Re: Religious Toleration ?
Randy Finder (NARAHT@DRYCAS.CLUB.CC.CMU.EDU)
Tue, 18 Jul 1995 11:17:05 -0500
On Sun, 16 Jul 1995, Michael F. Bowman wrote:
> The Boy Scouts of America does not require membership in a particular
> church as a criteria for membership, nor does it define what beliefs a
> Scout must have other than a belief in God (which is loosely interpreted
> to encompass faiths such as Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.). When a Church
> agrees to a charter, it also agrees to admit Scouts of all faiths.
> Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
> DDC-Training, GW Dist. Nat Capital Area Council mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
I'd like confirmation of this. I was under the impression that the only
screening principle that a chartering organization could not use was race.
(And even that gets iffy when the only two troops in town are
Presbyterian & AME).
The Scouting program is so integral to the LDS (Mormon) YM (ages
12-17) program, I can't
imagine how a troop chartered to a ward would work with one non-LDS out
I've also heard of packs chartered to elementary schools allowing only
those who are students of that school in...
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