Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Storm Coming
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 15:47:43 -0400
I certainly hope that the press does not make a great issue
of the fact that the suspect in the Wyoming incident was a Scout,
and an Eagle Scout at that.
Because the BSA has taken, and gone to court over gay issues,
and this individual acted out of dislike or hated of gays does not
Certainly there are those among us who are on both sides of
abortion rights issues, but I would hope that none of us condone
the bombing of clinics to demonstrate a cause.
There will always be individuals, regardless of their involvement
or lack of same with Scouting, who will act on their own impulses,
whether it is an issue that is relevant to BSA or not.
We can only try to teach the Scout Law and Scout Oath as a way
of acceptable behavior in our society, but if individuals stray from
that creed, then we just have to try that much harder. If the press
perceives the acts of one to be the values of all, then we must
accept it for what it is.......guilt by association, and nothing more.
Dick Sofian - email@example.com - firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Cubmaster St. Louis (MI) Cub Scout Pack 3609
Treasurer St. Louis Boy Scout Troop 609
Brotherhood Member, Mischigonong #89, Lake Huron Area Council
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