Excluded (filtered-out) scenarios are reported as pending as well.
Set metadata on scenario and set metafilter so the scenario is ignored. It will be reported as pending too.
this bug has been probably introduced by JBEHAVE-471. The problem is caused by org.jbehave.core.reporters.PostStoryStatisticsCollector.afterScenario() as the method does not differ if no steps has ben executed because scenario is not implemented/pending or because scenario was excluded.