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To: SandRat
As a supporter of Cub and Boy Scouts, of which my son is a member, what a load of bunk. We will not let that happen here. That being said,

Hindus to Dharma,

If I were a scout in the UK, could I pledge to Greg, instead? Dharma and her whole family are just too liberal.

22 posted on 06/16/2005 11:38:49 AM PDT by tnlibertarian ("In my opinion, they have no rights, except a safe return to their homeland. - "Robert Vazquez")
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To: tnlibertarian
As a supporter of Cub and Boy Scouts, of which my son is a member, what a load of bunk. We will not let that happen here.

What won't happen? Maybe some things won't happen. But, like its UK version, BSA already admits Muslims and even provides pamphlets helping them with their religious faith. Only people who do not have religious beliefs aren't allowed to join (people like my kids). But BSA fully admits the Allah-worshippers. (Which is the final smack in the face... :-0 ).

43 posted on 06/16/2005 12:33:20 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (News junkie here)
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To: tnlibertarian
Don't confuse the question of atheism with Scouting's acceptance of all religions. IIRC from long ago, merit badges relating to "religion" were available in all varieties -- Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim at least, as I remember.

I checked the web site for the national Boy Scout Jamboree, and found the following:

A Scout is Reverent The 12th point of the Scout Law—A Scout is Reverent—illustrates just how important spirituality is to the Boy Scouts of America. All Scouts, no matter what religion they practice, have a home and brotherhood in Scouting and at the 2001 National Scout Jamboree.

Nearly 6000 Catholic Scouts and adult leaders stood in heavy rain and unseasonably chilly temperatures to celebrate Mass at the Boy Scout National Jamboree being held at Fort A.P. Hill, VA. Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, the Apostolic Nuncio Presiding over the Mass was joined by Bishop Walter Sullivan, of the Diocese of Richmond, VA, and Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger of the Diocese of Evansville, IN. who serves as the Episcopal Liaison between the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America.

Approximately 145 chaplains, representing 19 religious denominations, provided spiritual direction and guidance to Scouts, Scout leaders, and visitors who attended the jamboree. The jamboree's 20 subcamps, which house 1,700 Scouts and leaders apiece, will have a chaplain of each Scout's faith, including Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, and more.

47 posted on 06/16/2005 12:43:24 PM PDT by BohDaThone
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To: tnlibertarian
BSA Dharma Award
58 posted on 06/16/2005 1:23:14 PM PDT by NathanR (Mexico: So far from God; So close to the USA.)
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