Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor
From Fox News:
Activist groups, including Scouting for All, urge President Obama not to accept the honorary Presidency of the Boy Scouts of America until they stop discriminating.
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For Immediate Release and Distribution
March 19, 2005
Contact for Further Information
Beacon Fellowship Columbus (BFC)
PO Box 10814
Columbus OH 43201
614-302-4948 (M-F, 2-6pm)
E-mail us at Beaconohio@aol.com
Perry Slone, Director
Scouting for All National Headquarters
PO Box 2832
Petaluma, CA 94953-2832
web site www.scoutingforall.org
Scott Cozza, President
BFC & S4A ACTION ALERT......TELL THE UNITED WAY BOARD TO VOTE AGAINST FUNDING THE BOY SCOUTS.
Please send emails and make phone calls to the UW of Central Ohio, they vote March 22 Please act now.
The Board of Directors of the United Way of Central Ohio (UWCO) are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, March 22, 2005
to decide whether or not to provide money to the Simon Kenton Council of the Boy Scouts of America
(BSA). The issue was deferred from last month's meeting due to other issues that came up for the UWCO.
UWCO says that they do not fund organizations that discriminate in the provision and delivery of services and yet
we all know that the BSA DOES DISCRIMINATE against gay youths, gay adults, atheists and free thinkers.
We urge you to contact the UWCO and tell them to deny funding to the Simon Kenton Council. Tell them that if they
approve it, they are funding bigotry and discrimination and you will not donate to the UWCO. Tell them to make
the right decision now and that bigotry and hate are bad for business and for the community!
Contact Info: United Way of Central Ohio, 360 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Phone is 614-227-2700. Website:
Lets work together to challenge bigotry and discrimination!!! PLEASE DISTRIBUTE AND REPRINT THIS ACTION ALERT WIDELY,
BFC is a progressive interfaith ministry that supports equality and diversity; and also challenges hate, bigotry,
and discrimination thru Advocacy and Education.