UPS stops Boy Scout funding over anti-gay policy | Synopsis

UPS stops Boy Scout funding over anti-gay policy

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ATLANTA The philanthropic arm of shipping giant UPS said it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group discriminates against gays, the second major corporation to recently strip funding from the scouts. The UPS Foundation made the change Thursday after an online petition protesting its annual grants to the Boy Scouts attracted more than 80,000 signatures. UPS, based in Atlanta, follows computer chip maker Intel in withdrawing corporate support for the Boy Scouts. The UPS Foundation gave more than $85,000 to the Boy Scouts in 2011, according to its federal tax return. Federal tax returns for 2011 for Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, were not immediately available. Some media reported the Santa Clara, Calif. -based company as giving hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years.

People:

Kristen Petrella

Overall Sentiment: 0.0365484

Relevance: 0.638435

Sentiment Quote
0.142338 “We promote an environment of diversity and inclusion,” Petrella said …
0.188314 “We promote an environment of diversity and inclusion,” Petrella said Monday. “UPS is a company that does the right things for the right reasons.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.330652
  • Mean: 0.165326
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Zach Wahls

Overall Sentiment: -0.0522715

Relevance: 0.35784

Sentiment Quote
0.167183 “Corporate America gets it better than most: policies that discriminate aren’t simply wrong, they’re bad for business and they’re hurting the scouting community,” Wahls said …
0 “Corporate America gets it better than most: policies that discriminate aren’t simply wrong, they’re bad for business and they’re hurting the scouting community,” Wahls said Monday. “You would think that after all the Boy Scouts have lost as a result of this policy, they would understand that.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.167183
  • Mean: 0.0835915
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

Deron Smith

Overall Sentiment: -0.0771826

Relevance: 0.335277

Sentiment Quote
-0.212936 “These types of contributions go directly to serving young people in local councils and this decision will negatively impact youth,” Smith said. …
-0.170862 “These types of contributions go directly to serving young people in local councils and this decision will negatively impact youth,” Smith said. “Through 110,000 units, scouting represents millions of youth and adult members in diverse communities across the nation, each with a variety of beliefs on this topic.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.383798
  • Mean: -0.191899
  • Standard Deviation: 0

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Additional Info:

Continent: America

Overall Sentiment: 0.0144869

Relevance: 0.430031

City: Atlanta

Overall Sentiment: 0.24023

Relevance: 0.373376

City: Santa Clara

Overall Sentiment: 0.0270449

Relevance: 0.301492

Organization: UPS Foundation

Overall Sentiment: 0.0276401

Relevance: 0.837854

Company: Intel

Overall Sentiment: 0.153737

Relevance: 0.497932

Company: UPS

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.462718

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  • boy scouts
  • discrimination
  • gay
  • intel
  • UPS

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UPS stops Boy Scout funding over anti-gay policy

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Shipping giant is second major corporation after Intel to stop funding scouts over group’s discrimination

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~ by vandal3di3go on December 7, 2012.