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Disney World tells Boy Scouts to allow openly gay leaders or lose funding
Hotair ^ | 03/06/2014 | Dustin Siggins

Posted on 03/06/2014 7:39:30 AM PST by SeekAndFind

A few days ago, Disney World announced that unless Boy Scouts of America (BSA) changed its policy on openly homosexual scoutmasters – namely, they’re not allowed – by January 1, 2015, the organization would lose funding from Walt Disney.

The reason is simple – Disney says BSA violates the company’s non-discrimination policy:

Disney does not give money directly to the national organization or local BSA councils. However, through its VoluntEARS program, Disney allows employees to do volunteer work in exchange for cash donations to the charities of their choice.

Employees taking part in the VoluntEARS program will no longer be able to submit the funds to the Boy Scouts, the organization said. The new policy will not affect Walt Disney employees who volunteer with the Scouts, the company said.

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According to Disney’s charitable giving guidelines, groups become ineligible to receive Disney funding if they “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.”

Kudos to the homosexual activist lobby, which has managed to scare Disney into making this move. As a private organization, Disney is of course entitled to withhold money from whatever organizations it chooses to, even if that decision is unwise.

However, this leads to a question: Will Disney also take money from Girl Scouts USA, which does not allow male scout leaders? Discrimination is discrimination, after all, and those men who want to lead girls on scouting trips should be given the same opportunity as women.

It’s a silly question, but so is Disney’s position that not allowing men who have sexual attractions to men to lead boys on scout trips is unfair discrimination.

Then again, this is the same company that is accused of sending money to Planned Parenthood, as well as hiding animal abuse that takes place during filming of its movies, so policies inconsistent with Disney’s official child-friendly corporate theme are hardly unusual.

Dustin Siggins is the Washington, D.C. Correspondent for Lifesitenews.com and formerly the primary blogger with Tea Party Patriots. He is a co-author of the forthcoming book, Bankrupt Legacy: The Future of the Debt-Paying Generation. His work has been published by numerous online and print publications, including USA Today, Roll Call, Hot Air, Huffington Post, Mediaite, and First Things.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; disney; homosexuality
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1 posted on 03/06/2014 7:39:30 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Is Mickey Mouse gay?


2 posted on 03/06/2014 7:40:34 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind

if so then poor Minnie mouse


3 posted on 03/06/2014 7:42:43 AM PST by lesko
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To: SeekAndFind

put pants on the duck first and then we can have a grown up dialogue.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 7:43:04 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Graewoulf

I don’t know about Mickey but I suspect Goofy is.


5 posted on 03/06/2014 7:43:22 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: SeekAndFind

When are Christian, conservative, non-supporters of gay-ness going to go after Disney’s bottom line? Way too many of those groups see nothing amiss with Disney’s policies.


6 posted on 03/06/2014 7:43:25 AM PST by madison10
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To: dblshot

Minnie Mouse might be a lesbo?


7 posted on 03/06/2014 7:45:16 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

8 posted on 03/06/2014 7:45:41 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: SeekAndFind
Notice how much tech/entertainment are aligned against conservatism?

Maybe it's time balance the budget with some new taxes on entertainment/high tech toys.

9 posted on 03/06/2014 7:46:36 AM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: SeekAndFind

Scouting need not be expensive. The tinsel for it is. Reduce the tinsel, keep the core, jettison the homo-pedos and their pimps.


10 posted on 03/06/2014 7:47:07 AM PST by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here, Pharaoh.)
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To: madison10

A a well-organized boycott of Disney movies, parks, and merchandise by Christians could put a real hurtin’ on that company. I already sold my stock a number of years ago when they started having their annual Gay Days.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 7:48:54 AM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: SeekAndFind

Disney may have to re-do their lyrics to their hit song and revise it to be “It’s a Gay World after all.”


12 posted on 03/06/2014 7:49:11 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind
From the article:

However, this leads to a question: Will Disney also take money from Girl Scouts USA, which does not allow male scout leaders? Discrimination is discrimination, after all, and those men who want to lead girls on scouting trips should be given the same opportunity as women.

Difficult to argue, where has common sense gone.

13 posted on 03/06/2014 7:49:52 AM PST by BeadCounter
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To: SeekAndFind

GS does allow male leaders as long as there is a female co or assistant


14 posted on 03/06/2014 7:50:25 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: SeekAndFind

Disney shoots self in foot, alienates it’s core customer base. the beginning of the end of an era.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 7:50:28 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: dblshot

16 posted on 03/06/2014 7:51:17 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: freerepublicchat

I agree 100%.

We are constantly (constantly) on retreat.

Everywhere. Retreating, and retreating ever more.

Romney was a terrible candidate last time around. The GOP is completely out to lunch as well.

The GOP has positioned itself as Democrat-lite. That is it. Just a watered down version of the same party.

Tea Party, where are you?


17 posted on 03/06/2014 7:52:32 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Graewoulf
Then keep your money, Disney.

And check your facts, Dustin Siggins. Males can be Girl Scout leaders. The Girl Scouts don't make it easy, but it can be done.

I wish Trail Life USA's rules would allow my Troop to join as-is, but they don't.

18 posted on 03/06/2014 7:52:42 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: BeadCounter

not even an argument since not true GS allows male leaders ...
just not alone and must have female asst leader ...and men can never share sleeping or restroom facilities

plus BSA allows female leaders


19 posted on 03/06/2014 7:55:12 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: SeekAndFind

Having worked inside the company and seen first hand, much of management is gay and they hire gay, with liberal use of the casting couch. Lot of young men put out to get that minimum wage job, from which they will be punted in a few years.
My theory is that gays make ideal corporate fodder. They don’t have children to distract them, they can immerse themselves totally into their work, like spinsters and when it is time to fire them, much easier than firing real men.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 7:56:08 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: All

All this BS is gonna backfire on these idiot socialist liberals who are gloating now about how they have taken control of this country...

It won’t be pretty, but I hope I live to see it happen...

We need to take our country back.....


21 posted on 03/06/2014 7:56:20 AM PST by Boonie
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To: Scoutmaster

Lemmme see now, - - - - ?

* Disney is pro-gay.

* Super Bowl winners always say “I’m going to Disney World!”

* - - - - - Why?


22 posted on 03/06/2014 7:56:56 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Leave homos to the BSA. Start a Trail Life troop. And start taking back our kids.

http://www.traillifeusa.com/start-a-troop/start-troop/

And stop going to Disney, and block their channels.

23 posted on 03/06/2014 7:57:17 AM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: SeekAndFind

won’t be going to Disney World anymmore


24 posted on 03/06/2014 7:57:53 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

We knew this was coming.
Too bad. Another once-great American institution has gone to hell.


25 posted on 03/06/2014 7:59:14 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Will Disney allow pedophiles to work in their park? How about polygamists? Whole lot of discrimination to cover...


26 posted on 03/06/2014 8:01:54 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: SeekAndFind

Homosexuals don’t reproduce....they recruit


27 posted on 03/06/2014 8:02:42 AM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fund them, don’t fund them, it’s all the same to me. In caving to the homos, the Toy Scouts have doomed themselves. Hopefully the organization will wither and die. It no longer represents anything except moral cowardice.


28 posted on 03/06/2014 8:05:26 AM PST by IronJack
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To: SeekAndFind
Then cut the funding and shut up about it! Adios!

If Disney does not agree with the rules of the BSA then don't support them. I hope the BSA does not give in to bullying. The BSA is not owned by Disney, so the Disney goes not get to set the rules for an organization they do not own.

If Disney does not like it... then stop writing checks. Just shut up and go away.

29 posted on 03/06/2014 8:06:07 AM PST by GregoTX (Remember the Alamo)
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To: Psalm 144

Those “professional” Scouters cost $$$...gotta compete with other entities for the “best” doncha know?


30 posted on 03/06/2014 8:06:42 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Awesome. The BSA is pro-sodomite anyway.


31 posted on 03/06/2014 8:10:47 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: GregoTX

RE: I hope the BSA does not give in to bullying.

They already have...

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/23/186344972/boy-scouts-vote-to-admit-openly-gay-members

Boy Scouts Vote To Admit Openly Gay Members


32 posted on 03/06/2014 8:11:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

What a stupid move on Disney’s part.


33 posted on 03/06/2014 8:12:04 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

The queers are determined to convert or destroy any organization or program where children are not groomed to be accepting of homoexualism.

It is no surprise that polls show an increasing acceptance of faggotry over the years because children have been taught in the government schools that homosexualism is juat as normal as heterosexualism.

Homos know that children can be molded at a young age through the education they receive. They want to revise every eduacational program to be pro-homo. That includes youth programs like the Scouts, religious organizations, etc.

If the homos can’t force a program to endorse and promote homosexualism they will work to destroy it.


34 posted on 03/06/2014 8:12:28 AM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: SeekAndFind
Way to alienate 99%+ of your customer base. What is it about sodomy that makes these companies lose their business minds? Even with all their business brawn and brains their spirits are still deceived and they choose to support evil over good. This country has gone Gomorrah.
35 posted on 03/06/2014 8:13:47 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: blueunicorn6

Well, yes, they are just a means to an end...the BSA going from essentially a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy with youth to an outright queer youth are welcome policy was the “stupid move”.

The BSA tried to appease the immoral left and compromised their values...would not grow a spine and admit that the losses in funding would happen and that adjustments would be needed and plan accordingly.

When they needed to be the strongest, they were the weakest...then again, this is a result of trying to expand and seeking after corporate financing in order to do so.

I wonder, just how much they’re still in debt with “The Summit”?


36 posted on 03/06/2014 8:21:50 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: 444Flyer

RE: Way to alienate 99%+ of your customer base. What is it about sodomy that makes these companies lose their business minds?

They are counting on MOST customers to be low information customers (apologies to Rush Limbaugh )... which is to say, they won’t even KNOW that this is happening.


37 posted on 03/06/2014 8:22:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Graewoulf

Probably.


38 posted on 03/06/2014 8:23:57 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Iron Munro

Will Disney agree to fully (yes, FULLY) indemnify any scout organization that is forced to pay damages as a result of improper “contact” between gay scout “leaders” and innocent scouts?

No?

Then call out Disney quite loudly on their hypocrisy

and their indifference to the abuse of innocent children.


39 posted on 03/06/2014 8:24:04 AM PST by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: 444Flyer

Disney is unaffordable for the low and middle class.

Disney knows their monies come from the upper 5 or 10%, govt workers from D.C. and other liberal holes with the overpaid, will fill the parks. Most of them are career and not family oriented beyond the p.c. two children. Disney will always price itself to be affordable to the households that take in 75,000 a year and more. Too hell with the middle class.


40 posted on 03/06/2014 8:24:38 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: SeekAndFind

Guess who’s stock is going to tank.


41 posted on 03/06/2014 8:30:51 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind

just banned disney jr at my house. negative impact on the kiddos.

too much smart mouth, duh looks, disrepect of parents.

it isn’t Walt’s disney any longer.


42 posted on 03/06/2014 8:33:02 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have an idea.

Lets let all the heterosexual families find something else to do than go to Disney theme parks.

Then let’s let Fred and Fred and Alice and Alice take their kids to Disney.

Let’s see how long that business model flies.


43 posted on 03/06/2014 8:35:09 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is how the Left starts. Next, NAMBLA is normal, too.
The country I knew and was born in is unrecognizable now.

There will be consequences...


44 posted on 03/06/2014 8:38:42 AM PST by Lonely Are The Brave
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To: rjsimmon

I agree. We have to do something about all the bigotry. Pedophiles, for example, are born that way. They can’t help it if they love children. Stopping pedophiles from having consensual sex with children (at Disney parks for example) is discriminatory. Who are we to say two, three, or even twenty people can’t create unions with those they love?

/Extreme sarcasm barf!


45 posted on 03/06/2014 8:40:19 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional "rights" cherished by Democrats.)
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To: beelzepug

“A a well-organized boycott of Disney movies, parks, and merchandise by Christians could put a real hurtin’ on that company.”

You are 100% correct. Recall how quickly Cracker Barrel reversed its decision on Duck Dynasty merchandise. I noticed once it announced it was removing Duck Dynasty merchandise the number of cars in the parking lot of the local restaurant dropped by at least 30%. Management quickly responded to the drop in patronage determining their real customers were angry.

Also notice that A&E quickly did a 180 as well but didn’t publicly announce it. When flipping through the channels it seems that A&E is playing Duck Dynasty reruns constantly. Consumers have real power if they will use it not to patronize establishments.

A national boycott of Disney (and its TV network ABC) would likely have a significant impact if Christian organizations would join together and execute one. A 10% drop in Disney park attendance and ABC ratings would force Disney/ABC to reassess its policies. Now what Christian group will stand up and take the flack for organizing a boycott? No way the National Council of Churches or any mainline protestant organization will take this on. Same for the Catholic Church.

Welcome to the modern world.


46 posted on 03/06/2014 8:41:55 AM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: camle
"the beginning of the end of an era"

Disney's Frozen won an Oscar, 4 days ago. Been out less than 4 months and already a billion in box office sales worldwide.

The song from that movie, Let It Go, also won an Oscar. The official video has been played 127 million times on YouTube. The Demi Lovato version has been played 90 million times. If you add up all the versions on YouTube, its probably over 300 million plays.

47 posted on 03/06/2014 9:04:37 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: SeekAndFind

The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America:
“It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law.”

No part of the Mission statement even mentions raising funds for the BSA Leadership. This should be an easy decision.


48 posted on 03/06/2014 9:05:50 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Disney is part of the communists Democrats empire. What was expected when they allow gay days at the park.


49 posted on 03/06/2014 9:15:08 AM PST by Logical me
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To: dblshot

Hey, leave the coonhound out of this :P

Well, this is a bit sad, I remember my folks taking us kids to disneyland in 1991, and it was a great time, great memories.

My kids will never experience that, because I am not funding openly anti-freedom organizations.


50 posted on 03/06/2014 9:42:05 AM PST by Bulwyf
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