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Caterpillar drops Boy Scouts support over gay ban
Yahoo Finance ^

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: bsa; caterpillar; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia
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To: Red in Blue PA

Worship of sodomy....it is rampant.


51 posted on 06/13/2013 4:53:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: cradle of freedom

RE: 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.

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.


52 posted on 06/13/2013 5:05:26 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: OldPossum

American Scouts has a nice ring.

LLS


53 posted on 06/13/2013 5:06:30 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Ping A Ding


54 posted on 06/13/2013 5:06:50 PM PDT by The FIGHTIN Illini (Wake up fellow Patriots before it's too late)
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To: SeekAndFind

Boy Scouts still don’t allow gay scoutmasters. The liberal activists will torture every conservative “homophobic” group to within a inch of its life.


55 posted on 06/13/2013 5:24:53 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: SeekAndFind

I refuse to buy caterpillars anymore. That’s it. No more caterpillars.


56 posted on 06/13/2013 5:26:12 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Ann Archy

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.


57 posted on 06/13/2013 7:07:10 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: Red in Blue PA

More corporatism.


58 posted on 06/13/2013 7:08:01 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: SampleMan

girl scouts are already co-oped by the lesbians years ago.


59 posted on 06/13/2013 7:12:42 PM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: fwdude

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.


60 posted on 06/13/2013 7:13:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Red in Blue PA

Must be a molester high up at CAT. Or they need government money to survive.


61 posted on 06/13/2013 7:35:40 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

So does this mean that Cat thinks it is appropriate for young boys to go off on campouts with perverts who have a mental disorder that has them attracted to males? I suppose Cat has a reason to promote the introduction young boys to the perversion of homosexuality.


62 posted on 06/13/2013 7:36:22 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Trod Upon

Same difference.


63 posted on 06/13/2013 7:37:12 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: LibLieSlayer

I agree. American Scouts does have a nice ring.


64 posted on 06/13/2013 7:47:33 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Red in Blue PA

This story needs to make it to construction companies. Their future equipment purchase decisions need to include the knowledge of an equipment vendor that promotes devient behavior. I have to believe the “real men” in the construction industry have little use for forcing homo perversions on children.


65 posted on 06/13/2013 7:48:32 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Red in Blue PA

Who cares the Boy Scouts are done anyway.


66 posted on 06/13/2013 7:50:09 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Red in Blue PA

So, when are they starting in on the Girl Scouts?


67 posted on 06/13/2013 7:54:34 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Caterpillar may just be headed in the same direction as JC Penney.


68 posted on 06/13/2013 8:21:46 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: PGR88
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.

...or take it to the next level and don't have any national council. Operate each local Scout group as an independent "cell". Decentralize, and the marxists have no means of control. We need to use guerrilla and asymmetrical warfare tactics to defeat these control freaks.

69 posted on 06/14/2013 5:10:59 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Flick Lives
or take it to the next level and don't have any national council. Operate each local Scout group as an independent "cell". Decentralize, and the marxists have no means of control. We need to use guerrilla and asymmetrical warfare tactics to defeat these control freaks.

That is the logical conclusion. With 100,000 troops in the USA, they could even operate a small national council with a tiny donation from each troop. They wouldn't have the nice offices or perks, but they would have independence. They won't take this path though - it is to extreme for people who have got used to a certain way of doing things. They would rather try to suck up to corporations co-opted by the gay lobby.

70 posted on 06/14/2013 6:29:33 AM PDT by PGR88
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