Skip to comments.ACLU Loses In Latest Boy Scout Attack
Posted on 09/09/2006 6:54:19 PM PDT by Jay777
An atheist mother represented by the ACLU complained that allowing Boy Scouts to recruit in public schools on the same basis as other groups discriminated against her atheist son who attends Portland public schools. In today's decision reversing a lower court decision, the Oregon Supreme Court emphatically concluded that "nothing that occurred in any public school program, service, or activity was discriminatory at all."
"Giving Boy Scouts equal access is not discrimination," said Scouting spokesperson Robert H. Bork, Jr. "It is the law."
"The First Amendment and two federal statues require that Boy Scouts be given the same access to school facilities as other youth or community organizations," said Boy Scouts' attorney George A. Davidson. If the lower court's decision had been upheld, "every school district in Oregon would have been in jeopardy of losing federal funding."
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This is a ridiculous lawsuit in the first place. I feel bad for the judges that had to listen to the arguments in this one. It seems to me that it was a "no duh" equal access case, and the Oregon Supreme Court came to the same conclusion. Thank goodness this case was dealt with using common sense.
Listen to the ridiculous response from the executive director of the Oregon ACLU.
David Fidanque, executive director of the Oregon ACLU, said the ruling turned on a technical definition of what constitutes discrimination in the schools.
In theory, he argued, a hate group such as the Ku Klux Klan could make a presentation in an Oregon school about joining, and it would not be discrimination as long as it didn't mention it restricts membership to white people.
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DesertCoyote is on the Residence Hall Council again and the first meeting is next week sooooooo...... you should be getting a Freepmail from her before Halloween.
Thanks. I'm ready.
Thanks for a great post. "Jihad with a law degree" indeed.
Well, I suppose the mother will now see if she can sue the Girl Scouts for not even allowing her son to join.
Hmmmm. Interesting idea. Being a 46 yr. old male, can I sue the girl scouts for not letting me in?
I'm sure it can't be that hard. All you have to do is call up the ACLU and say that you hate Christians, and you got yourself a lawyer.
Ahem, ACLU drove me to be a monthly contributor to Boy Scout of America...Hehehe.
It seems pretty clear to me. Maybe they left that part out of the "emanations and penumbra" version.
The ACLU should be prepared for more humiliation at the hands of the trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, in-your-face, cheerful, thrifty brave, clean and reverent troops.
(proud Life Scout)
ACLU = Anti-american Communist Letigation Union
What about a HATE GROUP like ISLAM?
Times sure have changed. I was actually a Cub Scout back in...well along time ago. I could never imagine being attacked by a band of hateful liberals like the ACLU. This is unreal to me.
But how much did it cost the BSA to defend against this lawsuit?
Islam is an group oppressed by Haters of the Right-Wing Christian persuasion.
Ask CAIR and the ACLU.
They will give you the details.
The problem is, these court battles are incredibly expensive for the BSA to defend. That's money that when spent on lawyers cannot be used for the boys and their programs.
The ACLU is trying to kill the BSA with a thousand cuts.
They are one and the same buddy, one and the same...
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