One man's garbage is another man's...
James H. McCullars (mccullarsj@EMAIL.UAH.EDU)
Wed, 11 May 1994 15:30:00 -0500
Rick Busdiecker recently said:
--> Your desires are fine, however I think that you've overstepped a bit
--> by characterizing this as garbage.
Perhaps we not characterizing the views themself as garbage, but the
manner in which they are sometimes presented. Read on.
--> joining an organization that requires leaders to teach that many of
-->our friends and family members are somehow morally inferior.
Having read some of your posts in the past, I would have expected better
than this. Nowhere -- not in any Scout literature, SM Fundamentals, Wood
Badge, or Roundtable that I have ever attended -- have I ever gotten the
impression that I was to teach that anyone was "morally inferior" to anyone
-->can get past this bigotry only serves to strengthen my feelings that
-->BSA is dead wrong on these issues.
I guess one could say that one man's bigotry is another man's
-->rehashing all of this . . . just please try to be a bit more
-->respectful of the views of others.
A valiant charge, and one which, I might add, I try to live up to. Many
of Scouting's detractors, however, do not.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City