By Savannah Smith   |  05-09-2018   News
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The Mormon church announced on Tuesday that it is parting ways with the Boy Scouts of America after its more than a century-old tie with the organization. The church will transfer its remaining 425,000-strong boys from the Boy Scouts program into an internally-run, gospel-focused youth group that it is developing.

The move comes as no surprise for many since some anticipated that the break-up is just but a matter of time since some of the recent decisions of the Boy Scouts had been at odds with the church’s conservative beliefs and practices. For one, the Boy Scouts in 2015 made the unprecedented move of allowing gay troop leaders, and last year, it also made way for girls to enter its ranks.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Church has announced a new approach to replace all existing activity programs for girls and boys, young women, and young men, beginning in January 2020. <a href="https://t.co/kc008dfoue">https://t.co/kc008dfoue</a> <a href="https://t.co/F9oR8MsdGa">pic.twitter.com/F9oR8MsdGa</a></p>&mdash; Mormon Newsroom (@MormonNewsroom) <a href="https://twitter.com/MormonNewsroom/status/994019803949027328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Boy Scouts also announced last week its surprising, if not strange, decision to drop the word “Boys” from its name to reflect the inclusion of girls into its programs.

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The Mormon church for a long time has stood as the most prominent sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States, comprising around 19 percent of the 2.3 million youth in the organization.

The big separation will take effect on December 31, 2019. The Mormon church is also creating its gospel-based youth program.

The church said in a statement that their youth program would “help all girls and boys, young women and young men discover their eternal identity, build character and resilience, develop life skills and fulfill their divine roles as daughters and sons of God.”

The Boy Scouts for its part thanked in a statement the thousands of Mormons who have served as scout leaders and went on to wish the church well on its new program. The organization also added that individual Mormons who may want to stay in the Boy Scouts may still do so and they will be integrated into other troops.

The Mormon Church’s decision to sever ties with the Boy Scouts was welcomed by many social media users with one saying it was just the result of the liberals murdering the Boy Scouts, while some disagreed with the move.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Courageous?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Courageous</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CommonSense?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CommonSense</a> decision!</p>&mdash; Frank Beaudine (@usa_truth) <a href="https://twitter.com/usa_truth/status/994171992696938496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I Hope more groups drop out of their support to what ever the &quot;boy scouts &quot; call themselves today! LIBERALS Murdered &quot;The Boy Scouts&quot; institution ! Extremely SAD DAY Thanks Liberals! A history where boys were taught to be men is now ruined</p>&mdash; Tracie �� (@tbeaux29) <a href="https://twitter.com/tbeaux29/status/994170158573867008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;ve waited so long to see this! We need a program that actually fits the needs of our youth. Scouts hasn&#39;t done that for a very long time.</p>&mdash; Chris Smith (@Cssmit142Smith) <a href="https://twitter.com/Cssmit142Smith/status/994159981963501571?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In other words, gays are excluded from the love of God, from activities with non-gay people. How very Christ-like of you</p>&mdash; Daniel Dubei (@dandubei) <a href="https://twitter.com/dandubei/status/994152410741387264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Good for them! Finally someone’s not worried about being politically correct. I am thankful for your stand</p>&mdash; Miss Priss (@gbread2481) <a href="https://twitter.com/gbread2481/status/994208943986610176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It’s pretty disappointing to see the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MormonChurch?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MormonChurch</a> cutting ties with the <a href="https://twitter.com/boyscouts?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@boyscouts</a>. It loudly states “The Mormon Church is not open to change or evolution.” That’s not an organization I would want anything to do with. What about you? <a href="https://twitter.com/MormonNewsroom?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MormonNewsroom</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/MORMONorg?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MORMONorg</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mormonchannel?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@mormonchannel</a></p>&mdash; Kyle Turner (@TheKyleTurner) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheKyleTurner/status/994191179209048064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I think the thing I am most sad about my sons missing out on from Scouting is memorizing the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Those two declarations of character have guided me for years, and they often just pop into my head.</p>&mdash; Jon Meyers (@MeyJK) <a href="https://twitter.com/MeyJK/status/994177475428147200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bro, your underplaying. 60% of all boyscouts are mormon. This is a HUGE blow to the Boyscouts… think about how much money they&#39;re going to lose. The mormons practically built the boyscouts and made them what they are today. Yet they spit in the churches face</p>&mdash; Michael Anderson (@MyColossalShow) <a href="https://twitter.com/MyColossalShow/status/994137395237814272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/09/mormons-to-end-long-association-with-boy-scouts-america.html

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Anonymous No. 25562 1525894531

The Mormons are in the right here.

However note that both orgs are shit now.

Anon Amiss No. 25605 1525925409

The Boy Scouts completely dropped "Boy" from their name. It is worse than allowing gays, they are simply trying to commit organizational suicide.

Let's be real here: boys can't be themselves with girls or gays around. They have to act polite, censor their own behavior, etc… This move kills the boy scouts as we know it. What happens to learning tough outdoors survival skills when you have to be politically correct? They go out the window.

Also, I would bet my entire paycheck that none of the Liberal cucks supporting this move have ever been in Boy Scouts.

I do have a question, though: now that the boy scouts are more longer the boy scouts, could another organization swing through and call themselves "Boy Scouts," and start all over again? Or would the (non-gender) Scouts be able to sue? If so, on what grounds?

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