Cal Thomas' criticism (Editorial Pages, Oct. 21) of the Boy Scouts of America's executive board is demagogic. His essential charge is that the Boy Scout organization compromised its principles by deleting a belief in God as a prerequisite for membership. He then equated this so-called compromise with hypothetically allowing the Scouts to litter. This is pure theological double talk.
If someone believes that charity is a good then that belief can be translated into action in many different ways: fund-raising drives, relief work, advertising, etc. If someone believes in environmentalism then that belief can be manifested by anti-litter drives, demonstrations, clean-up work, legal action, etc.