[CS-FSLUG] FRC Abandons Ship with UPS

Fred A. Miller fmiller at lightlink.com
Tue Dec 11 22:12:34 CST 2012

FRC Abandons Ship with UPS

In this busy shipping season, UPS will have at least one
less customer to worry about: FRC. After 11 years as our
official carrier, FRC is suspending its contract with UPS
for openly discriminating against the Boy Scouts of America
(BSA). In November, company executives announced that
they would no longer support organizations that refuse to
bow to their politically correct view of homosexuality.
Although Vice President Kristen Patrella insisted UPS's
decision didn't specifically target the Scouts, theirs was the
only group affected. UPS promised to end its charitable
donations to the Scouts "until gay Scout leaders are welcome
within the organization."

According to most reports, the shipping giant altered its
policy after an online petition drive at the liberal website,
change.org, encouraged companies to end their BSA
partnerships. But in the end, the 83,000 signatures it
collected is a drop in the ocean compared to the 1,074,775
Americans who volunteered with a troop last year -- or the
2.7 /million /boys who were actual members of the Boy
Scouts. Yet they, the overwhelming majority, are the ones
for whom UPS has shown the greatest contempt -- and
whose valuable activities will suffer as a result.

FRC tried to resolve the matter behind the scenes, even
contacting Chairman and CEO Scott Davis with a letter
of protest

-- to which UPS promptly replied. Unfortunately, the company
only reiterated its position that until the BSA puts a greater
priority on the political agenda of LGBT activists than the
protection of Scouts, they are not entitled to the same equality
UPS claims to endorse. Apparently, the company isn't
interested in true diversity but in strong-arming anyone who
disagrees with their extreme agenda -- including a century-old
youth development program, whose only crime is instilling
character into millions of American boys. As for their longstanding
policy on homosexuality, the Boy Scouts are doing what
every parent would want them to: putting children's safety first.

Meanwhile, it seems UPS is not only anti-freedom, but
anti-religion as well. Last week, the federal government sued
the company for firing a Jehovah's Witness driver over a
scheduling request. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC) argues that the shipping giant violated
America's anti-discrimination laws when it refused to modify
the employee's hours so that he could attend a special church
service. "When the employee refused to compromise his
religious beliefs and attended instead of reporting for work,
UPS fired him. UPS also assigned him a 'do not hire' status
and refused to hire him when he applied for a different position
at UPS's Staten Island facility," the EEOC press release explains

If UPS wants to cater to the intolerant crowd, that's their
business. But from now on, it won't be ours. FRC is taking its
shipping needs elsewhere.

Liberals! "No one is so generous as he who has your savings
to give." ~ German Proverb

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