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Indiana Lawmaker won't honor 'radicalized' Girl Scouts

7:15 pm - 02/20/2012
An Indiana lawmaker has decided not to support a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts because he feels the group is a "radicalized organization" that "sexualizes" young girls and promotes homosexuality.

In a letter sent to Indiana lawmakers obtained by the Journal Gazette, Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) said he plans to pull his two daughters out of their Indiana Girl Scout troop because information he found online about how the organization allegedly operates. One source he mentions is conservative "news" site World Net Daily.

The Associated Press reports:

... Morris said he found online allegations that the Girl Scouts are a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood, encourage sex and allow transgender females to join. He also wrote that the fact that first lady Michelle Obama is honorary president should give lawmakers pause before they endorse the Girl Scouts.

Morris goes on to say those considered role models by the Girl Scouts are all "feminists, lesbians, or Communists" and claims that troops are no longer allowed to pray or sing Christmas Carols.

Morris is the only Indiana lawmaker who has refused to sign the nonbinding resolution, which aims to honor the "strong positive influence" the group has had on American women.

The Girl Scouts have been criticized by conservatives after allowing a 7-year-old transgender child into a Colorado troop in the fall. Ashley Sharp, assistant director of marketing for the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, told the Indiana News Center that there are several websites dedicated to "exposing" the organization.

“Misinformation is passing as fact,” Diane Tipton, president of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, told the Washington Post in January. “The Girl Scout organization does not take a position on abortion or birth control, and these topics are not part of the Girl Scout program or our materials. We believe these matters are best discussed by girls with their families.”

full text of Bob Morris's email
pdf of the Girls Scout's statement
confectionqueen 21st-Feb-2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
You cannot even get those in Canada T_T
Mint, and then the Chocolate/Vanilla wafer cookies are the only ones available.
bowtomecha 21st-Feb-2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
We'll trade you. Cookies for health care.
fishphile 21st-Feb-2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
What? That seriously sucks.
magedragonfire 21st-Feb-2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
Ah, but you can make your own! I know I've seen recipes online for at least the thin mints (which I think are similar to our Girl Guide minty ones? Not sure, haven't had the thin mints myself) and something else that has caramel in it.
perthro 22nd-Feb-2012 12:24 am (UTC)
See, if I'd known that, I'd have happily acquired and shipped you cookies if you paid shipping and stuff...
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