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David B. O'Donnell (EL407006@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 19 Sep 1990 22:33:43 EDT
Thanks for the response about sexuality and scouting.
I don't have any desire to see this become a flame-war over being gay --
but I have to say that I am pretty saddened by the policy you brought up.
Aside from the fact that I think it is impossible to divorce sex from
Scouting (what few events I went on were peppered with near-continuous
sex-related dreck from the other young men, as I seem to recall), I think
it is shameful that the BSA would expect a gay or bi scout to /lie/ to
the other scouts in order that they might not 'mix'. It sounds VERY much
like discrimination, and pretty negative feedback -- which, when added
to the already repressive, hateful society we live in, probably does
little more than push the poor guy further in his closet.
But -- like I wrote -- I don't want to get into a flame war here. Anyone
who wants to talk to me more on the subject, please send me private mail.
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