POLL: No Gay Scouts, No Money, says United Way of Greater Cleveland
The United Way of Greater Cleveland will no longer give money to Boy Scouts because they ban gay members, reported The Plain Dealer. Do you agree?
United Way of Greater Cleveland won't give money to the Boy Scouts locally effective July 2013, reported The Plain Dealer.
The move comes after United Way, which serves Cuyahoga County communities, adopted its own policy for equal opportunity and diversity -- which applies to the agencies that get money from United Way.
The policy reads as follows: “While the BSA does not proactively inquire about the sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.”
United Way of Greater Cleveland shared its decision with The Plain Dealer's editorial board. In the story, United Way's board chairman, Paul Clark called the Boy Scout policy "indefensible."
So what do you think about the decision?