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Margaret Downey at Rock Beyond Belief

Margaret Downey

Freethought Society president Margaret Downey will speak at the Rock Beyond Belief event in North Carolina on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Please try to attend this free event at Fort Bragg. See:


Her speech will be about the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). She will talk about BSA discrimination history, disclose details about gratuities, and suggest what should be done to change BSA (or hold them to their now “private” status). A young Scout will join her on stage and his now viral video will be shown. See:


Margaret has worked to stop BSA discrimination for many years. See the ADSN section for reports about this work, or click here: https://www.ftsociety.org/?p=1944

The Boy Scouts of America- legalized discrimination


Margaret Downey and FS have worked for many years to change the policies of the BSA and/or make sure they don’t get taxpayer funding if they insist on a policy of discrimination.  Here are numerous articles and reports detailing our efforts. If you’d like to join us in this cause, please email volunteer@ftsociety.org.

BSA Assemblies Protested, Dec 2014

Protesting BSA Assemblies in Public Schools, Mar 2015

School District Under Fire for Hosting Scouts Assembly, Dec 2014

January February 2011 Newsletter-Boy Scout Article

BSA 2010 Protest

BSA 2010 Protest Carter

BSA NCC Orientation Speech Copy

BSA NCC ESP Press Release

BSA: letter to National Constitution Center

BSA: Letter to President Jimmy Carter

BSA: Christian Legal Society v Martinez – Supreme court ruling hailed

BSA: Disability bias: Orlando Sentinel Article

BSA: Disability bias: Florida Today Article

BSA Disability bias: Beacon Article

National and Local Taxpayer Money Continues to Support BSA bigotry – March 2005

BSA Protest- 2004

BSA: AHA Press Release

BSA 2003 Press Release

AHA complaint letter to School board

BSA: Speech delivered to Mayor Street, Phila, 2000




Scouting for all is a wonderful alternative to the Boy Scouts.

For more information, visit:  http://www.scoutingforall.org/data/layer02/aboutFrame.html

March/April 2012 FS Newsletter

Here is the March/April 2012 PDF Freethought Society newsletter.

March April 2012 FS Newsletter

In the attached newsletter you will find the following articles:

  • Last Call for the 2012 Reason Rally, Margaret Downey
  • An Important Announcement from the Freethought Society’s Board of Directors
  • How I Became an Atheist, by  Bob HuDock
  • One Young Woman’s Fight to Keep Public Schools Secular, by Carol Everhart Roper
  • Reactions to “Year of the Bible” Resolution, by Margaret Downey
  • A cartoon, by Celestia Ward
  • Free Thinkers of Haiti Update, by Billy Almoza
  • Helping Hands Committee (project details), by Margaret Downey
  • The Freethought Society’s 2012 Three-Month Calendar

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