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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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May June 2015 Freethought Society Newsletter

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In the newsletter you will find the following articles:

  • Trying to Stop Public School BSA Recruitment Assemblies by Margaret Downey
  • The Camp Quest 2020 Envision Campaign by Amanda Metskas

  • The History of “In Gold We Trust”
  • In Legal Action We Trust by Michael Newdow
  • West Coast Anti-Superstition Bash and Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center by Margaret Downey
  • Two Movie Recommendations by Dennis Middlebrooks
  • The Freethought Society’s 2015 Multi-Month Calendar
  • Donation, Information, and Volunteer Page

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We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible!  If the newsletter inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number, email address, and mailing address.

Special events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations. We want supporters to stay informed at all times. To keep updated about events, meetings and issues, please sign up to participate in the FS Discussion List.

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The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

March-April 2015 FS Newsletter

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In the newsletter you will find the following articles:

  • Protesting BSA Assemblies in Public Schools by Margaret Downey
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation Weighs In
  • More Help From Friends
  • Homophobia in American African Migrant Churches by Leo Igwe
  • The Real Life “Evil Spell” That is Killing Haiti by Billy Almoza
  • Two Movie Recommendations by Dennis Middlebrooks
  • Religious Bullying: Money Before Spirituality by Alberta Parish
  • Secular Coalition For America 2015 Lobby Day Flyer
  • The Freethought Society’s 2015 Multi-Month Calendar
  • Donation, Information, and Volunteer Page

Click here to read the March-April 2015 Newsletter

We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible!  If the newsletter inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number, email address, and mailing address.

Special events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations. We want supporters to stay informed at all times. To keep updated about events, meetings and issues, please sign up to participate in the FS Discussion List.

Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page.

Like FS on Facebook!

Follow FS on Twitter.

The Freethought Society News Editorial Staff

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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May-June 2013 Freethought Society Newsletter

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