Churches and Boy Scouts
Following a Boy Scouts of American (BCA) decision to allow openly gay scouts, three North Carolina churches have announced this fall that they will no longer sponsor Boy Scout troops.
Calvary Church has hosted the Boy Scouts for 20 years, however, Rev. Jim Pile, pastor of family ministries, recently explained that the church wanted to narrow its programming to something that had a specific spiritual formation angle. He did not specify if the church's decision had been a response to the BCA's policy shift on homosexuality.