DAYTON, Ind. (WLFI) - The sign in front of Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church has been changed. The sign usually says "God is love."
Now it says "Let the little children come to me," a Bible verse from the Gospel of Luke.
Lead Pastor of the church Reverend Doctor Justin Schlesinger-Devlin said it's fitting.
"When it came, the request for the cub scout pack, [we thought] 'Well we're already [chartering] the boy scout group, let's do the cub scout pack, the more the merrier,'" Schlesinger-Devlin said.
Last week the Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church Session Board voted unanimously to accept a charter for cub pack 3316. The vote came after the pack lost its charter at Dayton United Methodist Church.
Dayton United Methodist is one of many churches in the nation pulling their charters with the Boy Scouts of America since leaders decided to lift a ban on openly gay youth in the scouts last month.
Schlesinger-Devlin said the new policy does not go against his church's teaching.
"Churches I've worked, churches I grew up in, are very much about welcoming whoever comes, and serving them where they are regardless of where they are coming from, their life experience or what they've been through," Schlesinger-Devlin said.
Schlesinger-Devlin said the Boy Scouts of America contacted him about starting a charter when they thought they were going to lose their current one.
He said he wanted the vote for a charter to pass, and he was confident others felt the same way.
"Many of them not knowing we had been approached [by BSA] suggested we reach out to the cub scouts, which is really where their hearts were," Schlesinger-Devlin said. "So when it came time to formally vote there really was no discussion."
Dayton Memorial Presbyterian already charters a boy scout group. Schlesinger-Devlin said cub pack 3316 should be meeting at the church by September.
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