Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Out Of Curiosity
Re: Out Of Curiosity
Daniel D. Hammond, Sr
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 10:40:32 -0700
Okay, I can't let this one go.
The Army, Navy etc. do allow homosexuals into their ranks. The stated policy is
"Don't ask. Don't Tell." What this boils down to is that I cannot ask a soldier
whether or not he/she is a homosexual. They cannot announce that they are or
participate in homosexual activities. If I ask, I am subject to punishment under
the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) for disobeying a lawful general order.
If they announce that they are, they are subject to dismissal from the service. If
they participate in homosexual activity they are subject to dismissal and/or
punishment under UCMJ.
As for homosexuals in BSA, who would know if they didn't announce it or blatantly
practice homosexuality? As for displays or anouncements of sexuality, they are
NEVER appropriate in the context of Scouting at any level.
Dan Hammond, Sr.
Pack 225 and Black Hills District Committee
Subject: Re: Out Of Curiosity
WAIT! 1) Girls are NOT discriminated from our program. How about
explorers and female leaders. There are more girls than ever before.
Homosexuals - I respect the rights of those individuals. I have
nothing against them. But when it comes to a "male" organization,
there may be some problems with that. Why doesn't the Army, Navy,
etc allow them in?