scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: News story
Fri Apr 14 2000 - 10:36:15 CDT
Daily Herald, 4/14/00 World & Nation under "The Odd File" (I didn't check
their website and it may already be old news elsewhere):
"Lawmaker scouts out alternative to Bible rules"
Des Moines, Iowa - Forget the Ten Commandments. State Sen. Dennis Black wants
fellow lawmakers to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous,
kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Black on Tuesday proposed changing a resolution to post the Ten Commandments
in the Senate chamber in favor of the twelve tenets of the Boy Scout Law.
"Being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind and all the
rest is a far better way to form interpersonal relations than the ancient
code of the Christians and the Jews," said Black, an Eagle Scout who earned
his award in 1954.
Sen. Bill Fink, a fellow Democrat who proudly wears his Eagle Scout pin on
his lapel, agreed, saying the Scout Law has a universal appeal without
adhering to a specific religious persuasion.
A group of Senate Republicans introduced a resolution in February to display
the Ten Commandments in the chamber. Senate Majority Leader Stewart Iverson
said the resolution still needs to be considered by the Senate Rules