(The Daily Caller) -- California is proposing to ban members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) from serving as judges because the Boy Scouts do not allow gay troop leaders, The Daily Caller has learned.
In a move with major legal implications, The California Supreme Court Advisory Committee on The Code of Judicial Ethics has proposed to classify the Boy Scouts as practicing “invidious discrimination” against gays, which would end the group’s exemption to anti-discriminatory ethics rules and would prohibit judges from being affiliated with the group.
“The Committee’s invitation ignores the fact that the change also encompasses other youth organizations whose membership is limited on the basis of gender, e.g., the Girl Scouts, as well as the military, which continues to practice ‘discrimination’ on the basis of gender,” wrote Catherine Short, legal director of the pro-life group Life Legal Defense Foundation, in a letter to the Committee obtained by TheDC that predicts possible implications for pro-life judges in the future.
Weasel Zippers Update:
Will California be banning the following people for their connections to the Boy Scouts?
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) – youth member
Bill Clinton (Democratic President) – Cub Scout
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) – youth member
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D) – adult volunteer
VP Joe Biden – youth member and adult volunteer
Bill Gates – youth member
Michael Moore – Eagle Scout
Stephen Spielberg – Eagle Scout
Barack Obama was a Cub Scout…but in Jakarta. However, the President of the United States is considered the President of the Boy Scouts, and I don’t believe he has declined. So is Barack Obama allowed in California?