Good. The Big Elbow of Karma strikes again. As we all know, the BSA is a terrific organization and develops some of the nation’s most remarkable leaders in virtually every field. The attacks on the organization by the Gay Gestapos are simply another attempt to strike at the values and structure that make our nation great. We should all be glad Philadelphia is feeling the sting of their failed effort to appease the left at the expense of the Scouts.

Philly owes $877,000 for Boy Scouts’ eviction case

The city must pay nearly $900,000 after a failed effort to evict the Boy Scouts of America because of the group’s ban on gays, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

The post-trial ruling is just the latest twist in a decade-long legal dispute over the Boy Scout oath, which requires members to be “morally straight.”

The two sides have sought a compromise that would let the local Boy Scouts chapter keep its rent-free, city-owned headquarters without violating the national Scout policy.

However, a tentative deal struck since the city lost a court case last year has fallen apart. U.S. District Judge Ronald Buckwalter therefore said the city must pay $877,000 for the Scouts’ legal fees…The city insisted at a June 2010 trial that nonprofits given free use of its property must abide by local anti-discrimination laws, which include equal protection for gays. But the jury found the city’s reason violated the local Scout council’s First Amendment rights.

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  1. LucyLadley says:

    Thank you Tammy for this update! My husband is an Eagle Scout & I hope my grandsons will give scouting a try. Throughout the year there will be several times that my husband will make reference to a motto or something he learned in scouts. The physical, mental & emergency preparedness taught in scouting are lessons for a lifetime. Great parents & camping experiences alone are great, but the respect I’ve noticed scouts giving each other is heartwarming. I’ve seen troupes that have special needs scouts with learning & physical disabilities. Those scouts have continued on to get their Eagle. One of my favorite friends, was a special needs boy/young man that loved scouting. He was proud to wear his uniform & in his electronic wheel chair would beam a big smile when complimented on that uniform. His life was short. He was buried in his Eagle Scout uniform.

  2. _CarrieP says:

    Thanks for the info, Tammy!

    My 6-year old just started scouts this fall and he loves it! My son is experiencing teamwork in a way that’s different from what he’s used to compared to playing team sports and he’s learning alot about his community. It’s also been great for me and my husband. We’ve met some nice people and we get the opportunity to jump in and help without feeling as if we are stepping on the toes of a coach. I’m also realizing I need to brush up on my dismal sewing skills – those flippin’ patches will be the death of me!

    Regarding the BSA as a whole, it’s so nice to see an organization take a moral stand and not be intimidated by what you correctly call the ‘Gay Gestapo’ and the Left.

    What’s even more refreshing to me is your objective take on a subject like this and your willingness to call something wrong when it’s wrong.

    While on the surface it may be perceived to be visciously discriminatory and a backwards step for the scouts to have a ban on gays. If that were the case, I think it would be something about which we should all speak out.

    But you take the time to look beyond the superficial and in doing so, you’ve educated me (all of us) on the subject, as without your insights I probably wouldn’t know much beyond the headlines.

    I also appreciate your concern for children, the affinity you have for ‘tradition’, and your fierce outspoken efforts at combatting the Left.

    Thanks again!

  3. SoCalGal says:

    This is great news.

  4. Foreverautumn says:

    I was a member of that sexist, homophobic, paramilitary organization, and was one of their Green Berets. In other words, I was an…EAGLE SCOUT! DUH! Duh! DUUUUUUHHHHH!

  5. Sally says:

    This is great news. Thanks for your take on this subject Tammy. My Dad was a Boy Scout, and throughout his working years he was always very involved with BSA, and fundraising for them in every community we lived in. I always look forward to buying my Christmas tree from my local troop in his memory.

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