A Resolution by the Hybner Family in Response to the 2013 Membership Standards Resolution by the Boy Scouts of America
WHEREAS, moral values are of infinitely greater value than money, and the Boy Scouts of America’s 2013 Membership Standards Resolution sacrificed a self-identified core value under threat of financial consequences; and WHEREAS, young people in our highly sexualized society need a place of respite, and have been deprived of the same; and WHEREAS, voluntary association with an organization should be made whole-heartedly, and our family has deep reservations about the motivations for the recent change; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT: After due consideration and thoughtful discussion, we hereby, with great sorrow, resign our membership in the Boy Scouts of … Continue reading
A look at the resolution by the BSA prohibiting membership exclusion based upon sexual orientation alone
Two roads diverged, and the BSA? The BSA took the road more traveled, and that makes all the difference. Continue reading
What am I supposed to think when your story changes?
I was reading the news this morning when it happened again. I see this story on Fox News mobile app… ‘HE WAS JUST RELAXED’: Suspect Seen Partying 2 Nights After Bombing… Report: Suspect Tweeted ‘Stay Saf… The story about the younger suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing goes on to quote various “chilling” Tweets implying that friends should stay out of the area, and one from his brother (they think) that specifically mentions jihad. My wife and I were discussing the case, so I pulled up the story again to quote the tweets, and I was surprised to see that … Continue reading
Day 4 Fit and 40…the shoes have arrived!
Waiting with excitement… The brown truck pulled up and, in his hand, the driver carried the small box with my new running shoes and tights! I haven’t been this excited to move my body in such a long time…it is almost weird. I have already modified my eating and am working on keeping my blood sugar stable throughout the day…even took off a few pounds. The initial plan is to use the couch to 5K plan which is 3 days per week. In addition, I am going to work up to 6 days of exercise a week with 3 days … Continue reading
Day 0 Fit and 40!
I have run the race… Ok, so anyone who knows me knows I used to be in excellent shape. About 13 years ago I successfully dropped over 135 pounds by limiting my intake and increasing my output. I have struggled to keep the weight off over the years, but have managed to keep the majority at bay. This has been an incredible year…big move (9 hours with horses)..oldest child got married..graduated college…helping ailing grandparent in her last days…All of these events have been the excuses to gain almost 40 pounds! With all the knowledge and experience I have with this, … Continue reading
This is the day…
This is the day the Lord has made… Let us rejoice and be glad in it! I awoke to the announcement of the resignation of my Pope…yes, my Pope. My family came into the Catholic Church in 2007 after falling head over heels for this institution. We felt strangely drawn to Blessed Pope John Paul II in 2005, as he passed from this life, and his long time assistant Joseph Ratzinger. I found myself completely grief stricken when Bl. JP2 passed; strange for a non-Catholic…and so the journey began. The journey to the Church and all her splendor as preserved … Continue reading
Prepare the way of the….
Prepare the way of the… My mind has pondered the proposed policy change of the Boy Scouts of America for about a year. My sons are active scouts as my older boys are completing their Eagle Scout projects. The policy change weighs heavy on our minds because the boys are considering ceasing their membership and all association with BSA. A scout swears by a code…to be morally straight; our family takes this seriously. Too often we are faced with lukewarmness in today’s ever secularized society. My sons have been raised on the foundation of standing up for what they believe … Continue reading