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.
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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