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  •  No, I don't want to join the protest. (6+ / 0-)

    Not this way. It only hurts your local food bank. Send that letter to Boy Scout headquarters. The local kids and leaders have nothing to do with the troglodytes in power in Texas. Remember, the asswipes in TX may set the regulations, but they are actually carried out, OR NOT, by local leaders. We never encountered anti-gay bigotry in the 12 years my son was in Scouts. As I posted in another diary, it was not all sweetness and light, but nevertheless I have to say that many, many men in Scouting do NOT persecute kids, despite what the powers-that-be wish. Don't hurt your local food bank. Send the letter to the actual perpetrators of these awful acts of cruelty.

    •  The diarist said they would donate, just not (6+ / 0-)

      through the Boy Scouts.

      I will continue to donate to canned food drives, but only those sponsored by more open-minded organizations.
      It's not like the food has to go through the Boy Scouts to get there; there are opportunities other times of year, as with the USPS's food drive, or with the barrels for donations at grocery stores.  Besides, as the donation drives at DKos have said over and over, food banks and food pantries can make your monetary donation go far further than you could at the grocery store, no matter what sales you catch.  

      Giving through the Boy Scouts may be a good opportunity for the kids to do volunteer work, but it's also an opportunity for Boy Scouts of America to make itself look good.

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      by cai on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 05:05:09 PM PST

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