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DC DECLARES WAR ON BOY SCOUTS!
Awards Damages; Orders Reinstatement of Homosexual Leaders!

OVERVIEW:

On Thursday the D.C. Commission on Human Rights ordered the Boy Scouts to reinstate two homosexual troop leaders, essentially ignoring the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that the Scouts have a Constitutional right to ban homosexuals (see http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20010622-85024905.htm).

* A Commission tribunal ruled that the Scouts violated the Human Rights Act of 1977 by discriminating against two homosexual men "on the basis of sexual orientation" and ordered them to "cease and desist from revoking memberships of individuals solely because of their status as homosexuals."

* They also ordered the Scouts to pay $50,000 in compensatory damages to each of the men, and to pay their attorney fees and the costs of adjudication.

* Last year the Supreme Court ruled that the Scouts were justified in expelling an assistant scoutmaster and homosexual activist, James Dale. But DC intends to distinguish theirs from the Dale case on the rationale that the DC men are not vocal homosexual activists and "would not infringe on BSA¥s core message." The Boy Scouts have not announced an intention to appeal.

* Other local governments have acted to punish the Boy Scouts, some by withholding free public meeting space. Congress stepped into the fight by including two conflictive amendments in the recently passed Bush education bill. One by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) will withdraw federal funds from schools that bar access to the Boy Scouts. One by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) prohibits schools from discriminating against groups that either oppose or support homosexuality. Either measure could be modified or eliminated when the Senate and House versions are reconciled.

America is in the "Valley of Decision." Militant homosexuals are advancing on every side. Where Christians have failed to get involved in the political process in adequate numbers, godless legislatures, bureaucracies, and boards have ruled and are ruling in favor of the homosexual agenda. Christians must take action, the first line being serious, aggressive, Biblical prayer.

Please Join Us in Believing, Overcoming Prayer:

* Heavenly Father, You call homosexuality an ABOMINATION & warn of its severe consequences. INTERVENE LORD! These civil leaders are defying You to Your Face. Please Defeat their efforts (Lev 18:22-25; Rom 1:18, 24-32).

* ENABLE the Boy Scouts to STAND STRONG & FIGHT! Arouse Your Church to ACT & DEFEND Righteousness & Truth. Mercifully STRIKE DOWN both the DC ruling & the Boxer Amendment. In Jesus' Name. Amen (Neh 4:14b; Ps 59:19-17; Pr 28:4; Is 1:1-2; Rom 13:3-4; Phil 1:17b; 2 Tim 4:2-5).

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