“If you’re training gay scouts to be, presumably, gay leaders, but then you don’t want gay leaders in the scouts, that’s an odd message to send,” says United Methodist pastor Charles Parker, a former scout. But opponents of the proposal to accept gay scouts say it flies in the face of a basic scouting tenet: the oath boys take to be “morally straight.” More
“I would say to the evangelicals who have joined this movement be careful, you will be used,” says Rev. Richard Cizik of the New Evangelical Partnership. “I want a society and a government and its policies to reflect values I find in Scripture, but that’s not what you hear from Tea Party leadership.” More
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, answered questions about John McCain and Sarah Palin on September 12 at the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.