Tell Robert Nix what you think.
I think we should all write in and suggest that the Boy Scouts get free health care, too. After all, they are so nice and positive and all... we should "...honor this organization and what it stands for..." out of the PUBLIC coffers. </sarc>
OTOH, some of us would rather our taxes go down...and those people who want to donate to the Boy Scouts can do so, but those of us who can't even afford our own real estate shouldn't be forced to subsidize the Boy Scouts'.
From the article...
Unlike the scouts, public officials are also bound by a line of Supreme Court opinions barring taxpayer support of any group that discriminates.
In Philadelphia, officials wrestled for months for a way to let the scouts remain at their longtime headquarters.
(However, I'm not certain the SCOTUS opinions are as clear on "discriminates" (with regard to homosexuals) as they want the reader to believe. Anyone have details?)