Banning scout membership would "promote the integrity of the judiciary".
Being Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent will actually disqualify you from being a California judge.
The state Supreme Court's ethics advisory committee wants the court to prohibit California judges from membership in the Boy Scouts because the 2.7 million-member youth organization bars gays and lesbians from becoming troop leaders.
Banning scout membership would "promote the integrity of the judiciary" and "enhance public confidence in the impartiality of the judiciary," the ethics committee said Wednesday.
Yes, nothing promotes the integrity of the judiciary like banning judges from participating in a children's organization because it doesn't cater to gays.
Naturally being a member of La Raza or GLAAD would in no way undermine public confidence in the impartiality of the judiciary, because... crickets.
I'm not sure when exactly the line between Communism and California blurred this badly, but it's certainly getting hard to see the difference.
The ethics committee's unanimous recommendation is another sign of a changing climate that has included increasing public, political and judicial support for same-sex marriage. Six of the advisory committee's eight members are judges, and the chairman is Richard Fybel, a state appeals court justice in Santa Ana.
The changing climate though isn't making life better, it's making life worse. It isn't setting people free, it's telling them what they can't do or be.
In response, Deron Smith, a spokesman at Boy Scouts headquarters in Irving, Texas, said the Scouts "would be disappointed with anything that limits our volunteers' ability to serve more youth. ... Today, more than ever, youth need the character and leadership programs of Scouting."
Not in California. Its leaders are doing just fine being untrustworthy, disloyal, dirty, unhelpful, hostile, rude, cruel, frivolous, cowardly and contemptuous.