Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor
From Fox News:
Activist groups, including Scouting for All, urge President Obama not to accept the honorary Presidency of the Boy Scouts of America until they stop discriminating.
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Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church of Chapel Hill, North Carolina Loses Its Sponsorship
after 40 Years: The BSA Rejects Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church Because the Church Believes Discrimination
Against Gays or Anyone is Morally Wrong
Article was submitted as a letter to the editor originally appearing in the Hendersonville Times News, May 11,
2001 and was composed by Richard K. Alman of Henderson, North Carolina.
Mr. Alman, a member of the Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church of Chapel Hill church writes this letter to
the editor in support of gays, lesbians, atheists and agnostics being active members within the Boy Scouts of America.
His church has sponsored scout groups for nearly 40 years, but has recently been rejected for charter renewal
based on the church's open and accepting policies towards gays and lesbians. Alman goes on to say his church has
simply "chosen to accept homosexuals as other Christians should." Alman goes on to say that "normal
church etiquette would not, I believe, allow such a policy..." as turning away gays and lesbians. As a conclusion,
Alman encourages the new United Way leadership of examining their funds
distributions and challenge that by eliminating the "bigots who control the national Boy Scouts" they
would have no difficulty in meeting their new fundraising goals.
Article Summarized by Donald Taylor, Jr. Donald6031@aol.com