16
Jun
10

Trial Opens in Suit Over Boy Scouts Headquarters

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2000 that the Boy Scouts of America could set rules as a private organization, even if that meant excluding homosexuals, the Philadelphia chapter disagreed with the exclusionary policy.

The local group, the Cradle of Liberty Council, thought scouting should be open to everyone. It even adopted a resolution saying it opposed any form of discrimination.

But Bill Dwyer, a retired chief executive of the council, told a federal court jury that he and other leaders realized “in our heart of hearts” that “we couldn’t repudiate totally the national position. They would put us out of business.”

Read more: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20100616_Trial_opens_in_suit_over_Boy_Scouts_headquarters.html#ixzz0r3qs6w6u
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