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Merck Foundation stops giving to Boy Scouts
Yahoo ^ | 12/10/2012 | AP

Posted on 12/10/2012 12:07:24 PM PST by MacNaughton

Merck's charitable foundation has stopped giving money to the Boy Scouts of America. The Merck Foundation says the Boy Scouts' exclusion of gays from its ranks and leadership positions conflicts with giving guidelines and the company's nondiscrimination policy.

The foundation says it will reconsider giving money to the Boy Scouts if they change their policy on sexual orientation. Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier was a scout in his youth. He received the "Good Scout" Award from the Philadelphia Cradle of Liberty Boy Scout Council in June. ...

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KEYWORDS: boyscouts; corporation; homosexualagenda; homosexuality
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The Cradle of Liberty Council has been fighting the good fight against the Philadelphia City Council since 2003. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_of_Liberty_Council_v._City_of_Philadelphia

BSA is in a "perfect storm" right now which reflects the larger cultural war in America. BSA is under assault from ...

1. Court ordered release of the ineligible (perversion) volunteer member files. This may well lead to more lawsuits against BSA. This is 1 strategy the anti-BSA crowd is using to financially break the BSA.

2. MSM is supporting BHO's agenda of crushing all things opposed to homosexual special rights. Look for BHO to resign his title of "Honorary President" of the BSA by FEB 2013 (BSA 102nd Anniversary is 2/08, Founder's (Lord Baden-Powell) Day is 2/22.)

3. In the past decade, the U.S. military has been forced by the ACLU to break its strong informal tie with the BSA because of BSA's religious declaration policy (under the guise of "separation of church and state"). Military bases can no longer charter BSA units on their property. The Army forced BSA off its Ft. A.P. Hill (VA) reservation after BSA's 2010 national jamboree. The Army started hosting the jambo there in 1980. It was held every 4 years.

4. Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T (and currently a member of the BSA's National (volunteer) Executive Board), pledged in 2012 to work inside BSA to change its membership policy to include homosexuals and atheists. Stephenson is expected to be selected as the BSA national president (volunteer) in 2014.

5. Pressure is increasing for more United Way chapters (~1,200 across the land) to deny funding BSA local councils (~200 across the land) because of BSA's discriminatory membership policy against open homosexuals and atheiests. ~70 local UW chapters have struck BSA from their eligible recipient rolls over the last 10 years.

6. As corporate America embraces diversity, more company human resources departments are re-writing their corporate charitable donation policies to exclude giving to non-profit groups which practice "discrimination". Zach Wahls, the 21 year-old Eagle Scout and son of 2 lesbians, founded the pansexual advocacy group, "Scouts for Equality" in 2012. He has been successful during the last 2 months in lobbying Intel Corp. and UPS to drop BSA from their approved charitable recipient list. And now, Merck Pharmaceuticals has done the same.

7. The 2nd largest Christian denomination which charters BSA units (packs, troops, crews) is the UMC. It is currently reviewing its relationship with the BSA. There is much concern that the charter organziations, i.e., primarily churches, are worried that they too may face lawsuits stemming from pedophile incidents within their sponsored units. They are concerned that they would have to acquire additional insurance to guard against potential lawsuits.

8. At some point in the near future, it would not be surprising to see the 4 mainline protestant denominations, i.e., UCC, TEC, ELCA, and PCUSA, sever their relations with BSA and stop sponsoring scouting units because these denominations are moving towards full acceptance of homosexuality in the church.

1 posted on 12/10/2012 12:07:30 PM PST by MacNaughton
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To: MacNaughton

Bunch of fags at Merck, lets call it as we see em


2 posted on 12/10/2012 12:09:05 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: MacNaughton

Did they funnel that money instead to the Young Pioneers or Obama Youth?


3 posted on 12/10/2012 12:09:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: MacNaughton

What is Merck’s policy on protecting young boys from Pedophile predators and unwanted sexual advanced from same sex boys?


4 posted on 12/10/2012 12:10:52 PM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: MacNaughton
The foundation says it will reconsider giving money to the Boy Scouts if they change their policy on sexual orientation

Uh, uh, no perverts allowed, start your own gay scouts of America and see how that works out for you.

5 posted on 12/10/2012 12:11:14 PM PST by PROCON (MERRY CHRISTMAS!)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Also, any Church moving towards homosexuality, is a non Christian Church and really only liberal social club.

They might just as well eat drink and be merry, not sure why they even bother attending

But YES God Bless the poor lost souls


6 posted on 12/10/2012 12:11:53 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: MacNaughton

A “nondiscrimination” policy... interesting - they have no problem discriminating against the Boy Scouts for the organization’s beliefs.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 12:11:58 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: SandRat

Scout Ping!


8 posted on 12/10/2012 12:12:05 PM PST by PROCON (MERRY CHRISTMAS!)
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To: MacNaughton

Money for Your Morals, folks.

What kind of lesson do you think Merck is really teaching everyone watching the Boy Scouts AND Merck too?

Change your morals for money. It’s acceptable and we will like you once again.

It says a whole lot about Merck though. Moral blackmail.

Merck Foundation can go to hell. Like they believe people will change a foundational moral principle because of money from them.


9 posted on 12/10/2012 12:12:31 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: MacNaughton

So, let me get this straight...a “health” organization supports a lifestyle almost guaranteed to bring more disease and premature death?

One would almost think they were liberal.


10 posted on 12/10/2012 12:13:14 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: MacNaughton

How low class Merck’s CEO has gone in it’s acceptance of perversion as normal. This nation is going to rightly suffer God’s wrath...already is actually...but it will get worse soon I think.


11 posted on 12/10/2012 12:17:51 PM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: MacNaughton

What if we just do what they do in return: infiltrate, infiltrate, infiltrate.


12 posted on 12/10/2012 12:22:31 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: MacNaughton

How low class Merck’s CEO has gone in it’s acceptance of perversion as normal. This nation is going to rightly suffer God’s wrath...already is actually...but it will get worse soon I think.


13 posted on 12/10/2012 12:22:36 PM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: MacNaughton

The problem is the corporate conversion of BSA, and every troop and hopefully every council needs to dissolve the national leadership as well as the very expensive professional ‘scouting’ overhead that quite a few councils are floundering with.

Drop those two, and it won’t matter about all these corporate donations - NONE of this money makes it to the troops, it all goes to pay for adults wearing scout uniforms, forgetting this is a volunteer organization, and instead insisting that not only they get paid for it, but get paid full time.


14 posted on 12/10/2012 12:23:16 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: MacNaughton

Good! BSA and other private organizations walk away from these blackmailers and not look back.


15 posted on 12/10/2012 12:24:27 PM PST by cymbeline
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To: edcoil

The gay agenda obviously trumps those legitimate concern.


16 posted on 12/10/2012 12:25:28 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: MacNaughton

The real problem is that the Boy Scouts encourage preparation rather than dependency.


17 posted on 12/10/2012 12:25:41 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: edcoil

The gay agenda obviously trumps that legitimate concern.


18 posted on 12/10/2012 12:26:17 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: edcoil

The gay agenda obviously trumps that legitimate concern.


19 posted on 12/10/2012 12:26:50 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: MacNaughton

I am amazed at how anxious all these libs and organizations are to making Boy Scouts available to homosexual predators.


20 posted on 12/10/2012 12:32:34 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Da Coyote

Yes, it’s a premature death but it can be extended for a little while with meds that make Merck a bundle.


21 posted on 12/10/2012 12:33:00 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: MacNaughton
The Cradle of Liberty Council has been fighting the good fight against the Philadelphia City Council since 2003.

Not for all of 2003. I attended the BSA National Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in 2003.

At the time, the Cradle of Liberty Council had adopted a non-discrimination policy regarding homosexuals and the BSA had sent them a cease-and-desist letter threatening dissolution of the Council unless the Council withdrew its policy.

At the meeting, the Cradle of Liberty Council withdrew its non-discrimination policy.

It was only after the BSA threatened to dissolve the Cradle of Liberty Council that it began to 'fight the good fight." Once it did, however, the Council has effective fought Philadelphia's efforts to evict the Council from the Marks Scout Resource Center.

22 posted on 12/10/2012 12:33:11 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: PROCON

If the Homemsexual Activists were only intent on a “gay friendly” scouting organisation, they could easily form one. That, however, is not the goal. The goal is to destroy anyone and anything that does not bow to them.


23 posted on 12/10/2012 12:36:02 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
The goal is to destroy anyone and anything that does not bow to them.

Yup, exactly, thankfully the SCOTUS has sided with BSA. Damn the perverts and man the torpedoes :-)

24 posted on 12/10/2012 12:39:15 PM PST by PROCON (MERRY CHRISTMAS!)
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To: kingu

I was about to refute your comment...until I checked out some stories.

What on earth has happened? Six figure salaries?

I knew a professional scouter, when I was in the BSA. He devoted his life to it...literally transformed from a boy scout/explorer to a professional camp counselor..and never quit. I worked at summer camp under him, went on bus trips around the country with him, went to his 80th birthday party, which featured hundreds of men who had been influenced by this man, and sadly missed his funeral.

We all knew he was paid...but it couldn’t have been much. He lived in a modest house in a not so great part of town. Why do I have a sneaking suspicion that the new breed of professonal scouter does not devote his life to it? I fear the BSA is paying alot more to get alot less.

Oh, on the gay thing. I know a surefire way to keep leaders from molesting scouts: no gay leaders.


25 posted on 12/10/2012 12:41:33 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Republican1795.

How many meds does Merck produce that are used by the gay community in its fight against AIDS. If Merck refuses to fall to their demands, will they stop taking their meds???


26 posted on 12/10/2012 12:43:45 PM PST by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: MacNaughton

I suspect that a lot of corporations will be using politically correct excuses for stopping charitable giving that they wanted to stop anyway to save money.

January is going to be a savage month.


27 posted on 12/10/2012 12:44:49 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: MacNaughton

They’re all for gays in the boy scouts until the next Sandusky shows up.


28 posted on 12/10/2012 12:48:08 PM PST by jersey117
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To: Scoutmaster

Thank you for being a Scout. I had great scout masters.


29 posted on 12/10/2012 12:57:59 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: MacNaughton

What, has Merck come out with a new aids drug?


30 posted on 12/10/2012 1:01:13 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: MacNaughton

Hold the line, Scouts. It is better to see your organization shrink and retain its purity than to sacrifice its principles in the name of mass.

Please remain one of the few groups in this decaying world that stands proudly by its ideals and refuses to compromise.


31 posted on 12/10/2012 1:03:11 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: johngrace

Thank you. It’s one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.


32 posted on 12/10/2012 1:08:49 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Army Air Corps

I have said for a number of years that the left should bring back the “Young Pioneers”


33 posted on 12/10/2012 1:16:48 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Friendofgeorge
Bunch of fags at Merck, lets call it as we see em

Calling 'em names will do exactly squat.

Until good people are really ready to walk with their wallets, these attacks will only get more vicious. But most people are too lazy, my extended family included.

It's just "too hard" to drive a little further to another hardware store instead of Homo Depot.

34 posted on 12/10/2012 1:19:58 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: MacNaughton

Merck is bug, but it is time, as much as possible, to avoid Merck products whenever there is an option.


35 posted on 12/10/2012 1:30:49 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: kingu
14 The problem is the corporate conversion of BSA, and every troop and hopefully every council needs to dissolve the national leadership as well as the very expensive professional ‘scouting’ overhead that quite a few councils are floundering with.

Drop those two, and it won’t matter about all these corporate donations - NONE of this money makes it to the troops, it all goes to pay for adults wearing scout uniforms, forgetting this is a volunteer organization, and instead insisting that not only they get paid for it, but get paid full time.

Spent 32 years as a youth member and adult volunteer in BSA. Served several years as an officer on a local council's executive board. Saw a lot and learned a lot. BSA National has legions of volunteer members who are major detractors for a multitude of reasons - some of them good. BSA has struggled since its inception in 1910 to provide adequate funding just to meet payroll, much less program expenses. Beginning in the '90s, like most businesses under financial pressure, BSA began consolidating councils to reduce the professional payroll. Youth membership has been declining since 1969 despite many innovative attempts to "reach out".

There is a need for professional oversight - national and local council. I am not in favor of it "going away". The heart of the local council is its camping properties and they are expensive to maintain. Same goes for national and its high adventure bases (Philmont - NM, Boundary Waters - MN, Sea Base - FL, etc.).

The BSA business model with regard to units is, in my opinion, superior to the GSA model. With BSA, the charter institutions, mostly churches, "own" the troop. Not so with GSA - the local council "owns" the units' charters. GSA has always been smaller than BSA.

GSA is now completely compromised by homosexual advocacy groups and Planned Parenthood. Birth control/ sexuality is now part of the program (the older age group programs) and lesbian role models are presented in their printed literature.

Many of the leftist volunteer members of BSA express the opinion on scouting forums that it is only a matter of time when BSA adopts the "local option", i.e., letting the charter institutions (churches) decide whether to accept open homosexual and atheists as members. They expect to see a changing of the "guard"/generations from the older professional scouters to they younger "progressive" generation.

36 posted on 12/10/2012 1:35:59 PM PST by MacNaughton
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To: jersey117
They’re all for gays in the boy scouts until the next Sandusky shows up.

No... even then they will still be all for gays in the scouts -- but they would blame the Boy Scouts for letting such an incident happen.

37 posted on 12/10/2012 1:38:14 PM PST by GCC Catholic
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To: MacNaughton

It won’t be long until a boy will have to declare he is gay just to get into the scouts. The first badge will be awarded when you provide observable proof to troop leaders, you are indeed gay.

Sarcasm...perhaps for the time being.


38 posted on 12/10/2012 1:39:25 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: MacNaughton

Merck has always given to far left groups and causes anyway


39 posted on 12/10/2012 1:54:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MacNaughton

BSA is making the same mistake as republicans, instead of soem type of advertising - “We are scouts and we have principles, sometimes men with bad intentions have been leaders, they see young men as prey. They have many problems, when we try to exclude them the courts and many cities call us foul names, but we want to protect our young men and we know who are the primary problems.” (now how difficult would that be?)


40 posted on 12/10/2012 1:57:20 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Doesn’t Merck also use body parts from dead babies to manuacture or test pharmaceuticals?


41 posted on 12/10/2012 2:31:35 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Friendofgeorge

> Bunch of fags at Merck, lets call it as we see em

They can go f&$k themselves. Oh wait they already are...


42 posted on 12/10/2012 2:39:17 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: MacNaughton

Years ago when United Way, under pressure from Levi Strauss stopped giving to the BSA. With my late stepdad being a former Scout Master, naturally this got under my skin. I haven’t given to UW, nor worn a pair of levi’s or dockers since.


43 posted on 12/10/2012 3:08:29 PM PST by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: MacNaughton

Hey you! ELCA,UMC,Presbyterian USA, Metropolitan Community church! Start their own gay men only scouting organization....we’ll check back in shortly and see how it’s working for ya.


44 posted on 12/10/2012 3:09:09 PM PST by cblue55 (The original point and click interface was a Smith and Wesson.)
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To: MacNaughton; 17th Miss Regt; 2001convSVT; 2banana; 3catsanadog; 50sDad; Abby4116; ...

Boy Scouts ping. FReepmail me to be added/removed.


45 posted on 12/10/2012 3:40:04 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Government can't redistribute talent, willpower, or intelligence, except through dictatorship.)
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To: MacNaughton; 17th Miss Regt; 2001convSVT; 2banana; 3catsanadog; 50sDad; Abby4116; ...

Boy Scouts ping. FReepmail me to be added/removed.


46 posted on 12/10/2012 3:41:07 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Government can't redistribute talent, willpower, or intelligence, except through dictatorship.)
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To: MacNaughton

This is why I don’t give to any foundation or group like the United Way. I give directly to the BSA.


47 posted on 12/10/2012 3:56:14 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Merck has never given a friggin dime that ended up in our town. Merck is a discriminary organization. Look where the money ends up. Not in our county in Michigan.


48 posted on 12/10/2012 4:00:05 PM PST by healy61
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To: Albion Wilde; StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; ...

Boy Scots Ping


49 posted on 12/10/2012 4:01:54 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Albion Wilde; StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; ...

Boy Scouts Ping


50 posted on 12/10/2012 4:02:13 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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