UPS denying Scout snub

Monday, November 19, 2012
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

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 rejection.

LaBarbera, PeterPeter 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 non-discrimination."

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 homosexuality."

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.

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