Saturday, June 09, 2012

Girl Scouts leadership: pro-choice, pro-gay ideologues :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

The following excerpts are from Catholic News Agency (CNA):
  • Who’s calling the shots over at the Girl Scouts? And where’s the organization headed?
  • The questions matter for two reasons. First, it’s cookie season. Any day now some cute little girls wearing green sashes and bright smiles will knock on your door and sweetly seek support for their projects, badges, and activities. Do you write the check or not? (Forget your craving for Thin Mints. Think rationally!) Should you support the Girl Scouts?
  • Second, the Girl Scouts organization (GSUSA) is in trouble again. In recent weeks, they’ve drawn scrutiny for promoting biased resources (the left-wing Media Matters) and pressuring an employee to muzzle her pro-life views. The latest events top the pile of controversies that has outraged parents and spurred some Scouts to quit the organization.
  • What’s going on? Are these merely quality control issues – or do the problems reflect an ideological divide between the Girl Scout leadership and the families they serve?
  • In recent years, the Girl Scouts have tacked left, and criticism has mounted – over their programs and their partnerships with America’s leading abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. (As an aside, the Scouts mislead families and churches into believing that they have no relationship with Planned Parenthood at any level; they maintain that “Girl Scouts of the USA (i.e. the national office) does not have a relationship or partnership with Planned Parenthood,” but say nothing about the many local Girl Scout councils that do partner with Planned Parenthood and its teen subsidiaries.
  • Concerned Scouts and their parents have publicized and documented the Girl Scouts’ liberal bent. And they’ve asked for changes.

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Girl Scouts leadership: pro-choice, pro-gay ideologues :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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