Indiana state Rep. Bob Morris has called the Girl Scouts a “radicalized” group.  That they “sexualize” (I’m not sure that’s a word) young girls and are somehow pursuing a homosexual agenda.  Where’s the “terrorist cell” claim?  They sell those cookies for cash, train in secret meetings and encourage active recruitment. As a Cub Scout, I recall having to memorize a pledge of some sort, I bet they have one too.  Think of what might be hidden in the millions of boxes of cookies on counter tops all over America right now.  But nothing, on that angle, nope, instead, Girl Scouts are evil because they promote women’s health and they don’t hate homosexuals.  Gods hep us, they will destroy America!

girl scout selling cookies

Terrorists! RUN!!! They're arming the COOKIES!!!

First claim is absurd, based solely on Planned Parenthood’s not-secret involvement with the group.  This somehow means that Girl Scouts will all get abortions or something. Yeah, right.  That fallacy would be laughed out of any rational discussion.  But we’re not seeing a “rational discussion” here.

The second claim…where do I start. SO WHAT?  If the Girl Scouts teach acceptance and kindness instead of fear and hate, so be it.  I am getting sick and god damned tired of politicians using spurious moral arguments to take shots at women and women’s reproductive rights. So a GS group in Colorado let in a boy who considers himself a girl. What, do you think this will turn your little girls into raging lesbians?  I doubt it.  No, we know what it is.  You hate gays, and the fact the Girl Scouts DON’T feel like you do pisses you off.  So you take cheap shots, over nothing, just so people will notice you.

Going after the Girls Scouts? Really?  Bob Morris, you couldn’t think of a better use of your time than to wail about a group whose goal states:   “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”

Wait a minute.  I get it.

Bob’s not worried that his daughters will get abortions or become little versions of Ellen DeGeneres, he is worried that they might grow and learn and think for themselves.  And I bet that frightens him.  Because when they grow up and look at their Dad, they might not like what they see.

So, anyhow, Girl Scouts. They sell cookies.  And make S’mores. I think they sing Kum Ba Ya (radicals!).

Sounds OK to me.

MJ

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  1. kannakit says:

    Okay, but as far as I know, the recipe the GS’s use continue to require the importation of palm oil from Indonesia which not only threatens the rain forests and chimpanzees, but more importantly procures forced and child labor to produce it. That is in direct conflict with the Girl Scout law.

    • oranzok says:

      Never having been one, I can’t argue about girl scout law. And I agree with you in principle – global markets of mass produced trash food aren’t a good thing. It is off topic though.

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  5. RD says:

    The pledge is, “On my honor, I will try to serve God and my country, to help people of all kinds, and to live by the Girl Scout law.” I can’t remember what I had for lunch yesterday but I somehow remember the Girl Scout pledge? Weird.
    Anyway, I’m pretty sure the Girl Scout law is just to sell cookies to anyone who doesn’t slam the door in your face and to leave a campsite cleaner than you found it. Oh yeah, and to abort any fetuses that aren’t homosexual, but whatever.

  6. pogonip says:

    You don’t have to believe in a god to be a Girl Scout, but you do to be a Boy Scout, cause they’ll drive you out with nasty words if you don’t.

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