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Gays have no place in Boys Scouts

The Sun's editors are the only people I know who can speak of homosexuality and morality in the same breath ("Scout's honor," Feb. 6) when, in fact, they are totally opposite. The scriptures make it plain that homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of the Lord. Men performing indecent acts with other men is shameful. Women performing indecent acts with women is shameful.

The only sexual relationship that God ordains is the relationship between a man and a woman within the confines of marriage.

If the Boy Scouts cave in to pressure from our society and accept homosexuals as members and leaders, that will be the destruction of the Boy Scouts of America. Parents who have supported the Scouts because of their honor and morality and Godly values will pull their children out.

James R. Cook, Joppa

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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