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Disney Decides to Discriminate Against Boy Scouts

Posted by on Mar. 3, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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It seems that only some people can discriminate. The multi-billion-dollar "Walt Disney Company has notified the Boy Scouts of America that it will withdraw all funding from the organization beginning 2015 unless the BSA overturns its policy of not allowing openly gay members to be leaders."

Some will say that this is different from not providing service to people or groups that promote behaviors and viewpoints that are offensive since Disney's giving is voluntary. But isn't purchasing photography, cakes, and printing also voluntary? No one is forcing people to choose one company over others.

If Disney is free to do what it wants with its money based on its beliefs, then why should other business owners be forced to support beliefs they disagree with?

I have no problem with The Walt Disney Company cutting off funding to the Boy Scouts, just like I have no problem if a print shop owned by a homosexual refuses to service a group that wants shirts printed that say "I Oppose Same-Sex Marriage."

It should be the right of everybody to make these types of decisions.

Are we to believe that Disney Land and Walt Disney World will turn away Boy Scouts who decide to attend the entertainment hot spots or force them to remove their uniforms? I don't think so. But could they if they so desired? Sure. It's their businesses.

It probably wouldn't be smart since there are millions of Boy Scouts with parents and brothers and sisters who might decide not to go to the Disney theme parks.

Anti-discrimination is a one-way street these days. Consider this editorial cartoon A.F. Branco. It couldn't sum up the issue any better. It's a masterpiece of simplicity:

Black Baker and KKK

 
by on Mar. 3, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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UpSheRises
by on Mar. 3, 2014 at 4:18 PM

You want a tissue?

PinkButterfly66
by Bronze Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Sooo it's OK for BSA to discriminate, but when they lose funding for discriminating, it's not ok?

mikiemom
by Gold Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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Standing up against discrimination is not discrimination, it is called consequences of your actions. Someone not tolerating bigotry and hate is not be intolerant.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 4:29 PM

BUMP!

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Mar. 3, 2014 at 4:48 PM
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LOVE the pict..says it all.. FORCE people to do what YOU THINK they should do..don't be surprised at what happens.. No wonder this administration is gathering up all the bullets and want the ability to call out martial law.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Mar. 3, 2014 at 4:50 PM
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And to respond to the boy scouts and Disneys decision (which they can do) ..perhaps everyone (who believes in having a free choice in making their own groups and business decisions).. should withdraw from watching Disney movies..just saying..

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 4:57 PM
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Liberal intolerance because yes, we can.

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 5:02 PM
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 Poor Walt  must be turning in his grave with the way his baby, Disney, has been turned into a 'politically correct' empire.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Mar. 3, 2014 at 5:13 PM


Quoting grandmab125:

 Poor Walt  must be turning in his grave with the way his baby, Disney, has been turned into a 'politically correct' empire.

Remembver when Walt didnt want  Annette Funicello (sp)   wearing a two piece in a movie he wasn't even producing (if I remember correctly)....now Disney productions would probably put a young girl in a THONG in their own movies.. SMH at the changes that company has made.

Matthew 6:24

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 5:22 PM

 Actually, Annette used to talk about how Walt had her, and any other girl who was maturing, boobs taped down on the Mickey Mouse Club Show.  He wanted them to stay young, and boobs would be too sexual.

Quoting Ednarooni160:

 

Quoting grandmab125:

 Poor Walt  must be turning in his grave with the way his baby, Disney, has been turned into a 'politically correct' empire.

Remembver when Walt didnt want  Annette Funicello (sp)   wearing a two piece in a movie he wasn't even producing (if I remember correctly)....now Disney productions would probably put a young girl in a THONG in their own movies.. SMH at the changes that company has made.

 

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