The Boy Scouts of America leadership simply doesn’t like non-heterosexuals, and is encouraging the boys under its charge to follow along with this bigoted attitude. That’s an ugly and unhealthy message for children to receive – and it’s incompatible with the patriotic Americans who support the Constitution of the United States of America, which outlaws inequality under the law. [...]
A question of political tactics: In the effort to persuade people to boycott the Boy Scouts for their discrimination against homosexuals and atheists, would it be useful for me to point out that, in their decision to ban gays from their ranks, the Boy Scouts of America has common ground with the Nazi Party?
It’s lonely being a bigot. The Boy Scouts of America organization found itself scrambling yesterday with the news that two of the big performers for this summer’s Boy Scouts Jamboree have pulled out of the event. Carly Rae Jepsen and the band Train told the BSA that they won’t sing and dance at the Jamboree [...]
If Barack Obama really wanted to do something to help end the shameful discriminatory policies of the Boy Scouts, would resign his position as Honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America. [...]
Some things change with the passage of time, but much remains the same.
Seven years ago today, President George W. Bush spoke before a national Boy Scout Jamboree, praising its practice of kicking out Boy Scouts when it finds out they are gay or don’t believe in God. This week, eagle scouts from across the [...]
No, they’re not the Earth Scouts. But if you compare the Girl Scouts of America to the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts come out ahead is some important respects. The Girl Scouts of America do not mandate that kids swear an oath before God; the Boy Scouts of America do. The Girl Scouts [...]
Imagine that a predominantly European-American organization set up a club in downtown Chicago in which children were taught to dress up in blackface and imitate African-Americans. Imagine that this group then asked Congress to help expand its facilities by giving it part of what had been public park. The equivalent of that is what happened yesterday, only instead of mocking African-Americans, the Boy Scouts of America are mocking Native Americans. [...]
The Earth Scouts don’t exclude children on the basis of religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability and is not a feeder organization for the U.S. military. [...]
Bob Barr, like most Libertarians, seems to actually support liberty only when it happens to run in accordance with his personal preferences. For true freedom-loving Americans, Bob Barr is a lousy choice for President. [...]
It’s not just a one-time thing. It’s a pattern. If the fundamentalists are right about God, then God’s will is pretty clear: God loves same-sex marriage. God hates straights.
If we are to believe the likes of fundamentalist Christian leaders John Hagee and Pat Robertson and Stephen Bennett, God sends weather in judgment of peoples [...]