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Philly owes $877,000 for Boy Scouts' eviction case
Associated Press ^ | 3/21/12

Posted on 03/21/2012 9:43:32 PM PDT by SmithL

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The city must pay nearly $900,000 after a failed effort to evict the Boy Scouts of America because of the group's ban on gays, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

The post-trial ruling is just the latest twist in a decade-long legal dispute over the Boy Scout oath, which requires members to be "morally straight."

The two sides have sought a compromise that would let the local Boy Scouts chapter keep its rent-free, city-owned headquarters without violating the national Scout policy.

However, a tentative deal struck since the city lost a court case last year has fallen apart. U.S. District Judge Ronald Buckwalter therefore said the city must pay $877,000 for the Scouts' legal fees.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; bsalist; homosexualagenda; philadelphia; scoutshonor
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To: Nik Naym

I noticed that after I posted it. Was just something I pulled off of photobucket.


21 posted on 03/21/2012 11:07:47 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: tcrlaf
All well and good, but aren't the Scouts still "forbidden" from having meetings in that building constructed in 1921?

A deals a deal. In 1921 who could have envisioned that Boy Scouts could be considered a bigoted, "hate group"?

22 posted on 03/21/2012 11:19:02 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: SmithL
Good news for the BSA. On a side note, I, as a BSA chartered org. rep, answered a BSA poll on whether I would recommend other organizations become charter orgs. and I said NO! And it was because of the PC crud that would give the charter org. a media outlet to corrupt the purpose of the BSA and turn a troop into a recruiting tool for atheists, perverts and people with allegiance to secular humanism.
23 posted on 03/21/2012 11:38:50 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: crazyhorse691
Another side note here...looks like my family is going to be leaving Portland,OR in a couple of months to become caretakers on a 4th generation family homestead in the coast range...eat your hearts outs. Actually, when it happens I will invite any Freeper who wants to see it to come for a night or so.
24 posted on 03/21/2012 11:53:01 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: SmithL

Great news. Screw Philthadelphia.

The Democrats running the place tried to intimidate and browbeat and extort the Boy Scouts into signing up homos to take little boys off into the woods, and the Boy Scouts, figuring this was not a good idea, told the Philthadelphia Democrats to go play in the street. And now Philthadelphia must pay, big.

It’s always nice to see a sunbeam of sanity in today’s America.

So bend over, taxpaying Philthadelphia voters, and pay up - - you are getting exactly what you deserve.


25 posted on 03/21/2012 11:58:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SmithL

wonderful news. and the scouts gave the building to the city. i guess no scout’s good deed goes unpunished by liberals.


26 posted on 03/22/2012 12:36:33 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: SmithL
The local Cradle of (illegal discrimination) Liberty Council has tried to walk a fine line between appeasing the city, the United Way and other supporters and the Irving, Texas-based Boy Scouts of America.

In 2003, it enacted its own nondiscrimination policy but was forced to repeal it when the Boy Scouts of America ordered it to conform to national rules. The chapter later enacted a statement that says it doesn't tolerate illegal discrimination.

But it does tolerate illegal discrimination against the Boy Scouts of America 1st Admendment to the tune of $800,000.00. Ouch!

27 posted on 03/22/2012 1:18:19 AM PDT by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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To: Nik Naym
I noticed it too, but I interpreted it to mean a weapon to 'slay' bigotry and discrimation. I could be wrong.
28 posted on 03/22/2012 2:46:54 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: Morgana

Somehow, I don’t think I’d handle a sword exactly that way.


29 posted on 03/22/2012 3:10:04 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: boop

A deals a deal. In 1921 who could have envisioned that Boy Scouts could be considered a bigoted, “hate group”?
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In 1921 the KKK was mainstream...


30 posted on 03/22/2012 3:45:07 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: SmithL
A scout is: And apparently financially-astute!
31 posted on 03/22/2012 3:58:57 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: SmithL

32 posted on 03/22/2012 4:02:04 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The money goes to lawyers


33 posted on 03/22/2012 4:22:36 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Morgana
W00T!!!
34 posted on 03/22/2012 4:51:15 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Bwahahahahahahaha! Asshat homo loser city.


35 posted on 03/22/2012 4:58:08 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SmithL; SandRat
We had the National Meeting in Philadelphia in 2003 (note the year). It was a circus, with all of the protestors and news media outside, and the hosting Council, Cradle of Liberty, in the midst of enacting its own policy not to discriminate against gays - a policy in violation of the BSA policy, and which Cradle of Liberty was forced to repeal.

Those were the minuses.

On the other hand, at the Southern Region Banquet, I sat back-to-back with a Scoutmaster from Tennessee who had just completed 75 years as Scoutmaster with the same Troop. My table included the curator of the Norman Rockwell works at the BSA National Museum, and the Eagle Scout about to go to the South Pole as part of the bi-annual London Geographic Society program that always takes an Eagle Scout. One of the speakers was the Eagle Scout helicopter pilot shot down in Iraq and kept as a POW, whose badly beaten face had been on the cover of TIME or Newsweek. One of the Scouts awarded a heroism medal had been on a houseboat that exploded, and despite shattered legs and a broken arm, swam to shore and back several times, dragging unconscious people from the burning wreck (fuel had leaked on the water).

Scouting will survive. It's not a program; it's a movement. A world-wide movement.

36 posted on 03/22/2012 5:11:18 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: dps.inspect
I’m tellin ya, folks of moral conviction need to be migrating to likeminded states so a separation can occur, let the left rot in their dens of iniquity and falling apart cities.

That is indeed the least bloody option, but if we can't whip up a respectable third party, I don't think we can find it in ourselves to secede.

37 posted on 03/22/2012 5:31:32 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Gingrich 2012: Open Throttle for America)
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To: Nik Naym

I had the same question.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._C._Leyendecker

TinEye pointed it out.
http://www.tineye.com/search/ff8818e9388ff318a5e471bcc4b41c9d8b3ef03c/?pluginver=chrome-1.1


38 posted on 03/22/2012 5:34:56 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ..

ping


39 posted on 03/22/2012 5:45:31 AM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: hal ogen

They don’t HAVE to pay it. Who is going to complain if they don’t? The media?


40 posted on 03/22/2012 5:54:26 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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