Saturday, February 22, 2020

Boy Scouts bankrupted

Here is the Scout Law:

The Scout Law has 12 points. Each is a goal for every Scout. A Scout tries to live up to the Law every day. It is not always easy to do, but a Scout always tries.

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
There are a lot of liberals who despise the Boy Scouts and what they stand for, and who did everything they could to destroy them.

Apparently the Boy Scouts biggest sin was that it kept secret lists of suspected child molesters, so that they could be watched or excluded from Scout activities. How else could they cope with the problem?

It appears that our law does not allow a national organization to promote the above beliefs among boys.

In related news:
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, facing millions of dollars in past sexual abuse claims, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, according to court documents. ...

The diocese filed its petition for Chapter 11 reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pennsylvania. The petition estimates the dioceses' assets at $1 million to $10 million – and its financial liabilities as $50 million to $100 million.
This is a pretty crazy way to address a problem.

If these legal actions focused on punishing men for crimes committed, then I would be all in favor of them. But no one is being charged with any crimes. This is about greedy lawyers taking money that would otherwise be used to benefit innocent boys and others.

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