Skip to comments.Philly's War on the Boy Scouts
Posted on 02/16/2008 3:29:13 PM PST by fgoodwin
Philly's War on the Boy Scouts
By KEVIN FERRIS
February 16, 2008; Page A10
As Michael Nutter was sworn in as the city's 98th mayor last month, he called for a new wave of public service to clean up drug-infested neighborhoods. If he is serious about renewing volunteerism, he'll start by putting an end to the city's campaign against the Boy Scouts.
On May 31, the Cradle of Liberty Council, the local Boy Scout chapter, will be evicted from its headquarters on 22nd and Winter Streets -- a space it has occupied since 1928.
The eviction isn't for a breach of contract. It comes at the behest of the City Council, which voted 16 to one last year to kick the boy scouts out unless they reverse the national Boy Scouts of America's ban on gays serving in the ranks or as scoutmasters or start paying "market rent" -- about $200,000 a year. Local chapters can't reverse national scouting policies. So it's a matter of paying up or moving out.
Here's one suggestion: Sell the scouts their building. Ask for fair market value minus a generous allowance for improvements the scouts have made to the property and the resources they have devoted to its upkeep and to the city. The scouts could raise money for the purchase without touching resources needed for programs for the boys. If the goal is a safer city with an engaged citizenry, Mr. Nutter could find a way to keep the Boy Scouts in Philadelphia.
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Please ping your Scouting List.
Didn’t know there was one, please add me to the Scout’s ping list!! :)
The perverts will not win over the Boy Scouts, good always beats evil!!
It will be interesting to find out if Mr Nutter is truly interested in cleaning up drug-infested neighborhoods.
You’re added. Amazing what’s on FR ain’t it.
orrrr..... if he’s another Liberal putz.
I agree with you, but I also think we have to become willing and determined to utterly break the backs of the sexual deviant, the abortionists, the traitors and the muslim sympathizers.
What is this guy writing about??
Nutter supports kicking out the scouts!
"Nutter supports the eviction of the Cradle of Liberty Council of the Boy Scouts of America from their headquarters on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
In a televised debated on NBC 10 Live @ Issue he said, “In my administration, we will not subsidize discrimination.”
He supports having the City of Philadelphia declare a “Crime Emergency” in selected areas of Philadelphia
This would station more officers in certain areas of Philadelphia, limit the ability to gather on public sidewalks, impose a curfew for all residents, and limit the ability to travel in certain areas.
The proposal includes a warrantless police search technique known as “stop-and-frisk.”
Nutter claims that this approach is sufficiently similar to one that was found to be Constitutional by the United States Supreme Court in 1968 in Terry v Ohio
Add an old boy Scout from Valley Forge, Pa. to your list, please.
I sent the Phili Boy Scouts a donation.
We conservatives have a slight edge in the SCOTUS for our cause.
Electing Conservatives in the upcoming election is critical, we cannot have a dim appointing any more Supreme Court Justices if America is to survive!!
so because some think that gays are not normal, they don’t want gays around them as I don’t then they have all sorts of liberal groups going after them .
maybe they should be putting their energy into the crime infested city instead of going after a group which teaches boys to become men.
Of course the homosexuals don’t want boys to become men they want them as women and want women to become more like men.