- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 13, 2010

I see the Supreme Court’s recent action refusing to review the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the 9th Circuit against the Boy Scouts of America as a badge of honor (“Court puts Boy Scouts in a moral quandary,” Commentary, Friday). It demonstrates the state of our nation’s courts and, for that matter, our government - which is headed by our very own Nero, President Obama.

Writer Robert Knight is right on target. However, I see no “quandary” in this issue but rather a challenge for the Boy Scouts to stand firm against dastardly attacks by the courts against religion. These are the same courts that have ignored or even endorsed the first-degree murder of tens of million of unborn children.

Let us consider the oath all Boy Scouts are required to subscribe to as a condition of membership:

“On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout law; to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”

How strange that this statement so offends our present politicians, especially the president, who was once a Boy Scout himself.



THEODORE BYERS

Annandale, Va.

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