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Boy Scouts Boot Lesbian Mom

The Boy Scouts have booted Virginia mom Denise Steele from her position as den mother after the Christian sponsors of her son's troop discovered that Steele has been partnered with another woman for 19 years.
Phil Holliday, the executive pastor at Christian Fellowship Church and Esther Schaeffer, the charter organization representative, say they are simply following the rules. When a chartered partner agrees to sponsor a scouting unit, an annual charter agreement is signed, they explained. In the contract, they agree to provide a place for a meeting, select volunteer leaders and follow the policies and guidelines established by the Boy Scouts of America. “We are simply doing what we agreed to do in our charter,” Schaeffer said.
The scouting official who turned Steele in sent an email to one of her friends: "As her friend, this may be an opportunity for you to share with her about Christ’s love and the need to believe that as sinners we cannot get to heaven on our own and that we need a savior."

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