Reading the emails I’ve received about my Boy Scouts Jamboree post two days ago, I think I’m going to need to start including a section in my posts entitled “Arguments you might notice I’m not making”. For example, that Boy Scouts bit would contain the following list of things that I’m specifically not arguing:

  • The Boy Scouts of America don’t build character or impress values on individual scouts.
  • The BSA exists as a recruiting arm of the U.S. military.
  • There should be no way that a cent of federal money should end up in the hands of organizations which encompass any element of religion.
  • The BSA shouldn’t be allowed to exclude athiests and agnostics from membership.

If you’re looking to drop me a line refuting any of the above arguments, you can feel free to, but don’t expect me to put up a huge fight!