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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    That sounds odd, Never heard of the scouts being government funded. i saw that one source, do you have another source that shows government funding. They are usually funded by private companies.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_Sc..._controversies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    How can they be "not religious" if they are holding church services? That does not make sense.
    The program is not based on religion, but they offer church services if the camp goes thru Sundays so kids have that option

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    The program is not based on religion, but they offer church services if the camp goes thru Sundays so kids have that option.
    You cannot have it both ways.

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    Still don't see where they are government funded. Can you post that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    You cannot have it both ways.
    This is a private organization that offered church services. Nothing wrong with that. A lot of kids would not go to camp if services were not offered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    Only to the degree that Scouts embrace theism. You cannot have it both ways.


    The FFRF "bullies" no one. The Xians are the bullies.
    What business does the FFRF have in trying to change the Scouts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leekohler2 View Post
    Oh look everybody! AE post another thread shitting on gay people. Can you even believe it?
    Nice spin.

    The post topic is about gays and non religious spitting on and crapping all over the boys scouts and it's once great heritage.

    And..just like today's idiotic liberal press, you only see the story you think your spoiled little brat mind sees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    BTW, here's what will be the FIRST of MANY LIES that aboutenough will tell on this thread...







    They believe in opposing America becoming a theocracy.
    The leftist lying narrative...america becoming a theocracy...more idiot fear mongering idiocy from idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leekohler2 View Post
    Why this person is permitted to troll this board with nothing but anti-gay BS threads is beyond me. I'm getting pretty damn tired of it.
    Well...just get your lilly livered leftist communist legislature to abolish free speech...that should do it for you. After that I would suggest shutting the ___ up. Because then they will be coming for your stupid ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation is unveiling a freethought badge to reward young nonbelievers and challenge the Boy Scouts of America's discrimination against the nonreligious. The badge, featuring a red "A" based on a symbol of atheism and agnosticism popularized by distinguished scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins, is being issued in collaboration with the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science.
    The Boy Scouts of America formally discriminates against nonreligious boys and their families, officially excluding atheists, agnostics and nonbelievers. Currently, the organization maintains "that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing his obligation to God."
    "The Freedom From Religion Foundation maintains instead that no one who discriminates against the nonreligious can grow into the best kind of citizen," says FFRF co-founder Annie Laurie Gaylor, who is co-president of FFRF with her husband Dan Barker.
    "It's what you do — not what you believe — that makes you a good person," adds Barker, a former evangelical minister who is also co-founder of The Clergy Project, a support group for ministers who lose their faith.
    FFRF, at the urging of its member Richard Kirschman, has produced a badge similar to the Boy Scouts' merit badges, which are typically sewn on uniforms or sashes.
    Scouts who wish to earn this badge are asked to help disprove the group's misguided claim that nonbelievers cannot be good citizens. The requirements, paralleling typical merit badge requirements, ask Scouts to learn about secularism and the rich history of dissent from religion.
    Attachment 14101- See more at: https://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/....GVgG00GB.dpuf


    Interesting that an Organization that claims to believe in nothing is trying give badges to the Boy Scouts for believing in nothing. Now the FFRF is claiming Bigotry against a group that believes in nothing and stands for nothing. I guess they now stand for "Free Thinking", whatever that is, maybe they are finally standing for something. Anyway the scouts are the brunt of this nonsense because they stand for God and a moral lifestyle.
    Once again you demonstrate that you are clueless about what it means to be an atheist, and the position of atheism:

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