Ask Intel Corporation: Pull your financial support until the Boy Scouts pull their anti-gay policy

  • metta

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    Sep 21, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
    Intel Corporation: Pull your financial support until the Boy Scouts pull their anti-gay policy


    http://www.change.org/petitions/intel-corporation-pull-your-financial-support-until-the-boy-scouts-pull-their-anti-gay-policy#share


    http://www.glaad.org/blog/tell-intel-700000-fund-anti-gay-discrimination-too-much
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    Sep 21, 2012 12:46 PM GMT
    Could you just put aside the gay partyline for a second and be realistic..
    A year after the boy scouts adopt a gay friendly policy the legal profession will have a army of lawyers looking for an incident / incidents that will result in the BSA being sued out of existence..
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 21, 2012 1:04 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidCould you just put aside the gay partyline for a second and be realistic..
    A year after the boy scouts adopt a gay friendly policy the legal profession will have a army of lawyers looking for an incident / incidents that will result in the BSA being sued out of existence..


    While I'm not taking a position on the above assertion other than to say that to continue the same policy in light of changes in societal acceptance toward gays and gay families really will make this organization increasingly bigoted and out of step.. eventually they will have to change.
  • thadjock

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    Sep 21, 2012 1:27 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidA year after the boy scouts adopt a gay friendly policy the legal profession will have a army of lawyers looking for an incident / incidents that will result in the BSA being sued out of existence..


    what do you mean "looking for" aren't there already admissions of decades of secret files documenting "incidents" about to be exposed like the catholic church?

    the boy scouts have always had a gay friendly policy, u just need to be a closeted pedo about it and they welcome you with open arms.
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    Sep 21, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidCould you just put aside the gay partyline for a second and be realistic..
    A year after the boy scouts adopt a gay friendly policy the legal profession will have a army of lawyers looking for an incident / incidents that will result in the BSA being sued out of existence..
    That sounds strikingly reminiscent of the arguments used against the repeal of DADT.
  • camfer

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    Sep 21, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
    Alpha13, your comments brought me back to 1978, when I was a student in junior high school in California, and there was a ballot initiative to ban gays from teaching in public schools.

    From Wikipedia:

    "California Proposition 6 was an initiative on the California State ballot on November 7, 1978, and was more commonly known as The Briggs Initiative. Sponsored by John Briggs, a conservative state legislator from Orange County, the failed initiative would have banned gays and lesbians, and possibly anyone who supported gay rights, from working in California's public schools. The Briggs Initiative was the first failure in a movement that started with the successful campaign headed by Anita Bryant and her organization Save Our Children in Dade County, Florida to repeal a local gay rights ordinance.
    Harvey Milk was instrumental in fighting the measure and opposition from Ronald Reagan helped defeat it."

    The gay party line is that we are equal in every way under the law. The boy scouts have no religious exemption. I have no problem with us being equal.
  • tazzari

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    Sep 21, 2012 3:45 PM GMT
    The Boy Scouts can, and often do a lot of good, and I am all for the concept.

    But there are two reasons why I cannot support them, much as I support some kids of friends who are involved:

    1) The anti-gay policy has to go: it teaches kids the wrong things and is hopelessly out of date, a policy dictated by the geriatric Important People who run the show.

    2) They also discriminate on religious grounds: in a recent case in Seattle, a boy was kicked out for saying he was an atheist, and the local Important Person opined that you can't be moral unless you believe in God - a patent absurdity. This, too, is teaching the wrong things.

  • Medjai

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    Sep 21, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    And how about all the other great things done by Boy Scouts? Is everyone so alarmist and self centered that everything has to be perfect the way they see it? If everyone pulls funding to protest their anti-gay standpoint, which isn't even as harsh as most, they also pull funding from everything else that organization stands for.

    Judging the BSA for their anti-gay prospect is like judging the military for the same thing. But most people can see past the gay thing for the military and still support a lot of what they do. Not o for the BSA. How hypocritical.
  • calibro

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    Sep 21, 2012 4:08 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidCould you just put aside the gay partyline for a second and be realistic..
    A year after the boy scouts adopt a gay friendly policy the legal profession will have a army of lawyers looking for an incident / incidents that will result in the BSA being sued out of existence..


    well, the blood flow from your photo seems normal considering how far your head is in your ass.