Re: Sexual orientation issue ...
Michael Halla (MHALLA@IUBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 2 Mar 1992 14:33:25 EST
JOHNSON KIRKE <KIRKE@PCCCP6.BITNET> in his earlier note said -
it pains me to see a boy deprived of the Scouting experience in my unit
due to the BSA National policy.
Johnson, please remember that it is boy's parents who are the ones
depriving the boy of the Scouting experience and not BSA National policy.
It is the boy's parents who are making their son resign from Cub Scouting
to make a point in their self-interest. I would really be surprised if
there weren't one or more parents to be found in opposition to each and
every one of the many BSA National policies. Is the answer then not to
have any policies? No that would result in anarchy. Is the answer to
change all policies? No, so doing by my earlier argument would just mean
that different parents would be in opposition to the now changed policies.
At the root of many of the attacks being made on BSA National policies seems
to me to be the moving of our country further still from majority rule to rule
by special interests. I have seen such attacks whittle away at the U.S.
Constitution where for example today more people are beginning to interpret
the Constitution as providing freedom "FROM" religion which was certainly
not the intent of the Constitution's framers. We BSA volunteers must be
very careful in advocating changes that may further contribute to the
moral decay in our society. There are enough such contributions being made
daily via television, in the movies, and in print. Hmmmm, maybe there was
something prophetic in the title of the movie "The Last Boy Scout" starring
Bruce Willis. Maybe in our lifetimes with all of the attacks on BSA there
will be someone who goes down in history as the ignominious last Boy Scout.
I hope not.
Michael Halla, Webelos Den Leader, Roundtable Staff Member, Scout Parent
Valley Trails District, Hoosier Trails Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City