Letter encourages Boy Scouts: ‘Do the right thing,’ uphold Scout Oath | Alliance Defending Freedom
Alliance Defending Freedom explains Boy Scouts can uphold time-honored mission, avoid legal attacks
IRVING, Texas — Alliance Defending Freedom has sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America that encourages its leadership to reaffirm its policy of accepting into membership only those who adhere to the group’s core values. In 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld that policy, which is based upon values embodied in the Scout Oath and Law that members be “morally straight.”
The letter affirms BSA’s values but warns that an inconsistently applied policy nationwide could open the door to lawsuits. Activist groups could seize upon an inconsistent policy as supposed evidence that the policy is no longer essential to the Boy Scouts’ mission, and local councils and troops could be exposed to individual litigation, the letter explains.
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