Court Rejects Atheist's Claim Over Boy Scouts

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    Tuesday, May 30, 2006

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,197502,00.html
     
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    It is unfortanate that the Boy Scouts have become such a bigoted, homophobic organization that promotes hatred of non-Christians and homosexuals. I don't believe the founder intended to exclude boys based on their religious beliefs when the boy scout oath was written.

    I do have a problem with this organization using facilities that my tax dollars fund. The Scouts certainly should not be allowed to recruit during school hours, and students who choose not to join shouldn't be humiliated by adults.

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    As long as the school district gives equal right to all religious organizations, why is this a problem?
     
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    Lemme think for a minute....

    Kids aren't being forced to participate in the Scouts, right?

    The oath is part of being in Scouts, right?

    But if the kids don't want to say the oath, they somehow have a right to belong to the organization anyway?

    Bullshit.

    If you don't like having to say the oath, create a new organization where such an oath isn't required.

    But quit the incessant bitching and moaning....
     
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    They have not 'become' any such thing. They just are not willing to change based on those now wanting to make them do so. They are neither bigoted or homophobic. 'God' can be any higher power, ask any 12 stepper what that means, plenty of atheists and homosexuals use that formula.
     
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    I'm an atheist and I will never understand why people like that go after the Boy Scouts.

    I bet he wouldn't object to GLAAD in his sons school, would he?
     
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    Quit flapping your jaw about a terrific organization you know absolutely nothing about. You only think the Boy Scouts are so horrible because some pencil neck at the ACLU told you they were. Only a bunch of jackasses with an agenda could possibly think that an organization which:

    keeps young children out of trouble
    teaches survival skills
    builds and maintains public facilities out of the goodness of their hearts
    teaches boys to be nice to others
    teaches respect, dignity, and discipline
    and shows an otherwise wired society the value of natural wilderness

    could possibly be a bad thing. You libs are wrecking everything for even yourselves by attacking people who uphold some of your values. Boy Scouts are strict conservationists who believe in preservation of the natural world, but because they don't goose step to the idea of homosexual endorsement and atheistic dogma, they're demonised.

    You people make me sick.
     
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    The Boy Scouts do teach positive things, they also, in this case, teach that ostracizing and making fun of people who have different beliefs than you do is fun, and in the case of the national organization, that discrimination against homosexuals and non-Christians is a good thing. I hope the school is open to all organizations, if it's not, than there is religious discrimination there. BTW, I was in Boy Scouts for awhile, I did say the "God" thing but was always uncomfortable with it, that and the homophobia caused me to leave the organization. The Boy Scouts claim to be a private "religious" organization when it affords them tax and first amendment (i.e. discriminating against homosexuals and non-Christians) benefits, then they claim not to be a "religious" organization when their funding or free use of public property is threatened. Which are they???

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