Re: Culturally Sensitive Xmas
Robert Sharek (drdaddy@COMPASS.NET)
Thu, 9 Nov 1995 23:48:50 -0500
On Thu, 9 Nov 1995, golden cliff wrote:
> I have a Jewish and Bai Hai Scout in my troop. We don't use any
> religious symbolism in our holiday party. We use pizza, soft drinks,
> video movie, and optional gift exchange.
> Pizza is very nondenominational as long as you avoid pork sausage.
This works fine because not everyone likes sausage, anyway.
But, what about this scenario? Went to Summer Camp. Small camp called
Daniel Boone! Well, I got stuck, with my son, at a table with LDS
members. I hadn't been in scouting for too long at that time and was
told I couldn't drink Iced Tea with any of my meals. It took some time
until I figured it out. But I gotta tell you, this really rankled my
chains. To force someone else to not do or DO something because of your
religious beliefs is not tolerable.
My district meets at an LDS church and I adhere to their beliefs on those
evenings. What is the big deal for an evening? But to make me suffer
with only bug juice for 1 week is not for me.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City