Thumbs down on UPS decision

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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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 Scouts.

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality tells OneNewsNow that people need to call UPS and object.

LaBarbera, Peter"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, [and] bigoted."

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 Boy Scouts.

"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."

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