United Parcel Service is set to adopt a new non-discrimination policy, one that will sever funding to the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation reported yesterday.
According to the UPS Foundation’s Global Investment Strategy:
The UPS Foundation seeks to support organizations that are in alignment with our focus areas, guidelines, and non-discrimination policy. UPS and The UPS Foundation do not discriminate against any person or organization with regard to categories protected by applicable law, as well as other categories protected by UPS and The UPS Foundation in our own policies. These include, but are not limited to race, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, pregnancy, age and religion.
This comes on the heels of the BSA’s October release of its “perversion files,” made public by the Oregon Supreme Court.
UPS’s charitable foundation donated $167,000 to the Scouts in 2010, according to GLAAD. National BSA board-member and CEO of Dallas-based AT&TÂ Randall Stephenson also called for an end to the group’s anti-gay policies this summer.
Problem is, no one at the BSA will worry about $167,000. Look over the 2010 non-profit exemption form below; the group still has $1.03 BILLION in total assets. The UPS Foundation’s move is great, sure, but the actual damage it will do isÂ negligible.