Folks, shake off those election doldrums and dedicate yourself to fighting as hard for the Truth as homosexual activists and their liberal allies do for their destructive lies. We must not give in to defeatism! And please pray for Zach Wahls, the confused pro-"gay" youth activist (with two lesbian "moms") who led the campaign to pressure UPS into dropping the Boy Scouts. God bless you. -- Peter LaBarbera, www.aftah.org ; donate online: www.americansfortruth.com/donate/____________________________________
GO HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE with GRAPHICS: http://americansfortruth.com/2012/11/14/ups-delivers-blow-to-boy-scouts-ends-donations-under-new-pro-gay-philanthropy-policy/
TAKE ACTION: 1) Contact UPS (; firstname.lastname@example.org) about its new pro-homosexual giving policy that effectively DISCRIMINATES against the Boy Scouts and any faith- or moral-based group that opposes homosexuality. Under the new policy, UPS will no longer donate to the Boy Scouts because the Scouts' "morally straight" code disallows homosexual Scoutmasters and members. Call UPS: Public Relation Dep't: ; or Customer Service: (hit "0" for the operator). E-mail UPS' PR Dep't at email@example.com.
2) THANK THE BOY SCOUTS… for not caving into pressure campaigns by homosexual activists and their allies. You can reach the Boy Scouts online HERE, or call them at (M-F: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Central Time).
By Peter LaBarbera, Special AFTAH Report
In the Orwellian world of homosexual activists and their liberal fellow travelers, "diversity and inclusion" have become the buzzwords of politically correct intolerance and active discrimination against faith-based organizations.
One long-suffering "diversity" victim is the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which will see its sizeable grants from United Parcel Service(UPS) cease under a new UPS giving policy that requires that all grantees ban anti-gay "discrimination." UPS reportedly gave the BSA more than $150,000 in 2010.
I believe the silent majority of Scouting parents support the Boy Scouts' policy of disallowing openly homosexual Scoutmasters and members -– first and foremost for the protection of their boys. Most parents simply do not want nor would they knowingly allow their son to go camping or spend time in seclusion with a homosexual Scoutmaster. We agree with the BSA that sexual issues – especially surrounding aberrant sex- and gender identities – do not belong in the Boy Scouts and are an unwanted distraction.
In the wake of a recent court case forcing the BSA to release a portion of its horrifying files of Scoutmasters who sexually molested boys in their care (from 1965-1985), AFTAH has called on the BSA to release its complete "perversion" files, especially all the cases involving predatory homosexual Scoutmasters, for the public to review.
UPS denies targeting Scouts
Even as homosexual activists were celebrating UPS's pro-"gay" philanthropic announcement, the company was busy insisting that it is not "targeting" or pulling funds from the Boy Scouts — but merely laying out its new giving criteria. Under the criteria, UPS will continue to award six-figure grants to well-funded, powerful homosexual organizations like Human Rights Campaign Fund (which received a $100,000 UPS Foundation gift in February 2012) – but no longer to the beleaguered Scouts.
After inquiring about the new policy, UPS sent AFTAH the following e-mail explanation:
- What is being reported in the media is largely inaccurate
- UPS did not pull funding from the Boy Scouts
- UPS did not take action that directly targets the Boy Scouts
- UPS did deploy a policy for NEW grant requests that is applicable to ALL prospective grantees
- The policy states that organizations requesting funding from UPS must attest to having a Non-Discrimination policy that is aligned with that of UPS/The UPS Foundation
- The exact language can be found at community.ups.com under the "Focus on Giving" link: http://www.community.ups.com/UPS+Foundation/Focus+On+Giving
- UPS policy states that we place great value on the diversity that exists within our workforce, our customers, providers of goods and services to our company, and the global communities in which we do business. UPS also promotes an environment of inclusion that encourages equality among all people.
- UPS and The UPS Foundation are committed to supporting a diverse community of organizations through our philanthropy and the volunteer efforts of our employees.
The UPS statement amounts to corporate doublespeak and a distinction without a difference: while UPS asserts that it is not targeting the Scouts per se, the real and immediate effect of its pro-homosexual "nondiscrimination" rule will be to end all giving to the BSA.
Moreover, the UPS statement disingenuously fails to acknowledge that it made the change only after a pro-"gay" online petition campaign targeting the delivery giant.
Henceforth, no group that fails to implement a pro-homosexual "nondiscrimination policy" will receive grants from UPS — a de facto ban on future donations to any pro-traditional-morality organization that takes a principled stand against homosexuality. As American Family Association of Michigan president Gary Glenn states, this is tantamount to active discrimination against faith-based organizations.
Youth online activism
Homosexual activists are far ahead of social conservatives in using online advocacy to pressure corporations into accepting their demands – creating what appears to be an avalanche of public opposition through user-friendly web tools like "Change.org."
In September, an online petition drive succeeded in pressuring computer-chip giant Intel to announce that it would not donate to the Boy Scouts until the BSA rescinded its "anti-gay" policy. Huffington Postreports, "In 2010, Intel reportedly gave more than $700,000 to local troops and councils."
The Intel petition drive was led by Zach Wahls, a young pro-LGBT activist who was conceived through artificial insemination to a woman who later entered into a lesbian "marriage" in Iowa. Though not homosexual himself, Wahls – as one raised by two lesbians — describes himself as "queer-spawn," and hence part of the "LGBT community." He formed "Scouting for All" to mobilize opposition to the BSA's policy against homosexual members and Scoutmasters.
Manipulating corporations using HRC's rigged ranking system
As part of its campaign, Scouting For All called on both UPS and Intel to live up to their "100 percent ranking" with the homosexual lobby Human Rights Campaign. Each year, HRC rates companies on a pro-homosexuality scale in its "Corporate Equality Index" (CEI). As AFTAH has reported, HRC annually ratchets up the criteria in the Equality Index so that a "100 percent" CEI rating in, say, 2011, requires a much greater commitment to homosexual and transgender activism than it did in, say, 2005.
To get a 100 percent CEI rating, as both UPS and Intel have, companies must meet all of the "gay" lobby group's criteria. But naturally, the system is rigged: any corporation that gives grants to organizations like AFTAH, the National Organization for Marriage, and the BSA that are at odds with the homosexual activist agenda loses points in its CEI score.
It is easy to see how media-sensitive like UPS are manipulated using Human Rights Campaign's CEI "shakedown" numbers: below are two criteria from the 2010 Equality Index:
- Criterion 5: [Corporation] engages in appropriate and respectful advertising and marketing or sponsors LGBT community events or organizations;
- Criterion 6: Employer exhibits responsible behavior toward the LGBT community; does not engage in action that would undermine LGBT equality
In the last few years, Criterion 5 has propelled an explosion of major corporate grants to homosexual activist groups like HRC (as well as "gay pride" parades, etc.) — while Criterion 6 requires zero donations to groups that oppose "gay" activism (read: the Scouts).
There is no parallel to the "Equality Index" in the pro-family movement opposed to LGBT activism – leaving corporations vulnerable to one-sided pressure campaigns by HRC and other LGBT groups surrounding the now-coveted "100 percent" CEI ranking. (Major corporations now use HRC's "equality" logo of an equal sign in their ads to tout their pro-"gay," 100 percent" CEI credentials.)
It is only a matter of time before corporations will have to openly support and advocate for homosexual "marriage" (like Starbuck's) to "earn" the 100-percent CEI ranking.
Ironically, last February, UPS Foundation announced its gift of $100,000 to Human Rights Campaign Foundation for its "Workplace Project" – the very project that would be instrumental in denying future UPS donations to the Boy Scouts. [ARTICLE CONTINUES ONLINE...]
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Fwd: UPS to Boy Scouts: You're Not "Gay" Enough for Us...
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