Re: GOD, etc.
Bruce B. Harper (BHARPER@VTVM1.BITNET)
Wed, 24 Nov 1993 08:21:16 EST
On Tue, 23 Nov 1993 22:55:07 -0600 Joyce McKibben said:
>Not everyone who disagrees with BSA National on these issues is a wild-eyed
>PC-driven maniac out to destroy the Boy Scouts. Personally I hold to the old
>fashioned belief that how a person (boy or adult) lives is far more important
>that who he sleeps with or what he reveres as the central power in the
Discussions about homosexuality have hit the same level as discussions
about abortion--there are two positions at the far ends of the scale and
neither end will recognize a middle ground ("if you aren't fully one of us,
then you are the enemy"). Unfortunately, these are the views that get the
publicity and the majority of people in the middle are ignored. I place
myself in the middle with you.
>Apology for the sermon. Once a preacher's kid, always a preacher's kid. I
>believe strongly in the ideals of the BSA; it's some of their methods I
>believe could change without endangering those ideals. Meanwhile I work
>within the program and hope for the future.
No apology necessary. This is exactly my point--let the changes come from
within the organization from those who work with the program. The BSA should
evolve based on the work of the volunteers and professionals IN the BSA, not
change because some outside group gets a court order that says "You MUST
change to think our way or we will shut you down."
Bruce B. Harper Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0433
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