Signs of the Times (2/1/13)

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Baptist Leaders Predict ‘Mass Exodus’ From Boy Scouts

The Southern Baptist Convention expressed extreme disappointment to news that the Boy Scouts of America will likely end a longtime ban on gay members, with SBC officials predicting a mass exodus out of Scouting by Baptist churches, the Christian Post reports. A vote on the matter by the BSA is planned during an executive meeting the first week of February. Dr. Richard Land, head of SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, said: “This is a catastrophic decision for the Boy Scouts of America. In order to placate their East and West Coast appendages, they are tearing out the heart of their Midwest and Southern support. This decision will lead to a mass exodus of traditional, orthodox Christianity from the Boy Scouts.” SBC’s president, Fred Luter, a former Cub Scout and Boy Scout, also expressed disappointment. “To now see this organization that I…

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