UPS Drops Boy Scout Funding Over Ban on Homosexual Leaders
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Source: The New American
UPS pulled the plug on the Boy Scouts in response to an online petition drive posted at Change.org that attracted some 80,000 signatures pressuring the company to stop its funding. The petition drive was launched by former Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, who has been pursuing an aggressive campaign against the Boy Scouts over the group's position on homosexual Scout leaders. Wahls was behind an earlier campaign targeting computer chip manufacturer Intel's Scout funding, and has also mounted a similar drive against Verizon.
Wahls, who was raised by his lesbian mother and her “partner,” founded Scouts for Equality as a vehicle for his anti-Boy Scout activism. “UPS showed true bravery today in standing with the 80,000 Americans, including thousands of Scouts and Scout leaders, who oppose the Boy Scouts’ hurtful anti-gay policy,” Wahls said in a statement following UPS' concession to his petition drive. “That bravery is what Scouting is all about. Corporate America gets it better than most: policies that discriminate aren’t simply wrong, they’re bad for business and they’re hurting the Scouting community.”
It's funny to read this right-wingy rag report on this fantastic story like it is a sign of the end times (HINT: it is a sign of the end times for the straight-white-rich-male stranglehold on the electorate).