Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: New Jersey Decision
Re: New Jersey Decision
Thu, 5 Aug 1999 15:23:41 GMT
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From: "Jay L. Lenrow" <jlenrow@LKHO.COM>
I will make this brief because of all the responses that this decision
will be generating.
I believe the reliance of the BSA on national policy is inappropriate.
The BSA would be better served being neutral on the policy of whether
gays (or anyone else for that matter) can be involved in Scouting. It
is and always will be the policy and prerogative of the individual units
and their chartered organizations to determine the fitness of any
particular individual to be a scout leader. If an individual unit sees
fit to permit a homosexual to be a leader and that fact is communicated
to and accepted by the chartered organization and the parents of the
scouts in the unit, national BSA policy should not prohibit that
I'm not a lawyer, so this may be a dumb question, but, if a sponsor denies
an adult a leadership position because he's gay, what legal action does that
open the sponsor up to, if any?
Thanks for your thoughts!
Scoutmaster, Troop 302
Patriot District - Boston Minuteman Council
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