Rev. Richard Burdick

Unity North Welcomes Exiled Boy Scout Troop

An Atlanta Unity church entered the national spotlight when they learned that a Boy Scout troop had been banned from meeting in a local church—the same church that hosted meetings for 68 years. The Baptist church made the decision after the Boy Scouts of America decided to lift a ban on gay youth. 

“The issue for us is simply about supporting the great work that the Boy Scouts of America do,” Rev. Richard Burdick said. “Hey, they’re homeless, and I fall back on Scripture: ‘What you do for the least of these, you do for me’ (Mt. 25:40).”