Pro-family policy still costing Boy Scouts

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Another foundation is dropping support for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because it won't allow homosexuals to be Scout leaders.

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 decision.

LaBarbera, Peter

"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 non-discrimination policy."

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.

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