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We were endowed certain
inalienable rights by the
Creator, but not the right
to be sponsored by
America's Armed Forces.

In a slap in the face of kids and religious people, the government prohibited armed forces from sponsoring Boy Scouts, because the organization requires a belief in God. The BSA requires no belief in a particular God. There are muslim Troops, for example. Maybe, the next thing to be banned will be our country's Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed our rights were endowed by a Creator?

AP news article at - http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DEFENSE_BOY_SCOUTS?SITE=NCWIN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
 

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Our preacher gave an interesting sermon Sunday about those that will hate you for your beliefs. It was quite timely considering what the left is saying of those with faith in this country.
 

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God must have meant for us to laugh through our pain, because He stirred an enormous measure of absurdity into the universe when He mixed the batter of creation. I'll admit to being hopeless in many respects, but as long as I have laughter, I'm not without hope. Some things you just gotta laugh at or you will go nuts.
 

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Scout Law
TRUSTWORTHY
A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honesty is part of his code of conduct. People can depend on him.
LOYAL
A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.
HELPFUL
A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.
FRIENDLY
A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He seeks to understand others. He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.
COURTEOUS
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
KIND
A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.
OBEDIENT
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
CHEERFUL
A Scout looks for the bright side of things. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
THRIFTY
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for unforeseen needs. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.
BRAVE
A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
CLEAN
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals. He helps keep his home and community clean.
REVERENT
A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.

Scout Motto
Be Prepared

Scout Slogan
Do a Good Turn Daily


Having spent some of the best years of my life in the BSA I fail to see how sponsoring a troop is supporting religion.

Usually it merely means offering a place to meet or camp. Seldom, if ever does it mean $.

It is no different than letting the local CYO basketball team or Church soft ball team use the school yard or gym.

We also have some of the United Way chapters refusing to give the BSA a cut of the fund raising because the BSA discriminates....i.e. no gay leaders allowed.

Of course, the BSA really does discriminate on the basis of sex. Only boys can join.
Wonder when that will be an issue.
 
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