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    UPS Halts Boy Scouts Donations Over Anti-Gay Policy

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2118878.html

    More bad news for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), as a major donor has announced plans to sever funding to the organization on account of a controversial anti-gay policy.

    The United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. will soon adopt a non-discrimination policy that disqualifies the BSA from future funding, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) reports. UPS follows the Intel Foundation in withdrawing corporate sponsorship from the BSA, GLAAD officials note in an email statement.

    "UPS and The UPS Foundation do not discriminate against any person or organization with regard to categories protected by applicable law, as well as other categories protected by UPS and The UPS Foundation in our own policies," UPS officials note on the company's website. "These include, but are not limited to race, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, pregnancy, age and religion."

    Among those to applaud the UPS move was Zach Wahls, the Iowa student whose impassioned pro-gay marriage speech to his state's legislators became the most-watched political clip of 2011 on YouTube after going viral twice last year.
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    Re: UPS Halts Boy Scouts Donations Over Anti-Gay Policy

    I remember back in 2003 when the Boy Scouts lost free access to state parks in California because the Boy Scouts didn't accept gays.

    California has anti-discrimination laws that state if you aren't an inclusive organization, you have to pay to access state parks like everyone else.

    Losers like Bill O'Reilly said it was an evil liberal conspiracy to destroy cultural values in America.

    But it turns out, it was a common sense approach to a social issue.

    Imagine what people would say if Neo Nazis or the KKK got free access to state parks.

    It's all the same.

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    Re: UPS Halts Boy Scouts Donations Over Anti-Gay Policy

    Hmm. I wonder how many customers with Boy Scout connections will use Fedex, or "go postal" this Christmas.

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    Re: UPS Halts Boy Scouts Donations Over Anti-Gay Policy

    does it matter? UPS is ending spending its money to fund a group who is excluding quality human beings over something so menial.

    if the scouts wants that money back, end their archaic policy.

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    Re: UPS Halts Boy Scouts Donations Over Anti-Gay Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by JATMtheJATM View Post
    does it matter? UPS is ending spending its money to fund a group who is excluding quality human beings over something so menial.

    if the scouts wants that money back, end their archaic policy.
    They won't, though. The scouts have had problems with pedophiles (there was an article about it posted here about two weeks back), and there are still too many idiots out there who don't understand that there is a huge difference between a homosexual and a pedophile. Therefore, in their eyes, it would be "bad publicity."

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    Re: UPS Halts Boy Scouts Donations Over Anti-Gay Policy

    Boys scouts next on the pc hit list?

    Loons.....
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    Re: UPS Halts Boy Scouts Donations Over Anti-Gay Policy

    ive always wondered why human decency is a such a "loon" idea.

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    Re: UPS Halts Boy Scouts Donations Over Anti-Gay Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
    Boys scouts next on the pc hit list?

    Loons.....
    Controlled by Mormons now...real loons.
    Gailey's history. He just doesn't know it yet.

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    Re: UPS Halts Boy Scouts Donations Over Anti-Gay Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by JATMtheJATM View Post
    ive always wondered why human decency is a such a "loon" idea.
    Loons are awesome. I'd rather be a loon than a tea bagger.

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