Skip to comments.The ACLU must be destroyed: Joseph Farah supports Boy Scouts, urges Americans to fight back
Posted on 11/16/2004 11:34:30 PM PST by JohnHuang2Edited on 11/16/2004 11:35:34 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
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The ACLU has done everything in its power to destroy the BSA. They went to court and argued that the group should be forced by the power of the government to change its charter to admit homosexuals and atheists. The BSA won based on the private nature of the group. The ACLU then argues (as do you) that a private group must sever all ties to public activities. But the severing of all ties is too great a burden. (Can a scout troop not drive the public roads to a camporee?) Like the display of a religious scene on city park land, the government can go too far with the idea that private things must be separate from public things. All I am saying is that the BSA in effect pays for its use of public facilities whenever they are used and like a muslim group, should have access to some use of the public facilities without having to worry about a lawsuit.
Hey, some of them could move here and want to have a Muslim boy scout group at the local school. Would you like that?
And while I am at it, your characterization of the BSA as a "Christian" group is wholly false. Muslims are Boy Scouts, as are Jews, democrats, and budists. The religious restriction is so slim that a Scout only needs agree that there is some "higher power" to be acceptible on religious grounds and need not be a member of any organized religion. And for the record, my son was in a troop chartered by a synagoge while a buddist group also chartered a troop. (And it did not bother me at all).
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