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  • Group wants Legislature to study family issues

    The Florida Family Policy Council released a report Tuesday that details the declining rate of two-parent homes while calling for the Legislature to study how government can help keep families intact.


  • EDITORIAL: The straight Scouts

    For 103 years, the Boy Scouts of America stood their ground for traditional moral values. That changed in May when the group's leadership succumbed to noisy activist groups (and cowed corporate donors) and opened their ranks to homosexuals. Backers of the Scouting oath, in which each member promises to be "morally straight," think there's an opportunity for a straight alternative.


  • Image: Trail Life USA Facebook Page

    Boy Scout alternative, Trail Life USA, launches 'premier' Christian group for boys

    The newly announced Trail Life USA expects to become a "premier" Christian organization for boys and young men when it fully launches in the new year.


  • BSA Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock
(Associated Press)

    Boy Scouts alternative to reveal name at full-capacity gathering

    More than 1,200 former Scouting officials, parents and youths are gathering in Nashville, Tenn., Friday to unveil the name and other details about a new Christian-based organization for boys.


  • ** FILE ** Stephen Cyr (left), 13, and his brother Paul, 15, attend a "Save Our Scouts" prayer vigil and rally in front of the Boy Scouts of America national headquarters in Texas on Feb. 6, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Boy Scouts alternative program will ask youths to be sexually pure

    Organizers said Tuesday that they were putting the final touches on a "character-development" national program for boys, in the most direct challenge to date to the decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly gay boys to participate in Scouting.


  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    PARISI: SOS: Save our Scouts

    "Keep sex and politics out of Scouting."


  • ** FILE ** This photo taken Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, shows a close up detail of a Boy Scout uniform worn by Brad Hankins, a campaign director for Scouts for Equality, as he responds to questions during a news conference in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Evangelical weakness in gay Boy Scouts debate could hurt GOP

    Signs of waning evangelical power in the nation's culture wars and in Republican policy — and some unexpected challenges for GOP candidates — loom as the 103-year-old Boy Scouts of America gears up for a definitive vote this week on whether to welcome openly gay youths into the organization's ranks.


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