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    Nonreligious Scouts offered badge to protest Boy Scout bigotry

    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    [Interesting that an Organization that claims to believe in nothing .....
    They believe in opposing America becoming a theocracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
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    They believe in opposing America becoming a theocracy.
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    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.
    Hilarious.

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    I don't think it is a good idea as it is polarizing. But the Boy Scouts being involved in religion is just as polarizing
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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
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    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. ...
    No, the badges are "for learning about secularism and the rich history of dissent from religion." It's in your OP. I recognize that learning may be anathema to you, but it is still valued in some circles.

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