The Girl Scouts have been criticized for years for its leadership pulling the wholesome organization into the trendy world of sexual and gender activism.
The piecemeal flare-ups accumulated until, in 2010, revelation of one incident at the UN (in this Friday Fax, and this one) exposed the whole stinking mess.
Now the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is inquiring into what exactly is being promoted in Girl Scouts programs. This may determine if troops can continue meeting in Catholic churches.
Apologists for the Girl Scouts are re-hashing arguments to move along, there’s nothing to see here. Austin Ruse’s response in the first-go-round suffices.
The firestorm began when Sharon Slater of Family Watch International came upon a particularly shocking Planned Parenthood brochure at a Girl Scout workshop held at the UN. It likely would have ended there if the Girl Scouts were as clean as their image. But their duplicity is catching up with them.
One of their alibis is particularly perplexing. The Girl Scouts deny any partnership with Planned Parenthood. Yet in a 2004 nationally televised interview on the Today Show, Girl Scouts CEO Kathy Cloninger said, “we partner with many organizations. We have relationships with our church communities, with YWCAs, and with Planned Parenthood organizations around the country, to bring information-based sex education programs to girls.”
Churches and YWCAs provide meeting places. Presumably, troops are not regularly meeting in Planned Parenthoods. So the Girls Scouts’ partnership with Planned Parenthood must be sharing information and co-sponsoring events.
Like Nobody’s Fool. This is what triggered the Today Show interview. A Girl Scout Council in Waco, Texas, co-sponsored Planned Parenthood’s summer sex ed program that promoted abortion, homosexuality and other objectionable acts. This Girl Scout Council also honored the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Central Texas as a “Woman of Distinction.”
Here’s a helpful timeline of Girl Scouts dubious associations starting in 1967.
This article courtesy of Turtle Bay and Beyond.