5 Year Member
- Apr 21, 2010
- Location (City and/or State)
- The Republic O' Tejas
Tillasaurus said:expo tort said:I don't support the gay exclusion but don't put down the mormon church and people their people their just supporting there interpretation of the bible but you must remember the catholic and christian churches which have boy scout troops are excluding too. And any way the courts said that they were considered a private organization which means they can chose to deny membership to anyone. Also this is like companies not hiring felons because of their record. I do go to a boy scout troop in an lds church so I am a little bias.
Seems to me that if you exclude felons, who've done their time, from the work force, you're simply improving the odds that they'll be forced to go back to a life of crime...
Fortunately, when I made my mistake, about 30 years ago, I was lucky enough to find employment afterwards w/ a gentleman who didn't just talk the Jesus talk, he walked it, as well, by hiring primarily ex-offenders who wanted a 2nd chance to do the right thing.
And when I later needed a new job, after he retired and shut down the business, he was good enough to write up VERY good letters of referral not just for me, but for every one of his former employees.
Had it not been for him, I might never've gotten my 2nd chance.