As they have done every November for many years, the Boy Scouts have tied a blue plastic bag to my front door handle, asking me to fill it with canned goods that they'll pick up next Saturday and distribute to food pantries. This year, the only thing I'm donating is a note explaining why I can't support them anymore.
Instead of filling up the bag with cans of vegetables, soups and fruit cocktail, I've written a little note that I hope someone will read: "Dear Boy Scouts," says the note,"In the past, I've donated to your canned food drive every year. But then I learned that your organization discriminates against gay people, so I can no longer support your activities. I will continue to donate to canned food drives, but only those sponsored by more open-minded organizations."
Just to make sure that they actually pick up my donation bag, I threw in a can of garbanzo beans, so it won't look empty, and so they'll have to reach inside, where the note is.
Anyone care to join the protest?