Re: BSA action toward UUA (long)
James H. Moss (JHMoss@LAWYERNET.COM)
Sat, 29 Aug 1998 15:39:04 -0600
You missed my point, a little.
BSA is directly telling the UUA what it can say to UU youth who are also
members of the BSA.
The BSA is attempting to control what is said to Scouts based on the
principles of the BSA. Some of those Scouts may be UU youth. BSA is not
telling the UUA what they can tell the UU youth. They are just saying you
cannot be wearing the uniform of the BSA and using a BSA function to promote
UUA ideals on this issue. Before and after a BSA function, you can say
anything in the world you want to the UU youth.
The issue is the BSA does not want to cloak the statements of the UUA with
the BSA umbrella. What you do in Church is OK with the BSA.
The religious award of the UUA is promoting an idea the BSA is saying they
may or may not agree with, you just cannot use the BSA to promote the idea.
Try looking at it from a different view point.
If the unit goes off to sell candy bars up and down the street, you cannot
be in uniform. The BSA does not want anyone to think that they are
supporting will wanker candy bars.
I understand how it is probably frustrating to deal with the issue.
Yours in Scouting
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