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  • Busybodies pestering Boy Scouts should get a life

    11/24/2002 7:22:23 AM PST · by Buffalo Bob · 13 replies · 325+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 22, 2002, 9:17PM | DAVID REINHARD
    WHAT is it about the Boy Scouts that turns folks who celebrate their tolerance into raging busybodies? What is it about the Boy Scouts that changes people who go out of their way not to be "judgmental" into common scolds? What is it about the Boy Scouts that transforms those who fret about somebody else "imposing their values" on society into authoritarians who would use society's instruments of power to impose their values on others? After all, here's an organization that does enormous good for millions of boys. Here's a Supreme Court-certified private organization that doesn't force any child or...
  • Atheist Eagle flips bird at Scouts: Robert Knight covers writer tied into knots about God

    11/23/2002 12:51:30 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 18 replies · 249+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, November 23, 2002 | Robert Knight
    Last week, The Washington Post turned over the left side of the Sunday Outlook section cover to a disgruntled atheist Eagle Scout. In "For Me, It Was Never About God," Rick Weiss, a Post science writer and self-professed atheist, recalls camping and knot tying, and concludes that Scouting is really about learning "practical skills and an earthy self-reliance." Mr. Weiss piously sent back his Eagle badge to Scout headquarters over the Scouts' dismissal of Darrell Lambert, 19, a Seattle Eagle Scout who had declared that, darn it, he did not believe in God after all, so there. A weird sort...
  • City (Berkeley) and Scouts square off over gay rights (it's freepin time)

    11/21/2002 9:54:04 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 23 replies · 212+ views
    City and Scouts square off over gay rights By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet Staff (11-21-02) Lawyers for the city of Berkeley and leaders of the Berkeley Sea Scouts will square off in a San Francisco courthouse today over gay rights and berths at the Berkeley Marina. The Sea Scouts organization, affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, paid nothing to dock its boats at the Marina for more than 50 years, until the city began charging the group a fee in 1998 because it failed to disown the Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policies. Sea Scouts leaders filed suit against the...
  • No atheists, no homosexuals, no merit for the Boy Scouts

    11/18/2002 7:33:17 AM PST · by 2banana · 103 replies · 511+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | November 18, 2002 | Larry Atkins
    No atheists, no homosexuals, no merit for the Boy Scouts By Larry Atkins The Boy Scouts are at it again. Last week, Darrell Lambert, an Eagle Scout in Washington state, was expelled by the Scouts because he failed to declare belief in a supreme being in accordance with Boy Scout policy. Lambert had earned 37 merit badges, worked more than 1,000 hours of community service, and helped lead a Boy Scout troop in his hometown. The Boy Scouts of America serve a valuable purpose in shaping the lives of young people. But its continued policy of discriminating against atheists and...
  • Boy Scouts Impact on 2002 Elections Being Ignored by Mainstream Press

    11/11/2002 8:23:12 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 38 replies · 192+ views
    ... And here in Georgia, for example, I’ll just give you one issue that became prominent in this campaign, Max Cleland had voted against the right of the Boy Scouts to meet in public schools. This is a state, most people don't know this, that has one of the largest Boy Scout councils in the country — over 80,000 Scouts in the metro Atlanta council alone. That’s 160,000 parents, and most are registered to vote. And Max Cleland voting against the Boy Scouts, along with Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy, and by the way against Zell Miller, our other senator,...
  • Atheist says he's been booted from Boy Scouts

    11/05/2002 12:27:48 AM PST · by kattracks · 216 replies · 410+ views
    USA TODAY | 11/04/02 | AP
    SEATTLE (AP) — An Eagle Scout who has earned 37 merit badges said Monday he has been kicked out of the Boy Scouts for refusing to declare a belief in a higher power. Darrell Lambert said he was told of the decision earlier in the day by the Chief Seattle Council, the Scouts' regional governing body. "Am I bitter? No. Disappointed? Yeah," he said. "We're in the 21st century. Our country was founded on religious freedom, and the Boy Scouts of America are still discriminating." Lambert said he plans to appeal the decision within the Scouting council within the...
  • Boy Scouts to Atheist: Accept A God or Get Out

    10/30/2002 3:39:31 AM PST · by kattracks · 240 replies · 534+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 10/30/02 | Michael L. Betsch
    (CNSNews.com) - The assistant Scoutmaster of a Pacific Northwest Boy Scout troop is currently faced with the decision of professing his belief in a "supreme being" or facing banishment from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). However, 19-year-old Darrel Lambert said he's been an atheist since the ninth grade and he's sticking to his convictions. Lambert's track record with the Seattle-based Troop 1531 is impressive. Throughout his 10-year scouting career he earned 37 merit badges to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout; served as a quartermaster and three-time senior patrol leader; and has dedicated himself to more than 1,000 hours...
  • Atheist Scout fights decision to boot him

    10/29/2002 7:23:25 AM PST · by Cagey · 88 replies · 480+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 10-29-2002 | Marsha King
    The Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts has given Eagle Scout Darrell Lambert about a week to decide "in his heart" if he's truly an atheist. If he insists on sticking to his belief that there is no God, the Council will terminate his membership. "No way" is he going to change his beliefs, says Lambert, who has been in scouting since he was 9 years old. "It'd be like me asking them to change their belief. It's not going to happen." His beliefs, if unchanged, give the Scouts no choice, says Brad Farmer, council's Scout executive in Seattle....
  • Spielberg Attacks Boy Scouts

    10/14/2002 9:59:17 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 70 replies · 518+ views
    People ^ | October 14, 2002 | STEPHEN M. SILVERMAN and SUSAN MANDEL
    STEVEN SPIELBERG was in the nation's capital Sunday as he was honored at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner for his commitment to equal rights, PEOPLE reports. Singer Melissa Etheridge, 41, presented him HRC's 2002 National Equality Award and called him "a man with a heart and soul like I have never known -- one of the greatest artistic and altruistic men in America." Also on hand for the event: Tipper Gore, Betty DeGeneres (mother of Ellen), House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.), Democratic National Committee chair Terry McAuliffe and Judy Shepard, the mother of Matthew Shepard. In regard to...
  • School Board Yields to Federal Legislation - Bush Beats Berkeley! Boy Scouts/Military allowed in

    09/28/2002 12:38:28 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 101 replies · 386+ views
    School Board Yields to Federal Legislation By EMMA SCHWARTZ Contributing Writer Friday, September 27, 2002 Berkeley school board members agreed Wednesday night to follow a federal law even though the board had previously passed two resolutions that contradict it. The Berkeley Unified School District must immediately comply with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which sets standards for educational policy, to receive federal funds for the current school year. Two of the act's clauses require the school district to open its facilities to Boy Scouts of America and provide military recruiters with information about students, both of...
  • Scouts Seek to Overturn Ruling on Homosexuals

    09/23/2002 3:49:22 AM PDT · by kattracks · 200 replies · 643+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 9/23/02 | Lawrence Morahan
    (CNSNews.com) - The Boy Scouts of America is seeking to overturn a decision by the District of Columbia Human Rights Commission that the scouts unlawfully discriminated against two Washington area scout leaders because they were homosexual. A three-member panel of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the District's highest court, is considering the case after listening to arguments Sept. 10 by representatives for the Boy Scouts and by lawyers for Michael Geller, 40, and Roland Pool, 41, whose membership in the scouts was revoked in 1992 because of their homosexuality. In a ruling in June 2001, the D.C....
  • The Boy Scouts on the Front Lines

    09/19/2002 5:37:52 AM PDT · by luv2ndamend · 88 replies · 1,227+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | September 19, 2002 | By Harold Johnson
    A Washington, D.C. court hearing last Tuesday — 9/10 — offered a sobering reminder that 9/11 did not, in fact, change "everything." The proceedings, at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, dealt with a government rebuke of the Boy Scouts of America last year for dismissing two Washington-area Scout leaders because they're gay. The Scouts asked the court to overturn the June 2001 command by the District of Columbia Human Rights Commission that Michael Geller, 39, and Ronald Pool, 40, be readmitted as adult members and receive $100,000 in damages. Although the Commission submitted no briefs of its own...
  • TURNING BOYS INTO MEN

    08/26/2002 2:56:28 AM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 301+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/26/02 | WILLIAM TUCKER
    <p>August 26, 2002 -- EVERY year, I tell myself I can't afford to spend a week at Boy Scout camp. And every year, after 15 minutes, I am once again mesmerized by the never-ending drama of watching older scout leaders turn boys into men.</p>
  • Should the Boy Scouts ban gays? (Poll Alert)

    08/07/2002 10:18:13 PM PDT · by Bobby777 · 17 replies · 512+ views
    7am.Com ^ | 8/8/2002 | 7am.Com
    Submit your vote by clicking on the green, blue or orange line ... it will register in a second or two ... Click here for poll
  • S.F. Judges Ordered to Cut Ties to Scouts

    08/09/2002 10:49:31 PM PDT · by ppaul · 142 replies · 1,138+ views
    FamilyNews ^ | 8/9/02 | Stuart Shepard
    SAN FRANCISCO - Don't try to be a judge in San Francisco if you work with the Boy Scouts. Judges in San Francisco are being barred from associating with the Boy Scouts because of the Scouts' opposition to homosexuals being in leadership positions. The new policy, adopted by the city's Superior Court, prohibits the court's judges and commissioners from participating in any organization that excludes members "... on the grounds that their sexual orientation renders them 'unclean,' 'immoral' or 'unfit.' " Bob Knight, director of the Washington, D.C.-based Culture and Family Institute, said the policy is ludicrous and offensive. "In...
  • Teaching Terrorism, Blacklisted Boy Scouts

    08/12/2002 4:42:08 AM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 2 replies · 14+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/12/02 | Scott Norvell
    <p>Public school teachers across the country are gearing up to make Sept. 11 and the war on terror part of their lesson plans this fall. A number of groups have rushed forward with politically correct curricula to fill the void, reports the San Jose Mercury News.</p>
  • Andrea [Mrs. Greenspan] Mitchell nets $20,000 for speaking to Girl Scouts

    08/15/2002 12:35:51 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 12 replies · 367+ views
    This links directly to a .pdf file that includes the nugget in the headline. It's a site/report based on financial disclosure forms submitted by Federal Reserve officials.
  • PC Scouts

    08/18/2002 10:15:53 PM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 104+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 8/19/02 | Debra Saunders
    At first blush, the San Francisco Superior Court judges' unanimous vote last month to require judges to swear not to associate with the Boy Scouts seems absurdly heavy-handed. It is nasty, but it's not as outlandish as you might think. For one thing, Angela Bradstreet, the president of the Bar Association of San Francisco, who pushed the measure, admits the resolution is not enforceable. (Only the California Supreme Court can change the Code of Judicial Ethics, the rules that dictate judges' conduct.) Bradstreet also agrees that the San Francisco judges' measure singled out the Boy Scouts (because the group...
  • PC Judges [Commentary on anti-Boy Scout S.F. Judges]

    08/19/2002 11:51:37 AM PDT · by RonF · 3 replies · 235+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 02/18/2002 | Debra J. Saunders
    At first blush, the San Francisco Superior Court judges' unanimous vote last month to require judges to swear not to associate with the Boy Scouts seems absurdly heavy-handed. It is nasty, but it's not as outlandish as you might think. For one thing, Angela Bradstreet, the president of the Bar Association of San Francisco who pushed the measure, admits the resolution is not enforceable. (Only the California Supreme Court can change the Code of Judicial Ethics, the rules that dictate judges' conduct.) Bradstreet also agrees that the San Francisco judges' measure singled out the Boy Scouts (because the group refuses...
  • Boy Scout Killed By Lightning at Camp

    08/15/2002 6:53:57 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 675+ views
    Clifton Scout, 16, killed by lightning EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - Lightning struck and killed a 16-year-old at a Boy Scout Camp on Friday night, police said.Matthew Tresca of Clifton was sitting at a picnic table under a dining tarp with 11 other members of his troop at about 7 p.m. Lightning struck a tent about 10 feet away, knocking Tresca to the ground.Camp personnel tried to revive him before emergency crews arrived. Tresca, a member of Boy Scout Troop 21, was pronounced dead at the Pocono Medical Center.He had spent the last week at the Resica Falls Boy Scout Camp...
  • Homosexual Emcees Boston Boy Scout Fundraiser

    08/15/2002 9:49:58 AM PDT · by RonF · 39 replies · 864+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 12, 2002 | Matt Pyeatt
    The largest Boy Scout chapter in Massachusetts this week took more steps to distance itself from the national scouting policy that prohibits homosexuals from serving in leadership positions. The Boston Minuteman Council introduced a new merit badge for "diversity" and asked an openly homosexual Boston radio personality to emcee its annual fundraiser. Last year, the same chapter adopted a "nondiscrimination" policy, a slap at the long held practice by the national organization, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), to ban homosexual scout leaders. The U.S. Supreme Court two years ago declared the BSA ban on homosexuals to be legal, however,...
  • Homosexual Emcees Boston Boy Scout Fundraiser

    08/12/2002 9:10:33 PM PDT · by quietolong · 40 replies · 440+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 12, 2002 | Matt Pyeatt
    Homosexual Emcees Boston Boy Scout Fundraiser By Matt Pyeatt CNSNews.com Staff Writer June 12, 2002 (CNSNews.com) - The largest Boy Scout chapter in Massachusetts this week took more steps to distance itself from the national scouting policy that prohibits homosexuals from serving in leadership positions. The Boston Minuteman Council introduced a new merit badge for "diversity" and asked an openly homosexual Boston radio personality to emcee its annual fundraiser. Last year, the same chapter adopted a "nondiscrimination" policy, a slap at the long held practice by the national organization, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), to ban homosexual scout leaders....
  • PERV'S SCOUT VISIT OK WITH JUDGE

    08/08/2002 12:59:35 AM PDT · by kattracks · 24 replies · 199+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/08/02 | KATI CORNELL SMITH
    <p>August 8, 2002 -- A pervert ex-cop admitted he slept over at a Boy Scout camp while out on bail on kiddie-porn charges - but that wasn't enough to convince a federal judge to keep him locked up.</p> <p>Brian Mathews, 40, was forbidden from being alone with children when he pleaded guilty to perusing a sexually explicit picture of a baby in May.</p>
  • San Francisco judges cut ties to Scouts over gays

    08/06/2002 11:58:03 PM PDT · by kattracks · 12 replies · 98+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/07/02 | Ellen Sorokin
    <p>San Francisco's judges have become the first in the United States to cut ties with the Boy Scouts of America because of the organization's refusal to admit homosexuals.</p> <p>The city's Superior Court judges and commissioners — in response to a resolution from a local bar association — have adopted a policy that prohibits them from participating as members in a chapter or branch of any organization that "discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation by excluding members on the grounds that their sexual orientation renders them 'unclean,' 'immoral,' or 'unfit.'"</p>
  • Boy Scouts cope with loss of historic camp

    08/06/2002 1:49:26 PM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 16 replies · 271+ views
    Oregon Live/AP ^ | 6 August 2002 | AP Staff
    Oregon News Boy Scouts cope with loss of historic camp The Associated Press 8/6/02 4:28 PM PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The hundreds of firefighters battling the enormous Florence and Sour Biscuit Fires have managed to save almost every building in the threatened Illinois Valley. But they were too late to save the historic McCaleb Ranch, a Boy Scout camp destroyed July 26. Boy Scout executive Ed Walsh said it is too soon to say whether the ranch will be rebuilt. Located along the Illinois River, 12 miles west of Selma, the 106 acre camp was surrounded by thick forest and...
  • Legal Group Pledges Defense of Pro-Boy Scout Judges

    08/06/2002 5:57:02 AM PDT · by kattracks · 12 replies · 26+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 8/06/02 | Lawrence Morahan
    (CNSNews.com) - A California legal group has pledged to defend judges who oppose a recent decision by the San Francisco Superior Court to prohibit its members from associating with organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America. The Superior Court judges and commissioners recently adopted a policy that prohibits participation in any organization that "discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation by excluding members on the grounds that their sexual orientation renders them 'unclean,' 'immoral' or 'unfit.'" Brad Dacus, an attorney and president of the Pacific Justice Institute, a legal organization specializing in religious freedom and parental rights, said the...
  • LEGAL GROUP PLEDGES DEFENSE OF PRO-BOY SCOUT JUDGES

    08/06/2002 7:35:17 AM PDT · by KLT · 7 replies · 235+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 8-6-02 | Lawrence Morahan
    (CNSNews.com) - A California legal group has pledged to defend judges who oppose a recent decision by the San Francisco Superior Court to prohibit its members from associating with organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America. The Superior Court judges and commissioners recently adopted a policy that prohibits participation in any organization that "discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation by excluding members on the grounds that their sexual orientation renders them 'unclean,' 'immoral' or 'unfit.'" Brad Dacus, an attorney and president of the Pacific Justice Institute, a legal organization specializing in religious freedom and parental rights, said the...
  • United Way Could Lose Donations (BSA vs Homosexuals)

    08/03/2002 1:06:04 PM PDT · by Aunt Polgara · 49 replies · 692+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/3/02 | AMANDA COVARRUBIAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
    Ventura County, California: Major donor may cut gifts because he wasn't told of decision to stop funding groups that ban gays. United Way of Ventura County could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations because of its failure to tell contributors about a decision to stop funding groups that ban gays. One of its largest individual contributors, former United Way board member Dennis Mark Weinberg, who gave $100,000 this year, said he was not told by the nonprofit agency about the policy change scheduled to take effect in September. He warned that he and others might reduce or cut...
  • Court rules state can bar Boy Scouts from charity list

    07/30/2002 5:23:54 PM PDT · by Jim Scott · 26 replies · 244+ views
    Court rules state can bar Boy Scouts from charity list Tuesday, July 30, 2002 Associated Press HARTFORD - Connecticut did not violate the rights of the Boy Scouts when it removed the group from a list of charities that state employees contribute to through a payroll deduction plan, a U.S. District Court judge has ruled. The Connecticut State Employee Campaign Committee removed the Boy Scouts from its list in 2000. The move came after the state's Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities found that including the Boy Scouts on the list violated the state's anti-discrimination laws, because of the Scouts'...
  • Conn. Can Bar Scouts As Charity

    07/30/2002 5:29:09 AM PDT · by Damocles · 25 replies · 200+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | July 29, 2002 | AP
    Conn. Can Bar Scouts As Charity Mon Jul 29, 5:40 PM ET HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut did not violate the rights of the Boy Scouts when it dropped the group from a list of charities that state employees contribute to through a payroll deduction plan, a federal judge has ruled.   A state panel removed the Boy Scouts from the list in 2000, after a state human rights commission found that including the organization violates state anti-discrimination laws because of the scouts' ban on gay troop leaders. The Irving, Texas-based Boy Scouts and a Connecticut scouting council filed...
  • Schools Pay for Boy Scout Recruiting (ACLU sticks it to the Portland public schools - My Title)

    07/13/2002 1:04:52 PM PDT · by fortress · 29 replies · 401+ views
    Schools Pay for Boy Scout Recruiting 07/13/2002 By AP Staff Portland schools and state officials have been ordered to pay more than $100,000 to lawyers who successfully argued that the district discriminated against atheists by allowing the Boy Scouts to recruit during school hours. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Ellen Rosenblum said state Superintendent Stan Bunn, the Oregon Department of Education and Portland Public Schools must pay $108,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU took up the case on behalf of an atheist whose 12-year-old son was subjected to recruiting pitches at school. David Fidanque, executive director of the...
  • Freep this poll!!!

    06/19/2002 7:01:56 PM PDT · by bozo123 · 55 replies · 217+ views
    Vote.com ^ | June 18 2002 | Vote.com
    "It is never a wrong time to talk about hate. It's just not. That's all our show is about. It is not in any way about the homosexual lifestyle. It's not even introducing the subject to most kids." - Linda Ellerbee, producer of "My Family is Different" Nickelodeon advertises itself as a network that parents can trust, but this effort to promote homosexuality shows that parents should think twice before allowing their children to watch this cable channel." - Andrea Lafferty, Traditional Values Coalition
  • The Assault on the Boy Scouts of America

    06/14/2002 9:04:38 PM PDT · by restornu · 15 replies · 559+ views
    Hillsdale College ^ | March 20, 2002 | Midge Dector
    The following is abridged from a speech delivered at a Hillsdale College seminar in Naples, Florida, on March 20, 2002. Let us take a few minutes to think about a 12-year-old American boy living in the early twenty-first century. Now, there are a number of things to say about this boy. Chances are, for instance, that absent the requisite amount of parental pressure, he is likely to be a bit of a slob: his room piled with trash, his hands dirty, his socks sliding down into untied shoes. Chances are, too, that as yet he has no definite idea as...
  • Boston Boy Scouts Unveil Pro Homosexuality Diversity Badge, Atheist Boys Scout Fundraiser

    06/13/2002 4:39:23 PM PDT · by restornu · 128 replies · 783+ views
    Culture and Family Institute ^ | 2002 | Peter J. LaBarbera
    The Boston branch of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has reportedly chosen to celebrate homosexuality as an element of “diversity,” while pro-family advocates wait to see what actions, if any, the national BSA leadership will take to discipline the council. On Monday, the Boston Minuteman Council, which serves 18,000 boys, picked David Brudnoy — a homosexual radio talk-show host — to emcee its annual fundraising dinner. The Minuteman Council announced the creation of a “diversity awareness awards badge” that contains a homosexuality component. This fall, the Boson council will give the diversity awards to individuals and groups that “complete...
  • Boston Boy Scout council gives out diversity awards

    06/12/2002 7:29:03 AM PDT · by jordan8 · 26 replies · 18+ views
    AP ^ | 6-11-02 | staff
    Tuesday, June 11, 2002 BOSTON - Massachusetts' largest Boy Scout council ruffled feathers again yesterday by announcing the creation of a diversity award at its annual fund-raiser, hosted by an openly gay Boston radio personality.<!ENDSUMM!> The Boston Minuteman Council, which last year adopted a nondiscrimination policy despite the national organization's ban on homosexuals, has created a "diversity awareness award badge." And to make its point crystal clear - that it opposes the ban on gay troop leaders - the council invited WBZ radio host David Brudnoy to be master of ceremonies. "There are a lot of straight guys out there...
  • Ithaca group connects those with disabilities with gay community

    06/05/2002 5:00:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies · 361+ views
    Independent Living-Special to The Ithaca Journal ^ | Wednesday, June 5, 2002 | By LARRY ROBERTS
    <p>A year ago a guy came into my office and said that he wanted to connect with the local gay community.</p> <p>He is a person with a disability and finds it hard to make connections to the community. One of the things we did was start a support group for people like us --people with disabilities who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender.</p>
  • Ithaca Charity, Scouts reach agreement, Donors can write in pledges on United Way cards

    09/28/2001 7:51:10 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 2 replies · 297+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Friday, September 28, 2001 | By MARGARET CLAIBORNE
    ITHACA -- Tompkins County residents will once more be able to include the Boy Scouts of America in their United Way donations. But they will have to do so by adding the name themselves to their pledge cards. United Way Executive Director James Brown, United Way Board President Joann Gruttadaurrio, Baden-Powell Vice President Steve Gray, and Baden-Powell Council Executive Mark Tyson made the formal announcement Thursday>. The Tompkins County agency stopped funding the Baden-Powell Council last year after a June 28 Supreme Court decision allowed the Scouts to keep membership and leadership criteria that exclude avowed homosexuals. It was the ...
  • Ask The ACLU Questions About the Boy Scouts in Balboa Park

    05/28/2002 6:40:21 PM PDT · by RonF · 58 replies · 213+ views
    ACLU of San Diego Web Site ^ | 5/23/02 | Sherry Wright
    Ms. Wright of the San Diego chapter of the ACLU says that you should call to ask her any questions she might have about their support for the law suit against the Desert Pacific Council's lease of Balboa Park. Here are some questions you might ask her:Why does their suit say that the BSA will refuse to register a boy with lesbian parents, when in fact the BSA will register any child on his or her or qualifications, without asking or caring what the parents' sexual orientation is?2) Why do they keep emphasizing that the local council is only paying...
  • ACLU sues Boy Scouts over city-owned site

    05/24/2002 9:32:55 AM PDT · by Frapster · 61 replies · 705+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 1:40 a.m. PDT Friday, May 24, 2002 | SAN DIEGO (AP)
    <p>SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America should not be allowed to lease 18 city-owned acres because the organization does not allow homosexuals, a lawsuit contends.</p> <p>The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in federal court. It wants a federal judge to stop the lease based on the Boy Scouts guidelines involving homosexuals and those who want to be Scout leaders but are atheists.</p>
  • The Assault on the Boy Scouts of America

    05/18/2002 7:38:09 AM PDT · by First_Salute · 16 replies · 214+ views
    Imprimis ^ | May 2002 | Midge Decter
    Midge Decter is an author and editor whose essays and reviews, mostly in the field of social criticism, have appeared over the past four decades in a number of periodicals, including Harper's, The Atlantic, The American Spectator, First Things, National Review, The New Republic, and The Weekly Standard. She is a regular and frequent contributor to Commentary. She has published four books: The Liberated Woman and Other Americans; The New Chastity and Other Arguments Against Women's Liberation; Liberal Parents, Radical Children; and An Old Wife's Tale: My Seven Decades in Love and War. She has been the executive editor of...
  • DOE places restrictions on Boy Scouts program

    05/13/2002 9:04:58 AM PDT · by Vidalia · 152 replies · 415+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Saturday, May 11, 2002 | Curtis Lum
    <p>The Department of Education has placed restrictions on a popular Boy Scouts program in public schools after two groups complained about the Scout Oath's reference to God, as well as the organization's anti-gay policy.</p> <p>Although Boy Scouts activities during school hours will be curtailed, the organization will be allowed to continue its Learning for Life program. The Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America has conducted the program in about 50 public schools for more than 25 years.</p>
  • The Assault on the Boy Scouts of America (May Imprimis)

    05/12/2002 3:49:53 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 72 replies · 707+ views
    Imprimis | May02 | Midge Decter
    The Assault on the Boy Scouts of America Midge Decter Author and Editor Midge Decter is an author and editor whose essays and reviews, mostly in the field of social criticism, have appeared over the past four decades in a number of periodicals, including Harper's, The Atlantic, The American Spectator, First Things, National Review, The New Republic, and The Weekly Standard. She is a regular and frequent contributor to Commentary. She has published four books: The Liberated Woman and Other Americans; The New Chastity and Other Arguments Against Women's Liberation; Liberal Parents, Radical Children; and An Old Wife's Tale: My...
  • RESULTS OF FIELD SURVEY: BOY SCOUTS DEFUNDED BY UNITED WAY

    05/02/2002 7:46:25 AM PDT · by Pistol · 13 replies · 250+ views
    E-mail from Grassfire.net ^ | 5.2.02 | Grassfire.net Staff
    E-mail message From: Autosend2@grassfire.net (Grassfire.net) Date: Thu, May 2, 2002, 5:52am (EDT-1) Subject: URGENT UPDATE: PETITION DELIVERY 5/2! + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + GRASSFIRE.NET SPECIAL BOY SCOUTS UPDATE           "OFFICIAL REPORT" ON      UNITED WAY FUNDING IS HERE!!! Click here           PETITION DELIVERY TO THE UNITED WAY      HEADQUARTERS SET FOR MAY 2. 5/2/02 We have exciting news to report! * * *THE OFFICIAL REPORT IS HERE! Grassfire.net is releasing its "OFFICIAL REPORT" which summarizes more than 4,000 field reports sent in by concerned citizens from around the...
  • (Raleigh-Durham, NC) United Way cuts funding for Boy Scout council

    04/25/2002 8:19:37 PM PDT · by TommyDale · 14 replies · 222+ views
    Raleigh, NC News & Observer ^ | April 24, 2002 | AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- United Way officials voted Tuesday to cut funding for a Boy Scout council because it refused to guarantee it won't discriminate against gay Scouts. The Triangle United Way, which serves the Raleigh-Durham area, said it cut funding for the Occoneechee Council of Boy Scouts of America, which serves 21,000 boys in 12 counties. The council, which has an annual budget of $2.4 million, received about $448,000 from the United Way last year, 62 percent of it from the general fund. The decision would bar the Scouts from receiving money after July 2003 from Triangle United Way's...
  • Troubling Boy Scout News

    04/14/2002 7:16:39 PM PDT · by codehawg98h · 27 replies · 1,004+ views
    Grassfire ^ | 14 April 2002 | Grassfire.net
    WE HAVE ALARMING NEWS TO REPORT. During our last update, we confirmed that the United Ways of Broward County, Florida, Tucson, Arizona and Everett, Washington had withdrawn funding of the Boy Scouts. Sadly, these are not isolated incidents. Your reports have confirmed our worst fears. THE ISSUE IS WIDESPREAD, AND COULD SERIOUSLY UNDERMINE THE SCOUTS. Based on your Field Reports (we received thousands-thank you!), and our team's follow up work, here is what we have learned... The California United Ways in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Santa Barbara and Woodland are ALL using policies to limit or deny...
  • UNITED WAY GROUPS CONTINUE TO DE-FUND BOY SCOUTS

    04/12/2002 6:20:42 PM PDT · by Pistol · 38 replies · 387+ views
    Grassfire.net | April 12, 2002 | Grassfire.net
    From: Autosend2@grassfire.net (Grassfire.net) Date: Fri, Apr 12, 2002, 6:29pm (EDT-1)Subject: URGENT: Widespread United Way Discrimination Confirmed + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + GRASSFIRE.NET BOY SCOUTS UPDATE           FIELD REPORTS PAINT GLOOMY PICTURE FOR      SCOUTS IN THE WEST.           WE WILL BE DELIVERING PETITIONS TO THE      UNITED WAY AT THE END OF THIS MONTH!           FORWARD TO YOUR FRIENDS AND URGE THEM           TO SIGN THIS IMPORTANT PETITION TO HELP THE     SCOUTS. http://www.grassfire.net/scouts.asp?PID=960194 (AOL Users click the line below, all others use the above link: ) Click here...
  • Who's Selling Out the Scouts? (behind the scenes sellout...must read)

    04/08/2002 9:43:12 PM PDT · by Buffalo Bob · 5 replies · 18+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | Candi Cushman
    They are mirror images, really, two photos that are exact opposites despite looking awfully similar at first glance. Jeffrie Herrmann, executive director of the South Florida Boy Scouts Council, is in both of them. So is a podium. And a speaker at the podium. But that’s where the similarities end. In the first shot, the speaker is presenting Herrmann with an award for refusing to sell out to homosexual activists. “Our values aren’t for sale,” Herrmann said before receiving the award. “You can offer us tens of thousands, millions, bazillions . . . it won’t make any difference. We believe...
  • Happy Tartan Day! April 6, 2002

    04/05/2002 3:06:47 PM PST · by Coleus · 39 replies · 4,348+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2.05.02
    <p>March 30, 2002 -- Break out the haggis - the Scottish are coming!</p> <p>Actor Sean Connery will lead a brigade of as many as 10,000 bagpipers through the streets of Midtown next weekend to celebrate Tartan Day.</p> <p>Pipers from 30 countries, including Japan, Australia and Pakistan, are expected to fill the air with rich - and occasionally piercing - notes as organizers try to break the world record for assembling the most pipers in one place.</p>
  • Who's Selling Out the Scouts?

    04/02/2002 10:05:20 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 15 replies · 352+ views
    Who's Selling Out the Scouts? Some local councils are backing away from the Boy Scouts' policy on homosexuals. Why is the national office allowing it to happen? By Candi Cushman They are mirror images, really, two photos that are exact opposites despite looking awfully similar at first glance. Jeffrie Herrmann, executive director of the South Florida Boy Scouts Council, is in both of them. So is a podium. And a speaker at the podium. But that’s where the similarities end. In the first shot, the speaker is presenting Herrmann with an award for refusing to sell out to homosexual activists....
  • Feds to Investigate Possible Discrimination of Boy Scouts

    04/01/2002 4:43:32 AM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 4/01/02 | Jim Burns
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Department of Education will investigate a complaint filed against a Maryland county that alleges government officials there broke the law by discriminating against the Boy Scouts of America. A group calling itself the Public Advocate of the United States filed the complaint against Montgomery County, Md. for the county's decision to reverse a long-standing policy and bill the Boy Scouts for meeting space on public school property. The scouts had previously met on the same property for decades at no charge. The Boy Scouts are still feeling the effects of their highly publicized policy to...