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Scouting For Boys And Saving America With The Anti-Gay Pro-Christian Trail Life Ging Gang Goolies Stompers

by | 3rd, March 2014

THE AP’s caption to this Feb. 4, 2014 photo, is below:

 

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Trail Life members move their arms as they sing “Taps” in a circle during a meeting in North Richland Hills, Texas. Trail Life USA, the new Christian-based alternative to the Boy Scouts of America, excludes openly gay members. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

What do you see? Cathy Lynn Grossman, a USA Today writer, sees Nazis:

 

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She’s wrong. She needs to read the small print.

But what do we know of Trail Life?  The Associated Press  reports:

Chatting in the living room one night, Ron Orr gave his 15-year-old son Andrew a choice: He could stick with the Boy Scouts of America and his mission to become an Eagle Scout, or he could join Trail Life USA the new Christian-based alternative that excludes openly gay boys.

This was no small decision. Four generations of Orr men had been Eagles, including Ron and Andrew’s older brother. Andrew had spent years working toward Scouting’s highest rank, and was just months from reaching it.

But the Boy Scouts had decided to admit gays, and Ron Orr, a tall, soft-spoken man with a firm handshake, is clear about his Christian faith and what it says about homosexuality: It is a sin that cannot be tolerated.

His son agreed. He would forgo the century-old BSA for Trail Life, which officially launched just last month.

“It felt like I’d be hitting something higher than Eagle in terms of achievement,” Andrew said, in an interview.

Trail Life was founded in 2013 in reaction to changes in the membership policy of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to allow the participation of openly gay Scouts.

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Some key points about the TL:

* Living the Trail Life is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible.

* Our vision is to be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces Godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens. See more at:

* Youth membership in the program is open to all who meet the membership requirements, and is currently designed for biologically male children under the age of 18. The adult applicant must be at least 18 years of age and subscribe to and abide by the statement of Christian faith and the Oath and Creed of the program.

* While the program is undergirded by Biblical values and unapologetically reflects a Christian worldview, there is also a clearly defined inclusion policy for youth. Accordingly, all boys are welcome irrespective of religion, race, national origin or socio-economic status.

So. Anyone can join. Can Muslims and Jews join? Hell, yeah. The chairman is John

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