Boy Scout Lawsuit Tossed Out

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An appeal has ruled against an atheist who sued after a Michigan school let the Boy Scouts recruit during school hours.

The state Court of Appeals says the Boy Scouts and the Mount Pleasant Public Schools did not violate the constitutional ban on religious discrimination.

John Scalise wanted to become a troop leader when his son joined the Cub Scouts. But the father refused to sign the Scouts' declaration of religious principle.

The Boy Scouts then revoked the father's membership, and he pulled his son from the group.

Scalise sued the school district, saying the Scouts are a religious group that can't pass out flyers during in a public school.

But the appeals court denied his arguments.

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