I'm sorry, it's not the Boy Scouts anymore. It's the Scouts BSA or the something Scouts. Or don't ask what.
But this is what the left does.
It can't rest until it takes over a traditional American institution, turns it into a twisted version of itself that disavows all its old values, and ruins it utterly. Sometimes that works out better than others. Disney is still on a roll. At least until ADD makes even their frenzied computer generated cartoons too demanding for the next generation.
But the Boy Scouts are another matter.
The LDS Church is ending its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America.
The decision by LDS leaders is part of a broader restructuring of the church's programs for all Mormon children ages 8 to 18.
A year ago, the church was the BSA's largest faith-based chartering organization and Mormon boys comprised 1 in 6 American Scouts.
Then in May 2017, the church announced that it would drop Scouting from its Young Men's programs for boys 14 through 17. The First Presidency said then that Scouting's Varsity and Venturing programs did not well serve LDS young men of those ages and that the change would allow youths and leaders to implement simplified programs that balanced "spiritual, social, physical and intellectual development goals for young men."
The move slashed the number of Mormon boys in Scouting from about 470,000 to an estimated 280,000 at the start of this year. To dull the impact of such a major loss of revenue, the church agreed to make the same annual lump sum payment to the BSA for the participation of its boys this year that it did in 2017.
Tuesday's announcement came six days after BSA announced it will drop the "boy" from its name for Scout programs for 11- to 17-year-olds.
LDS is doing the right thing.
Organizations can choose between pandering to the left. Or to Americans. But they can't have it both ways.
The temptation to pander to the left is strong. It can bring more pressure, social, cultural, legal and economic to bear. But they should be made aware that when they do that, they're committing suicide.