Though the UPS Foundation has eliminated donations to the Boy
Scouts of America because it doesn't allow homosexuals to be Scout
leaders or members, a pro-family leader says UPS has denied the
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for
Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) explains that under pressure
from homosexual activists, the United Parcel Service is telling all
prospective grantees they will have to check a box to declare that
they do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
OneNewsNow earlier reported that the philanthropic arm of the
shipping giant has announced it will no longer donate to
organizations that do not adhere to its "diversity policies."
"Well of course the Boy Scouts can't check that box, and so this
will end UPS's giving to the Boy Scouts," the AFTAH president
reasons. "But when people call up UPS, the people at UPS are
saying, Oh no -- we're not dropping the Scouts; we're just
implementing our giving policy, which includes
So LaBarbera contends that UPS is inventing a pretext so the Boy
Scouts and other pro-family groups could not be allowed -- although
some local liberal Scout groups might check the box. At the same
time, UPS does donate to the Human Rights Campaign
and other liberal groups that are pro-homosexual.
"The Scouts are right: the issue of homosexuality is a huge
distraction," LaBarbera contends. "It doesn't belong in a youth
organization, and shame on these major corporations for bullying
the Scouts into dropping their common-sense policy on
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest homosexual lobby group
in the nation -- and, according to LaBarbera, "also the architect
of the homosexual shakedown of corporations," forcing them to
liberalize policies in favor of homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals
and transgender people.