Boy Scouts Urged to Lift Ban on Atheists
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- 2013 Jan 31
A top atheist wants the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on atheists as well as homosexuals, CBN News reports. As the BSA considers replacing its current ban on gays with a policy that would let individual troops make their own decisions, American Atheists president David Silverman says Scouting should also welcome boys who don't believe in God. But BSA spokesman Deron Smith said the Boy Scouts are not considering a new policy toward atheists and that the organization continues to view "duty to God" as one of its core principles.