On Wednesday, I started a petition on the White House petitions website, We the People, regarding the admission of atheist children to the Boy Scouts. Would you please consider signing, sharing and promoting it? As of now, 66 people have signed, but I unless I can gather 150 signatures, it will never be made visible to the public. Had I children, I would not encourage them to spend their free time with the children of Christians; nevertheless, I find it unacceptable that a quasi-public/patriotic organization, which receives substantial support at all levels of government, should teach impressionable children to view other children as somehow deviant or unacceptable, based upon their inadmissibility for membership. In our times, the civil and human rights of many atheists are abused by law enforcement officials and judges, as was the case with Mitch Kahle, when he was assaulted by sheriff's deputies, and as is the case with many atheist parents and spouses who are denied visitation rights by Christian judges, who consider them unfit parents, based upon nothing more or less than their beliefs concerning religion. There is only so much we can do about the current political climate, but there is much we can do about the future.
The petition links are http://wh.gov/VoLd and https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/please-encourage-boy-scou...
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Thanks, Susan! Now the petition has 69 signatures! Only 81 to go, and it will appear on the public website.
Thanks! Only 35 more sugnatures to go, and the petition will appear on the We teh People website!
Interestingly I was looking at this as the same issue is being reviewed in the Uk our scouts have become multi cultural with religions multiple oaths and are now looking at a non believers oath ...
I signed the petition 16 more needed...
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Well written! I gladly signed. It still needs some 99,000 signatures for the White House to respond.