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  •  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/...

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    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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      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.

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        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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