This morning on "Starting Point," Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land argues that allowing gays in the Boy Scouts would violate the group's core values.
"We believe that if they make this decision, it's going to be a catastrophe for the Boy Scouts," Land says. "Yes, we live in a democracy and people can make this choice, but if they do it's going to be a catastrophe because Baptist scouts, and Catholic scouts, and Mormon scouts and Methodist scouts...many of them are going to vote with their feet and leave the Scouts."
"They're cutting out the heart and soul of scouting in the rest of the country," Land adds.
He adds one thing that people aren't discussing in the issue of letting gays in the Boy Scouts comes down to physical attraction.
"Let me say one other thing that nobody wants to talk about. That is that homosexuals by definition are attracted to people of the same sex. Now, I'm not accusing homosexuals of being pedophiles, but I'm accusing homosexuals of being what they said they are: Attracted to males."
"How many people would allow their teenage girls to go on camp outs with heterosexual males? They wouldn't," Land says. "This verges on being beyond the realm of the rational, and it's going to lead to human tragedy...it's going to be sadly boys and men that are going to end up in relationships that are going to be tragic."
Tell us what you think: Do you agree or disagree with Land's opinion of allowing gays in the Boy Scouts?
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