Re: United Methodist seeks vengence
Dave Yanke (n9ssg@POBOX.COM)
Tue, 23 Jun 1998 09:29:34 -0500
> This is a discussion list. Their is support for listening to all opinions on
> the list. Teh original post included the complaint filed by the Scouter. In
> the complaint there were no reasons stated by the Scout Executive for
> canceling the Scouter's membership, and further that the appeal to the
> Regional level recieved no response. This is all I was trying to say. One
> should be judged by one's peers, volunteers.
If being judge by fellow volunteers is the objective, the court case should be
dropped. If being handled as a legal matter, let the courts decide it. Having
said this, it is becoming apparent that the true objective is to extract a "pound
of flesh" rather then to correct a problem.
The original posting of the complaint was a highly edited version, and
subsequent posting have been very biased. Of course there was no mention of
reasons stated by the DE. This would defeat the purpose of the propoganda in
the first place.
I dare say very few on the list have bothered to check the other side or court
records. I have. 3FC would say very little (as they should) but to say that the
statements being made are an accurate potrayal of what took place. I will tell
you that comments, supposedly quoted here, by the judge have been taken
entirely out of context. You and some others are willing to assume guilt or facts
based on only hearing one side of the story.
If this post seems inappropriate for this list, it is. But I feel very strongly about
guilt being assumed based simply on allegations. I'm mature enough to realize
that there are two sides to every matter such as this and when two sides are
so diametricaly opposed, the truth usually lies somewhere inbetween. I hope to
instill this knowledge and sense of fair play not only in my son, but in the
scouts I have been given charge of.
I am not an employee of BSA, just a volunteer like most of you. I have had my
disagreements with 3FC, as many of you have had with your councils. My
experience has been that councils are often over regulated and sometimes
adhere TO STRICTLY to policies and do resist change, but I have also found in
the councils I have come into contact with a true concern for scouts, scouting
and the scouting programs.
My intent going forward is to not respond, either privately or to the lists, to
anymore posts regarding this matter. The damage that this thread has caused
has not been to Three Fires Council, or any of the others named in the
complaint. The damage is being done to this list and scouting as a whole.
Judging from the willingness by some to take as fact such biased postings, I
now understand why The National Enquirer still has a relatively large readership.
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