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56. In the fine print to Frist's public pronouncement in --
-- support of the Boy Scouts is his offer to pet-sit their cats when the family goes on vacation.
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  -Frist pledges to protect Boy Scouts Rose Siding  Mar-17-05 09:44 AM   #0 
  - BSA can just remove the religious test.  shoelace414   Mar-17-05 09:46 AM   #1 
  - Never happen.  BlueEyedSon   Mar-17-05 09:46 AM   #3 
  - as a former scout,  pres2032   Mar-17-05 09:46 AM   #2 
  - Nope, discriminating on the basis of religion and taking fed $$  BlueEyedSon   Mar-17-05 09:47 AM   #4 
  - no, religion isn't a requirement for joining  pres2032   Mar-17-05 09:49 AM   #6 
     - They kicked out an avowed atheist. That is their policy. (see story)  BlueEyedSon   Mar-17-05 09:54 AM   #10 
     - or maybe that's just a local thing there  pres2032   Mar-17-05 09:56 AM   #11 
     - Did they wave the oath and laws?  Rose Siding   Mar-17-05 10:09 AM   #14 
     - Thx for the verbatim facts, Rose. nt  BlueEyedSon   Mar-17-05 10:17 AM   #19 
     - so if you are a gay fundie they shouldn't have any problem, right?  jdj   Mar-19-05 12:54 AM   #101 
     - BSA  StuckinKS   Mar-17-05 11:13 AM   #34 
     - story says they don't receive fed $  ast_liberal2008   Mar-17-05 02:36 PM   #51 
     - Hell, now SPECIFIC religion is a requirement  Walt Starr   Mar-17-05 10:10 AM   #16 
     - Which would that be?  igil   Mar-17-05 01:13 PM   #43 
     - Because "wiccan" is too nebulous.  Xithras   Mar-17-05 02:46 PM   #52 
     - That's not exactly right  pelagius   Mar-17-05 06:56 PM   #62 
        - A Plurality of Wiccans  gauguin57   Mar-18-05 10:44 AM   #82 
        - Interesting. I'll have to show that to my sons Scoutmaster  Xithras   Mar-18-05 04:58 PM   #91 
     - Can you provide a cite, please? n/t  pelagius   Mar-17-05 06:57 PM   #63 
     - My son  iam   Mar-17-05 10:30 AM   #24 
     - News to me  AngryOldDem   Mar-17-05 10:55 AM   #30 
     - I was in Cub Scouts  jmowreader   Mar-17-05 07:31 PM   #70 
     - As a Catholic in my youth, we belonged to a Catholic troop based out of a  TankLV   Mar-17-05 07:09 PM   #65 
     - When I was a scout....  retnavyliberal   Mar-18-05 06:14 PM   #97 
     - I was forced out of the scouts for religious reasons.  Jokerman   Mar-17-05 01:33 PM   #48 
     - What is the scout law?  Toots   Mar-18-05 08:46 AM   #78 
  - My scout troop met in a church basement  KurtNYC   Mar-17-05 10:23 AM   #21 
  - Ditto  Arkana   Mar-17-05 10:26 AM   #22 
  - Just to be clear -  KurtNYC   Mar-17-05 10:34 AM   #25 
     - LOL  Arkana   Mar-17-05 10:39 AM   #28 
  - Surprised  HockeyMom   Mar-17-05 10:35 AM   #26 
     - I am surprised that parents were that worried--  coffeenap   Mar-17-05 10:49 AM   #29 
     - My group (back home in Uruguay) used to meet in a catholic school  mutus_frutex   Mar-17-05 01:19 PM   #46 
     - FWIW  lolly   Mar-18-05 06:16 PM   #98 
        - Mmmmmm! Girl Scout cookies...  fujiyama   Mar-19-05 12:14 PM   #103 
  - As a "former" scout  mutus_frutex   Mar-17-05 01:13 PM   #44 
  - I respectfully disagree  donheld   Mar-17-05 06:20 PM   #61 
  - Evil motherfucker is instutionalizing religion joining with state  Walt Starr   Mar-17-05 09:48 AM   #5 
  - They were private from the beginning.  igil   Mar-17-05 01:19 PM   #45 
  - It's just another veiled attack on Gays.  Chipper Chat   Mar-17-05 09:51 AM   #7 
  - GIRL SCOUTS DO NOT DISCRIMINATE!!!  coffeenap   Mar-17-05 09:51 AM   #8 
  - I thought that was a pretty nasty trick, too  JerseygirlCT   Mar-17-05 10:17 AM   #18 
     - Girl Scouts is a great organization  noonwitch   Mar-17-05 10:58 AM   #31 
        - I have to agree with you. I'm glad I have a daughter.. :-)  mutus_frutex   Mar-17-05 01:21 PM   #47 
           - Our troop (I am co-leader) has made it clear that boys are  coffeenap   Mar-17-05 08:44 PM   #73 
              - Isn't Camp Fire now co-ed?  noonwitch   Mar-18-05 12:02 PM   #85 
              - Well, that is really interesting.  mutus_frutex   Mar-18-05 12:03 PM   #86 
  - Some interesting info about Congress and Scouting  barbaraann   Mar-17-05 09:51 AM   #9 
  - I wonder.....  William Bloode   Mar-17-05 09:57 AM   #12 
  - Cat Killer merit badges to follow...  Polemicist   Mar-17-05 07:34 PM   #71 
  - I think it's time for a new organization called the 'Bush Youth'.  denverbill   Mar-17-05 09:58 AM   #13 
  - I think Frist is a low life vivisectionist and a political whore --  Coastie for Truth   Mar-17-05 10:10 AM   #15 
  - Senator Nelson  JerseygirlCT   Mar-17-05 10:16 AM   #17 
  - Bottom line, Federal funding of religious organizations is wrong.  grumpy old fart   Mar-17-05 10:20 AM   #20 
  - He's also implementing the "Cat Killer" Badge.  peekaloo   Mar-17-05 10:27 AM   #23 
  - ya i quit just short of eagle, to conformist and really full of shit  toymachines   Mar-17-05 10:38 AM   #27 
  - Boy Scouts is where I became a stoner.  chicagojoe   Mar-17-05 11:10 AM   #32 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-17-05 11:22 AM   #36 
        - Not really.  chicagojoe   Mar-18-05 03:47 AM   #75 
  - Bush Jugend  BiggJawn   Mar-17-05 11:12 AM   #33 
  - That's inflammatory bullshit. Save it for someone who deserves it...  pelagius   Mar-17-05 05:42 PM   #58 
  - He is partially right.  mutus_frutex   Mar-17-05 07:53 PM   #72 
  - You do make a good point...  pelagius   Mar-18-05 02:00 PM   #87 
     - While the World Scout Movement has advanced a lot,  mutus_frutex   Mar-18-05 04:53 PM   #89 
        - BSA is (semi) open to women...  Mithras61   Mar-18-05 04:57 PM   #90 
           - Yes, you are right..  mutus_frutex   Mar-18-05 05:05 PM   #92 
              - Boy Scouts itself (not Cubs & Venturers) is open...  Mithras61   Mar-18-05 05:18 PM   #94 
                 - To me, that age distribution is so weird...  mutus_frutex   Mar-19-05 07:04 PM   #105 
  - And who deserves it more than....  BiggJawn   Mar-17-05 08:52 PM   #74 
     - Your reply speaks directly to the quality of your reasoning. n/t  pelagius   Mar-18-05 10:39 AM   #81 
  - Good post - keep it up. Don't pay attention to the morans amongst us.  TankLV   Mar-17-05 07:22 PM   #68 
     - Are you calling me a freeper moran?  pelagius   Mar-18-05 10:36 AM   #80 
        - I can't call anyone a freeper.  TankLV   Mar-19-05 01:19 AM   #102 
  - I'm an Eagle Scout  urizenxvii   Mar-17-05 11:17 AM   #35 
  - Simple bills don't override the U.S. Constitution, Mr. Frist. (nt)  w4rma   Mar-17-05 11:24 AM   #37 
  - well, finally someone  xxqqqzme   Mar-17-05 11:32 AM   #38 
  - So what is so great about the Boy Scouts anyway?  Book Lover   Mar-17-05 12:41 PM   #39 
  - It's where I learned to start fires, tie knots, and drink a lot of booze  htuttle   Mar-17-05 12:55 PM   #40 
  - And you couldn't learn that  Book Lover   Mar-17-05 12:58 PM   #41 
     - Sure we could have -- in fact, we did  htuttle   Mar-17-05 01:39 PM   #50 
  - Well...  Xithras   Mar-17-05 03:02 PM   #53 
     - Thanks for the cogent explanation  Book Lover   Mar-17-05 03:15 PM   #55 
     - Thanks  outraged2   Mar-17-05 05:29 PM   #57 
     - I'm a California Scout leader...  pelagius   Mar-17-05 06:11 PM   #59 
  - What "attacks", you Moonie tool?  bunkerbuster1   Mar-17-05 01:03 PM   #42 
  - This is a lateral move by the rw to connect church and state  The_Casual_Observer   Mar-17-05 01:38 PM   #49 
  - May I respectfully suggest that...  pelagius   Mar-17-05 07:04 PM   #64 
  - Sigh... Christians under attack yet again...  Hobarticus   Mar-17-05 03:04 PM   #54 
  - dintcha hear, the AntiChrist wants to be a boy scout leader.  SlavesandBulldozers   Mar-17-05 07:12 PM   #66 
     - Did Marilyn Manson make a cameo in those books?  Hobarticus   Mar-18-05 08:40 AM   #77 
  - In the fine print to Frist's public pronouncement in --  Old Crusoe   Mar-17-05 04:31 PM   #56 
  - What about Boy Scouts' cats? Will Frist pledge not to kill them?  KamaAina   Mar-17-05 06:12 PM   #60 
  - Frist = milque toast!  Massachusetts   Mar-17-05 07:20 PM   #67 
  - Reminds me of a joke I just received in an email:  proud2Blib   Mar-17-05 07:28 PM   #69 
  - I actually had to pass on buying Boy Scout candy the other day  BlueIris   Mar-18-05 04:14 AM   #76 
  - so frist wants a law to protect the BSoA from the Constitution?  Solly Mack   Mar-18-05 08:48 AM   #79 
  - But the BSA isn't a religious organization.  Xithras   Mar-18-05 05:06 PM   #93 
     - The bill is still grandstanding and an abuse of power  Solly Mack   Mar-19-05 12:11 AM   #99 
  - As a current Scouter...  Mithras61   Mar-18-05 11:06 AM   #83 
  - We've got bigger fish to fry.  Toucano   Mar-18-05 11:21 AM   #84 
  - I was kicked out of girl scouts for refusing to say the pledge backwards  Generic Other   Mar-18-05 02:29 PM   #88 
  - BSA needs to focus more on preatory leaders and less on gays and religion.  paineinthearse   Mar-18-05 05:20 PM   #95 
  - I hope it shakes up the local Council...  Mithras61   Mar-18-05 05:28 PM   #96 
  - I'm still fuming that they  Jamastiene   Mar-19-05 12:52 AM   #100 
  - difference between loyalty pledge and crying uncle???  vs the introvore   Mar-19-05 12:39 PM   #104 
 

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