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Silverfoxesclub-digest
Wednesday, April 18 2001
Volume 01 : Number 211

In this issue:

-Spielberg quits Scouts board over antigay policy (2)
-Comment on Orestes & Pylades, the Oracle at Delphi, etc.

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From: "Ben Boxer" benboxer@mediaone.net
Subject: Spielberg quits Scouts board over antigay policy

Headline:
Spielberg quits Scouts board over antigay policy
(The Advocate)

Text:
Director Steven Spielberg announced Monday that he is leaving the advisory board of the Boy Scouts of America because of the group's antigay policies. "The last few years in scouting have deeply saddened me to see the Boy Scouts of America actively and publicly participating in discrimination. It's a real shame," Spielberg said in a statement. He said that although he had no direct role in setting policy for the Scouts, many people assumed he did. "To avoid any further misunderstanding, I have chosen to decline another term on the advisory board while continuing to encourage--for the good of scouting--efforts to end this intolerance and discrimination once and for all," he said. Spielberg, an Eagle Scout who learned photography in the scouting program, had been a member of the group's advisory board for about 10 years. "I thought the Boy Scouts stood for equal opportunity, and I have consistently spoken out publicly and privately against intolerance and discrimination based on ethnic, religious, racial, and sexual orientation," Spielberg said. The Academy Award winner said he would rejoin the Scouts, to whom he has made financial contributions in the past, if they lift their ban on gay members. "Once scouting fully opens its doors to all who desire the same experience that so fully enriched me as a young person, I will be happy to reconsider a role on the advisory board," Spielberg said.
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From: George of Boston bostbill@ix.netcom.com
Subject: Re: Spielberg quits Scouts board over antigay policy

I respect Mr Spielberg very much for this action.

George of Boston (Boston Bill)
http://bostbill.home.netcom.com
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From: George of Boston bostbill@ix.netcom.com
Subject: Comment on Orestes & Pylades, the Oracle at Delphi, etc.

Dear Ben,
You have outdone yourself this time with your excellent stories and explanations of the arcane details underlying the major themes of Greek drama. You can be my Sophocles any day.

Thank you so much for your hard work.

George of Boston (Boston Bill)
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