Thank you for your questions. I know it is difficult to know what to believe sometimes, so I’ll tell you no tale that you cannot satisfy for yourself. Consider going to the Seattle Times website and searching for my name, paying attention to events prior to the founding of Troop 98 in November of 2013. Then consider using Bing or Google and searching for my name, and the name of my brother (Dave or David) for information about us. Find me on Facebook (it shouldn’t be that difficult) and understand that I’m “friends” there with members of Thunderbird District and Chief Seattle Council. We all know that FB friends aren’t always real life friends. But sometimes that is just what they are. Review my page since I joined FB.
Remember that all of us in our local Scout district are friends. It was the public statement by BSA to the press which caused a breaking news story. Consider how differently things would have been if “no comment” had been their response, and then the matter handled in a more regular way. Think about how difficult this is for my friends who work at Chief Seattle Council, the pressure they’re under to enforce a rule they don’t agree with, enforced by people thousands of miles a way.
These people are my friends. I love them and they love me. But they hate this and just like me want the policy to change so that we can all get back to doing our good work together for the sake of the kids, the families and our neighborhood.
Feel free to reach out to myself or Pastor Monica Corsaro (yes, she’s on FB too) if you would like to know more about who knew what when. Because those details may matter to you. And let’s keep what matters most foremost in our discourse and in our hearts.