Boy Scouts Could Lose Tax-Exempt Status in California Because of Gay Ban

Feb 20, 2013 | Posted by: Rick in Kansas | Full story: www.towleroad.com

A new bill proposed by openly gay California state senator Ricardo Lara would strip the Boy Scouts' tax exempt status for discriminating against members and leaders on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, LGBT POV reports

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Sweetie, simply because the BSA has the right to discriminate doesn't give them the right to discriminate at the taxpayers expense. Sorry.

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And if the bill passes, BSA will still be able to have "exclusive membership," (i.e. discriminating in favor of non-gay men and boys) but they'll have to pay more in taxes.
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Tax breakthrough!!!
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This will open the door to taxing homophobic churches that sponsor homophobic Scout troops
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The public's tax burden will be reduced significantly when homophobic churches start paying their fair share of taxes

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What Rick and Edio said.

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JrEsq wrote:
SCOTUS has ruled that the BSA have a Constitutional right to exclusive membership, so there is no discrimination.
Do the queers in California not understand how the Constitution works? They sure cry Constitution when it comes to homosexual marriage.
They may have a right to discriminate in membership, but they have ZERO right to a tax-exempt status.

Bigotry doesn't pay, and in this case it will cost them!

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JrEsq wrote:
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As usual, the queers mince words. There is no discrimination, since SCOTUS affirmed to right to exclusive membership. So in fact, the homosexual assaut on the BSA is actually reverse discrimination.
Also, queer Ricky, the tax exempt status of the BSA is not a "taxpayers expense". An exemption is not an expenditure.
Wrong again. The SCOTUS merely upheld their right to discriminate; they said nothing about a right to a tax-exempt status.
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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Wrong again. The SCOTUS merely upheld their right to discriminate; they said nothing about a right to a tax-exempt status.
You keep using the word "discriminate", even when SCOTUS has ruled that exclusive membership is NOT discrimination, which illustrates the intractability of the homosexual mind, which in turn illustrates how dangerous you people are.

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alfred wrote:
You queers are worthless. It's a shame you're not extinct.
Blame the straight couples; they keep on producing them. OH THE IRONY!!

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JrEsq wrote:
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As usual, the queers mince words. There is no discrimination, since SCOTUS affirmed to right to exclusive membership. So in fact, the homosexual assaut on the BSA is actually reverse discrimination.
Also, queer Ricky, the tax exempt status of the BSA is not a "taxpayers expense". An exemption is not an expenditure.
But other taxpayers have to make up for it.
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Jupiter wrote:
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Blame the straight couples; they keep on producing them. OH THE IRONY!!
The real irony is that no straight couple actually desires to give birth to a homosexual.

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JrEsq wrote:
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You keep using the word "discriminate", even when SCOTUS has ruled that exclusive membership is NOT discrimination, which illustrates the intractability of the homosexual mind, which in turn illustrates how dangerous you people are.
Banning ANY group of people is discrimination. Banning those under age 50 from joining AARP is discrimination. Preventing non-catholics from getting married in a catholic church is discrimination. Barring fat people or too tall or too short people from the military is discrimination.

Just because it's constitutional or even justifiable in that case of the military doesn't make it any less discriminatory.

Millions of people discriminate against millions of other people every day, and it's completely legal.

Just as it's completely legal for California to yank the tax-exempt status for the BSA or their sponsors if they so choose.

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The real irony is that no straight couple actually desires to give birth to a homosexual.
How would you know? Have you asked every hetero couple?

No, didn't think so.

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alfred wrote:
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Hopefully when it's able to be detected before birth whether or not the child would be gay, we will eliminate the problem.
But I thought all you anti-gays were anti-abortion as well?

Typical hypocrisy, nothing new.
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Banning ANY group of people is discrimination. Banning those under age 50 from joining AARP is discrimination. Preventing non-catholics from getting married in a catholic church is discrimination. Barring fat people or too tall or too short people from the military is discrimination.
Just because it's constitutional or even justifiable in that case of the military doesn't make it any less discriminatory.
Millions of people discriminate against millions of other people every day, and it's completely legal.
Just as it's completely legal for California to yank the tax-exempt status for the BSA or their sponsors if they so choose.
I see what you are saying: anyone should be able to do anything they want at any time. Think of the money that would save, you could eliminate government altogether.
Are all homosexuals so simplistic and naive?

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You keep using the word "discriminate", even when SCOTUS has ruled that exclusive membership is NOT discrimination, which illustrates the intractability of the homosexual mind, which in turn illustrates how dangerous you people are.
Oh look, This bigoted POS thinks he knows something...What a laugh.

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I see what you are saying: anyone should be able to do anything they want at any time. Think of the money that would save, you could eliminate government altogether.
Are all homosexuals so simplistic and naive?
Are all anti-gays incable of comprehending basic English?

I'm saying the BSA has the right to discriminate, just as the state of California has the right to remove their tax-exempt status because of it.

Being a bigot has a price; time for them to start paying up!
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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Are all anti-gays incable of comprehending basic English?
I'm saying the BSA has the right to discriminate, just as the state of California has the right to remove their tax-exempt status because of it.
Being a bigot has a price; time for them to start paying up!
Are all queers incable of comprehending basic English? For the umpteenth time, SCOTUS has ruled that exclusive membership is NOT discrimination. So why do you insist on using the D word. Oh, I forgot, the homosexual mind is intractable, incapable of changing thought patterns. That is one of the dangers that you present to society, among others.

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alfred wrote:
You queers are worthless. It's a shame you're not extinct.
Your constant stream of false names are worthless. It's a shame Topix does NOT insist on registration to keep lying cowards like you at bay.

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alfred wrote:
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Hopefully when it's able to be detected before birth whether or not the child would be gay, we will eliminate the problem.
You mean like the botched abortion your mother tried on you? Sorry about that coat hanger stuck in your head when you were born. I think you might be able to take it out by now, but where would we hang our jackets when at your trailer home?

BTW, REGISTER, you cowardly liar.

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