In Support Of Inclusiveness


We received a SPAM report stating that:

    "... the American Family Association have sent 10,000 letters of protest to the national Girl Scout organization, demanding that Ms. Matsui retract her [pro-inclusiveness] statement and/or resign. In contrast, the Girl Scouts have received only 5 -- that's right, five -- letters of support ..."

The disparity reported here is probably exaggerated, but we sent the following letter of support nonetheless.

     -- Cliff Walker, Publisher
          Positive Atheism Magazine


From: "Positive Atheism Magazine" <>
To: "Connie Matsui, Girl Scout National President" <>
Subject: In Support of Inclusiveness
Date: Monday, June 04, 2001 9:32 AM

If they would discriminate against atheists, could tough times for homosexuals be that far behind?

We support your moves to keep the Girl Scouts' integrity impeccable.

Cliff Walker
"Positive Atheism" Magazine
Five years of service to
     people with no reason to believe
P.O. Box 16811
Portland, OR 97292

"My conclusion is that there is no reason to
     believe any of the dogmas of traditional
     theology and, further, that there is no
     reason to wish that they were true. Man,
     in so far as he is not subject to natural
     forces, is free to work out his own destiny.
     The responsibility is his, and so is the
        -- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970),
           "Is There a God?" (1952)

"The legitimate powers of government extend
     to such acts only as are injurious to others."
        -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
           "Statute for Religious Freedom"

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