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Boy Scouts of America
will receive the reward
If the objective is not completed by the deadline, all funds will be returned to the supporters.
Marek Belski
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The Story

On January 1st 2014, The Boy Scouts of America repealed the ban preventing openly gay boys from joining the organization.  This was a great step forward in making the organization more inclusive.  However, members are required to follow strict bylaws that conflict with boys and families holding secular views.

The Boy Scouts of America maintains that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God...

The recognition of God as the ruling and leading power in the universe and the grateful acknowledgment of His favors and blessings are necessary to the best type of citizenship and are wholesome precepts in the education of the growing members.

- from Clause 1 of Declaration of Religious Principle

The organization should be open to everyone, to those of any religion, and those without one at all.

The Goal

To end religious prejudice exercised by The Boy Scouts of America against which boys can join their organization.  No child should have to give lip service to a deity they don't believe in in order to benefit from and be a member of the organization.  The Boy Scouts of America can adopt policies similar to the Girl Scouts of America, which allow to change the word "God" in their scout promise to a phrase of their choice.

The Recipient

The Boy Scouts of America will receive the reward when this bounty completes.

For more information...

- visit Scouts for Equality and this related article on Mic.com

Supporters
$15
Michael Hetnal
1 year, 9 months ago
$50
Marek Belski
1 year, 9 months ago
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