ALTERNATIVE TO BOY SCOUTS UNVEILED IN NASHVILLE

In response to the historic vote last spring by the Boy Scouts of America’s National Council to allow openly homosexual youth in the program, a new organization centered on Christian faith is forming at a gathering this weekend in Nashville of more than 1,200 former Scouting officials, parents and youths.

Led by John Stemberger, an Eagle Scout who founded a coalition that opposed the BSA policy change, OnMyHonor.net, the new youth organization will provide an outdoor-oriented, character-development, life-skills and leadership program based on the group’s biblical worldview, the Washington Times reported.

The new organization will honor traditional marriage and clearly define the iconic Boy Scout vows of “duty to God” and living lives that are “morally straight,” “clean” and “reverent.”