Earlier this year, the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its policy to “not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals.” In response, the Merck Foundation has suspended all funding to the Boy Scouts.

From Merck’s Wednesday press release:

The BSA’s policy of exclusion based on sexual orientation directly conflicts with the Merck Foundation’s giving guidelines.  The Foundation re-evaluated funding for the BSA when the organization restated its policy that excludes members on the basis of sexual orientation.  Merck Foundation has notified the BSA of this decision.

The Merck Foundation joins Intel and UPS in cutting funding to the Boy Scouts.

  • Yomama

    Here that sound? It’s our forefathers turning over in their graves. It is sad to see how far down our country has gone. Degradation is rewarded and protected all in the name of being politically correct. Merck has no “giving guidelines”… and only do what will affect their “bottom line”, which in my book just adds them to the growing list of bottom feeders on our society.

  • FFlintstone

    These businesses that boycott based on politics just wind up shooting themselves in the foot. They lose more customers because of their boycott than they gain.

    Recent boycotts:

    California boycotting Arizona over SB 1070. Arizona’s doing fine. California is in shambles.

    Sponsors boycott Rush Limbaugh over Sandra Slut controversy. Rush is doing great. Boycotters saw their stock fall and begged to get back on Rush’s show.

    Chick-fil-A boycott greatly boosted sales.

    At this rate, businesses are going to start paying liberals to boycott them. Liberal boycotts are great for business! My opinion of Merck, UPS, and Intel has dropped based on their politics.

    • disqus_LASIg6epmj

      don’t forget Papa Johns.

    • BeyondPolls

      CFA wasn’t really a boycott, but I get your point.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        There has been a Boycott Chik Fil A group since Sep 2011. Right before the “Buycott” the handlers for Sesame St toys had ramped it up a bit by denying CFA from using their toys in promotional meals. That brought the issue more to the headlines which resulted in the counter action to their boycott.

        http://boycottchickfila.com/

        • BeyondPolls

          I meant CFA standing for traditional marriage, but I see your point.

    • $36544368

      Kinda hard to boycott Merck when they make a lot of drugs that are necessary for quality of life. If you had cancer, would you refuse chemotherapy because Merck made the drug? Just sayin’. I’m all for not patronizing a company if they support things that don’t line up with my values, but I think that might be a little tough if it came down to life and limb. What do others think?

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Boy Scouts are mostly under the age of 18. Homosexuality, regardless of how an individual “feels” is not a fact until they engage in a homosexual act.

    Why does Merck support underage, teen sex?

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      I knew I was gay well before I had sex for the first time.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        You may have thought many things, but until you consummated the assumption, you weren’t. That is, unless you’ve discovered some undeniable, scientific proof that homosexuality is an unalterable, genetic trait. If that’s the case, you should write a paper on your findings, it would make the news.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          Not true. I know many gay men who didn’t have sex until later in life and they were still gay. You don’t know what you are talking about.

          • $36544368

            And neither do you…I have a relative who was completely straight her whole life until her early 30s…married, had kids, and everything…then she and her husband split up, and she ‘dabbled’ on the ‘other team’ for a few years, never having any lesbian desires her whole life up until then…she then went on to meet a wonderful man and married him. They’ve been married for 15 years. She spent some time in therapy because of the few years she participated in lesbian ‘activities’ and the impact it had on her self-image, etc. She’s now healthy and happy, both personally and in her marriage.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            Fortunately I have Michael figured out. Being a homosexual he thinks he should be able to do whatever he pleases even at the expense of children. The fact he has asserted elsewhere the complete, baldfaced lie that homosexuals cannot be pedophiles as if they are mutually exclusive makes this clear.

            In fact, one thing I have found is most homosexuals I have encountered online have said the same exact thing, and yet refuse to distance themselves from NAMBLA or even acknowledge its existence. This particular attitude says these individuals cannot be trusted around children.

          • $36544368

            I just saw his post taking this argument to the Opie And Anthony story on the Twitchy site…here is his post – “I just read here on another thread that only gay men are pedophiles. How can this man then be lusting after a young girl? Hmmm.”

          • $36544368

            Seriously? I get voted down because I told a true story? LOL! It had to be MH that did it.

      • $36544368

        Thanks for sharing, Michael Hampton…TMI

  • almarquardt

    Wait, BSA makes NO changes to their policy, and suddenly Merck is offended? As FFlintstone noted, it’s all about politics, not what’s best for young members of the Boy Scouts.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil
      • mdtljt

        So…based on that list they pretty much only “give” to….oh wait, they ruled pretty much everything and everyone out!!! Way to go, Merck!!!

    • waltermitty2012

      There you go again making absolute sense of the situation.

  • sherlock1234

    I will now add the BSA to my charitable gifts list.

    • almarquardt

      Ditto!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

      Same here. I have extra money now since I’ve told some organizations that I will no longer contribute to them because obama will take care of them.

    • digitalPimple

      Obama is now threatening charities that they better back everything he wants or he may take away the charitable deductions now. He called them all in to the WH this weekend and they are expressing a distaste for the tactics he and his administration are using.

      Obamacare threats and tactics all over again. Kinda sad. This is not how an honorable person behaves. And people wonder why he is not well liked.

      http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/08/GOP-Obama-Bullying-Charities-Into-Backing-Tax-Hike-On-Wealthy

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1263461292 Jack Boyle

      If you want to give to the Boy Scouts, do it at the local level. Find a
      local troop or pack, and buy them some equipment. Donate some cooking
      utensils. This type of giving has the best, most direct impact on the youth in your community. Next most effective is at the Council level:
      sponsor one of their less fortunate scouts for a week at Summer Camp.But
      for whatever give and wherever you give it — thank you.

    • http://twitter.com/joyreaper Lisa

      yep

  • James Murphy

    Well now we can boycott merck!

  • Derek K. Wilson

    So, if the BSA allows pedophiles in the organization, Merck will reinstate funding?

    • wwbdinct

      If my son had an openly gay scoutmaster, I’d pull him out immediately. Period. Point blank. It’s an open invitation for molestaton. I’ll make no apologies. Why would anyone allow their child to be set up for such a scenario? It’s obvious the whole point of this is to destroy the BSA, which they are on their way to doing. How sad! What I don’t get is if this is so important to the gay community, why don’t they set up their own organization? Then parents can CHOOSE if they want to put their children there or not.

      • http://www.facebook.com/david.busch.125 David Busch

        I have to disagree with you. There is a very clear distinction between sexual orientation and pedophilia. Just because a man is homosexual, does not mean that he’s a pedophile, and vice versa. However…

        I respect BSA’s policy and applaud them for sticking to their guns. Merck’s political grandstanding to gain the favor of a fringe minority is likely to backfire, as other ridiculous liberal protests have in the past (i.e. Chick Fil-A, Papa John’s, et al). Some day these companies may realize that it’s just easier to keep their political opinions to themselves. Until then, their shameless toadying should, by all rights, continue to hamper their success.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          But as numerous priest and teacher cases have proven, being a homosexual does not stop you from being a pederast.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Nor does being straight. A woman just molested and sent naked pictures of herself to four young boys. Friends of her sons.

          • wwbdinct

            That would make her a pedophile. If she sent them to 4 young girls she would be a gay pedophile.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            No. She would still just be a pedophile.

        • wwbdinct

          It’s fine that you would disagree with me but I remain firm in my beliefs. I’m not saying all gay people are pedophiles. I just would never risk putting my child into a situation like that. I say this for gay people who have children as well as I’m sure that wouldn’t ever want to risk their children being molested. The fact that gay organizations are so completely desperate to infiltrate themselves into the BSA is cause for suspect to begin with.

          • Christoph DeHaven

            Moreover, while the vast majority of straight men are not interested in molesting young girls, would you put one in charge of a Girl Scout troop?

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            A father of a child in that troop? Yes.

          • $36544368

            Not a good idea. I was in Girl Scouts. A father of one of the girls was heavily involved in our troop. He made inappropriate comments about some of the girls’ bodies on more than one occasion. He was married, had a good job, etc…no prior indication that he had any inappropriate tendencies of behavior towards young girls. I remember feeling very uncomfortable about some of his comments. I did not return to Scouts the following year. That was back in the late 60s.

          • wwbdinct

            No!

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            That is a lie. Maybe you don’t remember the countdown to Britney Spears turning 18? The Olsen twins?

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Um…you did say that all gay people are pedophiles. That is a lie. It’s not about gay people wanting to “infiltrate” these organizations. It’s that they are being kept out. Gay people have children. Gay people would like to be active in the organizations that their children are active in. There was a kid who was denied his Eagle Scout badge because they found out he was gay. Den mothers who are gay and have kids in the den were removed and kicked out. Are you OK with that?

          • wwbdinct

            UMMMmmmm…. No I didn’t say all gays are pedophiles. Maybe if you actually read my comment you would see that I didn’t say it. I won’t defend my statement any further. Put your own children in with a gay scoutmaster and let me know how that turns out. If you’re willing to sacrifiice your child for the sake of political correctness, then shame on you!

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Um…I am gay. So my kids would be around gay people all the time. And I can assure you that they would not have any issues. I helped raise my nephews. I know what I am talking about. You, however, do not.

          • wwbdinct

            Michael – you can’t assure anyone of anything! Please grow up. You have proven yourself to be quite the hateful and intolerant person by the multitude of nasty replies you have made to the commenters posting here. You obviously have a deseperate need for attention as well as the need to justify yourself to those who disagree with your positions on this topic. I’m done replying to you however, knowing the good little lefty that you are, you will have to get the last word in. Whatever. I won’t bother reading anymore.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            How nonchalant of you to have to tell everyone here that you are taking your toys and going home.

          • $36544368

            I didn’t get that impression at all…seems to me that @wwbdinct is speaking of you specifically. How about taking that sanctimonious blinder off your eyes and read it again.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Um…you did say that all gay people are pedophiles. That is a lie. It’s not about gay people wanting to “infiltrate” these organizations. It’s that they are being kept out. Gay people have children. Gay people would like to be active in the organizations that their children are active in. There was a kid who was denied his Eagle Scout badge because they found out he was gay. Den mothers who are gay and have kids in the den were removed and kicked out. Are you OK with that?

        • Matthew T. Mason

          “There is a very clear distinction between sexual orientation and pedophilia.” You are correct. It’s called NAMBLA.

      • Matthew T. Mason

        I do not have any kids, but if I had a son and I found myself in the same situation, I would pull that perv aside and tell him, “You so much as look in my son’s direction, they won’t be able to identify you with dental records.”

        • $36544368

          Matthew, will you be my brother? :-)

          • Matthew T. Mason

            And….adopted!

          • $36544368

            LOL! If I take you as a dependent, I’ll split the extra tax money I’d get with you…provided the AMT patch is passed again 😉

          • Matthew T. Mason

            LOL

          • $36544368

            …unless of course you’re using the new “Obama math”…LOL!

          • Matthew T. Mason

            Um…I am soon to be 46. Are you younger or older?

          • $36544368

            I am soon to be 52…I guess that means older 😉

          • $36544368

            I am soon to be 52…I guess that means older 😉

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      There is no link between pedophilia and homosexuality. Please stop lying. You are doing yourself a disservice.

      • wwbdinct

        Please stop at this point. You’re ideology is dangerous to all children.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          How?

          • Matthew T. Mason

            It’s not ideology. It’s a bald faced lie. Period.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      There is no link between pedophilia and homosexuality. Please stop lying. You are doing yourself a disservice.

  • Mike Horve

    I quit the scouts because the new installed scout leader was a pervert. Why don’t they start their own scouting group called gay scouts of America. LEAVE THE BOYS ALONE to be scouts instead of a political point.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      Why don’t you go beat your wife, pervert. If you are going to call me names and lie about me, I will do the same.

      • wwbdinct

        It’s not all about YOU d-bag! Do you get that? I know gays think the whole world revolves around them and their gayness. It doesn’t. Get over it. Grow up. It’s about protecting children from molesation – or don’t you care about that?

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          You obviously don’t. You are more concerned about gay people being near your kids you aren’t looking for actual pedophiles. You give yourself a false sense of security and then something tragic can happen.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            Obviously something is seriously wrong with you if you actually believe children shouldn’t be protected from sexual predators, which includes homosexuals. Or do I have to bring up NAMBLA–AGAIN?

      • digitalPimple

        Again totally irrational. He said he felt the guy was a perv.. never once said he was gay… but you jumped right on it and bridged that gap.
        Makes absolutely no sense at all. Hard to even have a conversation with a person like you. ( when I say YOU I mean YOU not gay)

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          He bridged that gap by saying, “Why don’t they start their own scouting group called gay scouts of America” or are you not able to read.

      • Matthew T. Mason

        And what exactly did Mike say that was a lie? He wasn’t even talking about you, and yet here you are, squealing. Too close to home?

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          As a gay man, when someone tries to say that I am a pedophile, it makes me a little angry, as you can imagine. And in his post, if you are incapable of discerning it, he said “Leave the boys alone!” Was that not clear to you? Do you need me to explain it to you? And by insulting all gay people with his lies, I do take offense.

          And by the way, I wasn’t talking to you and you felt the need to open up your yap. Hypocrite much?

          • Matthew T. Mason

            Actually he has every right to say that. Unlike you, Mike actually cares about the physical safety and mental health of small children who shouldn’t be forced to give up their right to not become the victim of a sexual predator just because they joined the BSA.

          • $36544368

            I still wonder why you bother to come on this board, MH…I’ve said it before…you’re not going to change the minds of people here. There’s no one up for a ‘bait and switch’ on this board that I’ve been able to see in the few weeks I’ve been watching Twitchy. I personally know several gay people (because my occupation had me dealing with the public quite extensively at one time)…and of those I’ve spoken to, in my opinion, you are the most defensive. Now before you have a hissy fit, remember, I stated it was my opinion, not fact.

      • $36544368

        Oh, that’s mature…and you wonder, MH why no one on this board takes you seriously.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      Why don’t you go beat your wife, pervert. If you are going to call me names and lie about me, I will do the same.

    • ChowT

      Right.

  • Blacksmith

    Stand strong scouts. I will make another donation.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Boycott Merck!

  • BeyondPolls

    BSA has the right to free speech. Merck has the right to free speech. That should be the end of it.
    Will it be…I doubt it.

    Edit: I do support a Merck boycott by the way.

  • TocksNedlog

    Easy response: make a list of medicines made by Merck, and if your doctor prescribes one of them say “no thanks, please prescribe an equivalent made by a different company.”

  • digitalPimple

    I wonder if the BSA policy is more to do with trying to create a certain manageable environment rather then a religious or bigoted one. I mean it is the BOY SCOUTS you would not invite other teenage girls to a camping trip. Openly gay teenage kids camping in the woods? Doesn’t seem like something I would want to be responsible for either.

    People need to realize not all of this is always based on what the militate gay militia in this country claims it is. Sometimes it’s just a practical fact of life. I can’t demand to go to an all girls gym and hit the showers… somehow I think some at the gym may have a problem with that.

    There is a line is my point. It’s just so hard to find it nowadays with militant groups running around trying to destroy everything unless they get their way. There are genders and they are legitimate factors from time to time.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      As a gay man who works out at the gym and occasionally is in a bathroom with other men, it is very easy to control myself. When I was in scouts, it was also very easy to control myself. You are not as attractive as you seem to think you are.

      • digitalPimple

        ohh please save your irrational homophobic speeches for someone else and put your thinking cap on.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          I didn’t use the word homophobic so you must be accusing yourself of that. And my thinking cap is always on. You are the one who seems to think that you are so alluring that no gay man could control themselves around you. How narcissistic.

      • $36544368

        That was very mean…have you ever seen digitalPimple? “You are not as attractive as you seem to think you are”? What kind of statement is that? You have no problems controlling yourself? Why is ‘that’ your focus. Most people don’t have to think about ‘controlling themselves’. I don’t think anyone here is homophobic…show of hands, please? I mean, seriously, you think we’re ‘afraid’ of someone who’s gay? That’s what homophobic means. Geez…you’re all over the map. You’re a gay man and proud of it…we get it. But we don’t have to agree or like it. You wear your sexuality like a mantle of honor as though it defines you.

        • Matthew T. Mason

          I also think Michael is a closet pedophile or he wouldn’t be rationalizing the sexual abuse of boys.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      As a gay man who works out at the gym and occasionally is in a bathroom with other men, it is very easy to control myself. When I was in scouts, it was also very easy to control myself. You are not as attractive as you seem to think you are.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2JBHEN7AXG2FYQHDZPT2TIRN3U Jeanette Victoria

    I guess Merk is all for pederasty

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      There is no link between homosexuality and pederasty. Please don’t lie. It cheapens your argument.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Pederasty is men on boys. That is male on male. That’s what would be called a link.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          No. It’s not. Please learn to read. Science is very clear on this issue.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            If you are talking about the UCDavis study, that was written by a homosexual, making the study self-serving and therefore irrelevant. Oops.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            If a straight man does the study then it is also self serving. You won’t be happy unless you search for it yourself. Try google.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            No. You brought it up, you back it up, or you shut up.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      There is no link between homosexuality and pederasty. Please don’t lie. It cheapens your argument.

  • nc

    With all the filth and nonsense aimed directly at our children, isn’t it ironic that the Boy Scouts are singled out as being “bad?”

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      I find it disgusting that they denied an Eagle Scout his badge because he is gay. Gay children deserve to be treated equally.

      • aegean1

        They’re not gay children, they’re children.

      • des111168

        Scouting rules are clear. If you don’t like them, don’t be a scout. You have no right… zero… to demand that they change their standards. Go start your own competitor to the scouts.

      • digitalPimple

        So he broke the rules but deserves it anyway? Nice life lesson.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          He didn’t break the rules. He was gay. He still completed all of the tasks and tests to earn that badge.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            “He didn’t break the rules. He was gay”

            Michael, dear boy, may I direct your attention to the BSA’s Youth Leadership policy:

            “Boy Scouts of America believes that homosexual conduct is inconsistent
            with the obligations in the Scout Oath and Scout Law to be morally
            straight and clean in thought, word, and deed. The conduct of youth
            members must be in compliance with the Scout Oath and Law, and
            membership in Boy Scouts of America is contingent upon the willingness
            to accept Scouting’s values and beliefs. Most boys join Scouting when
            they are 10 or 11 years old. As they continue in the program, all Scouts
            are expected to take leadership positions. In the unlikely event that
            an older boy were to hold himself out as homosexual, he would not be
            able to continue in a youth leadership position.”

            Any questions?

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Just one. Why? Why is it only homosexuality an no other “sins” that preclude the boys from being Eagle Scouts? Do they ask the boys if they have had pre-marital sex? If they have, are they denied their badges too? I couldn’t find any examples of that happening. Obesity is a sin. Do they keep fat people from earning Eagle Scout? No? Hmm. So it isn’t so much about the fact that they think homosexuality is a moral failing, because they don’t call out any other moral failings. Do they prevent divorced parents from becoming leaders? No. Do they prevent adulterers from becoming leaders? No. It’s just homosexuals. That is the issue. You can try to defend it all you want, but it is discrimination plain and simple.

            Now don’t you have some black children to spray with a water hose while they are on their way to their integrated school?

          • Matthew T. Mason

            Thank you for invoking Mason’s Second Law. Your argument is invalid.

          • $36544368

            “Morally straight and clean in thought, word, and deed” encompasses a lot of behaviors…it’s not singling out homosexuality.

          • ChowT

            I support your views.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      I find it disgusting that they denied an Eagle Scout his badge because he is gay. Gay children deserve to be treated equally.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1263461292 Jack Boyle

    If you want to give to the Boy Scouts, do it at the local level. Find a local troop or pack, and buy them some equipment or donate some cooking utensils. This type of giving has the best, most direct impact on the youth in your community. Next most effective is at the Council level: sponsor one of their less fortunate scouts for a week at Summer Camp. But for whatever give and wherever you give it — thank you.

  • SlimWich

    So very proud of my Eagle Scout!!

  • CelebrateAllLife

    …because promoting homosexuality is more important to Merck, Intel and UPS than keeping little boys safe from sexual predators. Vote with your dollars and BOYCOTT.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      Um…the boy scouts have had over 1,200 cases of molestation WITHOUT gay people since they don’t let gay people in their organization.

      • CelebrateAllLife

        Um, exactly. So why increase the probability with those who freely profess their same-sex attraction and put more children in harm’s way? You are making my point.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          I am attracted to men. Not children. Pedophiles are attracted to children.

          • CelebrateAllLife

            Frankly, Michael Hampton, I could care less about your personal history. It is the gay men who are trying to get into Boy Scouts of America I am concerned with. And please don’t insult our intelligence and tell us that you have never seen a beautiful 17-year-old boy who turned your head.

      • Matthew T. Mason

        Uh, you are being a little bit disingenuous, aren’t you? Those cases of molestation didn’t involve heterosexual (normal) people, and you know it. The BSA closed ranks to the sodomites to keep it from happening again, and you know that too.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          Not true. They BSA has always had this policy. It isn’t new. Please don’t lie.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            So you admit the molesters were homosexual then? That’s refreshing, considering most homosexuals will lie about the homosexual/pedophile connection.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            No. There is no connection between homosexuality and pedophilia. I don’t know why you feel the need to lie to people. Is it because you yourself are molesting your own children and feel guilt about it? See? I can make up lies about you too. Now go beat your wife. Again.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            First a lie, then an insult. This is what happens when you don’t have anything to bring to the table.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Don’t dish it out if you can’t take it.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            And at what point have I said anything ad hominem?

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            My favorite was just above here. You said that heterosexual (normal) people…blah blah blah. Meaning that I am not normal. That was a dig. You called me a “truly sick individual” and many others. There? Need more?

          • Matthew T. Mason

            Nope. You are not normal. And yep, you are a truly sick individual. Care to point out what part of that is untrue?

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        If adults in the Boy Scouts “molested” boys, they were homosexual, and also pederasts. They lied to get close to the boys, like Jerry Sandusky.

      • wwbdinct

        How do you know they weren’t gay?

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      Um…the boy scouts have had over 1,200 cases of molestation WITHOUT gay people since they don’t let gay people in their organization.

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    It might also have had something to do with the over 1,200 cases of sexual abuse that those straight scout masters are accused of both molesting and protecting the molesters. Hmm. The two biggest organizations that fight to keep gay people out, the catholics and the boy scouts both have a child rape problem and they both tried to hide it by keeping the victims from going to the police. Hmm. Makes you think.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      More specifically a homosexual, child rape problem.

    • wwbdinct

      If a scoutmaster is molesting a boy, then he’s a gay pedophile. Stop defending such abhorrent behavior! The Catholic priests that molested boys and the Scoutmaster’s that did were gay pedophile! What don’t you get about that?

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        Pedophile is a sexual orientation. Gay is also an orientation. You aren’t both at the same time. You are one or the other. Read a book. You might be surprised what you can learn.

        • Matthew T. Mason

          Michael, you are truly a sick individual if you are actually wasting bandwidth rationalizing what you know good and well exists. Of course, you could just be trolling. I truly hope so.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Nice insults there buddy. And you are absolutely wrong. There is no link. Being a pedophile is not about the sex act. It is about the abuse of power. It is about control. Any analyst will tell you that. It is Psych 101. I am sorry that you aren’t educated.

          • JTLiuzza

            Again I ask; when does it change, since you are so educated? How old does a child need to be in order for you to do perverted things to his digestive tract and consider yourself not to be engaging in a perversion?

        • JTLiuzza

          Which book might you recommend Michael in order that we all share your understanding of the difference? At what age do these books say that an act of sexual perversion ceases to be pedophelia and becomes homosexuality? If you are sodomizing a boy of 13, for example, is that pedophelia or homosexuality? How about when he is 14?

    • JTLiuzza

      Foolishness. You only hear about it in the scouts and the Church because the leftists who do your thinking for you despise both.

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    It might also have had something to do with the over 1,200 cases of sexual abuse that those straight scout masters are accused of both molesting and protecting the molesters. Hmm. The two biggest organizations that fight to keep gay people out, the catholics and the boy scouts both have a child rape problem and they both tried to hide it by keeping the victims from going to the police. Hmm. Makes you think.

  • medicinewomantwo

    Everyone who cares support your local BSA, they were there for the kids long before these companies were in existence!

    • konservative1

      You are mistaken. Merck was founded in 1668 so they were in existence long long before the BSA!
      I have trouble understanding how many people seem to ignore how the BSA aided and abetted child molesters for so very many years. In that only the Catholic church has them beat.

      • JTLiuzza

        Perverts who crave boys gravitate to organizations where they will find good hunting. The scouts and the Priesthood are the only ones you hear about because those in charge of information despise the scouts and the Church. But the sodomite perverts are everywhere.

        That the scouts were infiltrated by filth does not mean that the scouts should now open their doors willingly to said filth.

        • konservative1

          You most certainly wrote a truth in your description of how those pedophiles gravitate to organizations where they can prey on children. On that we agree 100%!
          .
          We differ on the rest though. The BSA and the Catholic church have according to accepted published reports hidden pedophiles. Not only that but have actually aided pedophiles by sweeping under the rug the actions of those the BSA and the Catholic KNEW were guilty.
          .
          If the same evidence was produced regarding a terrorist organization what would happen?
          .
          The BSA and the Catholic church would be convicted of providing material support to a terrorist organization.
          .
          Can you lease show me in what way my statement is in error?

          • Grumpa Grumpus

            @konservative1:

            If the same evidence was produced regarding a terrorist organization what would happen?

            B-O would give them unfettered access to the WH, publicly celebrate their beheading-days holidays, conduct their ceremonial feasts and beltbuckle-polish their leaders…
            ;~)}

          • konservative1

            You are obviously an intellectual giant. Instead of even attempting to refute anything I have written you attempt and fail at a diversion. Are you a BIRTHER?

          • Grumpa Grumpus

            Birther?
            Not in the sense that most people take it.
            Dingleberry himself has written that his father was never a citizen of the US, a requirement for the NBC clause.
            That being the case, it really doesn’t matter where he was born– he still doesn’t meet the Constitutional test for NBC.
            All the Constitution requires for the issue to meet the requirement is both parents are citizens at the time of birth.
            Not married, or married to each other, or I suppose that if you used a turkey baster, as long as the donor was a citizen at the time of the child’s birth.
            But if people want to change it there is a process to do it. To allow anyone to ignore a single point — especially for convenience — is to invite the scoffing at any provision which in troublesome to The State.
            But most Progressive can’t think in the abstract, and so see no danger.
            BTW, that was a throwaway comment.
            I guess I’m just too old to joke with you kids…
            (see! I even put an emoticon to signal I was in a joking mood…)

          • konservative1

            Q. how many birthers does it take to change a light bulb?

            A. Two.

            One to antagonize truth at every turn, decry victory in every defeat,
            misread or lie about truly epic proportions of settled case law going
            back hundreds of years, tie up our already overburdened court system
            with cackling idiocies, enjoy and exploit racism and fear for financial
            gain, instigate for violence towards elected public officials and root
            for a civil war while waiting for the rapture.

            The other to screw in the lightbulb.

          • konservative1

            You are obviously an intellectual giant. Instead of even attempting to refute anything I have written you attempt and fail at a diversion. Are you a BIRTHER?

          • Grumpa Grumpus

            @konservative1:

            If the same evidence was produced regarding a terrorist organization what would happen?

            B-O would give them unfettered access to the WH, publicly celebrate their beheading-days holidays, conduct their ceremonial feasts and beltbuckle-polish their leaders…
            ;~)}

        • konservative1

          You most certainly wrote a truth in your description of how those pedophiles gravitate to organizations where they can prey on children. On that we agree 100%!
          .
          We differ on the rest though. The BSA and the Catholic church have according to accepted published reports hidden pedophiles. Not only that but have actually aided pedophiles by sweeping under the rug the actions of those the BSA and the Catholic KNEW were guilty.
          .
          If the same evidence was produced regarding a terrorist organization what would happen?
          .
          The BSA and the Catholic church would be convicted of providing material support to a terrorist organization.
          .
          Can you lease show me in what way my statement is in error?

        • ChowT

          Scary.

  • http://twitter.com/joyreaper Lisa

    looks like there’s be some defunding of Merck for telling Boyscouts what to do.

  • don e lee

    So Merck, Intel, and UPS want to “Sanduskyize” the BSA. That makes me sick.

  • MDK66

    I just let Merck know what I think of their philanthropy policy. By the way, they won’t give to organizations who discriminate on the basis of religion, but they also won’t give to religious organizations. Doesn’t that mean they discriminate on the basis of religion and couldn’t even donate money to themselves?

    There is a Contact Us link at the bottom of http://www.merckresponsibility.com/giving-at-merck/giving-guidelines/home.html