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Fwd: my White House petition re: atheist admission to the Boy Scouts

From: Alan P.
Sent on: Friday, February 1, 2013 6:49 PM
Please sign, I did.

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From: Heath Wyld <[address removed]>
Date: January 31,[masked]:58:55 PM EST
To: [address removed]
Subject: my White House petition re: atheist admission to the Boy Scouts

Dear Alan,
I just 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 it, sharing it and promoting it?  I need to get 150 signatures before it will be visible to the public.  The links are and
The title of the petition is: "Please encourage the Boy Scouts of America to stop discriminating 
against atheists and the children of atheists." 
The text of the petition (which is limited to 800 characters) is as follows:
"Boy Scouts receive military enlistment incentives, and many participate in 
the Law Enforcement Explorer program.  A disproportionate number of Boy 
Scouts seek out military and federal law enforcement careers.  Of those who 
join the military, many eventually pursue civilian law enforcement careers.  
By refusing to allow specific categories of American children to participate 
in the Boy Scouts, BSA leadership inculcates prejudice, effectively 
indoctrinating Boy Scouts to view those categories of children deemed 
unsuitable for admission as a pariah class.  As a result, those Boy Scouts 
who grow up to become law enforcement officers are likely to discriminate 
against atheists, in the line of duty, which is incompatible with the 
promotion of the general welfare."
I would sincerely appreciate any help or assistance you could provide.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Heath Wyld

Alan B. Palmer
A bright - Elevating and Illuminating a Naturalistic World View
[address removed]


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