Thursday, 18 October 2012

Atheists and the Scouts Promise

Latest from the British Humanist Association:

11 year-old banned from joining the Scouts for refusing to pledge allegiance to God

"George Pratt, from Midsomer Norton in Somerset, refuses to make the Scout Promise, in which new members are required to swear allegiance to God and the Queen, because of his atheist beliefs. As a result, he cannot be invested as a full member of the Scout group which meets opposite his home...."
Read the full story at: http://www.humanism.org.uk/news/view/1129

1 comment:

  1. Same story covered by the National Secular Society

    http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2012/10/boy-11-excluded-from-scouts-because-he-doesnt-believe-in-god

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