Another foundation is dropping support for the Boy Scouts of
America (BSA) because it won't allow homosexuals to be Scout
Merck Foundation, which seeks to "make a difference in the lives
of people globally through ... innovative medicines, vaccines,
biologic therapies, consumer health and animal products," says the
BSA policy conflicts with its non-discrimination policy. So it has
"suspended all funding" of the organization.
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About
Homosexuality (AFTAH) spoke with OneNewsNow about Merck's
"Companies like UPS, Merck and others -- they don't have the
guts to come out and say We are officially defunding the Boy
Scouts," LaBarbera notes. "So what they do is ... enact a
so-called non-discrimination policy, which is pro-homosexual, and
then they say,Well, the Boy Scouts doesn't fit our
But the AFTAH president says the Boy Scout policy against
homosexual leaders is right, because parents do not want their sons
camping out with homosexuals or having them as role models.
"It makes complete sense, and it's a shame that the Boy Scouts
are now getting hit with serious drops in funding from these major
corporations just because they're standing up for their boys, for
protecting these children," LaBarbera laments.
But oddly enough, he says the corporations are discriminating in
the name of non-discrimination in order to hurt faith-based
organizations like the Boy Scouts.
FRC stops doing business with UPS
The year 2012 was a busy year, but some of the biggest news was
in regards to business and the environment.