Roger Stearns, Eagle Scout, Class of 1989 Says Discrimination By The BSA Must Stop
October 28, 2002
I appreciate your efforts. Ke ep up the great work, and someday I hope the BSA will finally do the right thing
and change their
policy to reflect the Scout Law. Scouting is supoosed to be about character and good citizenship. Neither (character
and citizenship) of which requires a person believe in god; nor is either gender specific, or based on sexual
preferences. You would think if they believed in the strength of what the program has to offer, the BSA would
welcome all into their program (with exclusion ofcourse to those individuals that are convicted sex offenders).
If churches closed their doors to those who did not believe, the churches would lose the opportunity to let others
learn about their message. The churches would miss an opportunity to help others. I'm not saying the BSA should
let people in to convert them to a religion or to change from a type of lifestyle. But if the BSA would stop discriminating,
the organization could promote more development of character and good citizenship.
Again, thank you for your continued efforts.
Eagle Scout, Class of 1989