|Sent on:||Friday, February 1, 2013 6:49 PM|
From: Heath Wyld <[address removed]>Date: January 31,[masked]:58:55 PM ESTTo: [address removed]Subject: my White House petition re: atheist admission to the Boy ScoutsDear 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 http://wh.gov/VoLd and https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/please-encourage-boy-scouts-america-stop-discriminating-against-atheists-and-children-atheists/pwDmYQr5
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.
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