Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Thu, 28 Oct 1993 06:16:47 EDT
quoted From: Greg Highfield >INTERNET:gjh@ASD470.DSEG.TI.COM
===>> Everyone keeps whining about about big, bad Levi Strauss taking
"punitive" action against the Boy Scouts... Should people boycott the XYZ
corporation for not donating to BSA in the first place? If funding is cut
off from one source, don't whine about it.
The problem wasn't that Levi Strauss stopped their contributions to BSA, it
was that they tried to force BSA to bend to their way of thinking and tied
THAT to their contributions (or lack of contributions).
Remember Levi's is headquartered in San Francisco which is one of the top 3
population centers for gays in the US. They could not afford to anger a
significant population so close to "home".
When Bank of America tried that, they lost so much $$ in closed accounts
(especially several BIG ones) that they backed off and went back to
contributing without strings attached. There were several things that
happened at that same time out here (the SF bay area of CA) that us locals
had to experience related to the media blitz about the couple of big
lawsuits at the time, but the Tim Curran case was (mostly) settled... (right
Elliott <g>) and things quited down again.
There was no longlasting effect to the troubles with the United Way, or any
real impact about the question of Scouts meeting in "public" schools for
"free"... so it's more or less business as usual here in the hotbed of
controversy in CA.
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