Is not the issue between James Dale of New Jersey, the gay ex-Scout leader, and the Boy Scouts of America one of who has the right to do whatever? Dale has come late to a 90-year-old American organization, wanting it to change its standards and ideals, or as it were, its basic constitution to suit his very personal desires.

That appears as reasonable as allowing some seditious person to change the standards, ideals and principles of the U.S. Constitution to suit that person's selfish desires!We would never allow that in the nation; why should we even think of allowing it against the Boy Scouts, a great organization that sustains the moral fiber of our nation?

Dale has a better option open to him: establish his own organization fashioned exactly to his desires.

John Hal Johnson