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    California Bill Targeting Boy Scouts Illustrates Threats to Religious Freedom

    Legislation “cruising” through the California legislature would strip certain state-level tax exemptions from nonprofit youth groups that differentiate on “gender identity,” “sexual orientation,” and other bases. The bill names familiar youth organizations such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Little League. However, as one report observes, the bill “appears … More

    Boy Scouts Propose Membership Resolution for Vote in May

    On Friday, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced a resolution that would maintain its current membership policy with one change involving youth members. Approximately 1,400 Scouting members will vote on the resolution the week of May 20. Current membership standards affirm belief in God, require members to do the … More

    New York Hospital Agrees to Respect Rights of Pro-Life Nurses

    Mount Sinai Hospital in New York has agreed to additional policy and procedure changes to protect the conscience rights of pro-life nurses and other employees as a result of a federal investigation. In 2009, the hospital allegedly forced a Catholic pro-life nurse to assist in an abortion in violation of … More

    Boy Scouts Stand Strong, Delay Potential Policy Reversal

    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced on Wednesday that it will postpone deciding whether to reverse its long-standing membership policy regarding open homosexuality. The decision will now take place at an annual meeting in May. The announcement last week of a potential policy change appeared to be in response, … More

    Boy Scouts of America: The Badge of Intolerance?

    Recent events involving the Boy Scouts of America have once again raised concerns about attempts to shove people and groups with traditional viewpoints on issues such as marriage, family, and sexuality out of the public square. As recently as July 2012, the Boy Scouts reaffirmed its long-standing membership policy regarding … More