NC Church Bans Boy Scouts Due to Transgender Policy
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2017 Apr 07
A North Carolina church has told a Boy Scout troop that they cannot use the church’s facilities after the Boy Scouts decided last January to allow transgender boys.
SRNNews.com reports that Coddle Creek Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Mooresville told Boy Scout Troop 169 and Pack 169 they could no longer use the church as their home base.
Pastor Andrew Shoger explained the decision in a statement, saying that, although the church has had a partnership with the Boy Scouts for 10 years, it “cannot partner with an organization that embraces what God’s Word clearly labels as sin.”
Shoger did, however, say that the church would allow the Boy Scouts to stay until they find a new home base.
The North Carolina Values Coalition has urged churches to sever their ties to the Boy Scouts after the transgender decision and instead support alternatives such as Trail Life USA.
Trail Life USA, a Christian outdoor group similar to the Boy Scouts, has already seen an increase in membership since the Boy Scouts made the decision to allow transgender scouts.
Photo: Trail Life and American Heritage Girls troops from Virginia, Pennsylvania and Texas participate in the 27th Annual DC Bible Reading Marathon on May 5, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
Photo courtesy: Trail Life Troop VA-0412
Publication date: April 7, 2017