Friday, May 24, 2013

Boy Scouts To Allow Wealthy Members

The Garlic Press reports:

NASHVILLE, TN --  Many conservative religious groups were surprised by a recent vote by the Boy Scouts of America to amend membership requirements.  The organization will now allow wealthy youth to be scouts, although a ban on wealthy scout leaders remains in place.
Dr. Richard D. Land is the president of The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the moral and ethics concern entity of the Southern Baptist Convention in the United States.
“We are saddened by the Boy Scouts decision to fly in the face of traditional Christian values.  Being wealthy is continually condemned throughout Scripture, particularly by Jesus himself in the New Testament.  Frankly, I will be surprised if any Southern Baptist churches continue sponsoring boy scout troops that allow wealthy members.”

“I mean, have you read James chapter 5?” Dr. Land continued, “Or the Magnificat?" 

"What about Matthew 19 where Jesus says that it is harder for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven?   I don’t think that was about finding giant needles or tiny camels...”

When asked what he thought about interpretations of the Scriptures which suggest that the real point is about prioritizing things in life, rather than directly condemning wealth, Mr. Land snorted,  “What are we going to do?  Take the Bible at face value when it suits us and then do theological gymnastics when it doesn’t?”

The Boy Scouts of America also recently voted to allow gay members to be admitted to the group.  

“The gay thing is a sideshow,” said Dr. Land.  “Sure, we don’t like that either, but Jesus didn’t even mention it directly.   When I think of a gay person and a rich person, I think I know who has a better chance of getting through the eye of that needle!”

When asked about the suit he was wearing, and whether it reflected a degree of wealth, Dr. Land responded quickly,  “What, this thing?   I got it at a garage sale.”    

As he opened the door to his rusted 1998 Ford Festiva, he called back, “What do you think I am?  A Presbyterian?”


  1. [Any thoughts about this? I discovered it on the web.]

    BSA Prez's Faith Promotes Porn !

    by Aaronita Smith

    Yes, the religion of BSA Pres. Wayne Perry (who's been behind gay Boy Scouts) actually promotes illustrated MALE porn!
    Scholars, including Mormon ones, know of a hard-core porn sketch in the Mormon-approved "Book of Abraham."
    This Book is part of the "Pearl of Great Price" which, along with the "Book of Mormon," is LDS-authorized scripture.
    Figure 7 in Facsimile 2 in "Abraham" shows two beings facing each other. Joseph Smith described them as the "Holy Ghost" and "God" (the Father), the latter showing an erect male sex organ.
    Mormons were offended when Smith's newspaper published this sketch in 1842, so the phallic part was whited out for a century until the "restored" LDS church restored the X-rated drawing in 1981!
    LDS scholars have hushed up the fact that the "Book of Abraham" is not about the biblical Abraham but actually portrays ancient Egyptian documents showing occult obscene sketches.
    Those scholars also know that Smith fraudulently altered them so that he could (blasphemously) portray the Christian trinity as sex fiends in order to promote polygamy among his followers!
    For more info see "Book of Abraham" (Wikipedia). And check out the Tanners' "Mormonism - Shadow or Reality?" which reproduces the original Egyptian sketches Smith plagiarized and exploited. Also Yahoo or Google "Facts From Mormons (By a Utah Resident)," "God to Same-Sexers: Hurry Up," "The Background Obama Can't Cover Up," and "USA - from Puritans to Impure-itans."

  2. Love it!! But what are rich gay folks to do?

  3. That would have to be a pretty giant needle! ;)