UPS: Pull your donations until the Bo...

UPS: Pull your donations until the Boy Scouts pull their anti-gay policy

There are 28 comments on the www.change.org story from Nov 8, 2012, titled UPS: Pull your donations until the Boy Scouts pull their anti-gay policy . In it, www.change.org reports that:

When asked by a reporter at The American Independent if UPS will continue to donate now that Boy Scouts of America have reaffirmed their policy, UPS spokesperson Kristen Petrella said "This decision has not and will not impact The UPS Foundation’s decision to provide funding to BSA although we evaluate each funding request on an individual basis."

That position is inconsistent with how UPS views workplace equality and it is inconsistent with the Scout Law, which demands bravery, loyalty and kindness.

Until the Boy Scouts of America ends this hurtful policy, they do not deserve the financial backing of companies that strive for workplace equality. Intel Corporation, the Boy Scouts' largest corporate donor, according to The American Independent, recently announced that they would discontinue funding the Boy Scouts after more than 30,000 Americans joined Scouts for Equality's petition campaign. Now it's time for UPS to do the same.

UPS Foundation President Eduardo Martinez should know all too well how senseless and out-of-touch the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy is. Mr. Martinez serves as Chair of the Corporate Development Council for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and is a board member for The Metro Atlanta YMCA. Both of these organizations welcome and benefit from embracing gay youth and leaders in their programming.

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Anderson

Los Angeles, CA

#27 Nov 12, 2012
Any man that has any kind of sex with another man is QUEER! Bisexual, trisexual, transexual, whatever labels you want to call it HE'S A QUEER!

Normal men have sex with chicks PERIOD! END OF STORY!

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#31 Nov 12, 2012
Just a reminder:
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Reply if you want to show everybody else what a pathetic waste of human potential really are...
It took him less than fifteen minutes to prove me right. Why am I not surprised?

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#33 Nov 12, 2012
David dumpling, reality check. The abuse in the Boy Scouts, like that in the Catholic Church, occurred while both groups were zealously pro-active at excluding the homosexual from their ranks and as a result were taken advantage of by the incredibly larger percentage of heterosexual men, who are pedophiles/child molesters whose victims just happen to be boys. The Catholic Church found that the vast majority of their abusers of young boys had a sexual history made up exclusively or almost exclusively with adults of the opposite sex. These aren't gay men passing as straight, you hopelessly malinformed moron, they are heterosexuals with a serious f*cking problem.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#35 Nov 12, 2012
I love and respect you too sweetie. Please feel free to piss at anyone else you want now, this is all the time I'm wasting on you here.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#36 Nov 13, 2012
I am rather puzzled that a company like UPS, with such a great record for GLBT rights, is still supporting the BSA as a corporate sponsor.

The BSA has every right to believe what it wants but those who contribute to it's support must ask themselves if they support the harm those beliefs cause.

UPS is trying to sit on the fence. It shouldn't be given the high rating it's getting from these gay rights groups.

“I'm Watching YOU”

Since: Jan 09

Ft. Lewis WA

#37 Nov 13, 2012
DNF wrote:
I am rather puzzled that a company like UPS, with such a great record for GLBT rights, is still supporting the BSA as a corporate sponsor.
The BSA has every right to believe what it wants but those who contribute to it's support must ask themselves if they support the harm those beliefs cause.
UPS is trying to sit on the fence. It shouldn't be given the high rating it's getting from these gay rights groups.
Probably because UPS sees more harm from NOT supporting a fine organization like BSA than it Ever would if they pulled their support. The homosexual community likes to think that the vast majority of the country is with them yet when it comes down to it most people are just afraid of what the media portrays them to be when they say they are against homosexuals. At least the BSA stands up for their Ideals. Instead of faking support to gain publicity

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#38 Nov 13, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>Probably because UPS sees more harm from NOT supporting a fine organization like BSA than it Ever would if they pulled their support. The homosexual community likes to think that the vast majority of the country is with them yet when it comes down to it most people are just afraid of what the media portrays them to be when they say they are against homosexuals. At least the BSA stands up for their Ideals. Instead of faking support to gain publicity
UPS ends grants to Boy Scouts over discrimination against gays

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/1...

By The Associated Press
on November 12, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Since: Aug 08

Easton NY 12028

#39 Nov 15, 2012
UPS has ONLY removed NEW Grants from going to Scouts, Not Current Grants or ongoing Funding. So der beobachter is correct in that they are “faking support to gain publicity”

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