Re: Sexual orientation issue ...
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 4 Mar 1992 16:14:30 EST
In reply to Pauls' question concerning the basis of discrimination
against homosexuals: According to a TV interview with the Scout
Executive of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, the scout oath
must be adheared to by all SCOUTS and SCOUT LEADERS. The person
taking the OATH pledges to be "morally straight". BSA has taken
this to exclude homosexual behavior. The policy has also been
included in the Council newspaper, "The FRONTEERSMAN".
The interview was on TV in Buffalo NY, just after the recent court
deceisions and United Way actions were announced. I believe they
even had a shot of Ben Love!
Don Izard, still scouting
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City