The Western Journal’s post mentions that because Mormons wish to “address diverse needs and fortify all children and youth with gospel-centered growth and learning experiences,” they’ve decided to form their own group. What the article leaves out is that Mormons believe in a different gospel which doesn’t save anyone, therefore it must be condemned. (Gal 1:8) Mormonism teaches that the true gospel has been perverted and lost so Mormon founder and so-called prophet Joseph Smith was called upon by God to restore the true church. Clearly this organization is not for Christian youth for the reason that it’s a cult. More on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints aka Mormonism here.
Now to Scott Kelnhofer’s report:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been closely affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America for more than 100 years.
But the Mormon church announced Tuesday it is severing ties with the scouting organization as of Dec. 31, 2019.
In a statement, the church said it’s making the change in order to implement its own gospel-focused activity group for its young members.
“As a global church with millions of children and youth, we need to address diverse needs and fortify all children and youth with gospel-centered growth and learning experiences now more than ever,” the church said in a joint statement with the Boy Scouts of America.
“We jointly express our gratitude to the thousands of Scout leaders and volunteers who have selflessly served over the years in Church-sponsored Scouting units, including local BSA districts and councils,” the statement added.
Specifics of church’s new youth program have yet to be released, but the church says it will be designed to “help all girls and boys, young women and young men discover their eternal identity, build character and resilience, develop life skills and fulfill their divine roles as daughters and sons of God.”