Re: religious literature at Webelos Resident Camp
Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@ROCOCO.COLORADO.EDU)
Tue, 22 Aug 1995 13:01:43 MDT
> >>Anybody else's Webelos-aged son come home from camp with *free*
> >>religious literature, distributed by the camp's Trading Post?
> >What type of literature was it? Chrsitian, Muslim, LDS?
> The particular religion distributing the literature is irrelevant.
> The staff is is a position of authority and most of those
> little boys think they (bad analogy here) walk on water.
> It is an abuse of their position to advance their religious
> beliefs with no respect or regard for the faith taught and
> practiced in the boy's home.
> Lynne Fitzsimmons email@example.com
> "Second star on the right and straight on till morning" - Barrie, Pan, Kirk
I think the question is more how was it distributed. Was there a pile
sitting in the TP free for the taking, or even several piles for different
religions sitting there? Or was it actively being handed out? Also, was
it just general information about the religion, information about youth
religious awards in the religion, and did it attack any other religions
(eg the "one true religion" attitude)?
If it was just sitting in a pile in the TP, and especially if they were
allowing any religous groups within scouting to place information there, I
see no problem with it. If there was a staff member handing out "Why you
need to be a (fill in favorite religion here)." tracts, then there is a
problem no matter which religion it was.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City