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Girl Scouts National Conclave to Feature Pro-Abortion, Pro-Lesbian Speakers
Concerned Women for America ^ | August 29, 2005 | Robert Knight

Posted on 09/11/2005 5:39:42 AM PDT by NYer

Dr. Johnnetta Cole, a woman whose radical views forced the Clinton administration to withdraw her name from consideration for Education Secretary, will be one of three keynote speakers at the Girl Scouts USA national convention in Atlanta from October 7-10.

Another speaker is Kavita Ramdas, president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, which, among other things, promotes abortion and feminism. The third speaker is Ann Curry, news anchor for NBC’s Today Show.

The choice of the first two speakers indicates that the Girl Scouts show no sign of slowing their plunge into hard-core feminism and political advocacy, at least at the national level. The Girl Scouts still sell cookies by the millions, conduct many worthwhile community activities, and involve many families that hold traditional values. But the national organization, like many others, has been captured by a liberal elite that sometimes tips its hand.

Here’s a quote from Kavita Ramdas from a newsletter published on her group’s Web site in 2003:

“As women in the United States celebrate the 30th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, (a landmark case that gave women in the U.S. the right to decide when and if to bear children), we are proud to bring you this issue of Raising Our Voices, highlighting ongoing efforts to protect women’s reproductive health and rights.

“The Roe v.Wade decision culminated many years of struggle by the North American women’s movement and helped establish a policy environment within the U.S. that supported women’s reproductive rights around the world. Subsequently, the U.S. strongly endorsed women’s rights at both the Cairo and Beijing U.N. conferences by supporting a woman’s right to information about and access to contraception, and safe, legal abortions. Today, however, these achievements are being undermined by a U.S. administration which is hostile to women’s rights, having re-instated the Global Gag.”

Another article in the newsletter discusses women’s sexual repression in Turkey, with some persuasive examples. But the article also includes this:

At a young age, girls are taught about the importance of being a virgin when they marry, creating an atmosphere of anxiety around sex.

Cole's Worldview
Johnnetta Cole, who is president of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina, gave a speech at last September’s hard-left Women & Power Conference organized by “the nation’s largest holistic education group,” Omega Institute, and V-Day, which promotes an end to violence against women [editor’s note: “Good!”] along with the play The Vagina Monologues on college campuses [editor’s note: “Bad!”].

In her talk “The Power of Diversity,” Cole referred to the “historic and herstoric” occasion, and used the word “power or powerful” 10 times. Some topics and excerpts:

A female deity
“Now, let’s talk about who are we women folk. We’ve such an awesome task. The awesome task of feeling our own power, moving to join with others collectively, to get this world right side up again. And I’m going to tell you, good Lord, she knows this world needs to be right side up again.”

On marriage
“For those women who happen to be in a traditional relationship with a man, they may have even put something on it called marriage – all of those sisters also share something. They must have some kind of special honing device so that when the man with whom they are living says – or it could be one of those children – where are my socks? She knows exactly where they are.”

Equating homosexuality with race
“Here we are an extraordinary array of colors, of ethnicities, of races. As an anthropologist, I’m not sure what that is, but I’m supposed to say it, of nationalities, of different sexual orientations.”

Rejecting ex-“gay” counseling and ministry
“Despite the fact that some wish to do so, I am not praying today or any day that lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered folk will somehow get religion and become heterosexuals. I’m not doing that. The nationality, the religion of every woman should be celebrated.”

Opposing the Gospel
“No must be the answer to – to proselytizing to all who are not Christians into some denomination of Christian faiths.”

Deafness might be better than hearing
“Even the assumption that all folks who have disabilities wish to immediately eliminate them is something to think about. … I witnessed a debate. Some in the community [at Gallaudet University for the deaf] of the deaf and hard of hearing stood up in absolute defense of the cochlear implant, a device which allows some people to hear. And others, including the first deaf president I. King Jordan, spoke with caution and said what makes you folks who hear assume that you have a superior way?”

Schooled in lesbian advocacy
“The sister warrior who helped me to fight my own homophobia and heterosexism in my life … was Audrey Lore. It was at Hunter College where we were both faculty members that she was my teacher. Let me share with you how Sister Audrey would often introduce herself. She would say I’m Audrey Lore, a black woman, lesbian, feminist, poet, professor, mother.”

Seeking power, above all
“But the changing of the world requires in my view a changing internally first; a sensing of who one is. In Sister Tulani’s words, touching your own power. [Editor’s note: “[A]nd your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods.” – Satan’s promise to Eve, Genesis 3: 5, KJV]

“And then acknowledging the power of others and moving collectively to harness it. But if one is still driven by racist, sexist, heterosexist and other bigoted attitudes and behaviors, you will never harness your own or the power of all of us.”

Anti-male stereotyping
“Here he comes, brother lion. … [H]e, of course, puts out this enormous disruptive noise to declare once again that he is the king of this place. If brother lion walked on two rather than four legs, you have the feeling he might have kind of hiked up his trousers, leaned a little bit, and then walked on down. Now, any similarity between Brother Lion and the males of any other species, I leave that up to you. I’m just telling the story.”

Girl Scouts Head Leftward
Founded as a traditionalist alternative to the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts of America has evolved into a prototypical feminist organization, steering girls toward Planned Parenthood for sexual advice and saying that lesbianism is no bar to being a Girl Scout leader. In

“The Cookie Crumbles,” an investigative article for National Review magazine, Kathryn Jean Lopez pulled the covers off the Girl Scouts.

Some years ago, the Girls Scouts began purging materials of positive references to homemakers. Instead of being family-centered, the group now promotes “girl empowerment,” with programs that focus heavily on a narcissistic devotion to self, but then steered into collective action for liberal causes, such as environmentalism.

For example, “The Ten Emerging Truths: New Directions for Girls 11-17,” published by theGirl Scout Research Institute, includes “Truth 6: Girls Need Empowerment: By Girls, for Girls.” The report notes that a majority of the 3,000 girls surveyed said they preferred the term “advisor” or “counselor” over that of “leader.” The girls are apparently and approvingly supposed to be self-driven and equality-oriented, with minimal adult supervision. The report also relies heavily on feminist and liberal sources, such as Ms. Foundation for Women, Planned Parenthood and Human Rights Watch, the latter of which is cited for its “Hatred in the Hallways: Violence and Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Students in U.S. Schools” (2001).

While reducing bullying or violence against any students is a laudable goal, Human Rights Watch advocates promoting homosexuality as the solution. Contributing sources to “Hatred in the Hallways” read like a Who’s Who of homosexual activist groups in the schools.

Girl Scouts No Longer Have a Monopoly

Some Girl Scout leaders have become alarmed by the organization’s leftward leanings and have decided to do something about it. In 1995, Patti Garibay, a former Girl Scout troop leader, founded the Cincinnati, Ohio-based American Heritage Girls (AHG), which now has troops in 32 states.

According to its Web site,

American Heritage Girls organization is a scouting program for girls that supports the traditional values of God, Family and Country. AHG's programming promotes the Judeo-Christian values upon which our country was founded and strives to enhance the girls’ life experiences with fun-filled activities supervised by trained adults, supported by family members and implemented by members. AHG's programming provides life skills, leadership skills and character building through a traditional troop setting.

In 1993, the Girl Scouts eliminated the requirement for girls to say the word God in the Girl Scout Promise:

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God* and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Although the word God is still in the Promise, it has an asterisk:

“* The word “God” can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one's spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word “God” with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.”

Here’s the American Heritage Girls Oath:

I promise to love God,
Cherish my family,
Honor my country,
and Serve in my community.

“God should not be optional in our lives or in our scouting choices,” said Patti Garibay. “American Heritage Girls believes that a character building program for youth, such as scouting, demands a moral compass. AHG provides just that – a philosophical basis of Biblical truths and a continued commitment to assist girls as they grow in their relationship with Christ.”

Accordingly, AHG incorporates Bible verses and references to God throughout its materials. A case in point is the Fall 2004 edition of the newsletter, Heritage Headlines, honoring grandparents.

“The unconditional love of a grandparent granted to each grandchild reflects the love of their Heavenly Father,” Garibay writes, citing Proverbs 17:6: “Grandchildren are the crown of the aged.”

“The role of the grandparent is unique and necessary as children make sense of their family’s heritage, their own role in that heritage and ultimately defining their purpose in life.”

As American Heritage Girls celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, Concerned Women for America salutes them for lighting a candle instead of just cursing the darkness.

For more information, contact:

American Heritage Girls, Inc.
175 Tri-County Parkway, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45246
(513) 771-2025
(513) 771-2595
ahg@ahgonline.org
www.ahgonline.org


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: abortion; clintonistas; cwa; feminism; feministagenda; girls; girlscouts; gsa; homosexualagenda; johnnettacole; leftistagenda; lesbian; letistpedophiles; radicalfeminists
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Robert Knight, a former Los Angeles Times writer and editor and Hoover Institution Media Fellow, directs the Culture & Family Institute, an affiliate of Concerned Women for America.
1 posted on 09/11/2005 5:39:43 AM PDT by NYer
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To: american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; ...
Heads up ping to all who have young daughters enrolled in the Girl Scouts!

Catholic Ping
Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


2 posted on 09/11/2005 5:42:08 AM PDT by NYer (It's Cool 2 B Catholic!)
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To: NYer

The national headquarters for the Girls Scouts of America is a brand new huge building in my city. I have wondered for a long time how such a "humble" group could afford such an expensive looking place. Now, I'm convinced that they are being bankrolled by monied leftist groups.


3 posted on 09/11/2005 5:43:44 AM PDT by Galtoid
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To: NYer

It'll be a snowy day in July before their cookies enter my home again.


4 posted on 09/11/2005 5:45:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: NYer

Thanks for the post.


5 posted on 09/11/2005 5:47:42 AM PDT by mission9 (Be a citizen worth living for, in a Nation worth dying for...)
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To: NYer

American Heritage Girls sounds like a great alternative, but they still don't have a troop in my neck of the woods. (Middle Nowhere, PA)


6 posted on 09/11/2005 5:57:12 AM PDT by Graymatter
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To: NYer

What I see happening is a movement back through the eons to worshipping a fertility symbol, the earth mother, primitive, whorey, egotistical, anti-God, nasty, idolatrous, by um - modern? enlightened? people.


7 posted on 09/11/2005 6:09:41 AM PDT by RoadTest (For Heaven's Sake)
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To: NYer

Here is what is completely wrong with this! Why would a lesbian wish to address a convention for youth (Girl Scouts). In publicly representing herself as a lesbian, she is informing the world that she desires sex with other women. So why does she need to be involved with the youth convention which is a program for minors?


8 posted on 09/11/2005 6:10:07 AM PDT by jscottdavis_for_48th_district (J. Scott Davis http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jscottdavisfanclub ...... Onward To Hollywood)
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To: Tax-chick

ping-a-ling!


9 posted on 09/11/2005 6:11:15 AM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: NYer

I didn't have a very high opinion of the Girl Scouts in the first place. This further lowers my opinion.

As contrasted to the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts seem to be more interested in selling cookies to bankroll their organization than they are in the outdoor skills and activities that girls should be engaging themselves in. Now it would appear that they're using their organization to promote a feminist political agenda. That's their right. But it's also the right of parents to decline to allow their daughters to participate in the organization. And it's also everyones right to not buy their cookies, Which aren't very good anyway.

This AHG sounds like a better alternative. I think the "Y" has an alternate organization as well. (Camp Fire Girls?)


10 posted on 09/11/2005 6:11:35 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: NYer

My wife (I helped as a registered GS myself) had a GS troop for 10 years. Saw our girls (including my daughter) go from Brownies to Seniors. By that time, the late 90s, GS (and our regional counsel, to a lesser degree) had become so politically correct it was pretty bad. Got involved with another troop as co-leader two years ago and just couldn't take it. GS has become just plain disgusting in many ways. It is very sad. Most of the tasks I did in helping the troop over the years are banned now. Men are all treated as being potential molesters and rapists. And not too subtly, either.

A friend and GS volunteer and leader for 17 years was kicked out of scouting. Her crime? At the camp, she was smoking in the properly designated area for adults to do this. Unknown to her a girl had snuck out there and saw her smoking. She was booted out of scouts after 17 years of service! Left a sour taste her her mouth I can tell you.

The left has really trashed a fine organization. I am amazed the Boy Souts have done as well as they have in resisting. The wackos corrupted GS from within, and since they haven't been able to do that with BS, they are attacking them legally from without.


11 posted on 09/11/2005 6:15:33 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: NYer
ÒThe sister warrior who helped me to fight my own homophobia and heterosexism in my life ...

Of course, she wants to make heterophobia and homosexism mandatory.

12 posted on 09/11/2005 6:15:50 AM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tagline.)
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To: Galtoid
Now, I'm convinced that they are being bankrolled by monied leftist groups.

It's not the thin mints?

Seriously, I am stunned at the direction the Girl Scouts have taken.

Amazing... while the Boy Scouts continued to get pilloried, the Girl Scouts are now promoting lesbianism, and pro-choice stances with these speakers. How absolutely sad.

13 posted on 09/11/2005 6:16:58 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: NYer

And this folks is why the left does not oppose the girl scouts.

Sign your kids up for Awana or something else.


14 posted on 09/11/2005 6:26:26 AM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: NYer

OK... The "Girl Scouts" are hereby added to my list of organizations that I'll have absolutely NOTHING to do with.


15 posted on 09/11/2005 6:27:00 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Galtoid
" I have wondered for a long time how such a "humble" group could afford such an expensive looking place. Now, I'm convinced that they are being bankrolled by monied leftist groups."

- No, it's the house that cookies built.
As to the question, how did the Girl Guides get taken over by leftists, the answer is simple. Leftists, being mostly graduates from the college humanities courses, have no real skill sets in our essentially technology based society. Therefore, they can smell a charitable or taxpayer funded gravy train the way a pig smells truffles. Such organizations are notorious for their lax spending controls, poor administrative practices and lack of performance based measurements. In other words, pig heaven to someone with a fine arts degree and no practical management background.
Once in place, they attract their friends and relatives to other top posts and pretty soon you have a group running the show who share common views and work in concert to keep out others who do not share their opinions.
Then they start having lavish, all expenses paid "conferences" (they love them because they get to shmooze on free booze) to which they invite speakers who share their world view.
Voila, the Girl Guides, as an organization, rots from the center out.
16 posted on 09/11/2005 6:48:34 AM PDT by finnigan2
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To: NYer

I hated the Brownies for my year in them. Unfortunately, my daughter is due to be one this year because 99% of the girls in her class in her (Catholic) school belong to one troop. I was not going to let her join, but my ex decided that it was a sign of my bad parenting (he wants to get 50/50 custody so he can stop paying his meager child support) that I kept her away from the other girls like that. Grrrrrrr. I am hoping since the troop is girls from the Catholic school and led by one of the moms that it is kept insulated from the BS.


17 posted on 09/11/2005 7:23:33 AM PDT by conservative cat
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To: conservative cat

The Catholic Elementary school where my son attended seemed to have a decently organized Girl Scout troop. He was in the Cub Scout counterpart based out of that Church and, as was already mentioned, was completely immersed in what I would call traditional American values, family and social.

Even so I found it was a good idea to be present at the parents meetings if only to hear of the upcoming proposed (read changeable) events.

Very sad to read about the shifting values of the Girl Scouts.


18 posted on 09/11/2005 8:15:41 AM PDT by broken_clock
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To: NYer

Thanks for posting this!


19 posted on 09/11/2005 8:19:01 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

**the shifting values of the Girl Scouts.**

Why my children were all in Camp Fire!


20 posted on 09/11/2005 8:20:27 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: NYer
Instead of being family-centered, the group now promotes “girl empowerment,” with programs that focus heavily on a narcissistic devotion to self,

In other words, they've been Oprahfied.

21 posted on 09/11/2005 8:20:51 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: NYer

brainwashing at it's finest (or rather, ugliest). Their trick is to catch them early and get them to believe whatever they want. that must be why I've seen so many young girls (12, 13 or so) thinking their lesbians


22 posted on 09/11/2005 8:31:07 AM PDT by genirra
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To: Northern Yankee
I was hoping you would see this article.

No credit due to myself, I dropped out of Brownies after one year. That was in 1971.

Although it wasn't as "PC" back then as it is now, we still were able to do some fun things like cook outs, wild flower collections, ect...things related to the outdoors.

(ha, I didn't even know what "PC" meant then, but I had a suspicion of what didn't seem right)...

I knew it was time to go. I did more "outdoor" things with my family and learned more from my dad than anything the Brownies or Girl Scouts could teach in the short, few years left he had on earth with us then.

Very sad to hear they went feminazi.

23 posted on 09/11/2005 8:45:27 AM PDT by kstewskis ("I don't know what I know, but I know that it's big..." Jerry Fletcher)
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To: EdReform; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; stage left; Yakboy; I_Love_My_Husband; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping.

No more Girl Scout cookies ping

Free Republic homosexual agenda keyword search

If you want on/off the ping list let me and little jeremiah know.

24 posted on 09/11/2005 9:03:46 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (http://soapboxharry.blogspot.com/)
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To: NYer

Proving once again that gays do not procreate, they recruit.


25 posted on 09/11/2005 9:09:13 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (Women are like the forest, dark, mysterious and full of squirrels.)
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To: Galtoid
The national headquarters for the Girls Scouts of America is a brand new huge building in my city. I have wondered for a long time how such a "humble" group could afford such an expensive looking place. Now, I'm convinced that they are being bankrolled by monied leftist groups.

George Soros, call your office. B-P
26 posted on 09/11/2005 9:22:13 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Lutheran, Conservative, Neo-Victorian/Edwardian, Michael Savage in '08! - Any Questions?)
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To: NYer

I don't know, but the changes has been explicitly portrayed on the cookie box graphics for many years now. Especially the "narcissistic devotion to self".

I have greatly curtailed my cookie buying, but I still have to have a box or two of those Samoas.


27 posted on 09/11/2005 9:22:58 AM PDT by tertiary01 (It took 21 years but 1984 finally arrived.)
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To: NYer

Truth will come out in the end.

Presuming that Lesbians/Gays are “born that way” which is what the homosexual agendists would want us to believe, sooner or later these brain washed girl scouts, who weren’t really “born that way” will come to the realization that they have the same needs and desires that normal, non brainwashed heterosexual women have. The problem is, will they be able to function in society.

I am truly amazed that Democracy survives in America with the likes of the Communists in the Democrat party, the Liberal agendas being taught in the schools, the open borders and the state of terrorism, the IRS and the Federal reserve system sucking money out of the producers, the anti-G@d group trying to remove all references from America while Muslim children are allowed to pray in school, the Girl Scouts, et al…


28 posted on 09/11/2005 10:00:10 AM PDT by AMERIKA
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To: NYer
"Opposing the Gospel
“No must be the answer to – to proselytizing to all who are not Christians into some denomination of Christian faiths.”"

How utterly and blatantly hypocritical! Try this:

'No must ALSO be the answer to - to proselytizing all who are not homosexuals into some form of sexual deviency involving same-sex partners.'

Anybody else catch that?

29 posted on 09/11/2005 10:04:39 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
No more Girl Scout cookies ping

Very sad to have to let go of what was once a noble transaction to now what needs to be a serious boycott.

I never even thought of that till now.

Makes you appreciate the tenacity of why the Boy Scouts held so tightly to their traditional values...once you let evil in it spreads like the plague.

30 posted on 09/11/2005 10:04:55 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (If you don't like Jesus, you can go to hell.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
I've made a decision to encourage my daughters both of which were Girl Scouts and are now adults to consider volunteering for GS leadership in this area. Perhaps they can filter this trash and stop it from indoctrinating the girls in our area.
31 posted on 09/11/2005 10:22:32 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (http://soapboxharry.blogspot.com/)
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To: AMERIKA
I am truly amazed that Democracy survives in America with the likes of the Communists in the Democrat party, the Liberal agendas being taught in the schools

In case you've never read this, here's an article worth bookmarking for future reference ......

Treason From Within

32 posted on 09/11/2005 10:40:11 AM PDT by NYer (It's Cool 2 B Catholic!)
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To: NYer

Don't these girls have enough to deal with with their gym teachers?


33 posted on 09/11/2005 10:41:19 AM PDT by AmishDude (Join the AmishDude fan club: "Great point." -- AliVertias; ":-) Very clever" -- MJY1288)
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To: NYer

I want my daughters to be a Girl Scouts but this prevents me.


34 posted on 09/11/2005 10:46:35 AM PDT by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: NYer
What a cultural catastrophe.

Has anyone heard of a group committed to filling the void the Girl Scouts left? I think it's called "Little Flowers" .
35 posted on 09/11/2005 10:50:28 AM PDT by Barnacle (Free Republic; The modern equivalent of the ham radio... on steroids.)
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To: NYer

Is Dr. Cole the chair of the Board of United Way of America????


36 posted on 09/11/2005 10:53:58 AM PDT by Fritzy
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To: All
Just answered my own question.. Dr. Johnnetta Cole is the Chair of the Board of United Way of America.. assisting over 1,000 United Ways in mission, training and direction...

Very Interesting...
37 posted on 09/11/2005 10:58:06 AM PDT by Fritzy
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To: NYer
Ronald Radosh a fellow traveler of Horowitiz notes in his book "Commies" that she and her husband a radical Black Marxist and communist fellow traveler. She also was on the executive board of the US Peace Council which is the American affiliate of the Soviet-created World Peace Council. She signed a statement accusing the US of a "history of aggression and genocidal practices aganist people of color around the world".Bill Clinton was actually wanting to appoint her was Secretary of Education. But there was a huge behind the scene power struggle to prevent that. God help the US. We need to educate every one we know about these people. I recommed the above book.
38 posted on 09/11/2005 11:02:16 AM PDT by therut
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To: Barnacle

"Has anyone heard of a group commited to filling the void that the Girl scouts left?"


Some Girl Scout leaders have become alarmed by the organization’s leftward leanings and have decided to do something about it. In 1995, Patti Garibay, a former Girl Scout troop leader, founded the Cincinnati, Ohio-based American Heritage Girls (AHG), which now has troops in 32 states.


39 posted on 09/11/2005 11:41:41 AM PDT by loboinok (Gun Control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: kstewskis
Fortunately around here the Girl Scouts still work on outdoor skills, and just plain fun things with the kids. They are not into the feminism part of it, from what I have seen. (Both of my girls were in the program for awhile before moving on....)

I was in the Cub Scouts for a few years, but eventually moved on as well. (I wanted to join the Girl Scouts, but alas, to no avail.)

40 posted on 09/11/2005 11:42:46 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: loboinok

I just saw their web site. There are only two troops in Illinois. I expect to see that grow.


41 posted on 09/11/2005 11:45:22 AM PDT by Barnacle (Free Republic; The modern equivalent of the ham radio... on steroids.)
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...
Meet 'Women's Auxiliary of NAMBLA'
Man Ticketed For Selling Girl Scout cookies With Daughter
The cookie Crumbles-The Girl Scouts go PC.
Girl Scouts: "We Partner With Planned Parenthood Organizations
American Heritage Girls challanges Girl Scouts "moral relativism"
Girl Scouts council drops Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood gives kids 'porn' book
The cookie Crumbles The Girl Scouts go PC [Free Republic]
Girl Scouts Boycotted Over Planned Parenthood
 
Girl Scouts

42 posted on 09/11/2005 12:12:53 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Bump. To. The. Top.

Everyone needs to know the truth about the Girl Scouts, and that there are alternatives.


43 posted on 09/11/2005 12:33:56 PM PDT by little jeremiah (A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, are incompatible with freedom. P. Henry)
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To: NYer

I did a Google search and found some information on a Catholic alternative called "The Little Flowers" Girls Club. It sounds nice... (my own daughter's too old for it at this point!) It may be worth checking out.

http://members.aol.com/eccehomopr/lfgchome.htm


The below website looks like a location to order materials (programs, badges, etc.) for The Little Flowers:

https://blitz.goldrush.com/chcweb/shopcart/products.asp?id=40&cat=Little-Flowers-Girls-Club


44 posted on 09/11/2005 2:38:04 PM PDT by firerosemom ("Don't make Me come down there..." --- God)
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To: firerosemom; Barnacle

Thank you for the research! Like you, my daughter is too old for Girl Scouts but I have copied Barnacle who also posted this information. Perhaps the two of you can begin to spread this to others. Bless you both!


45 posted on 09/11/2005 2:55:25 PM PDT by NYer (It's Cool 2 B Catholic!)
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To: NYer; firerosemom

Thanks for the research and pings.


46 posted on 09/11/2005 4:15:21 PM PDT by Barnacle (Free Republic; The modern equivalent of the ham radio... on steroids.)
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To: NYer

And wouldn't you know it, in my parish bulletin today (Ste. Marie's in NH) there's an announcement for a Little Flowers Club here! It's just starting up!


47 posted on 09/11/2005 5:53:37 PM PDT by firerosemom ("Don't make Me come down there..." --- God)
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To: Graymatter

Why don't you start a troop in your part of the country? You only two girls.


48 posted on 09/12/2005 4:29:05 AM PDT by G-Man 1
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To: Gay State Conservative

Two years ago, hubby and I decided we would not buy any more girl scout cookies. Near the end of cookie-selling season, a neighbor child came to our door selling the remainder of her boxes. Hubby, forgetting our ban, bought the rest of the girl's thin mints and something else. We opened them, ate them, and within one day, we had the worst virus we'd had in years. That cured our craving for girl scout cookies.


49 posted on 09/12/2005 4:38:13 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: G-Man 1
Why don't you start a troop in your part of the country?

If you must know, my health (or lack thereof) doesn't permit it. In June my doctor informed me that I have a terminal illness, and if I'm very lucky and careful I might have a couple more years, but they're not going to be very active years.

50 posted on 09/12/2005 5:50:48 AM PDT by Graymatter
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