Wednesday, April 9, 2014

No Jews Either

Trail Life USA, the Jesus-freaks’ replacement for the Boy Scouts now that they let openly gay boys — but not leaders — into the troops, also doesn’t allow openly Jewish leaders.

Via Good As You, from Trail Life USA’s FAQ page:

Trail Life USA is a Trinitarian Christian organization with a Statement of Faith that includes those denominations that specifically recognize Jesus Christ as the prophesized Messiah of the Jewish scriptures. There are some groups like “Jews for Jesus” that recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah, but continue to hold to Jewish traditions and customs regarding feasts, etc. A Messianic Jew could indeed be a leader. However, a person of the Jewish faith would not be able to sign our Statement of Faith. Thus, according to our membership standards, Jewish churches and organizations would be precluded from chartering Trail Life USA troops. And those of the Jewish faith would indeed be precluded as adult leaders based on their beliefs.

What a dull bunch of hateful people.

4 barks and woofs on “No Jews Either

  1. To them, there are Xtians (by which they exclude most Christians as some unSaved, heretical variant of their own True Faith), and there’s all those Other people. It’s train-wreck-grade fascinating how they manage to justify exclusion in the name of love.

    Note that they explicitly state that they’re a “Trinitarian Christian” group. So Unitarians would be out, too (though of course since they’re amongst The Great unWashed that goes without saying).

  2. So even aside from the gay issue Scouting was too inclusive for these people. I’m so f—ing tired of hatefulness in the name of Christ.

  3. Just a note sort of off the subject: Simon Shamas’ history of the Jewish people, a door-stop of a book and a PBS series, has a fascinating comment about the attitude of two of the Abramaic religions toward the other, Christianity. Both Jews and Muslims view Christians as idolaters as compared to theirs where The Word is the center of their faiths. I wonder what the Trinitarians’ comeback would be to that? War?

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