May 03, 2010

The Boy Scouts Are a Religious Organization

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Land Deal

Monday, May 3 — The Supreme Court on Monday decided to let stand a ruling saying the Boy Scouts cannot lease city-owned parkland in San Diego because the group is a religious organization.

The high court refused to hear an appeal from San Diego-area Boy Scouts who have traditionally leased Balboa Park camp space.

U.S. District Judge Napoleon Jones Jr. ruled in 2003 that San Diego acted improperly when it leased 18 acres of camp space to the Scouts because the group is a religious organization. The judge said the lease violated federal law that prohibits the government promotion of religion.

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2 comments:

Andy said...

Well the Scouts do share a lot with the Catholic Church: nifty uniforms and a problem with pedophiles.

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Univarn said...

I always through there was something strange about the Boy Scouts. Though I wonder, does this mean they can get tax exemptions and build a church?