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Friday, February 10, 2006
  ACLU Forcing Boy Scouts Out Over God Stance
Troops of Boy Scouts(a private organization) in Macomb County and around the country are scuttling their organizational charter agreements with local governments, fearing legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union for requiring allegiance to God.

An official at the Boy Scouts of America’s regional Clinton Valley Council, which oversees most Scout troops in Macomb and Oakland counties, confirmed this week the group is directing dozens of local packs and troops to seek out new charter agreements in the private sector rather than with government bodies because of possible litigation.

“This will allow us to focus our resources on the children and to continue helping them take part in activities and learn skills, rather than worry about lawsuits and defending the organizations that work with us,” said Kevin Nichols, a supervisor of charter organization and registration matters for the Clinton Valley Council of the Scouts in Waterford.

This pledge, along with any other required acknowledgment of God, poses a supposedly tacit government endorsement or sanctioning of religion violating the Establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution — at least whenever it involves Boy Scout troops in a charter agreement with a government body, the ACLU has contended in recent litigation.

“There wasn’t really litigation threatened. We sent just served them (the Scouts) papers saying that we’d noticed the number of these arrangements with government agencies and we were concerned,” said Ed Yohnka, a spokesman for the ACLU of Illinois where the controversy first originated. “And they’ve responded by informing us they will go ahead and alter those arrangements on their own.”

The Oath in question, which I once took, is as follows:
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To Keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
This is the principles the ACLU is attacking. The ACLU is proudly blazing on the path to moral destruction, collecting exorbant lawyers fees all the way.
 
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