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  •  I STILL wouldn't let my kids participate. (2+ / 0-)
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    homogenius, corvo

    The fact that the Boy Scouts went twice to the Supreme Court to have themselves declared a religious organization, once to prevent a fine young Eagle scout from becoming a Scoutmaster and once to reject children who believed what I believe.

    It is NOT acceptable to me to countenance that kind of attitude, even if some people claim that it is "only" official.

    You may think that atheists and gays should be OK with your personal gesture, but a value is a value is a value is a value.    There is no such thing as just "a little" hatred.

    •  It sounds like you feel a lot of hatred (1+ / 0-)
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      browneyes

      and have a lot of intolerance.

    •  i share your disgust (2+ / 0-)
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      corvo, browneyes

      but BSA didn't claim to be a religious group per se.
      http://supreme.justia.com/...

      www.beyondmarriage.org

      by decafdyke on Tue Feb 03, 2009 at 05:44:13 PM PST

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      •  BUT. THEY. LIED. (1+ / 0-)
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        xrepub

        This is the problem.  Read the decisions.  In the NJ Supreme Court decision that was overturned by SCOTUS, the majority opinion calls out the BSA for inventing a hitherto unknown, undocumented core value of being anti-gay.

        The BSA has sold its soul in order to placate the ultra-conservative sects that sponsor the majority of troops/packs.

        We need to break the BSA's monopoly on Scouting for boys and return Scouting to Baden-Powell's original vision. Let the conservatives uphold their precious free-market principles--end the BSA's congressionally chartered monopoly. Let other organizations (including the Girl Scouts and other countries' Scouting entities) to form Scout Troops in the US based on Baden-Powell's writings and principles. Let them be the Fundie/Conservative/Republican Scouts of America.

        But end the monopoly. End all public support. End the Congressional Charter. End all governmental sanctioning of discrimination.

        And shine the light on the BSA's anti-environment and anti-conservation land-use policies and on their bloated compensation. Every Scouting parent in America needs to know about this.

        "Troll-be-gone...apply directly to the asshole. Troll-be-gone...apply directly to the asshole."

        by homogenius on Tue Feb 03, 2009 at 07:02:00 PM PST

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        •  i agree with you 100% homo (1+ / 0-)
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          homogenius

          why are you yelling at me?  the fact that the Scouts aren't a Christian group and were claiming to be nonsectarian the whole way along is among the reasons the Rehnquist opinion in Dale is wrong.

          www.beyondmarriage.org

          by decafdyke on Tue Feb 03, 2009 at 07:09:57 PM PST

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          •  Sorry. (0+ / 0-)

            That wasn't aimed at you. It's aimed at all the apologists who ARE claiming it's religious.

            "Troll-be-gone...apply directly to the asshole. Troll-be-gone...apply directly to the asshole."

            by homogenius on Tue Feb 03, 2009 at 07:21:06 PM PST

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