The Walt Disney Company Cuts Ties with Boy Scouts of America Over Policy Banning Gay Leaders

Image via Spirit of America

Image via Spirit of America

The Walt Disney Company has become toe latest Boy Scouts of America sponsor to cut ties with the organization over their discriminatory policy that bans gays and lesbians from becoming leaders. “It has recently come to our attention that the grant program titled ‘Ears to You’ provided by Walt Disney World (WDW,) to their employees, will be discontinued for Scouting volunteers,” said Robert Utsey, Central Florida Council board president of Scouts for Equality, “We recognize that many Scout Units have received financial support over the last several years from this grant opportunity and are sad to see it go. The National BSA Council has reached out to WDW to try to resolve the situation, however, according to WDW, their views do not currently align with the BSA and they are choosing to discontinue this level of support.” Disney now joins Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, Major League Soccer, Merck, Intel, and UPS to withdraw financial support to the organization. [MSNBC]

 

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