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June Capitol Hill Watch Alert

PBS Documentary Attacks the Boy Scouts

It has been reported in the Washington Times that a documentary taking issue with the Boy Scouts' policy of excluding homosexuals will be aired on the Public Broadcasting Service beginning Tuesday, June 19, 2001 on the show, "Point of View." (Check your local listing for program time.)

The aftermath of last summer's Supreme Court ruling that the Boy Scouts may exclude homosexual members and leaders is examined by this week's episode entitled, "Scout's Honor." The documentary highlights the lives of 16-year-old Boy Scout Steven Cozza and 71-year-old Scoutmaster David Rice, heterosexual founders of Scouting for All - an alliance of homosexuals and heterosexuals fighting the Boy Scouts' policy.

The show portrays Steven as heroic and worthy of admiration for his conviction and tenacity while it makes the Boy Scouts appear intolerant and homophobic. Several of the film's board of advisors are homosexuals including Kevin Jennings, executive director for the Gay and Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

What Can You Do?

Inform your senators and congressmen that you strongly oppose PBS's decision to air "Scout's Honor." Tell them you are offended and upset that taxpayer money was used to undermine the Boy Scouts by promoting this homosexual activist agenda, and that this is an unacceptable practice.

Then, call your local PBS station and tell them that this is unacceptable programming for public television, especially since taxpayer dollars are being used to promote a pro-homosexual agenda.

Contact Information:

Contact Information:

Capitol Hill Switchboard Numbers: 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121 (Those numbers will direct you to the Capitol Hill operator. Ask for your senators' and congressman's offices.)

To go to your senators' websites, find their E-mail or to find out who your senators are... http://www.senate.gov/contacting/index_by_state.cfm

To go to your representative's website, find his E-mail or to find out who your representatives are... http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.html

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