Fri, 7 Jun 1991 13:41:17 EDT
After reading the recent discussion on Homosexuality and Scouting
it seemed clear to me that at least some of the comments (on both
sides) stemmed from ignorance. What ever our personal veiw of
Homosexuality it is important that any discussion is informed.
The following refference works are from a reading list for
a course in Human Sexuality and I recommend them to anyone
who really wants to understand this issue.
The History of Sexuality (An Introduction)
Penguin Books 1981
Meridian, Second Edition 1987
Living in Sin
John Shelby Spong (Episcopalian Bishop of Newark)
Harper and Row, 1989.
The final book is a must for anyone who whishes to understand the
Biblical references to homosexuality.
Two final statistics to think about
1) 90% of child molesters are heterosexual
2) More than 80% of all incedents of child molestation are commited by
Keith Garbutt (with my Professors hat on)
Department of Biology
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City