Skip to comments.Caterpillar drops Boy Scouts support over gay ban
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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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.
No can do. The BSA has the words "Boy Scouts" copyrighted.
Someone at the federal level THREATENED them. I’m thinking NLRB.
Just the beginning?
Wow. I totally mis-read this. I thought they were dropping sponsorship because they allow gays in, not keep them out.
Caterpillar. Good at making pancakes.
Other things. Eh.
Then I will make sure not to rent, purchase or use any of their products.
Offering discounts on:
Poops-cavators, back-loaders, and dump trucks.
Worship of sodomy....it is rampant.
RE: Wouldnt be surprised if the homo nazis are putting pressure by threatening to drop their shares in they dont bow before the gays.
Idiots. If they drop their shares for the sole purpose of spite regardless of earnings, profits, revenues and sales, there would be others who would scoop it up. NAMELY ME for one.
American Scouts has a nice ring.
Ping A Ding
Boy Scouts still don’t allow gay scoutmasters. The liberal activists will torture every conservative “homophobic” group to within a inch of its life.
I refuse to buy caterpillars anymore. That’s it. No more caterpillars.
When a majority of the media execs, and leaders in Washington are homo’s, it’s not as hard to bully people around and wrap you in red tape.
girl scouts are already co-oped by the lesbians years ago.
In railroad locomotives, that’d be General Electric, unfortunately. (CAT currently owns Electro-Motive Diesel, which used to be GM’s locomotive division.)
As far as giant mining dumptrucks, you have Bucyrus (bought out Terex in 2009), Komatsu, Hitachi and Liebherr.
Biggest competitor as far as bulldozers IIRC is Ingersoll Rand.
Lots of other manufacturers of “genset” diesels too.
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