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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    he isn't discriminating against gays, but an organization
    Oh, please.
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Do they ban couples living together outside of marriage? Those who are having sex outside marriage? Those who lie? Those who cheat? Those who bully? Those who don't come to church every Sunday? Those who drink?

    When churches start banning sinners?? They've lost the plot. From their tenets:



    I don't see "except if you're gay" in there anywhere. You?
    Again, they're refusing "service" to people openly living in conflict with their beliefs.

    I don't know why you're so shocked by this.

    It has been going on for, literally, thousands of years.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Oh, please.
    It's a very clear distinction.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post


    The boyscouts as an organization don't have any association to homosexuality.

    They do now, Sherlock.

    Boys scouts did not previously discriminate against homosexuals, per se, only people who had described themselves as such. Now they have decided to enable "openly" gay people in their lifestyle choice by allowing them in. It's pretty basic logic here. Even someone of your ability should be able to grok it.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    Again, they're refusing "service" to people openly living in conflict with their beliefs.

    I don't know why you're so shocked by this.

    It has been going on for, literally, thousands of years.
    What makes churches exempt from The Civil Rights Act? While they don't receive funds from the Federal government, they most certainly enjoy a tax-advantaged status.

    A private business can't discriminate in this fashion...why should a church be permitted to do so?



    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What makes churches exempt from The Civil Rights Act? While they don't receive funds from the Federal government, they most certainly enjoy a tax-advantaged status.

    A private business can't discriminate in this fashion...why should a church be permitted to do so?
    Because the first amendment exempts them from pretty much most government regulation

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker[W:220]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Again the hatred of the church shows it's true colors.
    You are such a hypocrite. You don't care about the Boy Scouts, you just look for reasons to bash Christianity.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Because the first amendment exempts them from pretty much most government regulation
    Well, since they enjoy favored status as 401c organizations, it isn't without precedent that the government weighs in. Churches don't seem to have a problem with that little perk.
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What makes churches exempt from The Civil Rights Act? While they don't receive funds from the Federal government, they most certainly enjoy a tax-advantaged status.

    A private business can't discriminate in this fashion...why should a church be permitted to do so?
    Sure they can.

    Sexuality isn't a protected class.

    Not that it matters anyway. This church is refusing services because the organization violates a central tenant of their faith.
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Well, since they enjoy favored status as 401c organizations, it isn't without precedent that the government weighs in. Churches don't seem to have a problem with that little perk.
    Not quite the same thing--it is geared to keep the government from "weighing in" to the affairs in the first place indirectly and favoring some over others. Churches are like the "Indian Reservations" when it comes to law.

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