Skip to comments.Philadelphia may evict Boy Scouts council [unless it changes its policy on gays......]
Posted on 07/22/2006 2:27:11 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Philadelphia may evict Boy Scouts council The Associated Press Published: Saturday, July 22, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 22, 2006
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The city said it will evict a Boy Scout council from its publicly owned headquarters or make the group pay a fair rent price unless it changes its policy on gays.
The Boy Scouts' Cradle of Liberty Council, the country's third-largest, has been battling with the city for more than three years over the policy, which like the national Scouts organization forbids gays from being leaders.
City Solicitor Romulo L. Diaz Jr. wrote a letter to William T. Dwyer III, president of the Cradle of Liberty Council, stating that the council's "discriminatory policies" violate city policy and law, and that city officials have not been assured the group will not discriminate.
Unless the city gets a "fair-market rent agreement," the council will be evicted, the letter says.
The group has made its headquarters on a half-acre owned by the city in the upscale Philadelphia Art Museum area since 1928, when the city council voted to allow the Scouts to use the property rent-free "in perpetuity." The Scouts pay for building upkeep.
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Ben Franklin doing more RPMs...
Outrageous! My tagline is for them.
All your children are belong to us
Well, if their lease says "rent-free in perpetuity", then the landlord would have to buy them out.
The City of Brotherly....I mean Butthole Love!
Liberals demanding "Brokeback Boy Scouts" everywhere..... this is insanity and depravity....... what sane parent would allow their boys to join a youth organization which is required to allow pedophiles into its leadership? What sane society allows this kind of crap to continue?
Somebody should sue the city of Phili for discrimination based on religion. That is actually more in line with what the founders meant by "Freedom of Religion".
has "perpetuity" ended?
legal binding contract?
My oldest son got up to Life Scout and well on his way to Eagle - got a new Scout Master - had to bail out of of a moving car to avoid being molested...couldn't 'prove' anything, so pervert allowed to keep position...son quit.
Several years later, and how many ? molested boys, he made the headlines when neighbors called cops about a fight in house next door - where the perp had a young boy cornered.
Heavens, let's not discriminate!
(Discriminate: intransitive verb; to pay attention to subtle differences and exercise judgment and taste...")
Where's the crime?
"in perpetuity" must mean something different in Philadelphia.
If gay people are looking for acceptance, this is not the way to go about it. It's ALL negative and NO positives.
This is so wrong. How can the city council renege on an agreement since 1928 that permits the Boy Scouts to use the 1/2 acre "in perpetuity"? Given the plight of the 40,000 kids, How do they have the testicles to kowtow to the queer community? GGGGGrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!
There's no agenda here, move along....
The accommodation of the faggot's extortion is beyond hope....Every deviate/criminal/social government-dependent loser in this country gets favorable treatment under the guise of the "equal protection clause" by Activist Judges and Liberal lawmakers. Heterosexual white males have become a Minority, but will NEVER be afforded the same treatment as special interests....
The Boy Scouts should find out who else is in that building under what terms and file a discrimination suit.
Judges have ruled the gov't does have to keep its word. People have donated land and buildings for a specified use with the provision the donated property be returned if the use is changed and the gov't laughs at them. A woman donated a farm for a nature preserve here in Indiana and the state sold the land to "fund education about nature at other sites".
List. Philadelphia doesn't like "morally straight".
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