A federal judge has told the Boy Scouts that belief is unacceptable because the government must be "neutral."
The ruling in this case reaffirms the need to place judges on the federal bench who are committed to interpreting the law, not actively rewriting it. The Pentagon's support of the Boy Scout Jamboree does not establish a religion and surely does not violate the First Amendment.
Thanks for the link as well.
Thanks. A lost fact of history is that the ACLU was almost legally outlawed as a Communist front just before World War II, but Morris Ernst cut a deal with the FBI to purge the ACLU of known CP members and inform the government on left-wing activity in the legal community. At some point it's clear the ACLU reneged on this deal and the Communists were able to reassert their original influence in the organization--I would guess this probably happened with the rise of the Vietnam antiwar movement and the disintegration of the Cold War consensus. Today, I think you could make a good case that in the context of the War on Terror, the government should again review the ACLU's legal status. Likewise the National Lawyers Guild.