Since atheists have first amendment rights Of course you and other atheists have the right to speak and criticize the Boy Scouts and I will defend that right. When I say Ã¢â‚¬Å“Leave us aloneÃ¢â‚¬Â I say to you, the parents of atheist children, the ACLU, NOW, Atheists United, and other liberal legal interest groups stop suing the Boy Scouts. School Districts, cities, states, and other government organizations stop the law suits! There have been law suits against the Boy scouts since the 1970Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s over the issue concerning membership. And the law suits continue. We are a private orgin
I wonder why a non believer would want to join an organization of believers (in this case the Boy Scouts). I do not get it. The Boy Scouts are a private orginazation and as such have the right to dictate who can be a member. The Boy Scouts have that same right as other private organizations such as the NAACP, NRA, NOW, and the Catholic Church do. The NAACP can discriminate by refusing to accept a Klansman as a member. The Catholic Church discriminates against Jews when it requires priests to be Catholic. NOW would be correct in denying membership to George Bush a person who is not pro-choice.