Bill to strip Boy Scouts of tax break...

Bill to strip Boy Scouts of tax break stalls

There are 53 comments on the Fox 23 story from Sep 13, 2013, titled Bill to strip Boy Scouts of tax break stalls. In it, Fox 23 reports that:

A bill to strip the Boy Scouts of America of its tax-exempt status because of the organization's refusal to allow gay troop leaders has stalled in the Legislature.

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#46 Sep 14, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
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No where does the Constitution give special privileges to religious groups. And this goes to show that Christ-insanity-ists can not be trusted to do the right thing if elected to public office because they give special favors and tax breaks to their friends and political contributors.
Congress knows that with out government help the Boy Scouts would cease to exist. If that is the case so be it. It is not a legitimate function of our Government to give our tax dollars to groups that they think are worthwhile while denying funds to groups we think are worth while.
Politicians who rob Peter to pay Paul are destroying our country and they do not even know they are the cause of it.
OF COURSE the U.S. Constitution gives special privileges to religious groups ! The U.S. Constitution also gives special privileges to newspapers. The FIRST AMENDMENT to the U.S. Constitution states in part: "Congress shall make NO LAW [EMPHASIS ADDED] respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..." It doesn't say the same thing about carpenters, plumbers, coopers nor brewers.

It SPECIFICALLY SINGLES OUT religion for "special protection", because the Founding Fathers deemed it THAT important.

Back to jr. high school American History for ya !

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#47 Sep 14, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
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No where does the Constitution give special privileges to religious groups. And this goes to show that Christ-insanity-ists can not be trusted to do the right thing if elected to public office because they give special favors and tax breaks to their friends and political contributors.
Congress knows that with out government help the Boy Scouts would cease to exist. If that is the case so be it. It is not a legitimate function of our Government to give our tax dollars to groups that they think are worthwhile while denying funds to groups we think are worth while.
Politicians who rob Peter to pay Paul are destroying our country and they do not even know they are the cause of it.
Agreed. That's my main complaint with the BSA- that they taxpayer funded breaks but yet are allowed to discriminate. If they were a completely private organization without out taxpayer support or special exemptions, then they can link up with the Klan for all I care.

Btw, have you heard about the new group youth group the hardcore anti-gays formed after the BSA decided to allow gay kids in? It's called Trail Life USA, for parents who don't want their kids around "the gays".
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Doylestown, PA

#48 Sep 14, 2013
trail life usa sounds like an offshoot of the hitler youth!

Since: Mar 09

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#49 Sep 15, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Sorry, but I can't do that. They've caused way too much harm to society to get off scot-free.
But I will agree to wait until we get marriage equality nationwide & a national ENDA passed.
After that as far as I'm concerned it's open season on any church which continues to promote discrimination of any kind.
You want a fanatic-driven unholy war?

That's all it would produce.

DO that, and you play into their "we're persecuted" spinners.

Fight SMART, not hard. Always work to make THEIR irrationality evident to all.

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"Your Majesty, the peasants are revolting!"

"You've only just noticed?"

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#50 Sep 15, 2013
snyper wrote:
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You want a fanatic-driven unholy war?
That's all it would produce.
DO that, and you play into their "we're persecuted" spinners.
Fight SMART, not hard. Always work to make THEIR irrationality evident to all.
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"Your Majesty, the peasants are revolting!"
"You've only just noticed?"
Obviously you haven't been paying attention- we already ARE in a "fantic-driven unholy war".

Their irrationality IS evident to all.

My goal is to ensure they ARE being persecuted.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#51 Sep 15, 2013
Start your own club. The Gay Scouts of America.
Problem solved.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#52 Sep 15, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Obviously you haven't been paying attention- we already ARE in a "fantic-driven unholy war".
Their irrationality IS evident to all.
My goal is to ensure they ARE being persecuted.
Nope. Not yet we aren't.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#53 Sep 16, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Start your own club. The Gay Scouts of America.
Problem solved.
No need, since we already forced the BSA to accept gay scout members.

The anti-gays have been forced to start a new bigot club called Trail Life USA.

Once we finish taking over the BSA, then we'll do the same with Trail Life- assuming they can even get off the ground.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#54 Sep 16, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Nope. Not yet we aren't.
Well as far as I'm concerned we are and have been in an unholy war with the anti-gay religious fanatics.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#55 Sep 16, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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No need, since we already forced the BSA to accept gay scout members.
The anti-gays have been forced to start a new bigot club called Trail Life USA.
Once we finish taking over the BSA, then we'll do the same with Trail Life- assuming they can even get off the ground.
They probably will not be able to get off the ground. I don't think their efforts in starting a group to rival the BSA will be successful.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#56 Sep 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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They probably will not be able to get off the ground. I don't think their efforts in starting a group to rival the BSA will be successful.
But I encourage them to waste their money & time attempting to do so.

Since: Mar 09

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#57 Sep 16, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Well as far as I'm concerned we are and have been in an unholy war with the anti-gay religious fanatics.
Too civilized for that.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#59 Sep 17, 2013
Jake wrote:
Gay men want to strip the Boy Scouts of their clothes.
I wish we could stop you from LYING 24/7 NORTON, FRANZ, GARY, JAKE.

Why do you LIE so often and pretend to be from different countries all the time? do you really think you are fooling ANYONE?

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