Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Who's in scouts?
Who's in scouts?
Wed, 4 Aug 1999 13:36:54 -0500
How will the decision in New Jersey affect me in my little scout troop =
here in the Panhandle of Texas. Let me relate you a tale.
Let=27s make the assumption that you are a Baptist just for argument. =
You decide to go visit a Jewish church and like it so much you decide to =
join. You join and decide you don=27t like the way they are doing a few =
things in this church and you decide to file a lawsuit to make this Jewish =
church more to your liking. The Jewish church fights you because they =
have been around for a long time and they believe they should set their =
own membership rules. You tell them, tough, because you are an American =
and they can=27t discriminate you.
Back to the BSA. Let=27s make the assumption your gay just for =
argument sake. You visit a scout troop and like what you see and you =
decide to join. There is only one small problem. Gays are not a part of =
their scouting movement. They tell you, thanks but no thanks, and send =
you on your way. You file a lawsuit because you are an American and they =
can=27t discriminate against you.
Now let me ramble (as if I haven=27t already), just because I can as =
an American. If somebody has a problem with the way scouting keeps =
control of their membership and we fail in our attempt to keep things as =
they are, what will be next? Don=27t kid yourself, there is an agenda out =
there and the BSA is just one of the steps THEY are taking. And who is =
THEY you ask? To coin a phrase from the David Letterman show, =22 THEY =
are the Van Patten Family=22. Be afraid...Be very afraid.....