Re: Politically Correct Scouting - inappropriate songs
James H. Moss (JHMoss@LAWYERNET.COM)
Sun, 28 Jun 1998 15:01:44 -0600
Looking at this issue from a different point of view.
You cannot mention the BSA, refere to a council name etc in a book without
permission from the BSA when it tends to imply a recomendation form the BSA.
The BSA always requires a disclaimer when books are published which tend to
indicate they are Scouting related. I have represented ICS books for years.
ICS has about 12 books sold by the BSA because of their themes.
On the other hand, the SE cannot ban the book. He maybe able to keep the
book from being sold in the bookstore, but that is all he can do. If he
sees the book at a Scouting event, he can only express comments, nothing
The part of this that disturms me is how much one person attempted to
control the book. Free Speech and all that....
The BSA is can never and should never replace, supplement or over rule the
constitution of the USA. To do so is illegal. More than that, the basic
freedoms that allow the BSA to operate, religious freedom etc cannot then be
used against someone the BSA does not support. Fine line for some, 8 lane
highway for others.
Yours in Scouting
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