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.
Gee, a "Brokeback Council" it appears.
This is the main reason I don't donate to the United Way. Other than their tactics, which is the 2nd reason I don't donate to them, that is.
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".
Additional links on the Boy Scouts and the Homosexual Agenda:
|HIV Positive Scout Leader Faces Sex Trial|
|Scouts targeted in San Diego|
|What happened to the Girl Scouts?|
|Food Network Reneges on Boy Scout Troop|
|The Death of Canadian Scouting|
|Legion stands up for Scouts after ACLU-DoD settlement|
|United Way Capital Area to stop funding Boy Scouts|
|Student wants Scouts off campus|
|Boy Scout council 'devastated' by United Way cuts -program for inner-city children lost|
|Judge says use violates separation of church and state|
|Beyond Crafts and Cookies, Girl Scouts Are Prospering|
|Boy Scouts v. Dale Amicus Brief (PDF)|
This example of "defining deviancy down" is part of a single larger pattern, and almost everybody seems to have a vested interest in some piece of it. Just follow the ACLU'S ugly trail, and you'll find plenty of self-styled conservatives cheering on many their court-mandated efforts at social engineering. "You must respect my freedom!" quickly becomes "You must forget any values/morals you have and cheer me on when I gratify myself in whatever way I find pleasing!"
Think not? I remember when the civil libertarians fought to keep a notorious sex club open in what had been a public school building. Neighbors were horrified at what their children were being exposed to, but the deviants got the right to keep on deviating. And how did FReepers respond? By and large, they cheered on the deviants. After all, they were just doing their thing.
What part of "perpetuity" does the council not understand?
Let's put aside, for a moment, all questions of Christian morality (as Philadelphia has done). Doesn't gay men alone with little boys in the woods strike these people as a recipe for disaster? So not all homosexuals are molesters; the danger is enough. Or would liberals rather protect homosexuals' feelings than children?
On second thought, I'd like to withdraw that question on grounds of stupidity.
(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em, Down Hezbullies.)
The Boy Scouts has been a faggot magnet for decades. Similar incident occurred in CA back in the 60s in the Palo Alto area. Now we have NAMBLA to further the cause of molestation of boys by queers. Sickening, but this is an alternative lifestyle supported by the deviant-mongers and deviant judges.
PA ACLU Swirl Ping
"Gee, a "Brokeback Council" it appears."
Are you sure you don't mean a "Brokebutt Council"?
The problem is, there's no agreement. The Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution in 1928, but they are apparently free to change that resolution. I don't believe that their original resolution has the force of a binding contract.
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
Romans 1: vs 25-27
I have a cousin who's lover was a particular bigwig MD with a particular international human-rights charitable organization...who took regular trips to Thailand and kept a Thai boy, and I do mean a Thai BOY, in an apartment in SF. Not exactly a peer relationship.
I'm of the opinion that most of this advancement of the cause of sodomy is rather cynically $$ motivated by corporations wanting every last dollar off of every last demographic population available transferred to themselves. Homosexuals are okay, they have money to spend!
Amen. And BTTT!
And, no, I am not weighing in on that decision, but only mentioned it to show how Philadelphia treats contracts when it doesn't fit their agenda.
It's a shame for those people who live in Phila., but it's becoming a sewer.
The gay rights cabal will assure you: just because a scoutmaster has a sexual preference for young men doesn't mean he's gay.
That's Philadelphia for you - - trying to force the Boy Scouts to send young boys into the woods with sodomites illustrates the city's mentality perfectly. The battle really isn't worth it - - the Boy Scouts should pack up (no pun) and get out of that sick toilet Philadelphia as fast as they can.
Can someone clarify this for me please...
Do the Girl Scouts (or whatever they are called) allow male Leaders?... and if not, what is the reason?
If the answer is that they don't allow male leaders, and for the reasons I am thinking, does Philadelphia have the same attitude towards them?
We see that question every so often, and it's a good question indeed. I'm not sure the question has ever been answered without imposing a double standard.
I live in New England - but was, indeed, in California went the incident took place...in the 70's (The perp was also in LAW ENFORCEMENT! I went to the Sheriff also - got short shrift. I warned him that one day, his dept was going to be very embarrassed - and indeed they were, -
Yes, the GSUSA does allow male leaders, but I believe they cannot be "principal leader" (i.e., can't be the top unit leader, such as the Cubmaster or Scoutmaster in the BSA).
**Yes, the GSUSA does allow male leaders, but I believe they cannot be "principal leader" (i.e., can't be the top unit leader, such as the Cubmaster or Scoutmaster in the BSA).**
In which case, it seems only logical that the same rule should apply to homosexuals in charge of boys, for the same reason.
I assume that Philadelphia doesn't prejudice against them... but then, it's the homosexuals who require preferential treatment, above the needs of the children... as usual.
I think a whole stream of Christians should apply for leadership positions in gay organizations and we'll see how equally open they are to leadership that is opposed to their organization's core values.
"In which case, it seems only logical that the same rule should apply to homosexuals in charge of boys, for the same reason."
And what reason would that be?
The REST of the AGENDA:
While most homosexual activist groups publicly denounce NAMBLA and its agenda, the pedophile group is still allowed to march in "gay" pride parades in New York, San Francisco and Boston under its own NAMBLA banner.
Furthermore, some suggest that public disavowal of NAMBLA by homosexual groups is a smokescreen. David Thorstad, a founding member of NAMBLA and former president of New Yorks Gay Activists Alliance, says homosexual activists have supressed pedophilia in order "to sanitize the image of homosexuality to facilitate its entrance into the social mainstream."
The corrupt left favors that which favors it. Birds of a feather flock together...