scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Dale vs BSA`/
Robert Blau (rblau@MAC.COM
Mon Jul 03 2000 - 14:33:27 CDT
>Subject: Re: Dale vs BSA`/
>Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2000, 3:15 PM
> 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 a
> 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. I
> also feel this way about heterosexuals-I don't like public displays of
> affection, and feel that it should be private.
Does that mean that if someone accuses me of being gay and I deny it, I am
no longer fit to be a scout leader?
I don't know what you call a public display of affection but if I want to
hold hands with my wife or kiss her on the cheek I'm going to do it, in
public if the urge arises, and if that means I can't be a scout well, there
are some things more important.