Skip to comments.Disney Attempts to Force Boy Scouts Over Gay Leaders Ban; Threatens to Halt Funding
Posted on 03/03/2014 10:09:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The Walt Disney Company has notified the Boy Scouts of America that it will withdraw all funding from the organization beginning 2015 unless the BSA overturns its policy of not allowing openly gay members to be leaders.
The entertainment company has a VoluntEARS program through which its employees carry out volunteer work in exchange for cash donations to the non-profits of their choice. However, Disney has now announced that the employees taking part in the program will no longer be able to submit the funds to the Boy Scouts, according to CNN.
Disney's corporate website says that the company's employees raised $4.8 million via 548,000 volunteer hours in 2010.
The company's new guidelines on charitable giving says that groups which "discriminate in the provision of services unlawfully or in a manner inconsistent with Disney's policies on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical ability, or sexual orientation," cannot receive funding.
Disney employees, however, will still be allowed to volunteer with the BSA.
"We recognize that many Scout units have received financial support over the last several years from this grant opportunity and are sad to see it go," Scouts' Central Florida Council Board President Robert Utsey wrote to local members in an e-mail. "The National BSA Council has reached out to (Disney) to try to resolve the situation, however, according to WDW, their views do not currently align with the BSA and they are choosing to discontinue this level of support."
"We believe every child deserves the opportunity to be a part of the Scouting experience, and we are disappointed in this decision because it will impact our ability to serve kids," BSA spokesman Deron Smith said in a statement. "America's youth need Scouting, and by continuing to focus on the goals that unite us, we continue to accomplish incredible things for young people and the communities we serve."
Last May, the BSA passed a resolution that said, "No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone."
The resolution took effect Jan. 1.
However, the scouting organization retained its ban on gay adult leaders. "The resolution also reinforces that Scouting is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether heterosexual or homosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting," the BSA said after the May 2013 vote.
"We're never happy to see Scouting suffer as a result of the BSA's anti-gay policy, but Disney made the right decision to withhold support until Scouting is fully inclusive," Zach Wahls, Scouts for Equality co-founder, said in a statement. "Scouts for Equality will continue to advocate for a fully inclusive membership policy, to help build a stronger Scouting community that is eligible for the support of corporate America."
Disney is seen as a gay-friendly employer. An openly gay executive, George Kalogridis, was appointed president of Walt Disney World last year. The company's Orlando park will host "Gay Day" events in June.
Tell Disney to shove their filthy donations.
RE: Tell Disney to shove their filthy donations.
And how many Christian parents are still going to patronize Disney?
Thankful we have no “corporate” sponsors or donors.
We, the public, can pretty much withhold funding from ANYTHING Disney too...
That works BOTH ways there, Mickey....
If the Boy Scouts believe they need funding for camping and badges, what can anyone do?
They have lost their way
My kids had good formation at about $40 per year dues and no hard sales child labor disguised as economic education
I taught them how to handle money
This is just more of parents relinquishing formation responsibility
I suspect this confirms that Walt Disney is dead.
Much like everyone else in Lolmerica, Disney is focused on what’s important.
Darwin, I think it’s time for some hard lessons.
Tell me again, why is Jerry Sandusky in prison?
Funny, not in a press release on their website, no contact info either to offer a comment.
Exactly. Disney is not worried about a boycott.
Darn that gay camel! I thought he was only going to have his nose in the tent! Well, guess they’ll be letting the lavender grown-ups in, too. Should make for some really fun jamborees.
This is what happens when you get addicted to money from big business and big government.
The House of Mouse has become a House of Ill Repute..................
RE: Tell me again, why is Jerry Sandusky in prison?
Gays always defend their own orientation by trying hard to differentiate between pedophiles and themselves.
This makes for an interesting discussion though ... are pedophiles gay? or are they a distinctly different sort of orientation?
For additional reference and discussion -
I wonder how ole Walt himself would feel about his company’s dedication to faggotry. I wonder what anyone from even 20 years ago would think of this headline.
Any Boy Scouts or Exporer’s out there..
Time to withdraw support of DISNEY.. or actively oppose them.
Wonder WHO Walt would FIRE FIRST if still alive today?..
Unfortunately, they won't care. Last time I was at Disneyland, it was packed...wall to wall people. You could hardly even move from ride to ride. For that reason among others, I don't go anymore. I doubt enough people will boycott the parks for them to even feel any difference.
How times change. Fifteen years ago when my lesbian SIL worked for Disney she could hardly wait to get away as Disney refused to acknowledge same sex relationships and it was considered one of the bastions of Hollyweird conservatism
Trying to flip “Good and Evil” and to sexualize the little children and normalize unnatural behaviors like in the Afghani kids who will think sodomy is “good and Normal.
Muslims kicked out “Natural Law” with its creation, and America is based on Natural Moral Law——but what the heck. Throw out the American Ethical system—for muslim ethics where men revile women and their bodies and are puerile narcissists and mutilate women.
These Marxist have to destroy Christian Ethics which created Individuality——for the “Collective”/Utilitarianism of the Godless.
I hope Disney warns the public with the exact dates. That's not something for little kids to see.
That is not true. Disney has allowed same sex couples to participate in their employee insurance program for 25 years. They have “gay nights” at Disney World. Walt Disney would not recognize the company he built.
Marxist Mouse in Action.
As Chastity Bono and Ellen Degeneres prove and millions more.....it is a learned behavior/worldview because of child abuse. The who “gay” gene agitprop is to focus OFF of their disgusting evil degrading unnatural behaviors.
Like the Samurai and Afghani harems and the “twin studies” prove-—behaviors are inculcated by experience and culture. The Weimar Republic was as vulgar as late Rome where homosexuals founded Boy Scout Troops in Germany in late 1800s to molest boys in the woods—
It is getting the same here, with promotion of Sandusky/muslim Ethics with Disney’s Blessing. Can’t have Christian Ethics or Natural Law Theory; those which founded our “Justice” (virtue) System. Can’t have “Reason” or “Virtue” in “Just” Law any more.
Disney must be filled with sodomites like the White House who must force children to take Pride in anal sex to erase Christian Ethics. They must be some of the pederasts that Corey Feldman talked about who raped him and Corey Haims back in the “Gooney” Days.
RE: I hope Disney warns the public with the exact dates. That’s not something for little kids to see.
Tell that to our governor Andrew Cuomo in NY State.
When then candidate Carl Paladino was running against him four years ago, Paladino criticized him for bringing his underaged kids to a gay pride parade in New York City where they did things publicly that even FR would not allow pictures to be posted in this site.
Guess who the press made out to be the intolerant villain?
Of course, NY State showed its colors by voting for the man who brought his kids to the parade... by a landslide too...
Can’t imagine Walt being too pleased with it. Better days, better ways, and better People than now for sure.
So tired of the subversion and those that enable it.
RE: As Chastity Bono and Ellen Degeneres prove and millions more.....it is a learned behavior/worldview because of child abuse.
Actress Cynthia Nixon’s claim to be gay by choice riles activists
The actress best known for portraying fiery lawyer Miranda Hobbes on “Sex and the City” is up to her perfectly arched eyebrows in controversy since The New York Times Magazine published a profile in which she was quoted as saying that for her, being gay was a conscious choice. Nixon is engaged to a woman with whom she has been in a relationship for eight years. Before that, she spent 15 years and had two children with a man.
“I understand that for many people it’s not, but for me it’s a choice, and you don’t get to define my gayness for me,” Nixon said while recounting some of the flak gay rights activists previously had given her for treading in similar territory. “A certain section of our community is very concerned that it not be seen as a choice, because if it’s a choice, then we could opt out. I say it doesn’t matter if we flew here or we swam here, it matters that we are here and we are one group and let us stop trying to make a litmus test for who is considered gay and who is not.”
[NOTE: Because of gay activist pressure, she has since “recanted” ]
It’s so ironic that a main strategy for homosexual activists is to push anti-bullying campaign in the schools. Then you get these huge corporations absolutely bullying non-compliants into submission.
All I can tell you is what my SIL complained about. She left when she got hired by The Independent Movie Channel around 2001-2002.
Much more than non-Christian!
That seems to be becoming the primary goal of $$$couting now: "the support of corporate America."
Homosexuality is a type of Worldview which ejects Reason and Natural Law and Christianity. It is a NIKE worldview: Feel Good, Do it!
Behaviors are inculcated as are attitudes and emotions. Feelings and actions are habituated by culture, experiences. This Homomafia movement is to sexualize children and remove Christian Ethics-—to normalize the idea of sodomy so Good and Evil is erased. The ideology of Christians creates Individuality-—which never works for Marxists and Atheists who want no Ethics in a “Justice” System (which of course is a Virtue).
With the Samurai, all men were sodomites/homosexuals. It was the training of the boys with the military exercises, which included molestation and partnering with men-—like the Spartans (who were abnormal in the Greek World.) Spartans took boys from the home at 7 and segregated them from women until 30 before they could live with women and any kids.
Same with the Sacred Band of Thebes. Young boys are introduced to the behavior, which is normalized and habituated. If they have pleasure from the “act” it becomes embedded desires and the sex instinct is extremely strong in males.
Females don’t have the sex drive of males unless they are totally warped and sexualized——they just embed emotions of hatred towards men which diverts the object of desire. If you are amoral, then anything is “Good”-—as long as you get “pleasure” from the act.
WDW - About, by, and for homosexuals. WDW is an organization that is run and managed, at all levels, by snarky, in-your-face, homosexuals.
In 20 years, you will be able to purchase rural real estate that had formerly been Boy Scout camps.
We have all seen how destructive Disney policies are to the children on their tv shows.
I suspect the Boy Scouts will be a fully homosexual organization in due time. Once they bore a little hole in that dam it is only a matter of time before the hole spawns cracks that lead to crumbling.
People should stop going to Disney and quit buy their products. They’ve been on this household’s ban list for years.
Funny, doing a simple search shows it’s at CNN and dozens of other sites.
I see the CNN site, my post referenced the news lines on Disney’s own site and contact information.
I quit supporting the Boy scouts when they caved of homosexual members. I don’t go to the movies much at all ..so this is not really a big deal to me!!