Re: Who Can't Join BSA?
James Hermann (jhermann@AIS.NET)
Mon, 21 Aug 1995 20:17:12 -0500
On Mon, 21 Aug 1995, Mark Dryer wrote:
> As for your second question: A wiccan is a follower of the occult, a satan
> worshiper. The name comes from the Old English Wicca - witch, and is the
> root from which our current word wicked comes. THESE are the people that
> would be precluded from membership in the BSA.
You are very very incorrect. The Wicca follow the Lord and the Lady, or
the God and Goddess. According to their beliefs, their pagan religion
predates Christianity and Judism, so they don't worship any
Judeo-Christian concept of Satan. They do not worship any devils.
This kind of misinformation is very damaging to all pagans and
neopagans. Where did you get such an idea?
BTW, they are NOT precluded from membership in the BSA. I know of a
large number of Wiccan BSA Scouts. They have even developed their own
Scouting religious award for their scouts.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City