Re: misunderstanding of sexual orientation
Paul Parry (PAULP@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 5 Mar 1992 13:30:00 EST
>beacon for America's youth," he said, "Let me remind you that the Boy
>Scouts of America is a private organization and has rights protected under
>the constitution, just as do other private organizations, including
>homosexual groups. One of our rights is that of setting leadership
>standards taht reflect the values of our members."
Thanks for the transcription of that article.
This comment is very true, and must be upheld. The United Way also has
a constitutional right to fund organizations that uphold its values,
and we, as citizens, have a constitutional right to support charities which
reflect our own values. That is, we don't have to support the United Way.
When the United Way in my old area tried to drop the Boy Scouts because
of the atheist exclusion, their income dropped so radically that they
were forced to change their mind.
But the question I asked yesterday still holds. On what basis does
the BSA decide the "standards that reflect the values of our members."
Or, in response to Don, what is the reasoning the BSA used to take "morally
straight" to exclude homosexuals. If anyone on this forum knows, I'd like
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City