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Caterpillar drops Boy Scouts support over gay ban
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Posted on 06/13/2013 2:46:59 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Caterpillar Inc. is no longer giving money to the Boy Scouts because the organization discriminates against homosexuals, a spokeswoman for the Illinois-based heavy equipment manufacturer confirmed Thursday.

The company's move wasn't directly tied to the recent Boy Scouts decision to continue to bar homosexual adults from roles within the organization while allowing openly gay children to be scouts. Instead, spokeswoman Rachel Potts said, the company decided to cut off funding while reviewing a request for $25,000 that came in last year from a local group in Illinois.

That decision was never announced publicly or communicated to the Boy Scouts of America, only to the local group, she said. But she added that the Boy Scouts' policy that continues to bar homosexual adults from working in the organization is "discriminatory."

But prohibitions against both gay scouts and adult leaders have long driven protests against the Boy Scouts. Last year, several companies withdrew financial support, including Intel Corporation and United Parcel Service.

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1 posted on 06/13/2013 2:46:59 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Who is their biggest competitor?


2 posted on 06/13/2013 2:49:30 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

RE: Caterpillar Inc. is no longer giving money to the Boy Scouts because the organization discriminates against homosexuals

Didn’t Caterpillar get the memo? The BSA ALLOWS Gay Scouts now.


3 posted on 06/13/2013 2:50:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: fwdude

KOMATSU... they make great equipment.

JCB... also very good equipment


4 posted on 06/13/2013 2:51:00 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Red in Blue PA
This is a pet peeve of mine, and understanding that it is a pet peeve . . . why can't you signal to the reader that you are snipping the portions of the article you've snipped? It used to be done with ellipsis points, or adjoining brackets, for example "[]".

I guess I'm just old-school.

5 posted on 06/13/2013 2:51:14 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Red in Blue PA

CATERPILLAR, Council on Foreign Relations member.

Sucking in taxpayer dollars by selling their equipment to USAID-supported third world banana republics.

Globalist ! Globalist ! Globalist ! Globalist ! Globalist ! Globalist ! Globalist !


6 posted on 06/13/2013 2:51:19 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: fwdude

A. Deere & Co.


7 posted on 06/13/2013 2:52:18 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: SeekAndFind

“But she added that the Boy Scouts’ policy that continues to bar homosexual adults from working in the organization is “discriminatory.”

They want GAY adults too.


8 posted on 06/13/2013 2:52:29 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Continue digging your dirt - no one needs you ‘buying the BSA’ on your conditional strings.


9 posted on 06/13/2013 2:53:30 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Red in Blue PA
It has never been about getting gay kids into scouting. It has always been about getting gay leaders so as to destroy the organization.

Much like gay marriage is designed to destroy marriage as an institution.

10 posted on 06/13/2013 2:56:22 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Well that's the last time I buy one of these from those gaylovin' freaks at Caterpiller:


11 posted on 06/13/2013 2:56:29 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Red in Blue PA
Instead, spokeswoman Rachel Potts said, the company decided to cut off funding while reviewing a request for $25,000 that came in last year from a local group in Illinois.

That decision was never announced publicly or communicated to the Boy Scouts of America, only to the local group, she said. But she added that the Boy Scouts' policy that continues to bar homosexual adults from working in the organization is "discriminatory."

Rachel Potts must be one of the first among the low information voter crowd. She does not know the difference between civil rights and natural law. Or she thinks that civil rights trumps natural law.

Same sex marriage is a transient popular culture that will not stand the test of time against natural law. Pretending that deviant sexual behavior is normal will not make it so.

The company she represents has to be smarter than that!

12 posted on 06/13/2013 2:56:52 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Didn’t Caterpillar get the memo? The BSA ALLOWS Gay Scouts now.”

What good is it to change their rules, unless if they also allow in the really horny adults as well?


13 posted on 06/13/2013 2:57:29 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

So that was you parked in the Handicapped spot in the 7/11. I recognized the “Run Hillary Run” sticker on the front bumper.


14 posted on 06/13/2013 2:58:37 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: olezip

In other words, she’s a libtard and probably a closet lesbian.


15 posted on 06/13/2013 3:00:37 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: MNDude

RE: What good is it to change their rules, unless if they also allow in the really horny adults as well?

Well the gay minors will eventually become adults... THEN, they’ll have to change the rules AGAIN.


16 posted on 06/13/2013 3:03:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Red in Blue PA

Boys Scouts National Council sowed the seeds of its destruction when it started taking corporate money. Sure, that cash provided nice jobs, good perks and nice offices, but people get used to it, and when Intel, Caterpillar or Bank of America says you have to follow the gay-lobby, of course people will fall into line.

As I understand, the local councils are all self-funding anyway - so they should simply tell the national council to cram it, and start a new national council.


17 posted on 06/13/2013 3:07:09 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: headstamp 2
bar homosexual adults from working in the organization is “discriminatory.”

Hypocrites!!. They discriminate on who who they donate money to and their litmus test is the organization's beliefs.

You can't buy the BSA to conform to your filth. Go dig a hole for yourself! Now that you exposed yourself - go hide.

18 posted on 06/13/2013 3:07:21 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: MNDude
"Really horny adults" are next on their agenda.

How can a gay scout really get the entire scouting experience unless he has scoutmasters who really understand him?

19 posted on 06/13/2013 3:07:26 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Caterpillar will be having visitations/correspondence with the IRS (if not already), as they are anti-Union, and a Target for sure.


20 posted on 06/13/2013 3:10:35 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I hope everyone involved in the BSA fiasco gets the lesson here: never cave on your principles, because to the people that hate your principles, it's never enough. BSA allowed homosexual scouts and companies pounced even harder on them. BSA compromised, and it got them nothing.

So to other groups that are being pressured the way BSA was pressured: don't sell your soul. Go down fighting rather than give in. Because no compromise is ever enough to feed the beast. It always wants more.
21 posted on 06/13/2013 3:17:41 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: Red in Blue PA

FU Caterpiller.

You are now recognized as a societal enemy of conservative christian values. The values the Founders had.


22 posted on 06/13/2013 3:20:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Slyfox

“How can a gay scout really get the entire scouting experience unless he has scoutmasters who really understand him?”

They’ll be behind him all the way.


23 posted on 06/13/2013 3:21:41 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Red in Blue PA; flaglady47; mickie
THAT DOES IT !!!!!!

I'm never gonna buy an excavator or a bulldozer from Caterpillar again, by golly !

Leni

24 posted on 06/13/2013 3:21:56 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Red in Blue PA

$25K...........Big WHOOP!


25 posted on 06/13/2013 3:24:53 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Red in Blue PA

http://www.cat.com/contact


26 posted on 06/13/2013 3:25:10 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Red in Blue PA

http://www.cat.com/contact


27 posted on 06/13/2013 3:25:10 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Red in Blue PA

I already use AMD chips and FedEx over UPS.... guess my next tractor will have to be a Deere


28 posted on 06/13/2013 3:29:17 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Catepillar is STUPID!! What the Hell has happened to Common Sense and DECENCY????????


29 posted on 06/13/2013 3:29:39 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: fwdude

Galion and Bucyrus in the US... then there’s Kubota and all those Japanese companies.


30 posted on 06/13/2013 3:29:48 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: fwdude
In the US, Deere, probably; but the foreigners like like Komatsu, etc.

CAT? The union, global CAT? I thought they were certified PC.

31 posted on 06/13/2013 3:37:56 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: fwdude
Oh, I misunderstood. I thought they were not supporting the scouts for the right reasons.

I knew it was too good to be true.

32 posted on 06/13/2013 3:37:56 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Don’t the Girl Scouts prohibit male leaders? Or is it OK for a 26 year old hetro man to take a group of teenage girls out camping now?

The issue of homo men and boys is no different from hetro men and girls.


33 posted on 06/13/2013 3:49:47 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

All of the big companies are traded on Wall Street, I think that is a choke point where liberals can put a lot of pressure on companies. Wouldn’t be surprised if the homo nazis are putting pressure by threatening to drop their shares in they don’t bow before the gays.

Homos have lots of fellow travelers such as Hollywood and unions that invest with large blocks of stocks. The left is notorious for its many boycotts.


34 posted on 06/13/2013 3:51:26 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: presently no screen name

Better to dissolve the big business, big media, big liberalism supported BSA. Start over with localized values and no perverts looking over your shoulder.


35 posted on 06/13/2013 3:55:04 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Red in Blue PA
how many filthy disease ridden queers buy D9's???
36 posted on 06/13/2013 3:55:08 PM PDT 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: Chode

There was a porn guy named Bull Dozer. I think he was straight though.


37 posted on 06/13/2013 3:56:34 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Chode

My guess is zero. Yet they cater to them anyway.

Companies led by PC idiots.


38 posted on 06/13/2013 3:57:28 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SampleMan

Excellent point!


39 posted on 06/13/2013 3:58:01 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I think one of the Village People was a construction worker.


40 posted on 06/13/2013 3:58:38 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: DesScorp

This is nothing less that a single battle in a religious war that has been going on for two hundred years. It is the God-hating secular humanists who want to redo the world in their bizarre image. They are sick people who want to destroy Christianity. This is a hate group.


41 posted on 06/13/2013 3:59:56 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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As I understand, the local councils are all self-funding anyway - so they should simply tell the national council to cram it, and start a new national council.

No can do. The BSA has the words "Boy Scouts" copyrighted.

42 posted on 06/13/2013 4:05:17 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Red in Blue PA

Someone at the federal level THREATENED them. I’m thinking NLRB.


43 posted on 06/13/2013 4:12:46 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just the beginning?


44 posted on 06/13/2013 4:16:52 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wow. I totally mis-read this. I thought they were dropping sponsorship because they allow gays in, not keep them out.


45 posted on 06/13/2013 4:27:23 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Caterpillar. Good at making pancakes.

Other things. Eh.


46 posted on 06/13/2013 4:28:22 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Then I will make sure not to rent, purchase or use any of their products.


47 posted on 06/13/2013 4:28:38 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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Offering discounts on:

Poops-cavators, back-loaders, and dump trucks.


48 posted on 06/13/2013 4:33:05 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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hell of a screen name...
49 posted on 06/13/2013 4:49:40 PM PDT 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: Red in Blue PA
100%
50 posted on 06/13/2013 4:50:26 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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