The ACLU and the Scouts, again, and today’s articles
The ACLU continues its reprehensible persecution of the BSA: Fear of ACLU lawsuits force Scouts to scrap troop charters
Troops of Boy Scouts in Macomb County and around the country are scuttling their organizational charter agreements with local governments, fearing legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union for requiring allegiance to God.
An official at the Boy Scouts of America’s regional Clinton Valley Council, which oversees most Scout troops in Macomb and Oakland counties, confirmed this week the group is directing dozens of local packs and troops to seek out new charter agreements in the private sector rather than with government bodies because of fears of possible litigation.
The issue of discrimination is bogus: In the aftermath of Katrina, in each of the states adjacent to Louisiana, Boy Scout troops used their campgrounds and gathered enough volunteers to obtain a ratio of 1 volunteer for every 2 displaced persons.
Since the relief effort being done by the BSA started in September, NEVER ONCE have the displaced persons been refused assistance on account of sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other reason at all. The only criteria was that the people were in need, and the Scouts are helping. There has been NOT ONE INSTANCE, I repeat, not one, of discrimination from the BSA on its hurricane relief.
And yet our tax dollars go towards supporting the ACLU in its absurd prosection of a very worthy organization. The latest accusation is that the Scouts are a “religion” because of the Scout Oath. Don’t miss Scouts anniversary week & ACLU attacks.
The ACLU is morally wrong on this issue. But then, simple morality escapes the ACLU mind.
Update, Saturday, February 11: To find out how you can support the Boy Scouts of America
To find out how you can support the Boy Scouts of America, visit www.bsalegal.org or call 972-580-2000. To help support other religious-freedom lawyers aiding the Scouts, contact Alliance Defense Fund, 15333 N. Pima Road, Suite 165, Scottsdale, AZ 85260; phone 480-444-0020; Web www.alliancedefensefund.org.
Maria and I have been following the Michael Fumento case, and here’s his latest article, Hounding of conservative thinkers no “phantom persecution
Dr. Krauthammer’s Palestine without illusions
With this election, we can no longer hide from the truth: After 60 years, the Palestinian people continue to reject the right of a Jewish state to exist side by side with them. Fatah — secular, worldly and wise — learned to lie to the West and pretend otherwise. Hamas — less sophisticated, more literal and more bound by religious obligation to expel the Jews — is simply more honest.
This election was truth in advertising. Now we know. What to do?