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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