The Worldwide Religious News website reports today (October 22, 2010) that a Presbyterian church in North Carolina was happy to have Jeremy and Jodi Stokes as Cub Scout leaders -- at least until officials there found out they are Mormons and told them they had to step down, because the Presbyterian church does not consider them "real Christians."
The Stokeses enrolled their sons as Scouts at Christ Covenant Church -- a Presbyterian congregation about 10 miles from Charlotte -- then expressed interest in volunteering as leaders. Church leaders were thrilled, until they saw on the application forms that they belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
After two Scout meetings, the Stokeses were told their sons -- 6 and 8 Years old -- could remain in their packs, but their parents could not serve as leaders. The parents removed their sons from their Scout packs.