Reader letters, Feb. 15
Policies changing as politics evolve
To the editor:
Recent news reports seem to indicate a growing pressure on political, community, and religious organizations to revise their policies. The Republican Party is changing its former stand on immigration, and the Boy Scouts of America is considering altering their present policy of excluding gays.
The Republican leaders candidly stated that they are adjusting their platform because the political climate is evolving, and they would be losing more elections if they didn’t. The BSA leaders announced that they are thinking about modifying their membership guidelines because they are losing sponsors and financial support.
Neither group stated that they are changing their policies because it is the right thing to do or that such discrimination is ...