State RFRA and nonreligious groups
thathaveconscientiousobjections to antidiscrimination laws
awyatt at herstassociates.com
Wed Mar 1 06:20:20 PST 2006
> And not only are they unfazed by the
> question "What about a group that claimed that boys and girls should
> participate together in the group's activities for fear of 'erotic'
> attractions between boys and girls?" -- they are indeed such a group;
> they are, after all, the *Boy* Scouts, and (let's assume) part of
> reasons for being the Boy Scouts rather than the Child Scouts is
> precisely to eliminate intragroup heterosexual erotic attractions.
For what it's worth, as a former Scout and Scout leader, I can say that
this assumption is a close match for reality. It is rarely overtly
stated as such, but American Scouting is segregated by gender to prevent
"distractions" that allegedly result in coed groups.
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