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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

PBS: NewsHour- Jeffrey Brown Interviewing Richard Land: Boy Scouts Delays Decision on Lifting Ban on Gay Members

Source: PBS NewsHour- 
Source: PBS: NewsHour-Jeffrey Brown Interviewing Richard Land: Boy Scouts Delays Decision on Lifting Ban on Gay Members

Just to go on the record as a Liberal. I'm against homophobia and homosexuals being denied access to things that they otherwise would have access to if they were heterosexual. But that doesn't mean that private organizations that require memberships to be involved with them don't have the right to do that. And of course there's the argument that employers, stores, places to eat and so-forth aren't allowed to discriminate against people for these reasons. Denying people service because of their race and so-forth, but the US courts have ruled differently. They've separated from private organizations and privately run business's that are open to the public. You don't need membership to eat at a diner to use as an example or shop at a store. But you do need membership to join private clubs like the Boy Scouts to use as an example. And you could argue that they should have that right, but the fact is they do which the courts have ruled. Government can't deny people access to education as an example, because they don't like someone's race, ethnicity, color, gender, religion, sexuality, etc and neither can private organizations that are open to the public. But private clubs can, because they're not open to the public.