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ACLU: Boy Scouts shouldn't be allowed to meet in public schools [Boulder, CO]
Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 08/02/2010 | Brittany Anas

Posted on 08/02/2010 12:39:22 PM PDT by Pyro7480

Boy Scouts shouldn't be able to meet in Boulder's public schools because they openly discriminate against gays, according to the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Johanna Blumenthal, with the Boulder County ACLU, sent a letter today to officials with the Boulder Valley School District arguing that the Boy Scouts are a discriminatory group because they have openly defended the right to exclude homosexuals from membership.

The ACLU raised the same concern in 2001, but is now buffering its argument with a recent Supreme Court ruling. The ACLU is asking the district to change its policies so that groups that use school buildings must comply with district policies.

One of those rules prohibits interfering with a student's opportunities or benefits on the basis of the individuals “race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability or religion.”

The district's current policy does not require the Boy Scouts, or other groups using school buildings, to comply with the district's policies to receive reduced rental rates. The school district though “reserves the right” to deny use of its building for any activity that violates its rules.

“We again pose the question to the BVSD Board of Education: Is it the policy of the District to subsidize a youth organization that openly discriminates based on sexual orientation?,” the letter from Blumenthal says. The ACLU is citing the Supreme Court's ruling in the CLS vs. Martinez case....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: aclu; antiamericanism; antichristian; boulder; boyscouts; bsa; culturewars; faggots; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; liberalfascism; naughtyteacherslist; promolestation; sexualizingchildren
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1 posted on 08/02/2010 12:39:26 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

The ACLU should receive no taxpayer money because it actively discriminates against Conservative values.


2 posted on 08/02/2010 12:41:39 PM PDT by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: Pyro7480

The ACLU shouldn’t be allowed in public spaces or places because they’re a bunch of idiots.


3 posted on 08/02/2010 12:42:15 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (There is neither honesty, manhood nor good fellowship in thee.)
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To: Pyro7480

Does this mean the football, baseball, and basketball teams discriminate and cannot use the facilities? Looks like just one more reason to support school choice. Celebrate diversity and embrace school choice.


4 posted on 08/02/2010 12:42:57 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Pyro7480

Better yet the ACLU should dry up and blow away.


5 posted on 08/02/2010 12:43:00 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: Pyro7480

Well they’d better kick the faggot clubs out too.


6 posted on 08/02/2010 12:44:14 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Pyro7480

It’s Boulder Colorado so I’m not getting my hopes up. These Boy Scouts will most likely have to find a new home. Fortunately there are plenty of Churches that will welcome Boy Scout troops into their building.


7 posted on 08/02/2010 12:44:51 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Pyro7480
Good grief...zip up and give it a rest.
8 posted on 08/02/2010 12:45:45 PM PDT by JPG (Journolist diva, Sarah Spitz? No, she swallowed the whole Mongrel agenda.)
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To: Pyro7480; MissTed

These jackasses just will not give up will they.

It would be great if a hacker would break into the ACLU’s server(s) and let the world see their emails and sensitive files too. A little sunlight would go a long way to dis-infecting that bunch....


9 posted on 08/02/2010 12:47:29 PM PDT by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: Pyro7480

Why is the aclu so afraid of God anyway? much less the boy scouts?


10 posted on 08/02/2010 12:48:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: Tanniker Smith
The ACLU shouldn’t be allowed in public spaces or places because they’re a bunch of CRIMINAL, American hating, idiots.
11 posted on 08/02/2010 12:48:51 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Pyro7480

“Congress shall make no law ... prohibiting the free exercise (of religion)”

Amendment One, Constitution of the United States.


12 posted on 08/02/2010 12:49:30 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Pyro7480

should they also meet with those who have sex with animals and have 7 wives too?


13 posted on 08/02/2010 12:50:31 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Pyro7480
Is it the policy of the District to subsidize a youth organization that openly discriminates based on sexual orientation.

They are not subsidizing anything. The community owns the school district so the Boy Scouts have a much of a right to it as anyone else in the community.
14 posted on 08/02/2010 12:50:35 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Egon

Speaking of taxes, the parents of those boys should not have to pay taxes that support the schools if the kids can’t use them. Those schools are public property, not the property of the schools or the government.


15 posted on 08/02/2010 12:53:02 PM PDT by RC2 (Remember who we are. "I am America")
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To: Pyro7480
You have to realize that Boulder is one of the most liberal and drug infested cities in the country. I was in Boy Scout camp with some of the Boulder Boy Scouts in the 60’s and they were quite liberal scouts but nothing like ACLU of now days. CU law school has graduated 25,000 lawyers that could not find a job.
16 posted on 08/02/2010 12:54:58 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: Pyro7480

aclu shouldn’t be allowed to meet ... end of sentence.

The small amount of benefit derived from their activities does not offset the evil done by these b@st@rds.


17 posted on 08/02/2010 12:55:56 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston
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To: Pyro7480

More Sexual Harrassment! Most scout troops don’t meet in schools they meet in church halls though some occasionally use the Town Hall. Scouts are part of the society, their parents pay taxes, they are loyal citizens and should be allowed to use public property just like anyone else and Scouts should not be harrassed by special interest groups, especially those with questionable interests and intentions.


18 posted on 08/02/2010 12:57:30 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Pyro7480

Boy Scouts


19 posted on 08/02/2010 12:59:00 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: RobinOfKingston

These people need to be on the “lamp post decorator” list that will be pulled out after Rev 2.

Their ilk are what are causing Rev 2 to happen.


20 posted on 08/02/2010 1:00:08 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Pyro7480

It’s not fair that grown up male homosexuals can’t have unmonitored sleepovers with young boys. < /ACLU >


21 posted on 08/02/2010 1:01:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Pyro7480
The Boy Scouts should get the hell out of the public schools and stay out.

The should accept nothing from the government, and by doing so they will not have to answer to or even address the government in any way.

Churches and other private buildings should open their doors to the Boy Scouts and allow them to exist freely without any interference.

The Boy Scouts is an organization whose history and mission is too noble to allow themselves to be put in a position where they are in any way answerable to the toads of government.

22 posted on 08/02/2010 1:02:17 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

It’s a far cry from the days when Gerald Ford appeared in an ad promoting scouting.


23 posted on 08/02/2010 1:03:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pyro7480

...........Johanna Blumenthal....

Sounds like a good muslim girl, a descendent of Abraham. Her name is on the list


24 posted on 08/02/2010 1:06:54 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Unfortunately Boulder, Colorado is always Someplace East of Suez. They never read the First Amendment.
25 posted on 08/02/2010 1:06:57 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Pyro7480
Public school property is available for public meetings when school is not in session. That includes church congregations meeting in a cafeteria on Sunday mornings. The ACLU is off base (as usual).
26 posted on 08/02/2010 1:09:32 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: JamesA

27 posted on 08/02/2010 1:12:33 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Pyro7480
Good thing these fools weren't around here. While my synagogue was being rebuilt, we met most of the two years in the neighboring Jr. High School; except on Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippor when we took over the High School!

ML/NJ

28 posted on 08/02/2010 1:21:23 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Pyro7480

ACLU shouldn’t be allowed standing in American courts!

They are by design and charter anti-American.


29 posted on 08/02/2010 1:23:11 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; Congressman Billybob; ...

Boy Scouts v.s ACLU


30 posted on 08/02/2010 1:26:35 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Pyro7480

I guess that means that NAMBLA would be permissable to use the facilities per ACLU. Does anybody know where those commie shysters get their income from?


31 posted on 08/02/2010 1:34:48 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: Pyro7480

I have an idea!

Government schools shouldn’t be allowed to host the Boy Scouts. If they are ALL completely shut down and turned into prisons, they there would be no government schools to do the hosting.


32 posted on 08/02/2010 1:34:53 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: RobinOfKingston
aclu shouldn’t be allowed to meet ... end of sentence.
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Government schools shouldn't be allowed to meet! Padlock the doors and do a minor refit on the buildings for use as prisons.

33 posted on 08/02/2010 1:40:13 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: JamesA

Better yet the ACLU should dry up and blow away.

Let us pray!


34 posted on 08/02/2010 1:53:24 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Fortunately there are plenty of Churches that will welcome Boy Scout troops into their building.

They already do :)
35 posted on 08/02/2010 1:56:54 PM PDT by derekr44
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To: Pyro7480

I don’t know of any troops who meet anymore in public schools

I guess the GS are out too, since they don’t admit boys


36 posted on 08/02/2010 2:02:41 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Egon

Are the parents of Scouts required to pay taxes to support schools in Boulder, huh ACLU?? Go munch a queer and mind yer own business aclu.


37 posted on 08/02/2010 2:04:05 PM PDT by Waco (From Seward to Sarah)
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To: NormsRevenge
Why is the aclu so afraid of God anyway? much less the boy scouts?

That's a good question.

38 posted on 08/02/2010 2:04:16 PM PDT by Floratina
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To: Pyro7480

My question would be how would a boy know whether he’s homosexual at that young age? But the homo-nazis like to plant the seed pretty early nowadays.


39 posted on 08/02/2010 2:45:48 PM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Fortunately there are plenty of Churches that will welcome Boy Scout troops into their building.

Unfortunately, the Scouts will be chased wherever they go, because the preversionphiles can't stand the thought of anyone not gushing over their gayness. Here's how it will play out: Scouts find Church sponsor willing to lend the use of their facilities; ACLU whines because the Church is tax-exempt, hence, "subsidized" by the state; state law requires the lionization of LBTXYZMIT persons in all cases; therefore, the Church must do the state's bidding.

40 posted on 08/02/2010 2:54:28 PM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: silverleaf

I know the GS’s have embraced PC, so I would suspect that they aren’t experiencing the same attacks the Boy Scouts are.

In our area, we weren’t denied access to a local elementary school, it was just made difficult, especially during the summer break.

We have since moved to a local church, they haven’t embraced Scouting since they are under that it competes with Awana and are probably unaware of how Scouting can be a complement to their developing of youth.

We do have plans to engage them, when we can get some of their time.


41 posted on 08/02/2010 3:45:40 PM PDT by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: silverleaf
Correction: "... they haven't embraced Scouting since they are under the impression that it competes with Awana and are probably..."

Hit post to soon.

42 posted on 08/02/2010 3:48:04 PM PDT by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: Floratina

43 posted on 08/02/2010 3:59:52 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: wintertime
Government schools shouldn't be allowed to meet! Padlock the doors and do a minor refit on the buildings for use as prisons.

Or give the buildings to the Scouts. :-)

44 posted on 08/02/2010 4:18:15 PM PDT by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: gitmo

Or give the buildings to the Scouts. :-)
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Very good! Sitting here laughing! :-)


45 posted on 08/02/2010 4:26:58 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: wintertime

My scout troop met in a couple of Quonset huts at the Naval Base in Cuba. It was a great place for a troop.


46 posted on 08/02/2010 4:43:51 PM PDT by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Should the ACLU even be allowed to crawl from beneath its rock?


47 posted on 08/02/2010 7:31:51 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: ml/nj

When our local R.Catholic church was still being finished in 1967-68, our congregation met in the auditorium of a local high school! One of the high schools in town very graciously let them use it for mass on Sundays, (and this was during the Summer). Luckily, the church was finished quickly after that, so they didn’t have to worry!


48 posted on 08/03/2010 1:26:19 AM PDT by dsutah
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To: Pyro7480

Under current law, public schools that deny the BSA or other youth organizations the right to use their facilities for meeting places face loss of federal funding. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Support_Our_Scouts_Act .


49 posted on 08/13/2010 10:55:11 AM PDT by RonF
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To: Pyro7480

I think technically the ACLU is right, but only because public schools are themselves unconstitutional. So whatever group that meets there is technical violation.

The real solution is to abolish public education, and let it be done by self organized communities, churches, and private institutions.


50 posted on 08/13/2010 11:04:03 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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