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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United Way of Blair County President Kevin Davis Places his head in the Sand Regarding the Boy
Scouts of America
January 19, 2005
Kevin Davis, President
UNITED WAY OF BLAIR COUNTY
1216 Pleasant Valley Blvd
Altoona PA 16602
Dear Mr. Davis:
While your response to my letter of January 10 was prompt, your equivocations failed to address the issue of funding
the Boy Scouts.
One of the critical needs of the community is "Nurturing Children and Youth."
Undoubtedly, BSA deems itself eligible in that category. How can you possibly fund an "area" without
giving money to organizations? I would really like to understand how that works.
Furthermore, United Way's non-discrimination policy (as stated in the website) is crystal clear that you must "ensure
that each organization" funded " maintains a policy of non-discrimination."
It would behoove United Way of Blair County to claim the moral high ground by refusing to contribute to discrimination
and civil rights violations perpetrated by Boy Scouts of America.
Pennsylvania State Director
AMERICAN ATHEISTS, INC.