UPS ends grants to Boy Scouts over discrimination against gays

Nov 12, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Post-Standard

The philanthropic arm of shipping giant UPS said it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group discriminates against gays, the second major corporation to recently strip funding from the scouts.

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Jerry Sandusky Queer wrote:
I want to train some young boy scouts in proper showering techniques.
Of course you do, R1. The Topix troll now will be deleted!! Oh...keep posting with all your little alters.

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The BSA is probably starting to regret their discriminatory policies.
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Lacez wrote:
The BSA is probably starting to regret their discriminatory policies.
I suspect they don't regret it at all. That is the sad part about all this.

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Yobyag wrote:
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I suspect they don't regret it at all. That is the sad part about all this.
Soon...they'll lose all their funding, then they'll realize that it's never a good idea to discriminate.

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Lacez wrote:
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Soon...they'll lose all their funding, then they'll realize that it's never a good idea to discriminate.
I think they will probably follow the RCC game plan and try to play being the victim here, much like the RCC did with same sex adoptions.

They will close programs they don't need to close financially and then claim it's because of the damage gays and lesbians caused them.

The BSA has a lot of good things in it's barrel. It's their choice if they want to save it.

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First Intel now UPS.

Can hardly wait to see who's next.

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Caleb wrote:
Will the homofascist hate groups that hassled UPS do anything to make up for loss of services to poor inner city kids that depend on donations to BSA?
No.
Probably yes.

You really need to stop thinking inside your x-box.

UPS now has money available to donate directly to those programs. Why use the BSA as middle man?

Or do you oppose free markets?
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I was standing outside a local store the other day looking at a few displays they had outside. Nearby, there were boyscouts cooking and selling hotdogs for a donation. I get sick and tired of them begging you for money at every store you go to anyways, however, the adults there participating really made my mind up that I will never, ever, ever in my life donate a single cent to the Boy Scouts again. One guy had a military style look and kept babbling on about how stupid this country was for electing Obama. He talked about how if revolt erupted, the people who voted for Obama would never be able to defend themselves against the other side. He talked about them voting for Santa-Clause. He babbled about how now there are more "Takers" than "Makers", got it from O'Reily, but that struck me as odd. Here you have a group that I know for a fact had hotdogs "GIVEN" to them by the store they were peddling them in front of, begging for donations in exchange, from every day citizens..... Hmm, sure sounds like a bunch of damn "takers" to me, how bout you?.... Pure profit from selling a bunch of things that were given to you? That guy had a whole lot of nerve, he was actually getting quite a bit loud and pushy with his remarks, and all of the other adults around him were adding fuel to the fire by agreeing with him and babbling similar "christian' talking points as well. Sorry, I'm not for that kind of BS, I will never donate to them again.
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this country needs a homoectomy

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Storm Warning wrote:
this country needs a homoectomy
Why?

Only irrational bigots are both obsessed with and terrified by gay Americans.

Since they are in the minority, wouldn't it just be easier to remove THEM?

It's not like they are capable of doing anything productive.
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Storm Warning wrote:
this country needs a homoectomy
Why? Coming from a heterosexual person, I could care less whether a person is gay or not, whether or not they want to get married, or, what organization they want to join. Do I want people shoving it down my throat as if I should be like them?.... No, but do I have a problem if that is the way someone else is either....NO! I don't give a damn! Sexual preference is not the defining fabric of a human being any more than the color of one's skin. However, hate, malice, and wishing ill will towards others certainly can consume a person in short order.

My big deal is that increasingly, organizations that are meant to help give young people a start on life, are being used to help shape people to the ideals of a group of people. For instance, I don't think that the Boy Scouts should be used to spread religious agendas. Sorry, but kids should be given a choice to pick what they believe in or stand for, not convinced from an early age that they should believe in one thing or another. What ever happened to knot tying, Canoe Paddling, and soapbox racing? Now, it seems to be a platform to spread the radical Christian agenda that seems to be ever present in our society.
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your day will come wrote:
Wish you queers would stop molesting little boys.
Actually, the "queers" you speak of would probably much rather molest adults, statistics prove it. Now as for people that molest children..... When I was a young man, there was a dude that used to come in to where I worked that would talk to the younger guys there. He would get uncomfortably touchy with all of us, you would have to actually back away from him. He actually offered several of us a ride home eventhough he knew we all had cars. A few weeks after I quit that job, I saw him on the front page of the local newspaper. Not in jailbird stripes, rather, smiling. He was the leader of a local religious organization that was taking a trip to Israel. Also, my mother was molested as a child, same with all of her sisters. Not by a derelict "gay", rather, by her own father. The clincher... He was a devout Catholic. He lived and died by the religion. He even disowned my mother after she married my father because he wasn't Catholic. I never saw my grandfather until he was dead. Not because my mother hated him, rather, because she was afraid he would abuse her children the same way he did her. So you see, it doesn't take a "gay" (der dee der der der) to be a child molester, it's actually mostly heterosexual men.

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Once Again gays Claim larger support than they actually have… UPS has said they will not issue NEW grants to BSA But Current Grants and current funding will remain in place.

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