Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: This Just In...
Re: This Just In...
Valerie and Charles Deneen
Thu, 5 Aug 1999 08:34:23 -0400
With reference to the NJ action.....
One thing that has already transpired, at least down here in Mouse-ville
(Orlando, FL).... as a result of the ruling.
re-you-go-to-bed news from the local station already has an individual who,
like the NJ situation, had been booted from BSA due to his self-styled
lifestyle and is now going to turn around and sue BSA to restore his
volunteer position AND very possibly for punitive damages due to the stress
and personal hits on his self esteem.
I am not taking a side on the issue, per se. I have read with great
interest all of the emails on this subject.
However, I am wondering if other localities and or areas are already seeing
this development as described above start.
I submit that if suits, almost to a class action level, start that Scouting
as we all know it and share will disappear as National, etc. will be
embarking on defensive strategy(ies) to stop this from happening (i.e. $$
will be spent on lawyers rather than on program[s]).
I ask if any other area(s) have seen more of this..