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  •  Hypocrites! (4+ / 0-)

    Too bad they can't take a cue from the Girl Scouts. I fail to understand what the difference is between the two, that BSA has remained so hard-line and stupid about this issue. GSA does not discriminate and they've been not discriminating for a long time. And do you see churches disallowing them on their premises?

    No? Then BSA has no excuse. No excuse.  

    "The “Left” is NOT divided on the need to oppose austerity and the Great Betrayal. The Third Way is not left or center or even right. It is Wall Street on the Potomac."--Bill Black

    by lunachickie on Wed May 01, 2013 at 11:50:55 AM PDT

    •  One difference between the BSA and the GSA... (6+ / 0-)

      is that the BSA "franchises" the rights to sponsor a unit to an outside chartering organization.  Most of these are churches, including the LDS and Roman Catholic churches.  This gives those organizations a lot of power in deciding how the BSA operates.  As a result, many more liberal organizations (Episcopal and UU churches, for example) avoid the BSA, and therefore let the conservatives have free reign.

      In contrast, every GSA unit is "owned" by the local GSA councils, so that the Girl Scouts themselves can set policy.  The individual unit leaders can then find a place to meet, which might be at a local church.  Nevertheless, the church itself has no say in GSA policies.

      The Scout Law (trustworthy, loyal, helpful...) is a GREAT liberal manifesto.

      by DaytonMike on Wed May 01, 2013 at 12:34:32 PM PDT

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    •  There is a conservative alternative to the (2+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, fidlerten

      Girl Scouts for those families and churches that want to stay "pure":

      “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.” Gloria Steinem

      by ahumbleopinion on Wed May 01, 2013 at 01:33:48 PM PDT

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