March 12, 2010 1:17 PM
Girl Scouts USA radical agenda
You asked for it -
Here's some inside scoop on Girl Scouts USA:
Planned Parenthood Sex Guide Earns Girl Scouts a Talking Dirty Patch (also contains the Condom Cupcak recipe)
Who can you trust?
By Jim Sedlak
American Life League's STOPP International
This column was written for the Washington Dispatch.
"Hello," I would say to the person who picked up the phone at one of the 315 Girl Scout councils across the United States, "my name is Jim from American Life League's STOPP International, and I am calling to find out if your Girl Scout council has any relationship with Planned Parenthood."
My associate, Ed Szymkowiak, assisted with the calls. He and I both thought it was a simple question. Many times the answer was: "What do you mean by a relationship?"
"Well," we said, "ANY relationship. Do you invite Planned Parenthood to talk to the girls? Do you send the girls to Planned Parenthood for sessions? Do you co-sponsor any Planned Parenthood event? Do you and Planned Parenthood promote any events put on by third parties? Do you give awards to Planned Parenthood executives? Are any of your Girl Scout leaders or board members also on the board of Planned Parenthood?"
"You know, ANY relationship?"
"Well," said one chief executive officer of a local Girl Scout Council, "I have been instructed to just say 'no comment' to whatever you ask."
"Who instructed you to say that?" we asked.
"I can't tell you that," came the reply.
And, so it went.
This effort began when a woman named Kathy Cloninger, who is the executive director of the Girl Scouts of the USA, appeared on a national television show. While discussing a controversy over the Girl Scouts partnering with Planned Parenthood in Waco, Texas, she said that Girl Scout councils across the United States partner with a lot of groups, including Planned Parenthood.
Read more at STOPP
Googling revealed that gay activist groups all over the Internet are excited about a new Girl Scouts USA study which finds kids more open to homosexuality than the previous generation. Sample enthusiastic report:
The 3.8 million-member Girl Scouts of the USA last week released "Good Intentions: The Beliefs and Values of Teens and Tweens Today," a report from the Girl Scout Research Institute and Harris Interactive.
Pollsters surveyed 3,263 girls and boys in grades 3-12 to update a landmark 1989 survey for the Girl Scouts organization, which, by the way, is not affiliated with Boy Scouts of America and does not practice the same discriminatory policies as that youth group. Pollsters also conducted a Web-based survey of girls and their mothers, as well as organized six focus groups to gain further insight into their findings.
And what were their findings?
Generally they found that more American youth say they would make "responsible" decisions on a range of issues, from lying to engaging in sex, than youth 20 years ago.
They also found today's youth place greater value on diversity, acceptance and civic involvement.
"There's clearly a generational change taking place," GSRI researcher Kimberlee Salmond said, explaining the findings in "Good Intentions."
The report "paints an encouraging picture about a generation of youth responsible to themselves and to others, and who value diversity, respect and community involvement," she added.
It is here, in the Girl Scout survey, among American youth, that we can see the positive results of decades of LGBT activism in political and cultural arenas.
The "Good Intentions" researchers found that youth are more accepting of same-sex relationships than youth 20 years ago.
Fifty-nine percent agreed with the statement, "Gay or lesbian relationships are OK" compared to 31 percent who agreed with the statement in 1989. Girls were more likely to agree with the statement than boys.
Forty-eight percent of youth today said if they found out one of their same-sex friends was involved in a gay or lesbian relationship, they'd remain friends. While nearly 60 percent of girls said they would continue their friendship, fewer than 40 percent of boys would.
If you are disappointed by those statistics -- and clearly homophobia among boys remains a problem -- consider that two decades ago only 12 percent of the youths surveyed said they would keep their friendship.
Another important statistic in "Good Intentions": 71 percent of those surveyed said their religious beliefs are important to them. We can worry that as these young people mature to adulthood and learn more about their religions, they may adopt anti-LGBT attitudes. Or we can have hope that these young people are learning how to recognize same-sex relationships and keep their religion, learning that valuing same-sex relationships need not be incompatible with their faith.
What is interesting here is the idea that today's teens - whose ideas are taken from the popular culture - are the bellwether for what's right and wrong and that values change over time.
Also, check out the Girl Scouts website and read what they're all about. Tres trendy - more interested in change than tradition. Pretty much the opposite of the Boy Scouts of America, which is why gay activists love Girl Scouts and hate Boy Scouts and why the ACLU harasses the BSA wherever and whenever possible. You would never see them interested in getting Girl Scouts banned from public schools.
Why the emphasis on sexuality in Girl Scouts? What is that all about?
Wow Barbara, I had no idea!!
I'm pregnant with a little girl and I was so excited about the prospect of getting involved with her and Girl Scouts again(I still have my old sash and badges). I had such a rich experience with Girl Scouts and I am so enraged/disappointed/disgusted to find out they've turned into such left-wingers!! Thanks so much for the link to the Heritage Girls. We will definately be looking for a troop in our area to join when the time comes.
Posted by: Heather | March 12, 2010 4:04 PM
Barbara, thanks for providing all the links. Wow, I am blown away! I just told my husband "no more Thin Mints" and he agreed. So thankful my daughters never wanted to join Girl Scouts . . .
Posted by: Donica | March 12, 2010 10:47 PM