Re: What is 3G?
Susan Ganther (susan@EMAIL.UNC.EDU)
Sun, 31 Mar 1996 09:36:20 -0500
On Fri, 29 Mar 1996, Keith Tilley wrote:
> >"3G", but just what does the 3G stand for? Please forgive my ignorance.
> The term "3G" represents the three most common issues that cause BSA grief
> (not to mention lawsuits): Girls, Gays, and God. At one point a few years
> ago, there were lawsuits in all three areas: a girl who wanted to be a Cub
> Scout, a homosexual man who wantd to be a Scoutmaster, and an atheist who
> wanted his son to be a Tiger Cub.
Please be careful about posting common misconceptions about lawsuits. The
lawsuit from the atheist was not because he wanted his son to be a Tiger
Cub. It was from someone whose son had been a Tiger Cub and had been told
that he was no longer welcome because the boys had been coached to refuse
to say the Scout oath. He was suing not only to try to force Scouting to
readmit him, but to try to force BSA to remove religion from Scouting. It
was his anti-religion agenda that got him removed, not the fact that he
is an atheist. BSA does not discriminate against children of atheists,
but your post could give the impression that it does.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City