Southern Baptists consider homosexuality a sin. Southern Baptists consider stealing a sin. Are there Boy Scouts who have stolen things? Of course there are. But if the national organization officially announced it would start accepting thieves it would legitimize stealing. The national organization announcing it will accept homosexuals legitimizes the sin of homosexuality.
The proper tone for Christians to take regarding any sinner is to hate the sin but love the sinner. It is a good idea for them to have this attitude if for no other reason than Christians are sinners too.
But to me, the most amazing notion of this whole thing is the idea that boys so young could be aware of their sexuality enough to announce it one way or the other. Coercing the national organization to officially accept homosexuals is clearly a political move by adults with an agenda.
Space today does not allow comment on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act. That’s for another day.