Having carefully studied the proposed amendment to the policy of the Boy Scouts of America, which will allow for membership without regard to sexual orientation, it is clear to me that in reality it amounts to nothing more than the BSA allowing for those with same gender attraction to participate in the scouting program. In spite of the media's twisted claims to the contrary, my reading also indicates that Homosexual Conduct will still not be permitted in the BSA and is still seen as a violation of the Scout Oath and core principles, at least for now.
However, while the truth is that all the new proposal really means is that same gender attraction will not be used as a reason for the denial of youth membership in the Boy Scouts, the action itself, the presentation of such proposal at this point in time, and its adoption by the BSA is much more meaningful and destructive than that. That is because there is a very real danger that the perception which this CHANGE in policy gives, will not only harm the program but may lead many gender confused youth, who are currently fighting to resist the false concepts that homosexual conduct is normal and acceptable, to stop their resistance, to give in, and perhaps to enter into the eternally destructive lifestyle that they otherwise might have avoided.
Legitimatization of the totally immoral, homosexual lifestyle, by governments or well known organizations like the BSA, (whether actual or perceived), only serves to push society further into the embrace of immorality. I am convinced that God will hold every such organization and government accountable for the young people who, based on that legitimization, enter into the destructive and harmful homosexual lifestyle, when it might have otherwise been the case if that organization or government had remained clear and firm in their position that homosexuality is abnormal, immoral, and illegitimate. One need only Google "BSA-Gay-LDS" to see how many news organizations are already spinning the story in an attempt to show that the Church now supports homosexuality. That media spin, as wrong as it is, has likely already done much harm.
No matter how carefully crafted the words, notwithstanding the legalese used by the BSA in an attempt to serve both God and Mammon, the action of adopting such a policy itself will be morally reprehensible because of what it means symbolically and the harm it causes, and if it passes, I for one will still choose to disassociate myself from the BSA.