Tag: Boy-scouts-of-america

Trump Praises Segregationist During Boy Scouts Speech

A politically charged speech from President Donald Trump at the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree included attacks on former President Barack Obama as well as a nod to a businessman who promoted segregation. The president’s words drew a firestorm of national attention and prompted a response from the organization…

Mormons Consider Ending Relationship With Boy Scouts

Following an executive committee meeting proposing to end a ban on gay troop leaders, the Boy Scouts of America’s national executive board voted on Monday in favor of officially lifting the ban “effective immediately,” according to the BSA’s website. The proposed new policy received criticism prior to the national executive…

Boy Scouts Vote To End Ban On Gay Troop Leaders

In a meeting this past Friday, the Boy Scouts of America’s executive committee voted unanimously to lift the ban that has prevented gay and bisexual adults from being troop leaders. The vote will face the national executive board on July 27th and will be made part of the Scout’s national…

Disney Ends Boy Scouts Funding Over Gay-Leadership Ban

By Chris Hoenig The Walt Disney Company (No. 39 in the DiversityInc Top 50) will end all funding of the Boy Scouts of America because of the organization’s ban on gay scout leaders. The halting of donations, which will begin in 2015, only affects local Boy Scouts troops because Disney…

Caterpillar Stops Funding Boy Scouts Over Gay Ban

By Chris Hoenig Caterpillar, one of DiversityInc’s 25 Noteworthy Companies, has stopped giving grants from its charitable foundation to the Boy Scouts of America. Caterpillar spokeswoman Rachel Potts said the decision was made while reviewing a $25,000 grant application from a local scout group in the company’s home state of…

Boy Scouts to End Gay Ban for Members, Not Leaders

By Barbara Frankel Under pressure from corporate donors, the public and President Obama, the Boy Scouts of America today announced an end to its ban on gay members. But the policy would still not allow gay or lesbian scout leaders. The Boy Scouts’ board, which includes the CEOs of AT&T…

Obama Joins Corporate Outcry Against Boy Scouts' Gay Ban

Should the Boy Scouts lift its gay ban Yes, said President Obama during an interview with CBS News’ Scott Pelley. “My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life,” Obama said, noting that the…

Merck Condemns Boy Scout Gay Ban, Halts Funding

Merck & Co. has ended all of its funding to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the organization’s refusal to allow gay and lesbian scouts and leaders. The decision was praised by gay-rights organizations, including GLAAD and Scouts for Equality, which have avidly petitioned corporations to take a…