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The Boy Scouts

October 19, 2007

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So, the city of Philadelphia has decided that the Boy Scouts  must begin paying fair-market rent (at $200,000 a year) for its city-owned headquarters because it refuses to permit gay members.

If the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) were a privately funded group, it could discriminate against and hate anyone it wanted to. But the Boy Scouts of America is dependent upon Federal, State and local government handouts.

The BSA promotes active discrimination against homosexuals and atheists, all the while taking tax-payer funds to support themselves – a clear violation of several government policies against discriminatory organizations receiving public funds or holding meetings in public buildings.

A few quick facts:

  • 60% BSA troops are sponsored by religious groups.
  • Mormons sponsor about 30,000 troops.
  • $5 million in taxpayer money is spent on the National BSA Jamboree every 4 years.

It’s about time a major city decided to follow Fedeal Antidiscrimination Laws. Hopefully other cities will follow.

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“Duty to God ahead of country, others, and self is the credo of suicide bombers.”  – Penn Jillette

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