Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: This just in....
Re: This just in....
Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:30:50 -0600
On Wed, 4 Aug 1999, H. Rice Brewer, Sr. wrote:
>New Jersey's highest court ruled today that the Boy
>Scouts of America's ban on homosexuals is illegal under the state's
>anti-discrimination law. The Boy Scouts fought numerous court challenges to
And Randy Finder wrote:
>Is the US Supreme Court an option?
>If there can be no appeal or if BSA loses at the US Supreme court will BSA
>change its policy nationwide?
Dear Scouters, including Mr. Brewer and Mr. Finder,
It appears from these postings that you disagree with the NJ supreme
court decision. Please be aware, however, that many scout leaders find the
current BSA ban on homosexuals to be ethically unsupportable, based on bogus
claims that homosexuality is linked with pedophilia. I, for one, find the
New Jersey decision to be long overdue. A formal change in BSA policy to
remove this ban will be welcome. It's just too bad that National held on to
their position so long that it ended up in the courts.
Troop 6 & Pack 6
Ed W. Thompson Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Director of Cytotechnology
Winona State University