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Say no to Girl Scout cookies
http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/say-no-to-girl-scout-cookies ^ | 1/18/2012 | Cathy Cleaver Ruse

Posted on 01/18/2012 3:44:02 PM PST by Morgana

January 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When our sweet little neighbor in her brown camp uniform came knocking on our door this year, we had to say no. I told her mother that I didn’t want to hurt Katie’s feelings, but I couldn’t support the Girl Scout cookie sale anymore because I’d learned too much about the organizers’ agenda, primarily their support for abortion and partnership with Planned Parenthood.

I worried that my “political” stand would cause uneasiness between us, but her response put me at ease: “Well,” she said, “they do use unpaid child labor to make their sales, and the troop only gets 10 percent of the revenues anyway.”

True. According to the Girl Scouts’ website, the lion’s share of the money goes not to the troop but to bureaucrats up the chain of command in multicounty councils. The national office gets a piece of the pie, too, in the form of royalties based on gross annual sales volume - about 200 million boxes per year.

It’s a sacrifice, because I love the cookies and the cuties who sell them, but enough is enough.

I remember the Girl Scouts being flaky way back in the early 1970s. When I was a Brownie, I was told to recite some chant and step over a mirror. If I had known the word, I would have called it “pagan.” Even an unchurched girl of 7 could smell a rat.

Last year, the Girl Scouts decided to admit boys who dress as girls. When asked to admit a cross-dressing 7-year-old boy, a Colorado troop leader demurred, explaining to his mother, with tact and irrefutable logic, that her son couldn’t be a Girl Scout because he has “boy parts.”

The troop leader was chastised by the mom as being insensitive and promptly was overruled by the Girl Scout top brass, who, in a statement said, “If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.” Perpetuating this cruel charade on the little boy and forcing little girls to participate in it is “inclusiveness” to the Girl Scouts. To others, it’s child abuse.

But it shouldn’t be surprising: The Girl Scouts have a cross-dresser in the front office.

Ten years ago, Girl Scouts media relations officer Joshua Ackley was frontman for the “homopunk” band the Dead Betties. In publicity shots, he’s dressed in women’s clothing, and in music videos, he appears to be naked and feigning masturbation. The video for “Hellevator” portrays a woman being strangled in an elevator shaft while Mr. Ackley flashes a menacing grin.

Today he issues press releases, posts news and views on the Girl Scouts’ blog, and tries to mollify moms who are concerned about Girl Scout ties with Planned Parenthood. In fact, it was Mr. Ackley who facilitated the Girl Scouts’ “no adults allowed” workshop at the United Nations - the workshop in which the Planned Parenthood sex brochure “Healthy, Happy, and Hot” was offered, although part of Mr. Ackley’s job is to deny it.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if someone like Mr. Ackley was behind the Girl Scouts’ recent scandal: a guidebook that tells girls to check with the leftist, George Soros-funded Media Matters before believing what they read in the news.

As boys send in their orders for Brownie beanies and tights, the Girl Scouts have declared 2012 to be “The Year of the Girl,” announcing that they will be “working to break down societal barriers that prevent girls from leading in their own lives.” What barriers? What does “leading in their own lives” even mean? Forgive me for thinking it has something to do with sex or abortion.

Several years ago. a quarter of the Girl Scout councils nationwide admitted to partnering with Planned Parenthood, the nation’s abortion giant. When questioned about the affiliation on NBC’s “Today Show,” Girl Scout CEO Kathy Cloninger had no compunction in confirming it.

The Girl Scouts have been “pro-choice” for years, but now they’ve been caught supporting promiscuous sex for girls. The Planned Parenthood sex guide offered at that “girls only” U.N. meeting offered this advice on Page 11: “Some people have sex when they have been drinking alcohol or using drugs. This is your choice. ... If you want to have sex and think you might get drunk or high, plan ahead by bringing condoms and lube or putting them close to where you usually have sex.”

Heard enough? There’s a lot more at 100questionsforthegirlscouts.org.

Earlier this month, a young Girl Scout employee, Renise Rodriguez, made the mistake of stopping by the office to do extra work on her own time in a T-shirt bearing the words: “Pray to End Abortion.” A supervisor ordered her to turn the shirt inside out or leave the office. She left, for good.

So should we all.


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: abortion; cookies; girlscouts; gsa; homosexualagenda; prolife

1 posted on 01/18/2012 3:44:12 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

No matter how many times this article gets posted, I’m still buying a box of Thin Mints :~ )


2 posted on 01/18/2012 3:47:27 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Morgana

I agree. I used to be in girl scouts and sold cookies for a while until my mom pulled me out upon finding out where a lot of the money goes to....


3 posted on 01/18/2012 3:47:54 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: nuconvert; Morgana

Grrr... already placed an order. I thought the Girl Scouts ended their relationship with Planned Parenthood? I can’t keep up...


4 posted on 01/18/2012 3:50:08 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: nuconvert

Buy some for “Gift of Caring” and the girls will send them to troops serving overseas - the troops love them! The USO at BWI is stacked full of donated cookies given to troops and families passing through.


5 posted on 01/18/2012 3:50:31 PM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: Morgana

Oh boy, I guess no more cookies for me.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 3:52:31 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Morgana

I probably haven’t bought a box of GS cookies in 30 years. Over priced and the local troop doesn’t get their fair share. Better to just donate the $5 than to buy anything.


7 posted on 01/18/2012 3:54:12 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: silverleaf

You can buy virtually the same cookies in other places for a whole lot less.


8 posted on 01/18/2012 3:54:39 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: nuconvert; All

You can buy thin mints right now at either Dollar General or Family Dollar stores!

Same cookie, same company makes it which is Keibler, only sold as a store brand and is Cheaper!!


9 posted on 01/18/2012 3:56:42 PM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana

The left hates the boy scouts, yet they FRICKED UP the Girls Scouts. I guess we can see how Boy Scouts will be if the LIBERALS get their hands on it.


10 posted on 01/18/2012 3:56:42 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: nutmeg

The Girl Scouts HAVE NO RELATIONSHIP with Planned Parenthood, anymore than does the World or National Council of Churches, the Catholic Church, Jewish organizations, AT&T or Kraft Foods or Charles Schwab or American Express or Exxon the NEA unions employees that teach your kids, the United Way, or .......pick a company, a church, a union, or any large nonprofit and you can make an eventual connection to PP

Hell boycott them all then


11 posted on 01/18/2012 3:57:09 PM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: silverleaf
Buy some for “Gift of Caring” and the girls will send them to troops serving overseas - the troops love them! The USO at BWI is stacked full of donated cookies given to troops and families passing through.

That's what I do. My daughter is a Brownie leader, has been for 8 or so years. She takes her girls on trips, camping and has them work on service projects. I am sure she is not teaching them about sex.

As with many organizations, the top may be rotten but there still can be some good done at the local level. The troops do get money from the cookie sales, just as they always did. And there is good being done at the troop level.

12 posted on 01/18/2012 4:00:58 PM PST by Abby4116
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To: Morgana

:-)

Good to know!

13 posted on 01/18/2012 4:02:02 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Morgana

Thanks. Someone suggested Dollar General on a thread yesterday, but I don’t have one of those stores by me. I do have Family Dollar, so I’ll check it out.


14 posted on 01/18/2012 4:02:53 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Morgana

There are SO MANY reasons to boycott the GS that I don’t even know where to start.......

Anyone that supports this trash or lets their daughter participate in GS has a lot of explaining to do.


15 posted on 01/18/2012 4:03:31 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: bgill

Excellent idea - just donate directly to your local troop. If they are prohibited from accepting money, ask the troop leaders what they need, buy that stuff, and donate the stuff. The troop and the girls are far better off.


16 posted on 01/18/2012 4:04:26 PM PST by majormaturity
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To: Morgana
If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.

This is outright ageism.

I'm a 47 year old man. What if I identify as a 10 year old girl? Shouldn't I be allowed to join the Girl Scouts and sell cookies too?

17 posted on 01/18/2012 4:05:00 PM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: seowulf

http://www.oocities.org/thesunflowergirls2002/Peter1.jpg


18 posted on 01/18/2012 4:12:45 PM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Abby4116

I have older girls and there are things they could teach me about sex

Girl Scouts is a GIRL LED organizations and when they get older, sometimes THEY want to lead activities involving sensitive subjects and yes, they do their research online and guess what their sources may be?

Parental Approval is always required for us to pursue those subjects as a group

At least at GS meetings and events they are arguing pros and cons on issues and not just hanging at some party or at the mall

I am so proud of my GS troops, they are involved in so many service projects, even the 5 yr olds ... it is our driving energy this year with the 100th anniversary


19 posted on 01/18/2012 4:19:10 PM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: seowulf

men over the age of 18 are welcome to join Girl Scouts as adult members

many Dads do, many troops have cookie Dads

If you want to work with the kids as a volunteer however you have to undergo a background check. You will not lead a troop unless you have an unrelated female leader assistant

Hope this answers your concerns about sexism and ageism


20 posted on 01/18/2012 4:23:39 PM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: silverleaf

Well, my daughter won’t participate in this organization. Not my values system.

We participate in the Little Flowers. She learns about biblical virtues by studying the lives of saints. Her faith & love of Christ is deepened.


21 posted on 01/18/2012 4:24:37 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: silverleaf

“Hell boycott them all then”

I am doing just that. I own a small business and just switched my purchases (about $2,000 a year) from Staples, which supports Planned Parenthood, to OfficeMax.


22 posted on 01/18/2012 4:25:47 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: silverleaf

“At least at GS meetings and events they are arguing pros and cons on issues and not just hanging at some party or at the mall”

Have you ever considered the possibility that they might be better off “just hanging at some party or at the mall?”

My daughter was a Brownie, but when it came time to move up to the Girl Scouts I got her out as fast as I could.


23 posted on 01/18/2012 4:30:18 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: silverleaf

How could I possibly join as an adult member if I identify as a 10 year old?


24 posted on 01/18/2012 4:36:47 PM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: nuconvert; All

I have had one ones from Dollar General. They have thin mints, samoas, and tagalongs. Taste exactly the same even packaged in and out just like GS Cookies. Only difference? The price! Dollar General is way cheaper.


25 posted on 01/18/2012 4:45:25 PM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana

The Girl Scouts, like the YWCA, was taken over by lesbians years ago.


26 posted on 01/18/2012 5:20:22 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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27 posted on 01/18/2012 5:27:06 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Boy scouts and girl scouts targets of gay agenda. SO SAD. GAIA also part of boyscouting. Christians need to get children OUT.


28 posted on 01/18/2012 5:30:07 PM PST by codder too
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To: codder too

They did the same in Weimar Republic....homosexuals took charge of the “boy scouts” and had sexual orgies in the woods with the boys.

They really are after the children-—to corrupt them so they can use them. Pederasty is essential part of homosexuality—since it is learned behavior. They want girls to be conditioned to hate males so they give up their sons to the lifestyle.

Homosexuality was the National Vice in Germany-—and formed the SA Brownshirts.—People with no morality. Homosexuality is to destroy Judeo/Christian morality-—Right and Wrong. Nothing is wrong is sodomy is “good”.

People who can demean their body in such inhumane ways—can treat other humans in inhumane ways. It is why zero is forcing “Sodomy is Good” in our military-—to destroy it and turn the men into the SA Brownshirt-type-thinking men who will destroy and kill their own citizens.


29 posted on 01/18/2012 6:15:05 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law.)
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To: Morgana

bttt


30 posted on 01/18/2012 6:21:06 PM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: savagesusie

See Dr judith Reisman ‘s books. She warned of this and continues to do so. Consider her as a speaker. She has recently been acknowledged internationally. Dynamic lady... God bless and protect our children and our nation.


31 posted on 01/18/2012 6:59:44 PM PST by codder too
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To: codder too

Read her books. She is awesome and fighting the good fight—for the worldview of our children. She understands exactly what the homosexual agenda is: to destroy Judeo Christian Ethics and destroy the freedom of thought and religion. The homosexual mafia is making the Bible “hate speech” and Christians “bigots” for telling the Truth.

Our country is founded on Natural Rights from God-—and as such, we have laws which have to reflect Objective Truth—God’s Laws, not Barney Frank’s standards which should be declared “Null and Void”.

The unconstitutional judges are destroying the concept of “just Law”. They are removing God from our Constitution. God is THERE, people,-—our Natural Rights come from GOD. As such, and John Marshall started the precedent —all federal law HAS to reflect the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God—in the tradition of Christian Common Law and Blackstone’s Commentaries.


32 posted on 01/18/2012 7:52:43 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

What is “Little Flowers”?


33 posted on 01/19/2012 3:20:28 AM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana

Little Flowers is a Catholic girls group that is part of a larger conglomeration of Catjolic children’s groups. There’s the Blue Knights for boys, a hospitality program for older girls, a literature group, and an American history/patriotic group. Here’s a link to the website:

http://www.eccehomopress.com/Little-Flowers-Home.html


34 posted on 01/19/2012 5:51:58 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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