Today in Delco: Church Kicks Out Boy Scouts
Ah Delco, you never fail to disappoint.
A Delaware County church is kicking out its Boy Scout troop after 93 years because the Boy Scouts of America now allows gay youth to be scouts. “We try to have the authority being in the Scriptures rather than ourselves,” said the Rev. Paul Thompson, pastor at Aldan Union Church. “We believe that among those sins is the sin of homosexuality.”
Thompson, whose church is nondenominational, added that the decision was “excruciating.” Yes, agreed the 21-member board of elders who voted near-unanimously to kick out the troop. (The Boy Scouts lifted a longtime ban against gay scouts last spring.) [Morning Call]