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Anchorage Church Kicks Out Boy Scouts Over Gay Members Policy

imgresA group of Boy Scouts will no longer be allowed to use Anchorage Baptist Temple as its meeting place due to the church’s opposition to the organization’s decision to admit openly gay scouts, reports KTUU, an Anchorage news affiliate of NBC.

Rev. Jerry Prevo, pastor of the church, said he had hoped the Boy Scouts’ policy change, which allows openly gay young people as scouts but no openly gay adults as leaders, would be reconsidered.

In an email Prevo sent to Mark Schneider, whose 12-year-old son is a member of the local Troop 1316, he said the BSA had “‘tucked and ran’ from continuing to take the stand they have taken from their inception and change back and then we will too.I understand many churches are dropping their support. Maybe this will get their attention.”

KTUU also reached out to Prevo for comment, but he refused to respond.

Don’t worry about the boys, though, other community organizations and religious leaders, including those from local Methodist churches and a Jewish synagogue, have stepped up to offer nearby places for them to meet.

“We were going to be OK, one way or another, we were going to do what’s best for the boys,” Schneider said. “But the community has really impressed me.”

On:           Aug 12, 2013
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    • Michael David Barber

      Send them on over to the militant, armed Palin household. I’m sure Toddy, the secessionist, will be happy to take them under his fascist wing.

      Aug 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike

      Prevo is a perv.

      Aug 12, 2013 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      Ah yes… Pastor Pervert and his followers! He’s a dictatorial Nazi christian who will be following the general Baptist convention bastards down the swirling toilet in true glorious fashion as the days go by. Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you! Good riddance!

      Aug 12, 2013 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro

      How Christian of him.

      Aug 12, 2013 at 6:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will L

      What a blessing. Get those boys out of that Baptist church!

      Aug 12, 2013 at 7:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      Def not a bad thing. Get these young boys as far as way from these creepy old god fearing republicans.

      Aug 13, 2013 at 9:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees

      The dark side of fundamentalist religiosity exposes its ugly self again.

      But the bright side of liberal religiosity comes to the rescue with the help of Methodist churches and a Jewish synagogue.

      Thank heavens for liberalism’s love and compassion.

      What would this world be and do without it ?

      Aug 15, 2013 at 5:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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