Back  Back
Search Site: 
ForwardForward  

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.

In Service,
Roger Stearns
Eagle Scout, Class of 1989



Back  Back
Search Site: 
ForwardForward