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  •  Since religion is not their primary focus (6+ / 0-)

    Pointing out they constantly indoctrinate will get no traction. School assemblies get filled with christian theology thanks to the scouts.

    "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 04:30:35 AM PST

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    •  The point is... (2+ / 0-)
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      Tennessee Dave, maf1029

      ...that this change of heart when it comes to gay people brings them no closer to any sort of government endorsement or support, because they still impermissibly discriminate (for government support purposes... any private organization is of course free to discriminate for any reason they choose).

      (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
      Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

      by Sparhawk on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:26:28 AM PST

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    •  Where do you guys live? (1+ / 0-)
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      fumie

      We don't have school assemblies with Scouts in Public Schools.

      Our cubs do service projects at their grade school, but that's outside of school time.  Our scouts all go to different schools and my son's middle school has scouts that go to several different troops.  It would be hard to get them together for some sort of assembly.

      And other than our sponsoring organization, which is a United Methodist Church, allowing us to use their facilities, religion is never a focus for our troop.

      Other sponsoring organizations may differ, of course.  LDS and Catholics, for example, make religion more of a part of the scouting experience.

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