Sexually Pure & Non-Flaunting
alternative to the Boy Scouts.
A conservative group said Tuesday it will form a rival alternative to the Boy Scouts of America, in the latest sign of backlash against the Scouts’ recent decision to admit gay youth. The splinter group, OnMyHonor.Net, said the new organization will offer an outdoors-oriented character-development program for boys similar to that of the Boy Scouts, while also focusing on “sexual purity” and adhering to “a standard statement of Christian values.” The new organization, which has yet to be named, stopped short of banning gay children but said it would bar any members who “openly flaunt sexuality.” Gay youths will be allowed join, but members can’t “openly flaunt sexuality,” said John Stemberger, founder of OnMyHonor.Net. “There is not going to be any acting out, nor is there going to be a witch-hunt,” said Stemberger. “We wouldn’t expect any flaunting, innuendo, gestures or speech,” he said, citing as examples advocating for gay rights or waving rainbow flags.