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The ACLU has won another victory against that oppressive paramilitary organization that threatens the liberty of every American. Branch Davidians? Al Qaeda? The Vibe Awards? No -- the Boy Scouts. The Pentagon settled a lawsuit with the ACLU by ordering its bases not to officially sponsor any Scout group as long as the organization requires a belief in God:
The settlement, announced Monday, came in a 1999 lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which says American military units have sponsored hundreds of Boy Scout troops.
"If our Constitution's promise of religious liberty is to be a reality, the government should not be administering religious oaths or discriminating based on religious beliefs," said ACLU lawyer Adam Schwartz.
The Pentagon said it has long had a rule against sponsorship of non-federal organizations and denied that the rule had been violated. But it agreed to send a message to posts worldwide warning them not to sponsor Boy Scout troops or other such groups.
It's a darned good thing that the ACLU defends us against such a frightening enemy. Helping to raise young men committed to bettering their community and supporting their country could create all kinds of trouble later on. Why, those same boys might just aspire to leadership positions, helping others who are less fortunate, and serve as an example to other young men. Thank
God whatever that now they will just hang out, get bored, and get into trouble. When they rob you, beat you, kill you, just remember to thank the ACLU from saving you from any mention of God in the public square.
UPDATE: For those who think that the Boy Scouts require belief in Christianity, please read their FAQs. They require Scouts to profess a belief in God, not Jesus Christ.Sphere It View blog reactions
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