The decision is the result of the Boy Scouts of America’s action, made earlier this year, to allow openly gay Scout leaders.
MOU with Boy Scouts of America is “no longer tenable;” potential legal concerns exist for chartering LCMS congregations.
LCMS issues statement on Boy Scouts of America policy change to allow openly homosexual adults to serve as scoutmasters or leaders in any capacity.
An Oct. 7 letter from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to church workers advises congregations to make their own decisions on whether or not they will sponsor troops with the Boy Scouts of America.
A May 24 statement from the Rev. Bart Day says Synod leaders “will need some time to evaluate the decision and determine what it will mean for BSA troops in our LCMS congregations.”