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Spielberg Dumps Boy Scouts

Tuesday, 17 April 2001 12:00 AM

Gee, what took so long?

That decision was handed down last June, so why did he wait nearly a year to make what is ostensibly a "principled" decision? (See

Did he wait until now because he wanted to carefully review and consider the decision?

Not likely.

Did he miss the ruling and the public outcry in its aftermath because he was busy on location somewhere?

Don’t bet on it.

Or, maybe he finally just succumbed to pressure from Hollywood’s political correctness cops?

Could be.

What’s interesting, though, is that he didn’t turn on a dime and respond immediately. Having himself attained Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout, he must have been avoiding or delaying taking this action, perhaps because he knew, at some level, that it was wrong.

The Supreme Court simply ruled in favor of the Boy Scouts of America to make decisions, as a private organization, in the best interests of their members in accordance with their principles and beliefs. In this case, that homosexual adult leaders are unacceptable role models for young boys.

[For example, last Friday police in Maryland arrested a 24-year old scout leader for sexually abusing a scout under his supervision. See

Not to mention that what was at stake was a commitment to the same traditional values that Spielberg has often claimed to champion in his work.

But the Oscar-winning director caved in. He took the easy and expedient way out by doing the "popular” thing, as judged by the Left-wing, upside-down-tea party-crowd he runs with.

So much for all of his self-proclaimed dedication to doing what is right.

No, Steven Spielberg sold out; maybe hoping for another Oscar statuette?

Seems all of his jawing about finding his "roots” was just a bunch of hot air. Did he overlook the Bible passage condemning the worship of golden statues as easily as he apparently overlooked the Supreme Court decision for the past year?

Looks like Spielberg is sealing his own fate, in his very own Temple of Doom.

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Dan Frisa, an Eagle Scout, represented New York in the United States Congress and served four terms in the New York State Assembly.

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