Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: This just in....
Re: This just in....
Wed, 4 Aug 1999 14:49:43 -0400
On Wed, 4 Aug 1999, Ed Thompson wrote:
> 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:
> >Now what?
> >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.
I consider both the original message and my response to be neutral. Mr.
Brewer's Original message was a quote from a news article of significant
interest to many scouters on both sides of the issue. My response asked
for information on what National BSA would do in regards to this issue.
I choose to keep my personal views on BSA's membership requirements
private as I am not currently a member of BSA. I shall respond privately
to you about them...
> Ed Thompson
> Troop 6 & Pack 6
> Winona, Minnesota
> Ed W. Thompson Ph.D.
> Associate Professor of Biology
> Director of Cytotechnology
> Winona State University
> Phone: 507-457-5271
> FAX: 507-457-5681
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