scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Dale vs BSA`/
Musto, Neal (NIDDK) (MustoN@EXTRA.NIDDK.NIH.GOV
Mon Jul 03 2000 - 14:24:07 CDT
Boy does this ever hit the nail on the head.
From: Omykidsmom@AOL.COM [mailto:Omykidsmom@AOL.COM]
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2000 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: Dale vs BSA`/
In a message dated 7/3/2000 1:50:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> I will admit that this issue has made me question my role in Scouting.
> I happily continue in an organization that says my favorite brother is
> to be a leader? My son is still a Cub. Both of us love the time we
> in Scouts. I just wonder if I'm a hypocrite for being here when too many
> voices tell me that I don't belong.
I really feel that the issue is NOT whether the person is gay or not, but
how they choose to declare their lifestyle. I personally don't care whether
leader is gay, but if they have to make a public declaration about their
private life, then I care. A person's sexuality should ALWAYS be a private
matter, and if it had stayed that way the lawsuit would never have come up.
also feel this way about heterosexuals-I don't like public displays of
affection, and feel that it should be private.