Well you knew this was inevitable, didn’t you? Whenever anything happens that the Christian right doesn’t like, they have a handy dandy explanation for it all: Satan did it. So you know that Satan must be behind the Boy Scouts of America decision to possibly allow gay teens to join up. After all, Matt Barber says so:
The Prince of the Earth seeks to corrupt and ultimately destroy all that is righteous, honorable and good. It’s little wonder, then, that for years the Boy Scouts have faced a malicious and unrelenting assault at the hands of those “who call evil good and good evil.”
These attacks have played out in both the federal courts and in the court of public opinion. Still, notwithstanding multiple decisive victories at the U.S. Supreme Court, left-wing bullies appear to have worn the BSA leadership down to such point that this hitherto honorable organization is seriously deliberating a move most dishonorable.
If the BSA, with its proud tradition of teaching millions of young boys how to become honorable young men, gives in on this, the organization is toast. Oh, it might limp along as something else – something entirely different, worldly and weak – but its long history as an upright, ethical and God-honoring safe-haven for boys will come to a disgraceful close.
What they’re really saying: The Boy Scouts teach young men how to be good citizens and it is absolutely vital that they not be around any gay people in the process. Because they might get cooties. Or something. And I wish I had such a convenient entity to blame every bad thing on, don’t you?