Behold the mighty mouse.
Last year, the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow openly gay youth scouts, however keeping its ban on openly gay troop leaders in place.
In response to the national organization’s continued ban on openly-gay troop leaders Walt Disney World will no no longer provide funding for local chapters of the Boy Scouts of America. The Walt Disney Company’s “Standards of Business Conduct” includes protections against “harassment or discrimination” based on, amongst other things, “sex, sexual orientation, and gender identification…”
In an official statement, the BSA’s Central Florida Council wrote to families:
“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. We will continue to keep an open line of communication with them, but at this time, are unable to reverse their decision.”
What are YOUR thoughts on this decision?