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Boy Scouts Consider Bankruptcy, Troops of St. George Continue to Thrive

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The Boy Scouts of America is considering filing for bankruptcy protection in order to negotiate with those who have sued in recent years. From FoxBusiness:

The organization is facing a shrinking membership and escalating legal costs related to lawsuits over how it handled allegations of sex abuse.

The Boy Scouts have been at the center of sexual-abuse scandals in the past, and the organization is facing a number of lawsuits that allege inappropriate conduct by employees or volunteers in incidents dating back as far as the 1960s.

...The organization has made news in recent years as it opened some of its programs to girls and transgender boys.

...The Boy Scouts group has drawn scrutiny over its slow pace to become more inclusive, including by lifting a ban in 2015 on gay men and lesbians serving in leadership roles.

...In the group’s latest annual report, Boy Scout officials said its future financial situation will partly depend on the outcome of sex-abuse-related litigation and future damages awarded.

REMNANT COMMENT: I beg to differ with Fox Business.  The Boy Scouts of America has drawn scrutiny over its "slow pace to become more inclusive, including by lifting a ban in 2015 on gay men and lesbians serving in leadership roles."  Oh, please! Yes, that's exactly what fathers like this writer were worried about: why can’t we get more homosexuals up in here?

Will these people never get over themselves!

The Boy Scouts of America drew scrutiny over precisely the opposite concern, i.e., the Scouts’ refusal to steer clear of crippling politicalcorrectomania.

The beliefs of Christian American families--the bedrock of the organization, historically, whose scriptures take a dim view of sodomy--were callously disregarded by the Boy Scouts of America, thus the need for bankruptcy protection here a few years later. 

Well played, Boy Scouts! Happy now?

We're like the Who's down Whoville: these Grinchy ideologues can wreck age-old institutions all day long; they can legislate cherished American customs and traditions right out of existence with their ruthless fascism. But at the end of the day they can't take away our freedom to walk away.

Christmas comes, either way.

The Boy Scouts of America have made their bed and now they've got to sleep in it.

We sincerely hope the Boy Scouts fade into obscurity.  They didn’t care about our children, and now we don’t particularly care about them. Good riddance, in fact!

Meanwhile, in God’s good Providence, a much better alternative presents itself. . . 

 

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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.

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