Re: Stripper Comments
Fri, 28 Aug 1998 21:35:42 -0400
>Somebody answer me, please. When will we be allowed to say >"this far
>and no farther!" ? I'm not out to pass laws to make stripping illegal.
>Unlike my fellow conservatives, I'm realistic enough to realize
>legislating morality is foolish. But we have a right and an obligation
>to protect our youth members from influences such as these.
I tried to promise myself that I wouldn't get into this thread, but Bob
makes a good point here. When a society fails to have any standards of
behavior (morals), the society will eventually cease to exist. An example
in history is the Roman Empire.
I do not advocate imposing my standards on others or criminalizing conduct
simply because I don't agree with it. But neither do I want my children
exposed to conduct or persons I feel are offensive to my standards. The Boy
Scouts of America is a private organization that advocates traditional
family values, and that is one of the reasons I am associated with it.
Those who do not agree with the policies and standards of the BSA are
certainly free to start their own organization with whatever code of conduct
While stripping may be a form of constitutionally protected speech under
the first amendment, it certainly is offensive to me and many other people,
including many Christians, Jews, Budhists, and Muslims that I personally
know. Being a leader in BSA is NOT a right.
Scoutmaster, Troop 530, Northeast Georgia Council
"I used to be a Fox..." SR-140
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City