"If the Boy Scouts decide to surrender their moral values, they will
crumble away like a dry cookie," said TFP Student Action director John
"We just submitted the urgent concern of 24,208 students, parents, and
patriotic Americans who have signed our petition urging the Boy Scouts
of America not to change its morally sound membership policy," Ritchie
said. "A large number of petition signees are involved in Scouting: Boy
Scouts, Eagle Scouts, and Scoutmasters."
"Parents understand how the public acceptance of the homosexual
lifestyle would not only undermine the moral atmosphere of the Scouts,
but also increase the risk of sexual abuse," stated Ritchie. "An
in-depth study published by the Family Research Council demonstrates
that homosexuals, who account for approximately two percent of the
population, are responsible for up to one third of child sexual abuse
"The inclusion of open homosexuality into the ranks of the Boys Scouts
will create moral confusion, especially among impressionable boys, who
are already bombarded by our hyper-sexualized culture. Moreover, if the
Boy Scouts change currently policy, countless God-fearing parents across
the nation will withdraw their children from its ranks and cease
contributing time and resources," he said.
"For the good of so many boys, and their families, I've presented the
urgent request of 24,208 Americans to the leadership of the Boy Scouts
Our message is simple: Don't surrender your moral values.
Keep your honor. Stand strong."
TFP Student Action's mission is to defend moral values on college
campuses nationwide. The Catholic group's 72,000 members and volunteers
are often found on the front lines of the culture war, peacefully
fighting to preserve the perennial values of Christian Civilization.