scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Resetting my filters again!
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG
Mon Jun 19 2000 - 12:30:48 CDT
It pains me to note that I have not seen a single public note on the
subject of men and women leaders in the BSA that is as egregious as the
note you just sent around to the whole list.
Have you received some private flames? If so, you have my sympathy--I've
received some private notes you wouldn't believe over the five or so years
I've been on this list. My solution? Hit the delete key without reading,
a practice I've followed with two or three people who have been on this
list at one time or another.
However, you are tarring every one of us with the same brush that perhaps
only a small percentage of the respondents to this list deserve. It has
been my experience that just about everyone on this list--even the folks I
usually disagree with--work their b*tts off in their own ways to support
and help the boys who participate in the movement that we all purport to
love, and I don't think the vast majority of them deserve to be compared to
whining obnoxious children quite so cavalierly.
Guess you've been having a bad day...my sympathies.
Ceremonies Team Adviser
Colonial Chapter, Amangamek Wipit Lodge 470
Order of the Arrow, BSA
(and a good old Beaver, too...)