A family advocate believes it's time for people to tell United
Parcel Service they don't agree with its corporate decision to no
longer support the Boy Scouts of America.
The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the shipping giant,
says it will no longer donate to organizations that do not adhere
to its "diversity policies," which prohibit
"harassment" against anyone based on race, sex, national origin,
disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion. UPS announced
this week it was
responding to an online petition that garnered more than 80,000
signatures protesting the foundation's annual grants to the Boy
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality tells
OneNewsNow that people need to call UPS and object.
"They call it
non-discrimination, but it effectively discriminates against
organizations which have a moral creed or a faith creed that is
against homosexuality," he explains. "The Boy Scouts won their
Supreme Court decision allowing them to live by their own moral
code, but ever since then the gay lobby has sought to punish them
in whatever way they can, calling them discriminatory, anti-gay,
LaBarbera says the public needs to let UPS know it will not get
their business as long as the firm uses its policy to batter the
"This shows what liberals and gay activists really mean when
they talk about diversity and inclusion," he comments. "They mean
that they intend to discriminate and punish faith- and moral-based
organizations like the Boy Scouts. Americans need to rally behind
the Boys Scouts [and] make up for the difference in money that will
be cut off from companies like UPS."
LaBarbera says "a fact of life" that parents do not want
homosexual Scout masters as role models for their sons, and they do
not want homosexuals on camping trips with their children. And
that, he adds, is a fact the Boy Scouts know for certain.
Among the groups the UPS Foundation has granted
to are Human Rights Campaign ($100,000), the largest pro-LGBT
lobbying group in America; and the National Council of La Raza
($750,000), a radical Hispanic group that
earlier this year endorsed same-sex "marriage."