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Southern Baptists denounce Scouts for allowing gay members

By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   June 13, 2013 at 7:17 AM   |   Comments

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June 13 (UPI) -- Southern Baptists passed a resolution Wednesday denouncing the Boy Scouts of America for allowing openly gay youth.

Resolution 6 was passed during The Southern Baptist Convention which is currently holding its annual meeting in Houston, TX.

Only one man reportedly opposed the bill claiming that scouts already opposed sexual activity among the boys and adding that children who say they're gay need to be counseled and not cast out.

"I don't think we'd kick such a boy out of our Sunday schools," Charlie Dale, a representative from Indian Springs First Baptist Church in Alabama said. "I don't think we should hold the Boy Scouts to a standard we would not put on our churches. Such a boy needs our love. Let's show them what real Biblical manhood is about and love them."

Dale allegedly received some applause by the audience, but they crowd was more excited to cheer for speakers who supported the resolution and those who asked for even stricter rules.

"Resolution 6 has passed," Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter, Jr. said. "Overwhelmingly."

The Southern Baptist Convention is an international organizing body for Southern Baptist Churches. Boy Scouts of America ranks Baptist sixth for the number of Scouts sponsored.

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