SecularVoices Podcast Episode 3: Boy Scouts of the Religious Right, Sarah Levin from Secular Coalition for America

In this week’s episode, IĀ discuss the recent policy change by the Boy Scouts to allow transgender boys into their program, as well as their continued ban of atheists. Sarah Levin of theĀ Secular Coalition for America joins us to talk about lobbying, the various marches being planned around the US, and what each of us can do to affect public policy, including taking part in SCA’s Lobby Day.

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Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis is the head writer and editor for SecularVoices, co-founder of Young Skeptics, and author of Understanding an Atheist. He is known for local and national secular activism and has spoken at conferences and events such as Reason Rally 2016 and the Ark Encounter Protest and Rally.

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5 thoughts on “SecularVoices Podcast Episode 3: Boy Scouts of the Religious Right, Sarah Levin from Secular Coalition for America

      1. Yes, welcome to the 21st century where some groups demand exclusionary safe spaces yet deny others the same courtesy insisting they compromise and practice inclusion.

        If it sounds like a plan of action it is.

        Yet most are either too willfully ignorant or obtusely dense to acknowledge this fact.

        1. ‘Present time’ is slapping a lot of groups, including the BSA, upside the head with contemporary values.

          They can either change their policies, or dwindle into marginalization. Currently, they enjoy subsidies from communities. They almost lost their big day camp site in one of the parks here because of their “no gay, no unbeliever” policy. For a buck a year lease, I guess they can change their attitude…

          Anyway, back in the 50s, nobody flinched if a group paraded the Christian flag while singing “Onward Christian Soldiers.”

          It is not considered ‘good form’ for a group like BSA to pimp for Jebus these days. People are coming to realize that not everyone is Christian. They pretty much assumed that back in the 50s.

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