THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — And it’s about time, too. Approximately $180,000-a-year going to Portland, Oregon area Boy Scout troops from giga-chip maker Intel is gone.
Intel finally pulled the plug after increased pressure from transgender and LGBT activists. A petition on Change.org seems to have been the final straw. Intel dodged earlier confrontations by arguing the money came as a result of Portland area employees volunteering with the scouts, in which Intel matched each hour’s time donated with $10. With 17,000 Oregon employees, this added up to a pretty penny for the scouts.
Intel announced that organizations getting donations from them must now have the same anti-discrimination as the one Intel has for itself. The only way the scouts can get Intel money now is to sign a nondiscrimination pledge. This is unlikely to happen any time soon.
The Boy Scouts’ Cascade Pacific Council’s Matt Devore: “When any political, adult issue gets in the way, where the real pain is is when it affects children.”
Mr. Devore, I believe the ball is in your court. Make it go away.
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