Re: homos and god haters
Bruce B. Harper (BHARPER@VTVM1.BITNET)
Tue, 23 Nov 1993 14:30:47 EST
On Tue, 23 Nov 1993 10:53:44 CDT Randy said:
>This is something that I found on rec.scouting.......I found it
>rather interesting. I guess Mr. Napiers' feelings are evident.
Tirade deleted to save bandwidth. . .
So far, the discussion here on SCOUTS-L on this issue has been on a
fairly even basis and no one has resorted to calling names . . .
However, this crap is what is going to keep reasonable people from
supporting any changes to the BSA, just to keep these types out of the
program. Granted, rec.scouting collects its share of kooks and weirdos
because of the ability to cross-post to and from lots of fringe groups.
But it is this "don't force your morality on me, but I am sure going to
tell you how to run your life" attitude of saltboy@genesis.MCS.COM
(Mick Napier) that bugs the life out of me. As has been pointed out
many times, the BSA is a private organization and can accept or deny
membership as it sees fit. It isn't a government program or a
quasi-government program that can be bullied into submission by the PC
crowd; it is PRIVATE. Membership is voluntary if you agree to follow
the principals. To force the BSA to accept everyone and anyone is like
(as someone else responded on rec.scouting) trying to shut down the local
synagogue because it doesn't offer Christian Bible studies.
I hope that the discussions here on SCOUTS-L never drop to the level
of this repost. It just hit one of my hot buttons because I don't like
people with these types of beliefs--the "if you don't support us, you
are one of the bad guys" mentality that is so pervasive in the Political
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