Skip to comments.Boy Scouts could lose tax break for gay ban
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.
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So be it....small price to pay.
Boy Scouts stand your ground.
Firmly, and quietly.
Do not waver.
Churches will be next.
And Laraza continues to be a tax-exempt status organizations
A hater's gotta hate.
Except for the Black Churches.
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!”
Ping at your convenience. No response required. Just making it aware to you.
And then mosques, right?
I'll continue to contribute to your cause.
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.
Tolerance....it’s for your own good.
they do not want tolerance, look at the new Massataxes schools crap, they want forced acceptance and celebration
prelude to homo marriage being banned at churches
their goal would be shutting down as many churches as they can
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.
if they stop being gay, they can participate.
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?
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.
you know what? So what? Call the government’s bluff on their pathetic threats
I don’t think we’re in America anymore, Toto! This joint has turned into a real freak show infested with loony toons.
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.
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.
“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.
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.