Friday, April 6, 2007
Boy Scouts stand strong - Defeats Anti-American ACLU
In a bit of good news - the Boy Scouts of America will be allowed to continue using Fort A.P. Hill to hold their National Jamboree.
The ACLU must still be mad the Boy Scouts are allowed to be selective in their recruitment - no gays. With an obvious axe to grind against the Boy Scouts, the ACLU, the single most dangerous group in the U. S., sued to keep the BSA off of the base.
The frivolous lawsuit alleged that since the Boy Scouts pledge a belief in God, allowing them to use public property would be a constitutional violation of the seperation of Church & State.
From World Net Daily -
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit dismissed a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union to stop the Defense Department from allowing the Boy Scouts of America to hold its National Jamboree every four years at Fort A.P. Hill in Fredericksburg, Va.
The ACLU, suing on behalf of individual named taxpayers, had argued allowing the Boy Scouts to hold the event on public property is an unconstitutional establishment of religion, because the organization's membership is limited to those who believe in God.
The ACLU points out the Boy Scouts require members to swear an oath to "do my duty to God and my country."
Seven Presidents have attended and spoken at the jamboree, beginning with Franklin Roosevelt in 1937. President Bush spoke at the 2005 event, attended by more than 40,000 scouts. The next jamboree is scheduled for 2010 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.
The court ruled Wednesday, however, the ACLU did not show standing to bring the lawsuit. More.....