(RNS) Now that Boy Scout delegates have taken their long-awaited vote and permitted openly gay Scouts, will there be a mass exodus by religious groups? It depends on who you ask.
(RNS) They have pledges. They have merit badges. And they may go camping. But they’re not the Boy Scouts.
(RNS) As the Boy Scouts of America considers whether to change its membership policy to admit gay members, some alternative church-based groups are fielding inquiries from people concerned about the action.
(RNS) Richard Land, who is retiring from his longtime job as policy point man for the Southern Baptists after a series of controversies, will take over as head of an evangelical seminary in North Carolina.
(RNS) The decision by Boy Scouts officials to postpone any change in policy about gay membership was fueled by an “outpouring of feedback.” A lot of that reaction came from religious groups, who sponsor 70 percent of Scout troops.