BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Briarwood Presbyterian Church has voted to sever its 52-year association with the Boy Scouts of America and Troop 254 by the end of the year, in response to the Boy Scouts’ national policy change welcoming openly homosexual scouts.

In a resolution approved by the church, Briarwood said that the scout oath of “Duty to God” had been called into question.

Briarwood becomes at least the third church in the Birmingham-area to sever ties with a Boy Scout troop whose meetings it hosted. First Baptist Church of Pelham and First Baptist Church of Helena also announced their plans to sever ties with the Boy Scouts.

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One Response to Briarwood Pres Severs Ties with Boy Scouts

  1. John Musgrave says:

    If, as a pastor, I was having my initial meeting with the new youth pastor, I’d tell him that as part of his mission, he should ensure that all the youth-group kids who are members of the church knew for certain not only that they were allowed to invite to the youth group friends who are Muslim, Buddhist, atheistic, sexually immoral, baby-aborters-in-fact, & homosexual, but also that they should prioritize inviting such friends v. inviting Christian friends from other churches. I’d remind him: Jesus went after such people, was friends with them, & received criticism for it. “Or do [we] show contempt for the riches of His kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance” (Romans 2:4).