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Boy Scouts of America: Merck pulls funding in protest at gay ban
guardian.co.uk, ^ | Monday 10 December 2012 11.51 EST | Dominic Rushe

Posted on 12/10/2012 6:22:04 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin

The drugs giant Merck has suspended its funding for the Boy Scouts of America, citing its discrimination against gay people.

The maker of top-selling drugs including asthma treatment Singulair and the HPV vaccine Gardasil joins Intel and UPS.

In July the BSA reaffirmed its long-time policy barring openly gay members from joining the organisation and barring gay and lesbian scout leaders. The ban sparked a national backlash and was condemned by both president Barack Obama and his Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney.

Scouts for Equality has petitioned all major sponsors in an attempt to get the BSA to overturn the ruling. It is currently lobbying Verizon to pull its support for the BSA via petition website Change.org. So far over 63,000 people have signed the petition.

"I am thrilled that Merck & Company, a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical giant, has announced its foundation arm is immediately withdrawing funding from the Boy Scouts of America until the program ends its anti-gay membership policy," it said.

In a statement, Merck said: "Merck Foundation has suspended all funding to the Boys Scouts of America. The Merck Foundation will consider funding the BSA again when the organization's inclusion criteria has been expanded.

"The BSA's policy of exclusion based on sexual orientation directly conflicts with the Merck Foundation's giving guidelines."

Merck has also removed the BSA from its employee matching scheme. It did not say how much it had given to the BSA in this way.

There are over 2.7 million children and young adults in the BSA, and over 1 million adult members. The BSA formed a committee in 2010 to evaluate "whether the policy was in the best interests of the organization," and said it came to its decision after a two-year process of "extensive research and evaluations."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: merck
Is Merck testing a new blockbuster drug to treat raped boys?
1 posted on 12/10/2012 6:22:12 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The Boy Scouts.

One of the last organisations in this country with integrity.

Close it down before accepting fags.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 6:25:12 PM PST by Venturer
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Merck has too many fag-centric global demographic groups out there to worry about alienating the one group that wouldn't need their potions and liniments.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

3 posted on 12/10/2012 6:33:19 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: DeaconBenjamin

If anyone believes the left is tolerant and believes in diversity, they are a fool


4 posted on 12/10/2012 6:36:19 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

A Merck spokesman said it will start giving again once the the Boy Scouts introduce the Gerbil Badge. Sick.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 6:36:44 PM PST by crusader71
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To: DeaconBenjamin

There is absolutely no reason to accept the “moral precepts” of a pharmaceutical manufacturer who has a strong vested interest in selling drugs and vaccines to selected groups. Let them make their products and let parents decide what private groups they wish to entrust their sons. No doubt this policy will please the groups that make up a large segment of their customer base.


6 posted on 12/10/2012 6:42:24 PM PST by allendale
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To: GeronL

>> If anyone believes the left is tolerant and believes in diversity, they are a fool

Exactly. It’s about destruction.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 6:49:01 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Could be more to this. Example: Boy Scouts by their very nature don’t require more than the usual amount of daily drugs . . . so their purchase of drugs on a daily basis is probably modest.

For the male homosexual, since they’ll be dead, on the average, between 39 and 41 from AIDS, “Gay men’s bowel syndrome, alcoholism, depression, drug addiction, etc., require quite a large amount of drugs from the drug companies; therefore, there’s lots of money in it for supporting the male homosexual lifestyle . . . not much to get from the law abiding, health conscious Boy Scouts. Cynical? Yeah!

I just hope the Boy Scouts never give in like their distaff members did to the Susan Komen/lesbian/abortion industry. God Bless ‘em.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 6:50:25 PM PST by laweeks
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To: DeaconBenjamin

So the institutionalized Drug Dealers don’t like Boy Scouts. Big suprise.


9 posted on 12/10/2012 6:52:39 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

>> Intel and UPS.

I will find opportunities to shift money away from these companies and pass the savings on to the Boy Scouts.


10 posted on 12/10/2012 6:56:50 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Scouts for Equality has petitioned all major sponsors in an attempt to get the BSA to overturn the ruling.

I think that I can safely assume that the organization is a pervert, or pervert connected group?

11 posted on 12/10/2012 7:03:34 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Merck to put out Soma® next?
12 posted on 12/10/2012 7:10:03 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Sodomy: You must celebrate it or be banished.


13 posted on 12/10/2012 7:25:50 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Venturer

“Close it down before accepting fags.”

Yup. Why can’t these fudgepackers have their faggot scout organization? Is this so hard to do?? Call it the Homo scouts or something but leave the normal kids alone.


14 posted on 12/10/2012 7:28:30 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: DeaconBenjamin; All
Donate to your local council or help build the next great high adventure camp, and give young people the chance to have fun, gain confidence, and become leaders who live the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Boy Scouts of America is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Above is a link that will help you give to the Boy Scouts. Let's take a stand!

15 posted on 12/10/2012 7:29:49 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: DeaconBenjamin
I think it's clear that the Scouts along with other worthy organizations, including the Church, must now find a way to finance their existence independent of Gov’t and/or private corporations.

At this point it's either emancipation or be corrupted. The sooner everyone accepts that the sooner money can't be used to control and corrupt.

16 posted on 12/10/2012 7:36:10 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Merck also produces a lot of vaccines made from aborted baby cell lines. Their Shingles vaccine is only one of several made this way.

Evil.


17 posted on 12/10/2012 7:59:08 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Stand fast Boy Scouts. Remember, for all their noise and bluster, queers make up less than 4% of the population. Barely a "speed bump."
18 posted on 12/10/2012 8:02:02 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I used to donate (via auto deduction on my paychecks) equally to the boy and girl scouts. The girl scouts started accepting lez leaders, so now my donations go to Boy Scouts and the Red Cross.

A homosexual man would have the same reason to become a scout leader as he would to join the priesthood; unrestricted access to boys. And gee, deep in the woods on a camp out.... What fun he could have!

But we are not supposed to bring these things up....


19 posted on 12/10/2012 8:04:14 PM PST by logic101.net (Was Orwell wrong about anything besides the date?)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Merck can be found on this chart.

ABORTED FETAL CELL LINE PRODUCTS AND ETHICAL ALTERNATIVES
http://www.cogforlife.org/vaccineListOrigFormat.pdf

We should all donate to the Boy Scouts! If they knew about some of what Merck does....they wouldn’t even want a donation from them.


20 posted on 12/10/2012 8:08:01 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I am going to immediately begin discrimination against Merck


21 posted on 12/10/2012 8:44:37 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Venturer
The Boy Scouts.

One of the last organisations in this country with integrity.

Close it down before accepting fags.

The Boy Scouts will self-destruct if they start accepting fags, because if they do, no decent parent will allow his son to join.

22 posted on 12/10/2012 9:04:13 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I have two words for Merck.....

Jerry Sandusky.


23 posted on 12/10/2012 9:28:35 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

BSA National Foundation is my client and my son is a Boy Scout. The prospect research company I work for helps them in their fundraising efforts.


24 posted on 12/10/2012 9:42:52 PM PST by BreezyDog (Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I can’t possibly be that the gays want to join scouting. Otherwise, they could form their own national organization.

They want to destroy the Boy Scouts.

F’n homo bastards


25 posted on 12/11/2012 3:28:07 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Boy Scouts of America is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Give Obama's second term a chance to change that.

26 posted on 12/11/2012 3:32:37 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Fiji Hill

“The Boy Scouts will self-destruct if they start accepting fags, because if they do, no decent parent will allow his son to join.”

They recently decided not to allow gay leaders; I believe that besides their view of it as “unhealthy” it doesn’t take a genius to see that if they went along with it they would be spending millions (as the Catholic Church does) settling lawsuits brought by victims of homosexual rape. The scandal in the Catholic Church was a homosexual scandal, though it will never be publicly labeled as such; the media trots out the one girl per 10,000 boys they can dig up to pretend it wasn’t.


27 posted on 12/11/2012 4:01:41 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: hattend

“It can’t possibly be that the gays want to join scouting.”

Actually they do want to join (as with teaching); your “dates” are procured for you. No more cruising rest stops or playgrounds...

(I’m not kidding; the people that intend to molest minors seek out work where they are around minors)


28 posted on 12/11/2012 4:03:50 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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