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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.

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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.

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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/

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

 

 

 

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