What does it mean to be a Christian?

When I read about the young man in Washington state who was thrown out of the Eagle Scouts for admitting he did not believe in God, I at first thought how I had been with the Scouts when I was young, totally unaware that they did not allow gays or atheists to join. No one ever brought it up. I am not sure how I would’ve felt about a child that was in my Scout troop that was gay or an atheist. I would say to some it would have been an issue, but to others not so much.

I am amazed that this group can get away with this, or even admits to it. I know that there are people who agree with this decision, but I am not one of them. I feel strongly that it sets a mood of exclusion that is beginning to affect people along religious lines more and more all over the world. Now they have found a way to drag evolutionists into it.

I would hope good Christian people wouldn’t exclude someone just because of religious or political beliefs. No matter what the Boy Scouts believe, real Americans don’t care what religion you are, or if you have any religious beliefs at all. Read the Constitution.

This was published in the Letters to the Editor column in the Toledo Blade