Re: Culturally Sensitive Xmas
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 10 Nov 1995 09:33:07 -0500
On Thu, 9 Nov 1995, Robert Sharek wrote:
> 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.
Since the LDS do not use caffeine, they generally have special camp weeks
set aside where the menu conforms to their dietary practices. It's
possible that there simply wasn't any tea available ...
Or that table may have been designated as LDS-conforming for the peace of
mind of the parents of the LDS Scouts.
If it were LDS-week, I doubt there is even a work-around. For the other
problem, perhaps you could have stashed a coffee-cup and some tea bags or
a bottle of Instant-tea?
On our trips to visit our family in India, I often go a week at a stretch
without meat or egg (the family is vegetarian), so I know how you feel. <G>
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