha Gessen, who famously told the whole world that homosexual activists don’t want to access the institution of marriage--they want to eliminate it: 

The Boy Scouts are on the same chopping block as marriage, and the mission is nearly accomplished. 

Mr. Knights connects the dots:

“With the Boy Scouts in very serious trouble, you can hear raised glasses clinking in the gay bars and in The New York Times and The Washington Post newsrooms. These folks claim to want ‘inclusion’ but it isn’t about that. The real point of all the ACLU lawsuits and editorials was to destroy the Boy Scouts’ traditional moral impact on society. "Why would any liberal want to join an organization that was, according to them, sexist, Bible-thumping and bigoted?" asks Ann Coulter in a recent column. "They didn’t. The lawsuits were kill shots."

And this is the new normal. Whatever came before--whatever Christianity built up--politically correct leftist ideology will now tear down.page header

Everything beautiful is scheduled to be destroyed—marriage, innocence, children, religion, the arts, the complementarity of the sexes. They're at war with it all.

And these leftist ideologues have the gall to accuse us of hate when in fact they're the ones in the hating game, regularly expressing their contempt for everything from the God of Christianity, to the Bible, to America, to motherhood, to fatherhood, to babies and ultimately even life itself. Depopulate the world. Legalize euthanasia. Get rid of people. Slaughter babies.

Welcome to the culture of death that thinks it can actually build a New World Order. 

Remember well the Boy Scouts. Remember well the family. Remember well America. Because if we as a nation don’t turn back to God, memories are about all that will be left to us, at least until God's justice intervenes. 

Maybe this is what St. Paul foresaw when he warned the Corinthians to “come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

Whether we think it's time to 'come out from among them' or not, they obviously think it's time to throw us out from among them.  So, it's kind of a moot point.  And we need look no further than the Boy Scouts of America to see how serious they are about de-Christianizing everything. 


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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.