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To: RonF; Coleus
You can be gay and a Scout or Scouter, as long as you don't discuss your orientation.

You can be a bestial Scout or Scouter, as long as you don't discuss your orientation too. It doesn’t mean you’re serving honorably OR legally in the BSA, remember Scalia in the Dale case found the BSA doesn’t seek out ax murderers either.

Don't ask, don't tell is something you and the other pro-homosexuals made up out of whole cloth...or maybe you can cite that regulation for us, OK?

40 posted on 05/29/2003 8:42:44 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks; Coleus
From here:

FICTION

The Boy Scouts of America sued to have members and leaders who are avowed homosexuals kicked out of the organization.

FACT

...

The Boy Scouts of America makes no effort to discover the sexual orientation of any member or leader. Scouting's message is compromised when members or leaders present themselves as role models whose actions are inconsistent with the standards set in the Scout Oath and Law.

and, elsewhere on that page,

We believe an avowed homosexual is not a role model for the values espoused in the Scout Oath and Law.

The BSA always refers to "avowed homosexuals" as being not welcome in the BSA, not simply "homsexuals". They obviously think there's a difference.

The BSA has a "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. The most famous example of this is the case of the Camp Yagoog staffer. He was asked by the camp director (or his assistant, I can't remember) if he was gay. The young man told him (truthfully), "Yes". The camp director fired him. The young man appealed to National. National directed that the young man, who had admitted that he was a homosexual, be re-hired and paid back wages, as the camp director has violated "Don't ask, don't tell." If you search the web on "Camp Yagoog gay", you'll find this.

"Don't ask, don't tell" is no fable, it's National policy that they've upheld.

43 posted on 05/29/2003 9:22:58 PM PDT by RonF
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