Daily Beast Hails 'Mighty Mouse' Disney for Dumping 'Anti-Gay' Boy Scouts

To the Daily Beast, the Walt Disney Company is a "Mighty Mouse" that has roared with a recent declaration that it is cutting off the Boy Scouts of America for daring to maintain forbid openly-gay adults from serving as scoutmasters.

"It's a small world after all, which is why word travels fast when you maintain anti-gay policies," snarked the Daily Beast in a "Cheat Sheet" item this morning celebrating the fact that the entertainment giant -- which, by the way, owns the ABC broadcast network -- has announced it will not give any monies to the Boy Scouts of America in 2015 [see screen capture below page break]:

Walt Disney Co. will not be donating at all to the Boy Scouts of America in 2015 because of the group's rule banning gay leaders. Before the decision, Disney had provided small grants to local troops and donated money to the Scouts in exchange for its employees' volunteer hours with the group. "We believe every child deserves the opportunity to be a part of the scouting experience and we are disappointed in this,” said Boy Scouts spokesman Deron Smith.

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