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US: Merck Foundation ceases funding for Boy Scouts of America

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  1. I’m trying to imagine the panic going on in BSA HQ. How long will they hang on to their warped ‘morality’ in the face of their demise.

  2. Hope AT & T wake up soon then, they seem to be one of the bigger remaining sponsors and have their CEO on the board. Doesn’t look so good on the ones that are left now, does it?

    http://www.scouting.org/Sponsors.aspx

  3. Fnally a pharmaceutical company does something admirable.

  4. Lieberdavid 10 Dec 2012, 11:47pm

    What is morality but prejudice?

    1. no. prejudice is prejudice.
      just because some people confuse their prejudice with some sort of misguided sense of morality doesn’t redefine the word “morality”.
      In much the same way that LGBT people getting married doesn’t redefine “marriage”.

  5. At&T and who else are still major supporters of BSoA? It seem all you hear any more is who is pulling their sponcership. I am wondering how they can hang on. I mean all the bad press is not good but when it is about their funding….

    I think soon we will hear about the leaders leaving. Will it be because of their stance or because they can not afford to pay them?

  6. Their scouts are going to have to sell a hell of a lot of cookies now.

  7. Jock S. Trap 11 Dec 2012, 9:11am

    It’s great that such companies and charities are taking such a stand and showing the rest that this kind of discrimination against us is unacceptable.

    Well done to the Merck Foundation.

    How long can the Boy Scouts of America carry on with this prejudice? or will they simply try to showing themselves to get deeper into such immoral, disgusting beliefs?

  8. Scouts for Equality founder Zach Wahls is also currently petitioning Verizon to do the same. Please sign his petition, thank you!:
    http://www.change.org/petitions/verizon-pull-your-donations-until-the-boy-scouts-pull-their-anti-gay-policy

    1. Thanks for that link. I’m a Verizon customer and I’ve signed it, telling them I don’t want any of my money supporting bigotry.

      1. Thank you Gerry. 66544 people have signed so far, it looks good.

  9. Stigma and bigotry about other peoples’ feelings and relationships is a bargain-basement form of ‘morality’ – and these folks generally like this sense of personal righteousness in just that way – on the cheap. They usually find a way to dump it when it gets expensive.
    Keep turning off the money tap, everyone.

  10. All well and good for Merck. It’s just a shame that they can’t turn their charitable attention to the damage wrought by their own drugs, pushed through solely for greed: http://www.pfsfoundation.org/

  11. Joseph Patrick McCormack is clearly US based.

    Does Pink News have any UK based contributors who could write more UK relevant stories.

    Maybe it’s simply the deluge of local US stories that is annoying me.

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