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Boy Scouts Were Pressured by Corporate Sponsors to Change Policy on Gays
Christian Post ^ | 01/30/2013 | Napp Nazworth

Posted on 01/30/2013 2:13:13 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Pressure from corporate sponsors may be the critical factor in a decision by the Boy Scouts of America to change policy to include homosexual scouts, volunteers and leaders.

When a representative from BSA met with Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, to discuss the proposed change, Page was told that BSA is "wilting under pressure from some of their corporate sponsors ...," Page explained in a statement to The Christian Post.

The Human Rights Campaign, a pro-gay rights advocacy organization, told BSA's corporate sponsors that it would downgrade their "non-discrimination ratings" if they continued to give money to BSA, according to NBC News.

According to a review of corporate giving to BSA in 2010 conducted last September by The American Independent, 23 of the top 50 corporate foundations gave at least $10,000 to BSA. Those sponsors included Bank of America, Intel, UPS, U.S. Bank, Verizon and Wells Fargo. The largest donation in 2010, $700,000, came from Intel. Some donations were directly from the company. Other donations were through matching funds programs in which company employees choose the charity and the company would match a certain amount for every dollar given by the employee.

The New Jersey Star Ledger reported today, in an editorial supporting the Scouts' decision, that Intel announced last September it would stop donations to the Scouts unless it stopped excluding gays. A month later, pharmaceutical giant Merck followed suit. UPS announced last month that it would no longer give to BSA because of its ban on gay scouts, volunteers and leaders.

The BSA website lists some of their current corporate sponsors, including AT&T, Bass Pro Shops and ExxonMobil.

BSA's national board includes two corporate CEOs -- Randall Stephenson of AT&T and James Turley of Ernst & Young -- who have said they will try to end the ban on gay scouts, volunteers and leaders. Stephenson is supposed to be the board's next chairman.

BSA announced last July that, after conducting a two-year review, it would continue its ban on gay scouts, volunteers and leaders. At the time, the Scouts said that continuing the ban was "absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts."

Last week, though, The Christian Post learned that BSA was considering reversing this decision at its executive meeting in Irving, Texas, next week. The new policy would allow each Boy Scout chapter to decide whether or not to allow gay scouts, volunteers or leaders.


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KEYWORDS: boycott; boyscouts; corporateliberalism; corporations; defundtheleft; gays; homosexuality; lavendermafia; moneytalks; nomoralcompass
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1 posted on 01/30/2013 2:13:23 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The Boy Scouts appear to be going the way of the Indian and the TV Western.


2 posted on 01/30/2013 2:15:35 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

time to shut it down


3 posted on 01/30/2013 2:16:56 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Next the ban on Atheists. Then the Oath and the Boy Scout Law.


4 posted on 01/30/2013 2:17:29 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Boy Scouts of America will be a logical Defendant in every rape
case from now on, since they have enabled what is coming.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 2:18:27 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: SeekAndFind

Eagle Scout (1969), 12 years as a Scouter, consistent contributor to the local Council: All to be undone if this decision is made.

No more contributions.

Scouter uniform will be packed away.

Eagle metal will be returned to BSA National.

I have a very heavy heart over this.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 2:19:01 PM PST by super7man
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To: SeekAndFind

The Boy Scouts need to organize their own boycotts of companies that cave into the gay mafia.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 2:20:15 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: massgopguy

Replace “Reverent” with “Tolerant”


8 posted on 01/30/2013 2:20:23 PM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Boy Scouts need to organize their own boycotts of companies that cave into the gay mafia.


9 posted on 01/30/2013 2:20:32 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: GeronL; Paladin2; massgopguy

Here’s an alternative for Christians who are disappointed at the most recent decision of the Boys Scouts:

THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BRIGADE

See here for details:

http://csbministries.org/


10 posted on 01/30/2013 2:21:12 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
It's better to disband than to allow it to become a pedophile party.
11 posted on 01/30/2013 2:21:20 PM PST by trailboss800
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To: SeekAndFind
Page was told that BSA is "wilting under pressure from some of their corporate sponsors ...,"

The scouts used to be made of sterner stuff.
I remember buying my own gear and uniforms and such - what do they need corporate sponsors for, anyway?

12 posted on 01/30/2013 2:21:46 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Time to change BSA Management.

Screw the corporate sponsors!

Let the parents do what they’ve always done.
PARTICIPATE!!!

Monthly Troop dues!

Parents run the meetings and lead the campouts.
They guide the training and growth.

Sure they do fund raisers for larger expenditures.

But the idea that the principles of the BSA should be sacrificed to cultural blackmail is disgusting and unacceptable.


13 posted on 01/30/2013 2:23:06 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I do not think these corporate donors understand the implications of having gay Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 2:23:29 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: SeekAndFind

The left will not be satisfied. Even if the Scouts cave the left will insist their corporate sponsors abandon the Scouts. Corporations will comply., fearful of the media and government bureaucrats. The Scout Law (A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent) has no place in a modern, enlightened, secular, socialist society. The government will provide midnight basketball programs for our youth.


15 posted on 01/30/2013 2:23:53 PM PST by Soul of the South
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To: SeekAndFind

Big business is NOT our friend nor the friend of the American People.

They represent corporate welfare statism and international globalism.


16 posted on 01/30/2013 2:23:53 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: SeekAndFind

Big business is NOT our friend nor the friend of the American People.

They represent corporate welfare statism and international globalism.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 2:23:53 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: SeekAndFind

I posted this a couple od days ago-

This comes from catering to corporate executives on the boards of directors. Liberal ones love getting on boards of organizations like the Boy Scouts and undermining them from within.

The Pittsburgh council had an anti-Christian one join their board shortly before the spokesman went on local Christian radio to beg for public support. I called him out on it and his response was that he didn’t know how I found out who was on the board of directors.

Look for liberals in the machinery on this one.


18 posted on 01/30/2013 2:24:01 PM PST by Varda (corporate executives aka country clubbers)
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To: SeekAndFind

Big business is NOT our friend nor the friend of the American People.

They represent corporate welfare statism and international globalism.


19 posted on 01/30/2013 2:24:01 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: SeekAndFind

Poison works from the inside out. It looks like the BSA slept with dogs and are now getting up with fleas.

There are only 2 options here.

1. Finish drinking the Kool-Aid, disband and leave the Boys Scouts a smoldering heap - never to ever be resurrected.

2. Open the scouts to homo’s and fags and watch it quickly die as most boys and parents flee in horror.


20 posted on 01/30/2013 2:24:09 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Big business is NOT our friend nor the friend of the American People.

They represent corporate welfare statism and international globalism.


21 posted on 01/30/2013 2:24:09 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: SeekAndFind

Big business is NOT our friend nor the friend of the American People.

They represent corporate welfare statism and international globalism.


22 posted on 01/30/2013 2:24:24 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: SeekAndFind

That ends summer camp for sure.


23 posted on 01/30/2013 2:25:04 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs (The Ameritopian Motto: Gov The Sheeple, Buy The Sheeple, Bore The Sheeple)
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To: SeekAndFind

Big business is NOT our friend nor the friend of the American People.

They represent corporate welfare statism and international globalism.


24 posted on 01/30/2013 2:27:24 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: SeekAndFind

Big business is NOT our friend nor the friend of the American People.

They represent corporate welfare statism and international globalism.


25 posted on 01/30/2013 2:27:27 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: SeekAndFind

Close em down.

Just close it down.

better that than bait for Pedophiles.

The queers will be waiting in line to be leaders.


26 posted on 01/30/2013 2:27:51 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

Bank of America... again.

Anybody else see a pattern here? BOA has been been turned into the Obama enforcement racket.

Not willing to do business with the gun industry

The Boy Scouts


27 posted on 01/30/2013 2:29:09 PM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: GeronL

“time to shut it down”

They fear lawsuits now, just wait until a few of the kids get molested.


28 posted on 01/30/2013 2:29:30 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: ZULU

DUDE!

Ease up on mashing that SEND button. Please!


29 posted on 01/30/2013 2:30:56 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

thanks

I copied to my Facebook


30 posted on 01/30/2013 2:31:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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The Scouts are not taking complaints calls on this.

I called their National supply line and was given the number 855-870-2178.

I called that number and was quickly told that line was for media only and they were only taking emails from concerned parents.

31 posted on 01/30/2013 2:31:44 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: SeekAndFind

BSA commits suicide in a vain attempt to be liked. They will never get a penny of money nor an ounce of support from me ever again. They have gone into the sewer.


32 posted on 01/30/2013 2:32:28 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: SeekAndFind
The Human Rights Campaign, a pro-gay rights advocacy organization, told BSA's corporate sponsors that it would downgrade their "non-discrimination ratings" if they continued to give money to BSA, according to NBC News.

That's all it took? We need a competing organization to tar those corporate sponsor's as supporters of pedophilia and perversion. Attackers of defenseless children. Make it loud and very public. A good offense is better than tossing in the towel.

33 posted on 01/30/2013 2:33:39 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: WashingtonSource

Enough of ‘being disappointed’. Fight back. Give us a list of the companies attacking our sons, and let’s pressure them right back.


34 posted on 01/30/2013 2:35:44 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: super7man

I hear ya...12 years as Girl Scout....they lost me several years ago.


35 posted on 01/30/2013 2:42:11 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let people know that UPS (and other corporate sponsors) wants to ALLOW sodomite child molesters access to their sons...wonder what the response from UPS would be...mine to them? Two words. Fed Ex.


36 posted on 01/30/2013 2:43:25 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think this will probably be the end of the scouting movement - sorry, Baden-Powell. It was a good idea and it had a good run, but it wasn’t any match for Herr Obama and his Gay Brigades.

I think probably other groups will emerge to fill the gap. But it’s stunning to see such a wonderful, positive, international organization just be struck down overnight like this.


37 posted on 01/30/2013 2:43:45 PM PST by livius
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To: ZULU

Who knew that rolling a Fortune 500 corporation was as easy as making up your own phony bonus rating number and then threatening to downgrade them if they did not do what you want?


38 posted on 01/30/2013 2:46:07 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, I guess the ‘Boy Scouts’ will now be adult homosexual predators......


39 posted on 01/30/2013 2:46:07 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Myrddin
A good offense is better than tossing in the towel.

Exactly.

40 posted on 01/30/2013 2:46:53 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The acronym for the BSA will now stand for

the Brown-shirted SA!


41 posted on 01/30/2013 2:47:24 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SeekAndFind

When I worked for Lockheed Martin, they pushed donations to their charity, United Way. I refused to give one penny to them and one time was so bad that my manager called me in and told me to donate or he wouldn’t get his bonus. And that manager was a real jerk and I refused after he made the demands.


42 posted on 01/30/2013 2:47:40 PM PST by CORedneck
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When a corporate sponsor demands that you turn boys over to homosexual men, you get a new corporate sponsor. If no one wants to sponsor you, let the organization die an honorable death.

I’m sure that there are gay scoutmasters now, but allowing them to come out and BE gay in front of the boys is child abuse of the most hideous sort.


43 posted on 01/30/2013 2:49:09 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: SeekAndFind

File this one under “No Chit, Cherlock.”


44 posted on 01/30/2013 2:51:12 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: GeronL

If our side like talk radio actually had balls take note hannity and they mentioned this as it started then the public would have stopped these commie socialist homo crap but alas our side are cowards who can only talk about debt and healthcare and to hell with our children.

Will hannity now get on this as will others and will they mention which companies need boycotting , nah course not the coward fool some conservatives and keep taking money whilst being all nice and cozy with the likes of beckel


45 posted on 01/30/2013 2:58:09 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: G Larry

Amen! Amen! Back to basics!


46 posted on 01/30/2013 3:00:06 PM PST by MWestMom (Will Americans stop someone who views our children as "collateral damage" in their quest for power?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The new BSA - the Brown-shirted SA - will become the National Civilian Security Force that Obama dreams of!


47 posted on 01/30/2013 3:01:54 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Bass Pro Shop is queer??? wonderful...
48 posted on 01/30/2013 3:02:14 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: WashingtonSource

Exactly what I’ve just said. If our side has guts then this would have been mentioned , the companies would get mentioned on tv on radio in thr paper on most sites from our side and millions would know aboutthis and would call these companies before this agenda would hav got even near the debate of marriage let alone letting homosexuals near kids so they can get access to little boys


49 posted on 01/30/2013 3:03:01 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

I will no longer continue my support to the BSA with this change in policy. I wonder how the oath will be rewritten, remove the phrase “morally straight” and the scout law will have to remove “reverent”.


50 posted on 01/30/2013 3:03:37 PM PST by grcuster
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