Tuesday, December 18, 2012

FRC Drops UPS for Dropping BSA

A press release from the Family Research Council (FRC) has announced that they will no longer be using UPS as their package distributor in response to UPS dropping service to the Boy Scouts.
Brown is doing right by you LGBT Community!

In my opinion, the UPS has been released from an association with two horrible organizations and all is well.

But as we've seen before, the FRC thinks that UPS is the one with the moral failings.
"The mission of the Boy Scouts is 'to instill values in young people' and 'prepare them to make ethical choices,' and the Scout's oath includes a pledge 'to do my duty to God' and keep himself 'morally straight.' It is entirely reasonable and not at all unusual for those passages to be interpreted as requiring abstinence from homosexual conduct. UPS should not try to impose the competing values of the sexual revolution upon the Boy Scouts."-Link
Wait...UPS is trying to impose their sexual values on the Boy Scouts? No no no no no...no. As they say, the MISSION of the Boy Scouts is "to instill values in young people." The UPS foundation's mission is "to leverage our business expertise and resources to help deliver innovating and sustainable solutions to address some of the world's most pressing challenges."

UPS is not pushing a moral agenda, that would be the Boy Scouts. UPS simply decided to not support them in that endeavor. The worst part is, FRC even acknowledges this and still gets it wrong.
"The Scouts, unlike UPS, are about instilling character and leadership into America's boys. UPS, in the name of 'tolerance,' can't tolerate such efforts."-Link
UPS, in the name of 'tolerance', has decided to not associate itself with a group that is very intolerant. To me, that sounds completely consistent, especially considering the preceding paragraph of the press release:
"The Scouts' policy is also a matter of security. After hundreds of cases of child sex abuse plagued the organization, the Boy Scouts tried to create a membership criterion that reduces the risk to Scouts, and that protects the rights of their parents to be the first to discuss topics like sexual orientation with their children."-Link
The insinuation that gays (or atheists for that matter) are more likely to RAPE CHILDREN is not only patently false, it is out and out bigotry. And this is not a unique quote. The FRC and BSA both have a long history of saying LGBT people are dangerous to children.
"As for their longstanding policy on homosexuality, the Boy Scouts are doing what every parent would want them to: putting children's safety first." -Link
But still, FRC calls UPS "intolerant," "anti-freedom," and "anti-religion."
"Ironically, in adopting a policy designed to exclude the Boy Scouts from funding. the UPS Foundation has acted directly against the value you ostensibly seek to promote—diversity. Indeed, in its supposed effort to act against one form of 'discrimination,’ the Foundation has itself engaged in another—by discriminating on the basis of religion against the many religious bodies which teach abstinence from homosexual conduct, and against all of the members of those bodies who adhere to those teachings. For example. this places the UPS Foundation in the position of discriminating against the largest religious body in the United States, the Roman Catholic Church: against the largest Protestant denomination in the country, the Southern Baptist Convention; and against the largest religious supporter of the Boy Scouts, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints."-Tony Perkins, President FRC
Right...the Catholics, the Baptists, and the Mormons are all being discriminated against when we say we don't like how they treat gay people and that we want nothing to do with them. This persecution complex has gone too far.

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