Boy Scouts' gay policy hasn't driven Middle TN church sponsors away

The Tennesseean
May 31, 2013

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.