Thursday, April 06, 2006

Anti-Christian Libertine Union vs. Boy Scouts

It will be interesting to read Justice Sykes' opinion when it is issued:

A civil liberties group is going to court today to try to end the National Boy Scout Jamboree, held every four years at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, arguing that the Defense Department’s financial support of the event violates the separation of church and state.

American Civil Liberties Union attorneys will argue before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago that the government is violating the First Amendment by allowing the Pentagon to spend millions on the jamboree, the Boy Scouts’ largest traditional gathering.

The ACLU’s lawsuit against the Defense Department contends that the words “duty to God” in the Boy Scout Oath make the group a religious organization and that any government support gives the Boy Scouts special treatment.

Evidently some wacko-in-blacko District judge thinks ACLU has a case, which is why it's in appeals.

About 15 years ago, while painting the woodwork on my porch, Rush was commenting on some other ACLU vs. BSA action (there've been a zillion...) and his offhand reaction is one I will NEVER forget:

"Screw 'em!!!"

Thanks, Rush, for the memories, and mega-dittoes.

HT: Lakeshore


DCS said...

Angry Eagle Scout says, "Never mess with young men who are proficiently trained in knot tying and target shooting."


Neo-Con Tastic said...

Don't forget 'Axe & Knife' throwing.

Dad29 said...

Not to mention digging holes and filling them with ....stuff... said...

If you want to learn more about this case and the issues, please visit We have the oral arguments in streaming audio so you don't have to download the whole file from the court. We also have clips and video from the pre-argument media briefing and the post-argument press conference, not to mention the briefs in pdf.