Of course, even if the BSA stops kicking out gay members, they’d still be allowed to prevent atheists from joining the organization.
Herb Silverman made this point very well in his column for On Faith:
… This modified policy would still require local groups to discriminate against atheists, apparently because the Boy Scout Oath implies that an atheist can’t be “morally straight” unless he can do his “duty to God.”
Using this twisted logic, a number of courageous and honest atheists have been kicked out of the Scouts for rejecting all supernatural beliefs. Among them was my friend Darrell Lambert, an Eagle Scout, who had been supported by his entire troop.
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