Re: Face paint
William J Turner (wjt@IASTATE.EDU)
Mon, 16 Oct 1995 12:52:55 CDT
In message <199510161713.MAA00681@pop-3.iastate.edu>, firstname.lastname@example.org
> I expect some one else may be able to quote an exact current
> ref for you, as a former OA advisor, I am certain the all
> FACE paint, masks, and the use of any sacred totems are banned
> from use in OA ceremonies.
Not quite. They are banned from all OA ceremonies at the section or
above level. The lodge can still use face paint, however, it *must* be
approved by the local indian tribes. (Or something along those lines.)
This is to make them as realistic as possible, and to keep from
offending native americans.
Certainly, "because it looks better" is not a valid reason to wear it.
(Or at least to wear it incorrectly.)
> But I know that the ban of face paint, masks, and certain
> other items was banned since at least 92.
This is true. It happened just as I was getting out of doing
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City