In a stunning display of overt judicial activism, the California Supreme Court Advisory Committee is proposing to classify the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) as practicing “invidious discrimination” against gays in order to prohibit anyone affiliated with the group from serving as a judge in that state.
Bishop Robert Guglielmone of Charleston, the episcopal liaison of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, says the Church must remain involved with the Boy Scouts to see how the new policy plays out and be willing to take further steps if Church teaching is violated.
After the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted last week to lift the ban on allowing openly homosexual boys to join the Scouts, plans are already underway to create a separate scouting organization based on traditional values.
The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America caved to pressure from homosexual activist groups yesterday by voting 61-38 to allow “open and avowed” homosexuals to join its programs but will continue to exclude adult leaders who are openly homosexual.
Just days ahead of a critical meeting of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in which a change in their long-standing ban against homosexuality in their ranks will be determined, the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) says Catholic delegates need to keep some important principles in mind when voting about the new laws.