The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers: Lockheed Martin, which has more than 14,000 workers in Fort Worth and 2,700 in Grand Prairie, will stop giving money to Irving-based Boy Scouts of America, saying the organization’s ban on gay adult leaders conflicts with its corporate diversity policy. Do the conflicting philosophies mean one is right and one is wrong, or is this an agreement to disagree?
The Boy Scout ban is based on the false idea that gay men are all pedophiles. It makes no more sense than to ban straight men from being elementary school teachers because “if a man desires women he couldn’t resist little girls.” Bill Reedy
Good for Lockheed Martin.
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Lockheed supports diversity, so it no longer gives support to a group that excludes. Pat Perkins
If you choose intolerance or bias, you should be prepared to deal with the consequences. David Perkins
Funny how a company that profits from war and death could honestly take themselves seriously on this subject. Justin Miller
It is just another attack on the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organization. R Craig Bolander
It’s a deeply-held-belief spat between privately controlled entities. Each has the right to its own opinion and actions along with the obligation to suffer the consequences. Joel D. Downs
Having two very different philosophies doesn’t mean one is right and the other is wrong. But one must be wrong and they may both be wrong. Timothy Fish
The bigots will whine and scream about PC. The rest of us will see that Lockheed is standing up for what is right. Susan Winters
Lockheed Martin should have just not made the contribution with no statement. They do not tell us about all of their contributions.
It means once again we MUST all bow down to political correctness.
Nobody would be discussing this if the sin in question was drinking or murder. Who funds someone to continue those sins?
Christina Moody Schuttler
This is a case of a government contractor breaking ties with a Christian organization because they refuse to compromise their values. David Hallum