The Boy Scouts leadership is considering bowing before the mounting financial pressure to change their stance concerning allowing opening gay leadership in their organization.
The Scouts won a Supreme Court decision a few years back when they stood firm against this very thing. Now it seems they are having a change of heart because they seem to imagine that the cost is just too great.
I guess I would like to pose the question. Where do we draw a line in the sand and say this far and no more? The old saying goes “If you can be bought at any price you will be.” The Boy Scout leadership needs to recognize that this is the tactic that is regularly employed by radical gay activists. Their intention is to force all individuals, and organizations to bow to their god of gay.
In March of 1775, attorney Patrick Henry, rode into the small town of Culpepper, Virginia. As he rode into the town square, he was completely shocked by what he witnessed. There, in the middle of the square, was a man tied to a whipping post, his back laid bare, with bones exposed. He had been scourged mercilessly, with whips laced with metal. When they stopped beating him, Patrick Henry could plainly see the bones of his rib cage. He turned to ask someone in the crowd, “What has the man done to deserve such a beating as this?” The reply given him was that the man being scourged was a minister. He was one of twelve preachers, locked in jail, because they refused to take the king’s license to preach the gospel.
The governor was under orders from King George to compel all preachers to take the license. While being tried, without the benefit of a jury, the minister stated, “I will never submit to taking your license. I am controlled by the Holy Spirit, and authorized by God Almighty, and will not allow you to control me by a license, no matter what you may do to me.” Three days later, he was scourged to death, and such was the fate of the other ministers, as well. This was the incident that sparked Patrick Henry to write the famous words, which later became the rallying cry of the American Revolution, http://iahushua.com/WOI/henry.html
The following is from the last part of his speech. It would do the Boy Scouts well (a Christian organization), and all others, who may consider bowing before the pressures of the hour, to give heed to these inspiring words.
“They tell us, sir, that we are weak – unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be next week or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?
Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of those means the God of Nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.
Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we are base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat, but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged. Their clanking may heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable – and let it come! I repeat, sir, let it come!
It is in vain, sir to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, peace, peace – but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it the gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God – I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
“The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.” Thomas Paine
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom, It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” William Pitt, to the House of Commons, 18th November, 1783.