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Boy Scouts could lose tax break for gay ban
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 19, 2013 | Wyatt Buchanan

Posted on 02/21/2013 9:09:01 PM PST by artichokegrower

California would strip the tax-exempt status from youth organizations like the Boy Scouts if they have policies that bar gay people from participating, under a bill introduced at the Capitol Tuesday.

The measure, SB323, by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens (Los Angeles County), comes as the national Boy Scouts of America is considering changes to its policy barring gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from serving as scouts or as leaders in the organization.

By the way:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a historic move, California's Latino Legislative Caucus has selected openly gay Assemblymember Ricardo Lara, who represents California's 50th District, as its new chair.

Lara's election makes him the first gay leader of this large and prominent caucus.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: bsa; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; scouts
Could be a blessing in disguise. The Boy Scouts should break away from all government attachments.
1 posted on 02/21/2013 9:09:06 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

So be it....small price to pay.


2 posted on 02/21/2013 9:10:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: artichokegrower

Boy Scouts stand your ground.

Firmly, and quietly.

Do not waver.


3 posted on 02/21/2013 9:11:57 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: artichokegrower

Churches will be next.


4 posted on 02/21/2013 9:15:44 PM PST by rey
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To: artichokegrower

And Laraza continues to be a tax-exempt status organizations


5 posted on 02/21/2013 9:16:48 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: artichokegrower
Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens (Los Angeles County),

A hater's gotta hate.

6 posted on 02/21/2013 9:17:11 PM PST by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: rey
Churches will be next.

Except for the Black Churches.

7 posted on 02/21/2013 9:17:46 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: artichokegrower
I agree fully with your statements.
Millions of moms and dads across America have to take a stand
and support the time honored value system the Boy Scouts of
America where based on, from way back from it's origins.
8 posted on 02/21/2013 9:17:55 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt slowly.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: artichokegrower

When is somebody in the BSA Leadership going to make a statement to the effect:

“We’re under no obligation to become a playground for child rapists!”


9 posted on 02/21/2013 9:18:22 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: SandRat

Ping at your convenience. No response required. Just making it aware to you.


10 posted on 02/21/2013 9:20:39 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt slowly.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: rey

And then mosques, right?


11 posted on 02/21/2013 9:25:01 PM PST by onedoug
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To: artichokegrower
Hold your ground BSA.

I'll continue to contribute to your cause.

12 posted on 02/21/2013 9:25:32 PM PST by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: artichokegrower
First Amendment--gone.

Second Amendment--Gone!!

Without the 2nd Amendment, the Third Amendment is an easy mark (quartering of troops). However, they will be Obama's troops, so it is ok for them to be put in private homes. Fourth Amendment--Dead!

Fifth Amendment--Criminals are in charge so no worries about incrimination. Right to just compensation for a taking however, is DEAD!

Do I really have to mention speedy trial, and the 9th and 10th Amendments? Those are only worth a good guffaw.

13 posted on 02/21/2013 9:27:16 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Washi

Tolerance....it’s for your own good.


14 posted on 02/21/2013 9:29:00 PM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Blackirish

they do not want tolerance, look at the new Massataxes schools crap, they want forced acceptance and celebration


15 posted on 02/21/2013 9:34:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: artichokegrower

prelude to homo marriage being banned at churches

their goal would be shutting down as many churches as they can


16 posted on 02/21/2013 9:36:50 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: artichokegrower

Tax exemption is not a govt support.

The govt has no intrinsic expectation of taxation. Anti conservatives view taxation as the first and most essential aspect of commerce.

This is false.

Revoking tax exemption is an attack on the civil right of free exercise of religion and other first amendment rights.


17 posted on 02/21/2013 9:42:41 PM PST by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent)
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To: artichokegrower
The proper action against the homosexuals is make The Boy Scouts more religious.
18 posted on 02/21/2013 9:48:23 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: artichokegrower

if they stop being gay, they can participate.


19 posted on 02/21/2013 9:49:16 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: GeronL

I meant that sarcastically. Look at the postings...TSA agents roughing up a little girl in a wheelchair...An autistic boy ends up dead at the hands of wanna be cops...The Boy Scouts being bullied by queers...The Catholic Church being forced to buy condoms....

Thing is Moslems always seem to be exempt from the tolerance fascists..mmmm wonder why?


20 posted on 02/21/2013 9:52:53 PM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: dfwgator

When I first saw this news (2/4), I send an email to the BSA:

“I am seeing news about the issue of Gays in the BSA.

I have a gut wrenching reaction to this, but will try to be brief in my comments.

This is just one more attack on the moral, character, and self-reliance standards of citizens of the USA. BSA represents the best of these, and perhaps the last. Even our military is being diluted into ineffectiveness. Now, today’s society is attacking the BSA, from every angle, including from the top down.

Up to now, I have been most proud of my accomplishments as an Eagle Scout (’63) with Gold Palm. If the BSA caves, I am afraid that will change. I have stood firm for the last 50 years, largely due to my BSA experience. I encourage BSA to continue to do the same.”

I think I will follow up with an offer to support them if they resist.


21 posted on 02/21/2013 10:04:58 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: artichokegrower

you know what? So what? Call the government’s bluff on their pathetic threats


22 posted on 02/21/2013 10:19:25 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: artichokegrower

I don’t think we’re in America anymore, Toto! This joint has turned into a real freak show infested with loony toons.


23 posted on 02/21/2013 10:20:27 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (To cut down on needless laws and regulations, engaging in junk science should be a felony.)
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To: RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; wisconsinconservative; AFPhys; ...

Scout Ping


24 posted on 02/21/2013 10:24:51 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: artichokegrower

So be it. Let them be independent. the most important part here is that the faggots don’t get to molest kids. Still a win. Funding was never a problem with the Boy Scouts.


25 posted on 02/21/2013 10:56:29 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Folks we are rapidly approaching a point of no return. It is almost as if they want a fight.

I have no a lot of research lately and the more I learn the more I am afraid of the outcome of this.

God help us.


26 posted on 02/21/2013 11:19:32 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: lonestar67

“The govt has no intrinsic expectation of taxation”

Argue the philosophical underpinnings of taxation later.

Meanwhile, Boy Scouts and other currently tax exempt organizations should stick to their beliefs even if that means losing tax exempt status.


27 posted on 02/22/2013 5:46:44 AM PST by cymbeline
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To: Steve Newton
RE: "It is almost as if they want a fight."
Or perhaps figure the nation is ripe for the picking.

28 posted on 02/22/2013 10:31:28 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt slowly.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Steve Newton

I think something big is coming down the pipe. Too much coincidence that all these countries are pushing this nonsense all over the world.

Maybe Iran or NK needs give us a wake up call.


29 posted on 02/22/2013 11:06:15 AM PST by USAF80
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