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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Ellen Johnson, President of American Atheists
Ellen Johnson has been president of American Atheists for a decade.
In 1998, she met with the Office of Public Liaison for the Clinton White House to discuss the subject of giving
Atheists a "place at the table" in the discussion of issues of concern to our nation's Atheists.
She has testified before the United State Commission on Civil Rights on the unconstitutional expression of religion
in public schools.
In 2001 Ms. Johnson met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, DC to discuss
the unlawful imprisonment of Dr. Younis Shaikh, a Rationalist, on the charge of blasphemy. He has now been released
from prison. That same year, she was made an Honorary Associate of the Rationalist International. She also serves
as an Honorary Board Member of "Scouting For All," a nationwide group that seeks to end discrimination
against Atheists and gays within the Boy Scouts of America.
Ms. Johnson has co-hosted the cable television program, "THE ATHEIST VIEWPOINT" since 1994. It now airs
on over 45 cable systems throughout the United States. She is also a frequent guest on national radio and TV shows
including the Fox Network's "Hannity & Colmes," "Dayside with Linda Vester," "The
O'Reilly Factor," MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" with Joe Scarborough, "Heartland" with
John Kasich, CNN's "The Larry King Live Show," and C-SPAN's prestigious public affairs program "Washington
Ellen Johnson was Chairperson of the GODLESS AMERICANS MARCH ON WASHINGTON Task Force which on November 2, 2002
brought together thousands of Atheists, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and other nonbelievers for an unprecedented
display of unity in our nation's capital. She also serves as Executive Director of the Godless Americans Political
Action Committee, a nationwide initiative to support and elect Atheists to public office.
Ellen Johnson is proud to be a member of the National Advisory Board of Scouting for All. American Atheists
supports the important work that this organization does to end decades of government supported discrimination
against Atheist and gay youth.
American Atheists knows that through the efforts of SFA these policies will end and ALL of America's boys will
be welcome in the Boy Scouts.
American Atheists web site: www.atheists.org