Posted on | February 5, 2014 | 45 Comments
Three years ago, I remarked that it had become “increasingly obvious that the national Girl Scouts organization has been hijacked by radical feminists.” You may remember the occasion:
The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides hosted a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations where Planned Parenthood was allowed to distribute a brochure entitled “Healthy, Happy and Hot.” . . .
The brochure claims, “Many people think sex is just about vaginal or anal intercourse … But, there are lots of different ways to have sex and lots of different types of sex. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!”
That was March 2011, and the iron grip of radicalism has not been relaxed. Feminists would rather destroy the Girl Scouts as an institution than to abandon their ideological agenda.
“The Girl Scouts still proclaim to be honest and courageous, while denying their continual collaboration with the nation’s largest and undeniably dishonest abortion chain,” [Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation] said. “Abortion doesn’t make the world a better place, unless you agree with the deeply racist and elitist pseudoscience of eugenics — the foundation of Planned Parenthood.”
Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League commented, “As the father of six girls, I’m extremely disappointed by the Girl Scouts’ increasing collaboration with Planned Parenthood, an organization that aborts over 150,000 unborn baby girls every year.”
Similarly, Jim Sedlak of the American Life League told Breitbart News, “Through their continued support of the Culture of Death, the Girl Scouts have betrayed their heritage and their future. There is nobody who should purchase Girl Scout cookies to fund this group.”
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) February 4, 2014
UPDATE: It is an axiom of modern media that no controversy is complete until Amanda Marcotte makes a fool of herself about it:
What is interesting (but typical) is that Marcotte does not actually rebut the “attacks” she calls “baseless.” That is to say, Marcotte is unable to refute the truth, which is that the Girl Scouts are now committed, as a matter of organizational policy, to a pro-abortion, pro-gay agenda. Instead, Marcotte is just arm-waving: “Look, a Christian preacher said something mean about liberals! The boycott was discussed by Megyn Kelly on Fox News! Extremists! Eek! Eek!”
You realize, of course, that if the Girl Scouts had done something in line with American patriotism, free-market economics or traditional Judeo-Christian moral values, Marcotte would be denouncing the Girl Scouts. The fact that Marcotte is instead defending the Girl Scouts is therefore sufficient proof that the organization has been captured by the radical anti-American Left.