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UPS ends grants to Boy Scouts over discrimination
Associated Press ^ | Nov. 12, 2012

Posted on 11/12/2012 3:01:58 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

ATLANTA (AP) -- The UPS Foundation says it will no longer give grants to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group excludes gays and lesbians from being scouts or scout leaders.

The philanthropic arm of the Atlanta-based shipping giant made the change Thursday after an online petition protesting the foundation's annual grants to the Boy Scouts attracted more than 80,000 signatures.

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KEYWORDS: boyscouts; pedophilia; ups
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1 posted on 11/12/2012 3:02:03 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It will be FedEx for me...or have they turned queer, as well?


2 posted on 11/12/2012 3:04:53 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If true, I’ll not use UPS any more.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 3:05:15 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If true, I’ll not use UPS any more.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 3:05:15 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Then watch the media turn around and ream the BSA for cases of past child molestation.

The media is satan possessed. They just can't stand any organization that attempts to instill virtue into young minds. Or ANY minds.

5 posted on 11/12/2012 3:05:46 PM PST by skeeter
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To: who knows what evil?

They all turn queer, inevitably.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 3:06:38 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: skeeter

Good.. UPS, strike.. NEXT! F%#@%@em.. :)


7 posted on 11/12/2012 3:07:19 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b

I’m having trouble keeping track of the growing list of businesses I now refuse to patronize.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 3:10:00 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

seriously - an online petition with only 80,000 signatures from the most radical group in American. Sounds like someone at UPS WANTED this to happen.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 3:10:21 PM PST by nomobs
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess UPS hates children.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 3:10:21 PM PST by ABQHispConservative
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To: who knows what evil?

Ditto...and I ship a lot!


11 posted on 11/12/2012 3:10:21 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Let's see: UPS ships 15,000,000 packages a year and (though many are multiple shippers) 80,000 comments amounts to .005%.

Moreover, much like the Chick Fil-A broo-ha-ha, I'd bet that the majority of those complaining probably rarely use UPS.

Just another example of the tyrannical minority, Leftist tools exerting pressure way beyond their ability to affect any meaningful decrease in a company's bottom line and worse yet, the caving by a big conglomerate like UPS over something like this.

Like UPS, but guess I'll be using USPS and Fed Ex more often.

12 posted on 11/12/2012 3:12:47 PM PST by neveralib
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If true....goodbye UPS in this house.

I think we should buy and island and sent all the gays to it...let them start their own economy manufacturing KY Jelly....see how long it takes for them to go slip slidin’ away...


13 posted on 11/12/2012 3:12:55 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: zerosix
If true, I’ll not use UPS any more.

You do realize they're a union shop, right?
14 posted on 11/12/2012 3:13:14 PM PST by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

80K signatures? I doubt all were sincere.

Stand firm BSA!


15 posted on 11/12/2012 3:13:41 PM PST by upchuck (We are not finished yet. But when nobama chooses some more SCOTUS judges, we will be. For ever.)
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To: upchuck

Thank you Boy Scouts! I hope UPS goes the way of J.C.Penney’s.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 3:15:19 PM PST by Brownie63
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To: zerosix

Me too......


17 posted on 11/12/2012 3:17:21 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This drives me crazy. The Boy Scouts are a private organization. They have every right to make their own rules. If you do not like them, too bad.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 3:18:15 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The UPS Foundation says it will no longer give grants to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group excludes gays and lesbians from being scouts or scout leaders.

The UPS is union. It should not be a surprise that they are no longer giving grants to the Boy Scouts of America.

This will have a serious impact on my purchase decisions; it will eliminate any merchants using UPS. It is very sad to see such shortsighted action by a large business.

I guess that UPS managers do not or cannot see the statistical correlation between homosexuality and pedophilia. Or they do and want to destroy the boy scouts.

19 posted on 11/12/2012 3:18:34 PM PST by olezip
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To: who knows what evil?

I’m dropping my Life Scout off for a meeting as I type this. I will honor UPS action and will be withholding all funds from UPS as well.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 3:18:34 PM PST by SC_Republican (Has it really been THAT long??)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I practically never use UPS anymore. They’re slow and too expensive. For being a semi-govt. operation, USPS seems to do the best job, both with on-time and cost. And with the least shipping damage.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 3:20:18 PM PST by beelzepug ("Why bother creating wealth when you can just redistribute it?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FUPS.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 3:20:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: TexasGunLover

That’s right, thanks for reminding me.


23 posted on 11/12/2012 3:22:07 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: ABQHispConservative

what can Brown do to you, little boy?


24 posted on 11/12/2012 3:22:37 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: skeeter

What they really don’t like are people that are INFLEXIBLE.

If you are inflexible, you can’t be cajoled / controlled into doing things others demand that you do. Which means INFLEXIBLE == LIBS HAVE NO POWER OVER YOU.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 3:22:41 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My wife and I have no heirs, so BSA is one of the beneficiaries of our estate.


26 posted on 11/12/2012 3:23:13 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Dawgreg

This is insanity.

We don’t put Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in tents together.

So what is the difference between putting an eighteen-year old female leader in a tent with fifteen year old male and and putting some hypersexed gay leader in there with the kid?

Our culture is going down fast.


27 posted on 11/12/2012 3:23:30 PM PST by heye2monn (A)
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To: who knows what evil?

Brown short-sleeved shirts, and very short brown shorts....well, just sayin’/s;)


28 posted on 11/12/2012 3:23:53 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Discrimination?

It used to be called "free association". Well, the libs can call it what they want. Their "undocumented workers" will always be illegal aliens to me.

29 posted on 11/12/2012 3:24:28 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe someone can start a counter petition telling UPS that if they do this the people will no longer use their services?


30 posted on 11/12/2012 3:29:50 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: dfwgator

Now we know the reasons the UPS guys wear tight shorts. Buncha’ fagitos if you ask me. I’ll ask the next UPS carrier to stop here if he’s AC/DC or just DC ~


31 posted on 11/12/2012 3:29:56 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Secret Agent Man

And to add to my point,

when did sticking to what you believe is right and good, being inflexible or something that requires compromise?

When did an ever-shifting morality become the highest virtue? When did taking the spineless, gutless moral position that “It’s All Good, Baby” become the highest moral pinnacle? Do whatever, we won’t judge - we’ll just attack anyone who doesn’t agree with us. That’s the current highest moral standard of the left today. Hardly inspiring. If you agree with us, you’re awesome. If you don’t you’re hateful.

Who made them the deciders of all things moral? They say inflexible old morals are the reasons why things are the way we are today. I submit the chaos of the last 50 years of moral relativism and the concurrent increasing assault of those with strong Christian moral foundations are seeing the results of their own “do whatever you want, you’re super” no-guilt, no-shame morality - or lack of - has created.


32 posted on 11/12/2012 3:31:05 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why do these people do this.

Are Homosexuals so embedded in the United States that companies such as this would sellout boy scouts for queers?

Obviously they are.

What a damned shame that America has more respect for Fudge packers that the youth of America.

What a sick Company


33 posted on 11/12/2012 3:34:01 PM PST by Venturer
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To: who knows what evil?
It will be FedEx for me...

Yep. Same here - No queer.

Besides, Fed Ex is a lot faster, and their packages aren't crushed like the ones you get from UPS.

The majority of the nation supports the little boys. Who wouldn't? This needs to go viral just so companies understand the consequences of bending over for homosexuals (literally).

34 posted on 11/12/2012 3:35:21 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: zerosix

Well, that answers the question about “what can brown do for you...” Nothing now.... If it’s brown and stinks...must be UPS.


35 posted on 11/12/2012 3:37:10 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yet another example of why our founders designed this country as a representative republic.

Pure democracy is mob rule.

36 posted on 11/12/2012 3:43:47 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: heye2monn

Dateline 2072 — United Interstellar Parcel Service (formerly UPS), the largest shipping company in the SinoAmerican Superstate, has announced it is withdrawing monetary support from the Omnisexual Youth Scouts of Sino-America due to their discrimination against man-boy-boy polygamous couples and their failure to show sufficient enthusiasm during last year’s Annual Obama Day Parade. “Despite a few hateful protesters hiding in the backwoods of Idaho, shifting demographics and generational views make man-boy-boy acceptance an inevitability,” said the preserved head of Barney Frank.


37 posted on 11/12/2012 3:46:10 PM PST by Callahan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Big deal, businesses shouldn’t donate shareholder money anyway.


38 posted on 11/12/2012 3:47:56 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: olezip

When not contact UPS and see if it’s true first. Maybe they never gave them grants to begin with.


39 posted on 11/12/2012 3:50:14 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: DallasSun

And in point of fact, this issue was litigated all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Court ruled that the Boy Scouts have the legal right to discriminate or set standards which exclude homosexuals.

But, the liberals act as if that case never happened, as they continue to harass the Scouts about “discrimination”.


40 posted on 11/12/2012 3:52:46 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

we need to let these companies hear from us


41 posted on 11/12/2012 3:58:31 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Pedophilia Movement is making big strides lately


42 posted on 11/12/2012 3:59:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: presently no screen name
Why not contact UPS and see if it’s true first. Maybe they never gave them grants to begin with.

It is an AP story from Atlanta. AP reported that UPS gave the boy scouts $150,000 in 2010. The story by the Associated Press also names the contact at UPS.

I suspect that the UPS will lose considerably more than $150,000 per year as a result of their mean faced, illogical, and unjust action.

43 posted on 11/12/2012 4:00:50 PM PST by olezip
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To: Dilbert San Diego

And they are harrassing them. This got old a long time ago. They want to force them to change. They are not going to. They don’t have to. They are being bullied.


44 posted on 11/12/2012 4:05:37 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

UPS supports pedophiles? Who knew?!


45 posted on 11/12/2012 4:05:54 PM PST by TheDon (In 2012, American voters chose European style big gov't.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Fedex appears to have turned incompetent.


46 posted on 11/12/2012 4:07:11 PM PST by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Helloooooooooooooo Federal


47 posted on 11/12/2012 4:10:49 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Well put.


48 posted on 11/12/2012 4:10:59 PM PST by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fed Ex for me!


49 posted on 11/12/2012 4:13:19 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is what the sodomites and all leftists do...they are using Alinsky tactics to target and threaten businesses!

We need to do the same...after all, WE are on the RIGHT side of the argument!


50 posted on 11/12/2012 4:20:22 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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