Magic Tea Cup Rides No More: Disney Divests From Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America‘s policy of banning gay adult leaders will cost them donations, specifically from the Walt Disney Co. Don’t fuck with The Mouse! The money-strings at Disney provide grants to local troops and packs.

Statement of Irony From Boy Scout Spokesman Deron Smith: “We believe every child deserves the opportunity to be a part of the Scouting experience and we are disappointed in this decision because it will impact our ability to serve kids.”

Yes, but according to Boy Scout Spokesman Deron Smith’s logic, the kids they want to serve should have no leadership interaction from human beings who are gay. Reason being that gay adults have absolutely no control over themselves when surrounded by children, much in the same way that straight adults have no control over themselves when surrounded by children of the opposite sex. Excellent point Boy Scouts! but because of your wisdom, you’ll now have to financially suffer (and don’t think you’ll get comp tickets to ride the Magic Tea Cups either).

Until recently, all gay people were banned from the Boy Scouts, the organization with, perhaps, the gayest uniforms on the planet.

The restriction on minors joining the sect was lifted on January 1st, but the group kept intact its restriction against adult Scout leaders. (Because gay adults just can’t be role models.)

So let me get this straight, you can now be openly gay in the military, the NBA, and the NFL – after years of participants hiding in the closet – but the Boy Scouts is one of the last standing organizations where you have to still remain in the closet or be kicked out of the group.

Disney employees raised a total of $4.8 million for charity in 2010.

“We’re never happy to see Scouting suffer as a result of the BSA’s anti-gay policy, but Disney made the right decision to withhold support until Scouting is fully inclusive,” said Eagle Scout and Scouts for Equality co-founder Zach Wahls.