BSA: Avoiding GGG discussions
Rick Busdiecker (rfb@LEHMAN.COM)
Sun, 11 Dec 1994 15:28:26 -0500
As I recently committed the sin of entering into a GGG (Godless, Gays,
and Girls) in BSA discussion, I wanted to (a) apologize to anyone
who wished that I hadn't and (b) to state that I have intentionally
avoided anything other than personal email responses to the vast
majority of messages along these lines for quite some time.
It is only when someone chooses to `share' explicitly bigoted
statements that I feel compelled to respond. Such statements (a)
should not be made and (b) should *certainly* not be allowed to go
unanswered when they are made. I considered Mr. Oakes suggestions
that ``Family values'' -- like all families somehow share a common set
(!) -- can only include those who are strictly heterosexual, to be
precisely this sort of explicitly bigoted statement.
Please, my family includes people who are not heterosexual and I doubt
that I'm alone in this. We have no intention of shunning these people
no matter what anyone elses family `values' would suggest.
There is simply no need for other list members to insult my family in
this manner. It is most certainly not in the spirit of Scouting.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City