Indiana lawmaker Bob Morris says. He has labeled the Girls Scouts of America a radical organization that promotes homosexuality and abortion and is out to destroy American values. – LATimes
When I heard this on the news, I didn’t know if I wanted to laugh or get mad. I was a Girl Scout leader for 3 years. I have taken a break from it this year, because my daughter wanted to do cheerleading. I only became a Girl Scout leader because of my daughter.
One thing that strongly stands out in my mind, from when I did the leader training, is that we were not to discuss sensitive issues with the girls in the troop. If they were to bring them up, we were to refer them to their parents. It was not our place to take a stance on issues like homosexuality, abortion, religion, or other sensitive subjects. These were up to the parents. We were to encourage our girls to respect each other, respect their differences, and respect their beliefs.
Morris said he made his discoveries after talking to some knowledgeable constituents and conducting “a small amount of Web-based research.” He said the discussion and research led to his conclusions that the Girl Scouts encourage sexual activity, are a front for Planned Parenthood, and that scouts are encouraged to look up to role models who endorse feminist, lesbian and Communist agendas. – LATimes
In y experience, Girl Scouts is for promoting strong girls. They strive to teach them to be leaders. They teach independent thinking. I would like to see the research Morris has supporting his views of the Girl Scouts. I think that he went out on the internet to look for something negative about the Girl Scouts, and used that to discredit them. I also believe that if you were to go online and look for something negative about anything, you will find it. It doesn’t mean that it is true.
Morris needs to do more research, in my opinion.