Lawmaker Says Girl Scouts Promotes Homosexuality and Abortion

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.

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18 comments on “Lawmaker Says Girl Scouts Promotes Homosexuality and Abortion

  1. Huh? Really?? That doesn’t make sense…I thought they taught girls leadership and teamwork and important life skills…what information does he have that they are teaching girls political ideas? (I’m not a fan of Planned Parenthood, but I find it hard to believe PP and GS are friendly in any way…I’d be curious to know if this was true)

  2. I had my oldest daughter enrolled in Girl Scouts a long time ago, and pulled her out because she was bored out of her mind. All that they were doing was baking cookies, making granola, and chatting; all of which she could do at home with me if she wanted to. There was no teaching, no life lessons, nothing. With my personal experience, I can’t say I’ve known Girl Scouts to be a group that would benefit the girls, but I can’t say I’ve known them to be thrusting the girls into political issues, either. This is so strange and I hope it isn’t true.

  3. I was a Girl Scout for many years and, while I hated how boring it was and how little we actually did, there was never anything inappropriate. There was rarely anything that went beyond cooking or camping or selling cookies – much less controversial.

  4. I was a Girl Scout from my early childhood to my teens. That’s ridiculous! I’ve not had anything to do with the scouts aside from buying cookies in many years, but I can’t believe they’ve changed that much!

  5. I was a girl scout and have nothing but fond memories. But, I was talking to a couple of moms the other day who had girls that were girl scouts a couple of years ago, and they both said the Girl Scouts were nothing more than selling cookies. That’s just about all it was about, now. As for this topic… this is the first I’ve heard of it.

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