Reader Tony tells me that he met an atheist couple over the weekend. “Bob” and his wife have tried not to impose their atheism on their son.
Now, their son has joined the Boy Scouts (with their permission).
The Boy Scouts of America have a history of discriminating against gays and atheists. Despite much of the good work they do, they have no qualms about kicking out people who don’t adhere to their interpretation of the Scout Oath. The courts have repeatedly said that the BSA is a private organization that can legally discriminate, but the government does give them money, so BSA isn’t exactly in the clear…
It raises the question: Would you allow your son to join the Boy Scouts if he requested it?