Angry New Yorker

Monday, November 15, 2004
To think I once earnestly supported the ACLU. But as a former Eagle Scout, I've found the ACLU's effective "jihad " against the Boy Scouts indicative of s wrong with the left these days. Still, one thing's for certain, the ACLU will never get a dime from me again. Ever.

Military Bases Warned on Boy Scouts
Mon Nov 15, 4:46 PM

By MIKE ROBINSON, Associated Press Writer

CHICAGO - The Pentagon (news - web sites) has agreed to warn military bases worldwide that they should not directly sponsor Boy Scout troops, partially resolving claims that the government has improperly supported a group that requires members to believe in God.

The settlement, announced Monday, came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (news - web sites) 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 attorney Adam Schwartz.

The Pentagon said it has long had a rule against sponsorship of non-federal organizations and denied 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.

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