Re: NOT again with more court battles
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Tue, 18 May 1993 13:15:51 EDT
My statement in no way suggests that we should change the
principles of BSA, just that we might stop spending some much
time AND MONEY to keep boys out of the program. How are they
TO learn *IF* THE PROGRAM and/or principles really do have
somehting to offer if we continue to BAR the doors.
I do not see what a scouts religious beliefs has to do
with liability concerns either. If CHURCHs were to bar the
doors to non-members, many churchs would soon not exist.
If we are going to exclude scouts based on a single priciple,
you might better begin to exlcude everyone that is NOT
HELPFULL or NOT honest, or there are many that think anyone
that smokes or drinks alchohol sould be excluded. Again,
NO place did I suggest to modify or change the fundamental
princiles of the BSA, just to invite in those others that
could eventually benfit from LEARNING the principles.
Give them the oportunity to LEARN for one year, with the
knowlege that after that time they must agree that the
principles are acceptable, or leave the program. The
durrent practice dosn't even give them a change to
see the meaning of the principles in action. How can you
judge what you do not know? We can not teach them anything
if they are NOT allowed in the front door.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City