September 4, 2013

Around this time of year little boys across Alabama are donning their Cub Scout uniforms for the first time, proudly displaying the American flag on their sleeves and anxiously awaiting their chance to earn that cool-looking Bobcat patch. They're forming new friendships, learning exciting and valuable lessons, and soon their first issue of "Boys Life" will arrive in the mailbox.

Unfortunately, this year may be the last time many boys in Alabama will have the opportunity to make such wonderful childhood memories. Our churches should think – and pray – long and hard about that sad possibility.