Churches need to step up and donate. Stop funding left wing or moderate “causes” or ministeries, especially those that aren’t very effective or cost efficient. Give the Scouts not just financial support but a vote of confidence that we won’t give in to blackmail for peds and other creeps.
“...Churches need to step up and donate. Stop funding left wing or moderate causes or ministeries...”
Dare we name them? How about Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, UNICEF, and foreign “missions” which do not spread the Word. In Columbus, Georgia it was widely noted that a Habitat home had a $48K SUV parked in front. When asked about it the owner explained that it was not hers...it was her live-in boyfriend’s wheels.
Nice sentiment, but misplaced. BSA's volunteer structure includes "charter organizations" which sponsor/franchise units, i.e., dens, packs, troops, and crews. The overwhelming majority of these charter organizations are churches. Most of these churches absorb the cost of hosting a unit under their roof, i.e., utilities, etc. The units are expected to be financially self-supporting for their needs. This is a major topic unto itself and methods can be found elsewhere on the web.
Now, the local council offices do need financial support. This is where the battle is being fought today by the LGBTQ insurgency.
8 When will business figure out the only 1 to 3% of Americans fit into the LGBT category? What is the cost of pandering this small but vocal group?
10 Shows the sick state of affairs our country is in, when corporations are confronted with decisions to support an honorable institution that teaches true moral guidance like the Boy Scouts, or to cower to the salivating pervs and child-molesters who want to prey upon its young members... and choose to side with the latter.
The Human Rights Campaigns 9th annual (2011) Corporate Equality Index shows an unprecedented 337 major U.S. businesses earned the top rating of 100 %, up from 305 last year.
As of 7/20/2012 there are 119 corporate partners with the National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Conference.
Loss of support
Some public entities and private institutions have ceased financial or other support of the BSA, primarily as a result of conflicts between their nondiscrimination policies and the BSA's membership policies. About 50 of the 1,300 local United Ways, including those in Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle, have withdrawn all funding. The BSA has also lost all funding from several large corporations that had been regular donors, such as Chase Manhattan Bank, Levi Strauss, Fleet Bank, CVS/pharmacy, and Pew Charitable Trusts. For example, Pew Charitable Trusts, which had consistently supported the BSA for over 50 years, decided to cancel a $100,000 donation and cease future donations. A number of public entities (including the cities of Chicago, San Diego, Tempe, Buffalo Grove, Berkeley, and Santa Barbara, as well as the states of California, Illinois, and Connecticut) have canceled charitable donations (of money or preferential land access) that had historically been granted to the Scouts. 8