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Local Churches Will Allow Boy Scouts to Meet

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

The Southern Baptist Convention recently spoke out against the Boy Scouts of America for allowing gay members.

We spoke to over 15 local churches today that hold boy scout meetings and for the most part they said nothing is going to change.

For example, St. Matthews Lutheran Church says they have hosted Boy Scouts for the last 30 years and don't plan on changing that now. The Southern Baptist Convention lets individual churches decide what they want to do.

The Baptist Convention is saying it's a moral issue, while the Boy Scouts just want to include everyone.

"At this time we let them know where we stand and then time will tell whether or not we need to officially part ways," says James Taylor.

"We want every kid to have a place where they belong to learn and grow and feel protected," says Wayne Perry, BSA President.

A local Boy Scout parent told me each chapter can make its own decisions about letting gay Boy Scouts join.

4th Street Baptist church told me that the Boy Scouts are their biggest ministry and they will definitely continue meeting at the church.

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