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California Democrats Target Boy Scouts for Trying to Prevent Sexual Abuse

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On April 10, 2013 @ 4:29 pm In The Point | 8 Comments

The left’s war against the Boy Scouts is heating up as government power is now being leveraged to crush the organization for attempting to protect little boys from being sexually abused.

It’s funny how Obama and Biden go touring around the country justifying a major breach of the Bill of Rights on the grounds that it’s worth it if it protects only one child.

Can anyone really claim with a straight face that keeping men who have same-sex fetish issues out of a position where they can supervise boys won’t stop a single case of sexual abuse?

But the left doesn’t care about children. It exploits them when handy and destroys them when not. If the left gets its way, how many boys will be sexually abused? How many will grow up and kill themselves or kill others… because they were raped in the name of political correctness.

Some cities have withdrawn free rent and other subsidies from the Boy Scouts over the years, but legislation introduced by state Sen. Ricardo Lara would make California the first state to target the Scouts for its anti-gay policy.

The Long Beach Democrat’s bill, SB 323, is scheduled for its first committee hearing on Wednesday.

The legislation, also known as the Youth Equality Act, would deny tax-exempt status to nonprofit youth groups that discriminate on the basis of gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion or religious affiliation.

As a result, it would require those organizations to pay corporate taxes on donations, membership dues, camp fees and other sources of income, and to obtain sellers permits and pay sales taxes on food, beverages and homemade items sold at fundraisers. Because all tax returns are private in California, supporters do not know how big a tax hit the Boy Scouts would take if the proposal passes.

Churches that sponsor Boy Scouts troops would not lose their underlying tax-exempt status, but an array of nonprofits, ranging from the Young Men’s Christian Association and Pop Warner football to the American Youth Soccer Association and 4-H clubs would have their tax returns and membership policies scrutinized by the state Franchise Tax Board, according to an analysis by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee.

This insanity would reach beyond the Boy Scouts and hit any number of non-profits that are religiously-based or gender-based. But they’re just more collateral damage in the left’s war against the family.


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