Re: Religious freedom/hat removal
Byron Hynes (byronh@NTNET.NT.CA)
Fri, 19 May 1995 19:36:57 -0600
> In the area of Scout tradition honoring tolerance, I would be
> interested in knowing how others would react to Quaker Scouts not
> wishing to remove their hats.
I have a Jewish friend who attended the last World Jamboree in
Korea. At one point, the Canadian Contigent Leader made a point
of telling my friend and his son to remove their hats ... as they
were waiting in line to enter a dining hall.
My friend figured that if the international contact and national
contigent leader knew so little about cultures in his own
country, he was going to be of little value to multiculturalism.
Jewish folk have eaten with their hats _on_ for thousands of
Personally, I think it takes much greater respect for oneself,
one's religion and one's God to stand up for your beliefs than
the amount of respect required to blindly do what you're told.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City