It has been some time since we’ve last heard about someone pulling their support from the Boy Scouts, however that streak is broken with Defense and Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin! Not to be confused with Stark Industries (however they do much of the same things), they put out a statement saying they will not support a nonprofit that does not support their commitment to diversity.
Lockheed Martin spokesman Gordon Johndroe said the company decided it will not support nonprofit organizations that do not align with its corporate policies or commitment to diversity. The company did not disclose how much it has contributed to the Boy Scouts.
In a written statement, Johndroe said Lockheed seeks to support nonprofit groups that value diversity.
“We believe engaging with and funding an organization that openly discriminates is in conflict with our policies,” he said. “While we applaud the mission of the Boy Scouts and the good things they do in our communities, their policies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and religious affiliation conflict with Lockheed Martin policies.” – Associated Press.
And the wheels they keep on turning! If Lockheed Martin releases who they will be supporting instead of the Boy Scouts, I will update!