Re: BSA action toward UUA (long)
Daniel Brown (dabrown2@VT.EDU)
Fri, 28 Aug 1998 16:04:35 +0600
At 10:49 AM 8/25/98 -0600, Jim Moss wrote:
>I have not read the statement's or been involved in the conflict, however,
>both sides are probably attempting to defer a present conflict. I seriously
>doubt the BSA is attempting to tell the church what they can and cannot tell
>their youth. I do suspect they BSA is telling the church they cannot be
>members of the BSA and tell their youth some things. Just as the church
>would have the right to say to their youth they cannot belong to the BSA
>because of their principles and beliefs.
BSA is directly telling the UUA what it can say to UU youth who are also
members of the BSA. It should be remembered that the publication we
are discussing is not the Boy Scout Handbook. It is a publication of the
Unitarian Universalist describing the requirements for a UU religious award.
The intended audience is that subset of the BSA that are UU and the actual
readership is a very small subset of that number. Therefore, the BSA is
"in effect" telling the UUA what they can say to its youth.
>How can the BSA promote the ideals that they want and the Church the ideals
>that they want. I don't have that answer. But we live in a country that
>allows us to have those different values and have the ability to work out
Agreed. So let's get at it.
Dan Brown (Mimawanachen Wikhetschik) Committee Chairman
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