Just as well, since it doesn’t take much to unravel it. The League of Human Dignity, based in Lincoln, Nebraska, but known throughout much of the midwest and plains states, was founded in the early 1970s. Their purpose is to help people with disabilities live independently and with dignity. They try to accomplish this partly through advocacy but mostly through good works, such as coming to your home to install ramps, for example, or perform other services. Their web site is www.leagueofhumandignity.com
Their activity with respect to Mr. Deuel isn’t really that obscure. As he is on a drastic but medically supervised weight-loss program, it isn’t surprising that he required an accurate weighing. The article does not explicitly state that there were no satisfactory alternatives to a livestock scale, but I’m willing to believe that they didn’t choose it just for the entertainment value. The League seems to have played a minor role here, arranging for transportation, but certainly that role is consistent with its mission of helping people (in this case, Mr. Deuel) live freer, more independent lives.
What a group calls itself is never per se worthy of respect. A small amount of knowledge of their history, mission and activities is necessary for that. Of course, if that knowledge is available, prejudgment is also unworthy of respect.