For the Rev. Ernest Easley, the decision to cut ties with the Boy Scouts was simple. The Bible says homosexuality is a sin. The Boy Scouts do not. “We are not willing to compromise God’s word,” said Easley, chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Nashville-based Executive Committee. Easley is pastor of the 2,300-member Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga., which announced recently that it will shut down its Boy Scout troop at the end of the year because of a recently adopted policy to allow openly gay Scouts. He’s urging other congregations to do the same.
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