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Original post made on Feb 22, 2012

It's that time of year again. Girl Scouts by the dozens are raising funds for their groups through the sales of Thin Mints, Samoas, Savannah Smiles and other cookies. Photo by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.

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Posted by Bob Morris
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Feb 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Is it true that the Girl Scouts is a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood? Read this letter that US Congressman Bob Morris sent to the Republican leadership protesting the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America: Web Link

Members of the Republic Caucus

Dear Fellow Representatives:

This past week I was asked to sign a House Resolution recognizing the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts of America. After talking to some well-informed constituents, I did a small amount of web-based research, and what I found is disturbing. The Girl Scouts of America and their worldwide partner, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), have entered into a close strategic affiliation with Planned Parenthood. You will not find evidence of this on the GSA/WAGGGS website—in fact, the websites of these two organizations explicitly deny funding Planned Parenthood.

Nonetheless, abundant evidence proves that the agenda of Planned Parenthood includes sexualizing young girls through the Girl Scouts, which is quickly becoming a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood instructional series and pamphlets are part of the core curriculum at GSA training seminars. Denver Auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley of Denver last year warned parents that "membership in the Girl Scouts could carry the danger of making their daughters more receptive to the pro-abortion agenda."

A Girl Scouts of America training program last year used the Planned Parenthood sex education pamphlet "Happy, Healthy, and Hot." The pamphlet instructs young girls not to think of sex as "just about vaginal or anal intercourse." "There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!" it states. Although individual Girl Scout troops are not forced to follow this curriculum, many do. Liberal progressive troop-leaders will indoctrinate the girls in their troop according to the principles of Planned Parenthood, making Bishop Conley's warning true.

Many parents are abandoning the Girl Scouts because they promote homosexual lifestyles. In fact, the Girl Scouts education seminar girls are directed to study the example of role models. Of the fifty role models listed, only three have a briefly-mentioned religious background – all the rest are feminists, lesbians, or Communists. World Net Daily, in a May 2009 article, states that Girl Scout Troops are no longer allowed to pray or sing traditional Christmas Carols.

Boys who decide to claim a "transgender" or cross-dressing life-style are permitted to become a member of a Girl Scout troop, performing crafts with the girls and participate in overnight and camping activities – just like any real girl. The fact that the Honorary President of Girl Scouts of America is Michelle Obama, and the Obama's are radically pro-abortion and vigorously support the agenda of Planned Parenthood, should give each of us reason to pause before our individual or collective endorsement of the organization.

As members of the Indiana House of Representatives, we must be wise before we use the credibility and respect of the "Peoples' House" to extend legitimacy to a radicalized organization. The Girl Scouts of America stand in a strong tradition that reflects with fidelity the traditional values of our homes and our families. The tradition extends from coast-to-coast and back through the past one hundred years. That said, I challenge each of you to examine these matters more closely before you extend your name and your reputation to endorse a group that has been subverted in the name of liberal progressive politics and the destruction of traditional American family values.

I have two daughters who have been active in the Girl Scouts of Limberlost Council in Northeastern Indiana. Now that I am aware of the influence of Planned Parenthood within GSA and other surprisingly radical policies of GSA, my two daughters will instead become active in American Heritage Girls Little Flowers organization. In this traditional group they will learn about values and principles that will not confuse their conservative Hoosier upbringing.

I have been told that, as of today, I am the only member not supporting the Girl Scout Resolution.

I challenge each of you to examine these matters and to decide carefully whether or not to sign the resolution.


Bob Morris

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Posted by R Gerber
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Feb 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm

remember, in 2010 after they won, they told us that Job One was jobs

Maybe we could all buy more cookies if Bob Morris and John Boenehr upheld their promises.

"As you heard me say last night, we are humbled by the trust that the American people have placed in us and we recognize this is a time for us to roll up our sleeves and go to work on the people's priorities: creating jobs, cutting spending and reforming the way Congress does its business." Speaker Boehner

Let's see, other promises:

Promised to read the Constitution - but they chose to skip pesky parts like slavery, and some of the pages stuck together so they inadvertently skipped complete pages. Yeah, amazing ineptness.

Promised to cite the Constitution relevance with every bill - but that didn't last a month

Promised to have every bill "paid for" with cuts - that didn't last a month.

Jobs? ehhhhh, not so much.

But they have voted on abortion a dozen times.

They did the hugely important and timely vote or defending our existing national motto - whew, that was close!

Where are the jobs, Speaker Boenher?

And why can't you control your caucus? You can't even get your signature transportation bill through with your caucuas.

or control nuts like Bob Morris above: "sexualizing young girls through the Girl Scouts"


Leave the Girl Scouts alone, you freak.

Good luck to the Scouts with their cookie drive!

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Posted by girl scout mom
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Huh. Bob Morris really did send this, and got roundly ridiculed for it.

Web Link

I'm off to eat a few Samoas...

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