Philadelphia punishes Boy Scouts because of their beliefs

From th American Family Association.

“The city of Philadelphia has decided to punish the Boy Scouts of America because it will not allow homosexuals to serve as Scout Leaders. City officials said they will charge the Cradle of Liberty Scouts Council $200,000 a year to use the city-owned headquarters. The Council was paying $1 per year (since 1928). The city owns the land on which the Council’s 1928 Beaux Arts building sits.

The city says it is charging the scouts $200,000 a year because the scouts discriminate against homosexuals. But the city finds nothing wrong with their discrimination against the scouts because of the scouts’ belief.

The action by city officials means that 30 new Cub Scout packs won’t be organized, and that 800 needy kids will not be going to the Council’s summer camp if the city charges them $200,000.

The Supreme Court ruled in 2000 that the scouts, as a private group, have a First Amendment right to bar homosexuals from membership. Philadelphia officials, in an effort to appease the homosexual activists, began searching for a way to punish the scouts. The rent increase was the vehicle to do that. 

The Cradle of Liberty Council serves about 64,000 scouts in Philadelphia and its suburbs.”

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One Response to Philadelphia punishes Boy Scouts because of their beliefs

  1. Jenni says:

    This is an outrage. We wonder why our country is having problems. We concentrate on the evil and discourage the good. Will they charge other groups if they do or do not believe in God? Will they charge someone for NOT being a homosexual? Why are we allowing others to take a stand against a group that builds up our children making them better leaders? If we continue on the road we are on, I am afraid of what my children will have to face as adults. I pray that our Heavenly Father will have mercy on us for many do not know what they do.

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