Wise men still seek him…..but Darrell, you only get one week
The Men Who Like To Hang Out With Boys (no…not the priests…) seem to have a problem with Darrell Lambert.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) – Eagle Scout Darrell Lambert has earned 37 merit badges, worked more than 1,000 hours of community service and helps lead a Boy Scout troop in his hometown.
But the 19-year-old has another distinction that may lead to his removal from the Boy Scouts: He’s an atheist.
Last week, Lambert was given roughly a week by the Boy Scouts’ regional executive to declare belief in a supreme being and comply with Boy Scout policy, or quit the Scouts. The official and Lambert were to talk again this week regarding Lambert’s answer, although a definite date hadn’t been set by Tuesday.
“We’ve asked him to search his heart, to confer with family members, to give this great thought,” Brad Farmer, the Scout executive of the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts, told The Sun of Bremerton. “If he says he’s an avowed atheist, he does not meet the standards of membership.”
Bummer. That Hypocrisy badge was sooooooo within reach. But there’s hope:
On membership applications, Boy Scouts and adult leaders must say they recognize some higher power, not necessarily religious. “Mother Nature would be acceptable,” Farmer said.
What if Darrell accepted Brad Farmer as a higher power, without mentioning that he’s a kerchief-wearing, stick-rubbing, tent-pitching, got-a-little-amount-of-power-in-my-repressed-pathetic-life-and-I’m-gonna-use-it, dickhead?
I think we could all live with that.