Sheela-na-Gig aka Jeanne Rathbone

Petition to the Scouts/Guides International to stop excluding non religious children.

Posted in Petition, Scouts and Guides International by sheelanagigcomedienne on July 3, 2012

I have started a petition via change.org about the discriminatory Promise of the Scouts/Guides worldwide. It is, of course, a British imperialist export which was founded by Baden Powell who was sexist, militarist and founded his organisation for Christian boys. It needs to adapt and stop being an exclusive religious organisation.

Here it is. I would be grateful if you would sign it and get your friends/family whom you reckon would agree with it to sign also.

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Friends,

I just created a petition: International Scouting and Guiding: To stop excluding those who do NOT believe in a deity/gods from joining. , because I care deeply about this very important issue.

I’m trying to collect 100 signatures, and I could really use your help.

To read more about what I’m trying to do and to sign my petition, click here:
http://www.change.org/petitions/international-scouting-and-guiding-to-stop-excluding-those-who-do-not-believe-in-a-deity-gods-from-joining?share_id=NJhKWYoPCk

It’ll just take a minute!

Once you’re done, please ask your friends to sign the petition as well. Grassroots movements succeed because people like you are willing to spread the word!

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They all have to make an oath to a god before they are accepted into his youth organisation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some comments added by signers.

The opportunities that the Scouts and the Guides have to offer should be available to every child. I believe they need to update their practice and put love, education, opportunity and community at the heart of their organisation.

Because this is yet another example of how religious groups are actively practising discrimination in our society.

From Valerie: I simply believe in inclusivity. If we are all to live together in one society then children need to learn to pull together whoever they are and whatever they believe in. Without inclusivity we breed elitism.

Leslie: Children are too young to be fully aware of a religious promise. A MORAL promise maybe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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