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BRISTOL, England (ChurchMilitant.com) - Britain's Christian scout movement fired an adult who dared to question the group's growing support of false religions and gender ideology.
Brian Walker, an assistant Explorer Scout leader, wrote to the local scouting publication in March 2017. He complained that the scouting faith calendar encourages commemorating Muslim, Jewish and Hindu holidays but ignores Christian holidays like Christmas and Easter.
In response, the scouts' local district commissioner removed him from his post. He told Walker that his comments "do not reflect the inclusive nature of scouting."
With support from the Christian Legal Centre, Walker appealed his dismissal. In June 2017, a committee rejected his appeal.
Most recently, Walker and the Christian Legal Centre filed a lawsuit against the Scouting Association.
Walker is a Protestant and attends Carmel City Church in Bristol.
In the email that got him fired, Walker cited safety concerns about a female scout leader wearing a full-body niqab while canoeing. He noted that canoeists need unobstructed vision and jokingly called a niqab a "Darth Vader tent."
He also pointed out that scout leaders were asked to consider visiting a mosque for certain Islamic holidays but were specifically discouraged from visiting Christian religious sites (i.e. church buildings) on St. George's Day.
In his message to the quarterly publication, Walker reportedly challenged the organization's promotion of the LGBTQ+ agenda.
He even accused the current leaders of British scouting of "making a mockery of what was once a respectable organization."
The current chief scout in Britain is Bear Grylls, famous television survivalist and marketer of the notorious Alpha Course.
Church Militant has been warning about Alpha for quite a while now. The course is Protestant at its core and leaves much to be desired. What little doctrinal instruction Alpha does offer is riddled with theological errors.