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Court won't hear appeal on Boy Scouts land rental
San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 3, 2010 | AP

Posted on 05/03/2010 9:59:06 AM PDT by South40

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday decided to let stand a ruling saying the Boy Scouts cannot lease city-owned parkland in San Diego because the group is a religious organization.

The high court refused to hear an appeal from San Diego-area Boy Scouts who have traditionally leased Balboa Park camp space.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; antitheism; atheismandstate; firstamendment; freedomfromreligion; freedomofreligion; homosexualagenda; judicialactivism; moralabsolutes; religiousintolerance; scouts

1 posted on 05/03/2010 9:59:07 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

vermin...


2 posted on 05/03/2010 9:59:56 AM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (Pelosi is a wretched, communist, b!#*&)
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To: FightforFreedomCA

Good, I guess this means that since I’m religious I don’t have to pay taxes to support these public buildings.


3 posted on 05/03/2010 10:01:39 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: South40

What do Americans have to do to take their country back from the politically correct bastards who toss the opinions and views of the overwhelming number of Americans out the window to pander to the ahrlots who run the ACLU and other demented fringe groups???????????????????

I’d LOVE to know how the SCOTUS kicked this out and what judges were responsible.


4 posted on 05/03/2010 10:03:34 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: South40

That old “ Freedom from Religion “ clause.


5 posted on 05/03/2010 10:03:50 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: All
Is the Boy Scouts of America a reliious organization?
6 posted on 05/03/2010 10:05:06 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: South40

Imagine what they will decide when the court goes Liberal?


7 posted on 05/03/2010 10:05:42 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: South40
The Scouts have poured massive amounts of money into the Balboa Park facilities. I earned my swimming and lifesaving merit badges at the pool. This is a consequence of the attack by the gays in San Diego. I think the Scouts should sue the city of San Diego for the full value of all improvements over the lease period and use the proceeds to acquire private facilities for use by the Scouts. The city can redirect money they spend on gay pride parades and other gay specific programs to cover the award. The city can also pick up the full cost of maintaining the Balboa Park facilities as the Scouts terminate their responsibilities to care for the facility.
8 posted on 05/03/2010 10:07:05 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: South40

Who would have guessed 221 years ago (or 21 years ago) that anyone would interpret the Constitution as requiring active hostility by government toward religious faith and in particular toward Christianity?


9 posted on 05/03/2010 10:07:10 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: South40

Can we give California to Mexico?


10 posted on 05/03/2010 10:08:57 AM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: ZULU
I’d LOVE to know how the SCOTUS kicked this out and what judges were responsible.

I wonder if the SCOTUS ever saw the appeal. Their gay friendly staffers may have manipulated the case away from their view entirely. Much the way the birth certificate issues have been hidden away.

11 posted on 05/03/2010 10:09:26 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: No Socialist

Freedom OF religion is not freedom FROM religion. For this decision to stand means that free speech (and freedom of beliefs) are not shared by all Americans.

A chill wind blows.


12 posted on 05/03/2010 10:12:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: Mr. K

I think that Mexico has already claimed most of California.


13 posted on 05/03/2010 10:13:02 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: South40
Okay you Boy Scouts and former Boy Scouts, gather your Hispanic Boy Scouts and Leaders together and write to the "Lady Judge Sotomayor" and put some pressure on her. After all, she said she would rule as a Hispanic/Latino and either she was in the minority here, or she's a typical Liberal Hypocrite.

You are the Boy Scouts who can appeal to her higher sense of pride and can make a difference in this situation.

14 posted on 05/03/2010 10:16:37 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: South40

Very discriminatory ...


15 posted on 05/03/2010 10:16:48 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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And get your appeal to the Media who will air it. You Hispanic Eagle Scouts, get on every talk show which will have you! March outside the Supreme Court. Go Pro-Active. Do not take this kind of lunacy.
16 posted on 05/03/2010 10:19:37 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: Myrddin

Statistics I have seen say 2-3% of the general population is homosexual, yet they now control the courts and a lot of other institutions (education, for another). How did we let this happen? Trouble is, there is no turning back. Is God going to blame all of us who let this happen?


17 posted on 05/03/2010 10:32:33 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: South40

More intolerance, discrimination, and hate from the left.


18 posted on 05/03/2010 10:41:11 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: ilovesarah2012
It's simply really.

No one wants to serve on boards.

Knowing this, gays simply ran or sought appointment to various boards starting with the American Psychological Association. Once they got the majority on the board, they simply voted and declared themselves sane.

19 posted on 05/03/2010 10:41:20 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: ilovesarah2012
About half of the San Diego City Council is gay, lesbian and strong sympathizers with the gay agenda. There are also judges in San Diego that are biased in favor of gays and against the Scouts. It is/was a no win situation. The corruption is yet another reason I had no second thoughts about selling my house in San Diego and moving to Idaho.
20 posted on 05/03/2010 10:47:51 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

Just what is the “gay agenda”? To force normal people to say that they are normal? Not me. Never.


21 posted on 05/03/2010 10:51:02 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
Statistics I have seen say 2-3% of the general population is homosexual, yet they now control the courts and a lot of other institutions (education, for another). How did we let this happen? Trouble is, there is no turning back. Is God going to blame all of us who let this happen?

Very simple. They we out with action & money rather than posting on a web site & sending an E-Mail.

22 posted on 05/03/2010 10:51:41 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
As usual the Leftwingtard/gay crowd assumed ~ improperly ~ that the BSA would do whatever it took to maintain control of the facility.

And, they didn't.

I am sure that in this depressed economy the Leftwingtard/gay crowd that runs San Diego will not maintain the facility which will now fall into decay, become dangerous, and result in incredibly ruinous liability lawsuits.

23 posted on 05/03/2010 10:53:46 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Inwoodian
"That old “ Freedom from Religion “ clause."

BUT, from WHAT religion??? The Boy Scout religion?? They mentioned God. Is HE a religion?

24 posted on 05/03/2010 11:15:18 AM PDT by jackibutterfly ( Palin is so under obama's skin, he hears 'Hail to the Chief' when he sees her.)
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To: South40

Then the U.S. Senate and Congress are religious organizations too, since prayers are said before each session.

Quick, move them off federal property.

The Boy Scouts is NOT a religious organization. They simply respect God and country like the majority of U.S. Citizens do. And today, I’m surprised that isn’t an outright crime.


25 posted on 05/03/2010 11:19:25 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
"Is God going to blame all of us who let this happen?"

He BETTER blame those who let it happen. I think you meant to say, "Is God going to blame all of us BECAUSE THIS happened?" Right?

26 posted on 05/03/2010 11:34:42 AM PDT by jackibutterfly ( Palin is so under obama's skin, he hears 'Hail to the Chief' when he sees her.)
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To: Mr. K

Everything below Marin County, across to Placer county.


27 posted on 05/03/2010 11:53:19 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: DoughtyOne
Then the U.S. Senate and Congress are religious organizations too, since prayers are said before each session.

You could say the USSC is a religious organization as the 10 commandments are on the walls of its building.

28 posted on 05/03/2010 12:42:01 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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At this point I can't see how a return to a real moral foundation - which is the only foundation that supports life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - is possible without Divine intervention. I really don't. If anyone can come up with alternatives, please let me know.

29 posted on 05/03/2010 1:17:26 PM PDT by little jeremiah (http://lifewurx.com - Good herb formulas made by a friend)
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To: South40

Unfortunately, there are active leaders within the BSA who disagree with the BSA’s official position. I hope the BSA doesn’t allow them to take over and change its policy.


30 posted on 05/03/2010 1:32:25 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: South40

Yet just the city of San Diego did gave land and permission to a group of Palestinian Muslims who asked to construct a “House of Palestine” on in San Diego’s Balboa Park, even though there is no such country as Palestine. All the rest of the houses in the House of Pacific Relations portion of the park are representatives ofbona fide actual countries. Visitors stop by these houses to hear about the countries, see diplays and have snacks. The city of San Diego did not heed protests objecting to such a house; the aim of the request to build it was nothing but a naked propanda ploy by the Palestinian Arab propaganda machine to try to legitimize those pushing for a separate, terrorist Palestinian state. The city let it happen and the house was built and guess where? Right smack next to the House of Israel. The Palestinian group that had the money to built the house built theirs bigger and fancier than the tiny House of Israel. So the Boy Scouts of America, who train in skills, patriotism, and clean living are no longer welcome to meet as a group in their longtime home in Balboa Park, but the hate mongering, anti-Semitic, terrorist trainers are welcomed with open arms. The only goal of pushing for a separate Palestinian state is to destroy Israel.


31 posted on 05/03/2010 1:50:18 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: South40

That’s right.


34 posted on 05/03/2010 2:55:28 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: Morgana
The gays already have a trade going in young boys around Balboa Park. The very sort of thing NAMBLA promotes. The Scout Camp was one of the few areas they don't "control". The area along 6th avenue is particularly bad. It's a "no go" area after dark.

There are a few Scout supporters around San Diego County that offer access to their private land to support the Scouts. It is much appreciated, but is also a very long drive from San Diego. The pool is/was a critical resource in teaching swimming and lifesaving merit badges. When not used for merit badge classes, the pool was open for use by the general public. That was actually most of the time. The rest of the camp is picnic tables and nature trails. All maintained using Scouts doing service projects. A small store is/was also on the camp to sell uniform insignia and awards patches for all scouting organizations. There was nothing that excluded use of the facility by any group.

35 posted on 05/03/2010 4:07:59 PM PDT by Myrddin
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36 posted on 05/03/2010 4:14:52 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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