Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Boycott Elton John.....Here's Why
Boycott Elton John.....Here's Why
Tue, 7 Dec 1999 23:19:02 -0500
Scouts should boycott Elton John
Sometime within the last week Elton john held a benefit concert in =
England. The concert was held to benefit a Gay rights group. While I =
don't approve of this lifestyle, I don't have a major problem with =
this....SO FAR....read on.
Elton had dancers on stage with him, male dancers, of the "Chippendale" =
variety. still no major problem here.... They were in uniform, a common =
practice I hear for male dancers....and I still don't have a big problem =
here, but this is where it gets worse...
The dancers had on Cub Scout uniforms! Yes Cub Scout. Not Boy Scout, Not =
police, Firemen, Army, Navy, Marine, or anything resembling adult, but Cub =
Scout uniforms, which are worn by boys under the age of 10.
This was at best a major lapse of judgement by Elton and the producer of =
the show, and at worst......????? Well you write your own worst scenario.
I am not taking a stand here on whether it is right or wrong to live this =
lifestyle, just that Elton John has disgraced the Scouting movement by =
this action, and has perpetuated the stories (right or wrong) that Gay men =
prey on young boys.
As for me, after hearing this report from Neil Boortz on WSB Radio in =
Atlanta, I have no further use for Elton John, and will be conducting my =
own boycott of his music and performances. I invite all other scouts and =
scouters to do the same.
Flameproof underwear now firmly in place!
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Caldwell Community College
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