Whelp… the thought police are at it again.
This time, UPS has decided to rescind it’s gift of $150,000 to the Boy Scouts of America because of the refusal to allow homosexuals to serve as Scout Masters for young boys as young as 11 years old.
Not willing to stop at mere acceptance in society, organizations such as GLAAD would rather trample upon your constitutional right to free association as well… or at least, intimidate the heck out of those who choose to associate with folks GLAAD doesn’t like:
Among those to applaud the UPS move was Zach Wahls, the Iowa student whose impassioned pro-gay marriage speech to his state’s legislators became the most-watched political clip of 2011 on YouTube after going viral twice last year.
“UPS showed true bravery today in standing with the 80,000 Americans, including thousands of Scouts and Scout leaders, who oppose the Boy Scouts’ hurtful anti-gay policy. That bravery is what Scouting is all about,” Wahls, who is also a regular HuffPost Gay Voices blogger, said in a Change.org petition. “Corporate America gets it better than most: policies that discriminate aren’t simply wrong, they’re bad for business and they’re hurting the Scouting community. You would think that after all the Boy Scouts have lost as a result of this policy, they would understand that.”
Added GLAAD President Herdon Graddick: “Equality is not only good for business, but supported by a vast majority of Americans. The time is now for the BSA to end this outdated and unpopular ban before other corporate funders pull dollars and scouting families drop their support.”
Now we have no idea how pressured UPS was to do something like this, and of course given the sort of heat that Chick-fil-A was exposed to, we doubtlessly suspect that their example is being used as a hammer on countless other corporate organizations who want to support good, ethical environments for young men in their formative years.
The question that should really shock folks is why homosexual groups want in on that so desperately. Why are they willing to go after UPS and other corporate sponsors of the Boy Scouts?
The right of free association stops at their right to get to your children, so it would seem.