North Carolina church ousts Scouts over transgender decision

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Posted: Apr 05, 2017 6:34 PM

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina church leaders have told a Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack they're no longer welcome to use their facilities as a home base after the Boy Scouts of America decided in January to allow transgender boys.

The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2oK3fx3) Coddle Creek Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Mooresville booted both Troop 169 and Pack 169. Mooresville is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Charlotte.

Pastor Andrew Shoger issued a statement saying that after 10 years, the church decided it "cannot partner with an organization that embraces what God's Word clearly labels as sin."

Shoger said the church would let the troops stay until they could find a new home.

The North Carolina Values Coalition has lobbied churches to abandon their Boy Scout troops for "faith friendly alternatives."

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com