Scouts-L Mail Archive for May of 1999: BSA/ Unitarian Compromise
BSA/ Unitarian Compromise
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 13:58:19 EDT
Page A28 of today's Boston Globe contains an article entitled "Unitarians,
Scouts reach compromise."
This relates to the dispute between the BSA and UUA over the respective
positions on gays and on some of the material which UUA included in the
pamphlet preparing youth for the "Religion in Life" religious award.
According to the article, "Unitarian officials agreed to remove all language
in the manual referring to the Boy Scouts stance on gays and lesbians." and
"Thomas R. Deimler, a Boy Scout official, in a letter to the Unitarian
Universalist Association said that the Boy Scouts of America 'now
reauthorizes the awarding of the Religion in Life emblem' "
It also says that "unwilling to compromise the denomination's beliefs, church
officials will include a separate statement when it distributes the manual,
making it clear that Unitarians strongly disagree with the Boy Scouts' views
I believe that the Boston Globe has a web page and the entire article may be