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September, October, November, December 2018 eZine Newsletter

September, October, November, December 2018 eZine Newsletter

Click here  to see the September, October, November, December 2018 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following articles:

  • A Four-Month Combined Issue to Bring Readers Up-To-Date, by Margaret Downey
  • Photos from the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum
  • More Photos from the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum
  • Skeptics at the 2018 DragonCon Event
    by Margaret Downey
  • More DragonCon 2018 Skeptic Photos
  • The Los Angeles, California Secular Day of the Dead
    by Margaret Downey
  • 2018 Secular Day of the Dead Photos
  • BSA’s Religious Recruitment/Anti-Nontheist Signs: Activist Report
    With submissions by Margaret Downey, Sally Flynn and Thomas Schottmiller
  • The Schwartz Event
  • How Freethinkers Can Save the Truth
    by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
  • The Freethought Society’s 2018/2019 Activities Calendar
  • Donation and Information Page

 

Ingersoll Birthplace

Ingersoll Birthplace

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Stop BSA from recruiting in public schools

In our ongoing efforts to prevent discrimination, we have created a letter of appeal to schools and school districts, which calls to their attention the fact that the Boy Scouts of America is a private organization which practices discrimination against non-believers, LGBT and the disabled.  Please review the letter and consider taking action with us.

Anti-Discrimination Policy & Mission Statement:   https://www.ftsociety.org/menu/anti-discrimination-support-network/anti-discrimination-policy-mission-statement/

Boy Scouts of America Announce New Levels of Acceptance but Still Exclude Nontheists

Boy Scouts of America Announce New Levels of Acceptance but Still Exclude Nontheists

by Margaret Downey

The following article was from September-October 2015 FS Newsletter


While the gay community is rejoicing and celebrating a change in the membership policies of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), I remain unimpressed and dissatisfied. Yes, the BSA’s national office, as of July 27, 2015, allows troops to accept gays to join, participate and be hired, but their position forbidding the inclusion of nontheists has not changed.

Continue reading: Boy Scouts of America Announce New Levels of Acceptance but Still Exclude Nontheists

Boy Scout Assemblies in Public Schools Protested

Boy Scout Assemblies in Public Schools Protested

by Margaret Downey

The following article was from November-December-2014-Newsletter


At the beginning of every school year, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) kick off their yearly recruitment drive. In many public school districts across the nation, BSA recruiters are welcomed with open arms. Ever since BSA declared itself a “private” organization (Boy Scouts of America et al. v. Dale, 530 U.S. 640, 2000), the Freethought Society (FS) has objected to BSA using public school grounds to post recruitment signs and/or to conduct recruitment assemblies during school hours. FS also objects to school officials and teachers assisting in any way with recruitment efforts.

Continue reading: Boy Scout Assemblies in Public Schools Protested

Stop BSA recruiting in our Public Schools

In our ongoing efforts to prevent discrimination, the ADSN has created a letter of appeal to schools and school districts reminding them that the Boy Scouts of America is a private organization which should not be receiving taxpayer benefits such as recruiting in our tax-supported public schools. Please read the letter and join us in taking action.  For those schools which are willing to pledge a non-discrimination policy, there is a frameable certificate which may be downloaded and given to them.

Anti-Discrimination Policy & Mission Statement

https://www.ftsociety.org/menu/anti-discrimination-support-network/anti-discrimination-policy-mission-statement/