Boo-Freakin’-Hoo: Caterpillar cuts all donations to Boy Scouts over ban on gay scout leaders

gayPEORIA, Ill. — The director of Boy Scouts of America says he’s disappointed Caterpillar Inc. will no longer give money to the group.

But Deron Smith on Thursday thanked the Peoria-based heavy equipment manufacturer for its past support.

Caterpillar spokeswoman Rachel Potts said Thursday that the Caterpillar Foundation has decided to withdraw its supports for Boy Scouts of America.

Potts says the company believes the group’s policy barring homosexual adults from serving as scout leaders is discriminatory.

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