Stop supporting the Boy Scouts of America
  • Petitioned Randall L. Stephenson

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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T
Randall L. Stephenson
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Stop supporting the Boy Scouts of America

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      Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh

 

This petition is to ask AT&T to stop supporting the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

This week, the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its bigoted ban on openly gay scouts and troop leaders.    According to the website, AT&T is a national sponsor of this organization (www.scouting.org/Sponsors/CurrentSponsors.aspx).  Interestingly, one of the benefits of sponsorship is to assist the BSA with Diversity, in this case defined as “urban, Hispanic and Multicultural Initiatives”. 

While we support this effort, we are dismayed that the BSA is picking and choosing what diversity means and leaving the LGBT community out of the discussion.

A statement from AT&T, reinforces the company’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion and its belief “that change at any organization must come from within to be successful and sustainable.” CEO Randall Stephenson is in line to become the Boy Scouts’ national executive board president in 2014.We know that AT&T has gained recognition as diversity leaders and received a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, which designates excellence in LGBT-friendly workplaces.

It’s time for AT&T to stop “talking the talk” and “walk the walk” and stop funding the discriminatory practices of the BSA and that all of its members, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity should be treated EQUALLY.

 

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    • Randy Connolly PITTSBURGH, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Many gay people are or were boy scouts both BSA and gay people can benefit from this relationship. I have friends who are exceptional gay parents of boys. They should not be denied this opportunity to volunteer and help their children and the community at large because they are gay. This is terrible.

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    • Joe Baumiller PITTSBURGH, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing this petition because I am gay and I was a boy scout growing up. I think it's awful that their organization can get away with such hateful views yet still be supported by big corporations.

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    • teekie smith PGH, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      because this is absurd. and I subscribe to AT&T for wireless service

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      • over 2 years ago

      Greetings,

      I just signed the following petition addressed to: AT&T.

      This week, the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its bigoted ban on openly gay scouts and troop leaders. According to the website, AT&T is a national sponsor of the organization (www.scouting.org/Sponsors/CurrentSponsors.aspx).

      We know that AT&T has gained recognition as diversity leaders and received a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, which designates excellence in LGBT-friendly workplaces.

      It’s time for AT&T to take a stand and stop funding the discriminatory practices of the BSA and institute a new policy that all of its members, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity should be treated EQUALLY.

      Sincerely,

      Stephen Thompson

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    • Mary Jo Geyer PITTSBURGH, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am an AT7T customer and AT&T cannot have it both ways. They cannot commit to diversity and inclusion, while supporting the Boy Scouts who clearly do not support these critical and important issues.

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