November 22, 2004

House Condemns Criticism of Boy Scouts

House Condemns Criticism of Boy Scouts

By JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The House on Saturday commended the Boy Scouts and condemned legal efforts to limit government ties to the group because of its requirement that members believe in God.

A nonbinding resolution, passed by a 391-3 vote, recognized the 3.2 million-member Boy Scouts for its public service efforts. But the main thrust of the debate was what the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., said were the "strident legal attacks" on the group.

The Pentagon agreed last week to tell U.S. military bases around the world not to directly sponsor Boy Scout troops. The warning resulted from legal challenges to government relations with a group that bans openly gay leaders and compels members to swear an oath of duty to God.

The American Civil Liberties Union and others say that direct government sponsorship of such a program amounts to discrimination. (more...)

I'm sure at least two or three Democrats had to swallow their secularist heterosexual Christian-hating views for this non-binding resolution. Only three Congressmen voted against the resolution, and yes, they were Democrats.

Could this show of support for the BSA, a (once) God-fearing, Red-White-n'-Blue loving, values-based organization mark the beginning of the Left's reaching out to "middle-America"?

Eh. ::shrugs::

Posted by Kyer at November 22, 2004 02:25 PM