UPS no longer funding Boy Scouts

Nov 14, 2012 | Posted by: Hedonist | Full story: www.ajc.com

UPS will no longer be giving money to the Boy Scouts of America, becoming the latest company that has stopped funding or has spoken out against the organizationís policy of prohibiting gay members or leaders.

The Georgia-based shipping giant confirmed Monday it has changed its policy on charitable gifts to require that recipients have a non-discrimination policy that matches its own.

Computer chip titan Intel, identified by a gay and lesbian news magazine as the Boy Scoutsí largest corporate benefactor, reportedly ended funding to the organization earlier this year.

The chief executives of AT&T and Ernst & Young, respectively, who are both on Boy Scouts of Americaís executive board, said they support ending the ban of gay members, and will try to work to change the policy.

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“There is no god!”

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#1 Nov 15, 2012
That website deletes most of the pro UPS comments and approves all the negative comments
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2 Nov 16, 2012
UPS has gone up in my estimation.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ups-ends-g...
No mention of the Scouts' discrimination against atheists though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouting_controv...

Still, social progress tends to be incremental.

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