Merck Foundation ends Boy Scout funding over gay rights stance

Dec 10, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: NJ.com

The Merck Foundation says the Boy Scouts' exclusion of gays from its ranks and leadership positions conflicts with giving guidelines and the company's nondiscrimination policy.

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For a private organization(The Boy Scouts),they sure seek alot of public money.

“Some people are gay - get over”

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They are losing funding left and right. Consequences are a bitch!

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Hey fellas, the funding fountain has a leak. Anyone got a wrench?

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This is such an unnecessary reason to lose out, too. The Boy Scouts in other places, like the UK and Canada, don't discriminate against LGBT members or leaders.

The Boy Scouts in the USA need to join the 21st century with the rest of us.

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Poor kids.

Fortunately, scouting per se doesn't need a lot of money; just the skills of the leaders and a place to go camping.

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Hasn't in Canada or the UK or Germany or France or the Netherlands or ....

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Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>You bigoted, racist, hateful radical homosexuals should be ashamed of trying to deny inner city kids Boy Scouting! You earn all the hate you get with bad behavior like this.
Boy Scouts just cannot afford placing homosexuals in positions of authority over minor young men. Boy Scouts are the same age as most of the victims of the priest abuse scandal. Catholics tolerating homosexual priests lost them over a billion dollars. That would END Scouting!
You just can't follow the most basic logic, can you. For you it always comes down to "evil homosexuals" no matter what the circumstances.

Your obsession on the topic is not healthy. Your posts are full of nothing but hate. Please - before you hurt yourself or someone else, get help.

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You hetros are voting with the money. And more of it is leaving the scouts every week.

The rest of you who support the scouting discrimination are closer to the casket than the cradle thankfully.
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They'll lose a heII of a lot more if they give in to you HO:MOS
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It is not that they do not allow gay scouts, but they do not let normal "Straight" scouts if one or both parents are gay.

Why punish the child, it is not the child's fault.

This what really erks me.

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Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>It is your horrible hate based movement that is racist and trying to deny inner city kids the privilege of Scouting.
You are sick, hateful, and racist, caring nothing about anything or anyone other than your fanatical hate based racial homosexual movement.
The priest abuse scandal was over 80% homosexual in nature and primarily involved homosexual molestation of Scout aged minor young men. Your hate based movement tried to misidentify it as pedophilia, but that is something quite different. Your lies hurt Scouts and others.
You are a racist, hateful, fanatic BIGOT.
aaawwwh what a shame.... well look at the bright side morazz... with their deminished funds they just might be able to get a chicken sammich at chic filet.... loooosers

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Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>It is your horrible hate based movement that is racist and trying to deny inner city kids the privilege of Scouting.
You are sick, hateful, and racist, caring nothing about anything or anyone other than your fanatical hate based racial homosexual movement.
The priest abuse scandal was over 80% homosexual in nature and primarily involved homosexual molestation of Scout aged minor young men. Your hate based movement tried to misidentify it as pedophilia, but that is something quite different. Your lies hurt Scouts and others.
You are a racist, hateful, fanatic BIGOT.
I'm guessing you were never a scout.

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They take away all scouting honor including earned Eagle Badges if the member is found to be Gay.

THAT is a major issue with me.

The Scouting officials are simply ignorant people who live in their own bigotry. They would never not take a divorced scoutmaster which is a much bigger problem in this country.
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It is not that they do not allow gay scouts, but they do not let normal "Straight" scouts if one or both parents are gay.
Why punish the child, it is not the child's fault.
This what really erks me.

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errrr david, that would be you.
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You are a racist, hateful, fanatic BIGOT.

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Elizabeth1912 wrote:
It is not that they do not allow gay scouts, but they do not let normal "Straight" scouts if one or both parents are gay.
Why punish the child, it is not the child's fault.
This what really erks me.
Where do they get the delusion that they are in a position to "punish" anyone at all.

That is what really irks ME.

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Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>You bigoted, racist, hateful radical homosexuals should be ashamed of trying to deny inner city kids Boy Scouting!........
Merk employs only gay folks? Please provide proof of this odd claim.

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Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>You bigoted, racist, hateful radical homosexuals should be ashamed of trying to deny inner city kids Boy Scouting! You earn all the hate you get with bad behavior like this.
Boy Scouts just cannot afford placing homosexuals in positions of authority over minor young men. Boy Scouts are the same age as most of the victims of the priest abuse scandal. Catholics tolerating homosexual priests lost them over a billion dollars. That would END Scouting!
Calling the kettle black aren't you David?
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Allowing homosexual men into the Boy Scouts is the equivalent of allowing wolves to look over a flock of sheep.

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Ronald wrote:
Allowing homosexual men into the Boy Scouts is the equivalent of allowing wolves to look over a flock of sheep.
Funny statement coming from a child sex offender R1.

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As usual you're full of it. One word, Ireland.
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<quoted text>Those countries aren't a litigious as the USA and obviously care less about child welfare. The Catholics haven't suffered near financial collapse in those countries like they have from the homosexual priest scandal in the USA.

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