The Boy Scouts ought to have young members in full uniform near City Hall. Every time the Mayor or Solicitor (etc) step outside the office, the Boy Scout should ask “Mr. Mayor, why do you hate Boy Scouts? Are you going to do this to Girl Scouts too???”
The Boy Scouts ought to pass the hat ‘round for their legal bills. I bet there are alot of ex-Scouts like me with ten bucks for a good cause.
I would like to see the Scouts up the ante and ask for punitive damages. Philadelphia is violating the Scout’s constitutional right to association which the SOTUS already established. Philly officials should go to jail.
Boy Scouts of America et al. v. Dale, 530 U.S. 640 (2000), was a case of the Supreme Court of the United States overturning the New Jersey Supreme Court’s application of the New Jersey public accommodations law, which had forced the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to readmit assistant Scoutmaster James Dale. When he was a student at Rutgers University, Dale became copresident of the Lesbian/Gay student alliance. Then, in July 1990, he attended a seminar on the health needs of lesbian and gay teenagers. During the seminar he was interviewed, and the work was subsequently published. He was expelled from Scouting after BSA officials read the interview in a local newspaper and Dale was quoted as stating he was gay.  The Supreme Court held that the lower court’s decision unconstitutionally violated the rights of BSA, specifically the freedom of association, which allows a private organization to exclude whomever it wishes. The case was argued on April 26, 2000 and was decided on June 28, 2000.
Shazam! Are we not surprised that the author of the hit piece didn’t bother to mention the circumstances and terms under which the city agreed to rent IN PERPETUITY the location for a dollar per year? Ya, right. What’s a contract to a Democrat?
Hey Enquierer - run your web poll listing why they Scouts are at this location and then see how many people vote to force them out.
The building belongs to the city. The organization needs a private donor to step up and donate a place for them to use.
No local official who takes such an action should ever win re-election outside of certain, select, extremely liberal quarters. The voters of Philadelphia should turn these idiots out on their ears
Other mainstream supporters, such as United Way, also dropped them.
Not one thin dime for the United Way! Not Today! Not Tomorrow! Not EVER!!!
i for one am damn glad to see people fighting back against this PC crap that has been going on for decades now, in all aspects of life.......do not sit idly by and take the crap, throw it back in their faces
The first thing these scouts need to be taught is how to move out of Fast Eddies whorehouse, otherwise known as Philthadelphia, and move to a town where at least the sports teams don’t suck quite so bad.
What is the Fair Market Value of this Beautiful landmark Building?? If tthe City wants to opt out of its agreement with the Boy Scouts, then the City must pay the Boy Scouts the full value of the property today as opposed to forcing the full rental lease the gay liberals demand.
Ever notice that this is another continuing problem that the GOP never talks about?
Good for the Scouts. I hope they kick the city’s ass in court.
The BSA should just move the entire building out of the city. Here’s an outfit that can do that for them:
A link to COLBSA’s page on it:
Please ping your Scouting list.
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