Capitol Hill Watch Alert
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
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'
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
Can You Do?
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.
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.
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