No burrito bowls for the Boy Scouts…
Chipotle Cancels Boy Scouts Sponsorship Over Anti-Gay Membership Rules
Executives at popular restaurant food chain “Chipotle” have backed out of their previous decision to support a recent Boy Scouts of America event in Utah amid the organization’s recently publicized hesitation to alter their membership rules to allow gay members to join.
via Think Progress
A day after admitting that its sponsorship of the Utah Scout-A-Rama violated its corporate non-discrimination policies, Chipotle told ThinkProgress Tuesday that it has cancelled its support.
In an email, company spokesman Chris Arnold wrote:
By way of follow up, we have terminated our sponsorship of this event.
As I mentioned yesterday, community support decisions like this are made in a decentralized way and this one was inconsistent with our own policy.
We believed that terminating the sponsorship and remaining consistent with our policy was the right thing to do, and we have reinforced our policy with the team that makes these decisions to try to prevent similar issues in the future.
The decision puts Chipotle back in line with its corporate charitable giving policy, which states that the company “will not support organizations that discriminate against a person or a group on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.”
Do you think the ‘Boy Scouts of America’ organization is discriminating against the gay community by not yet altering their rules? Or do you believe they are protecting the best interest of their young male members?