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Lawmaker: 'Radical' Girl Scouts out to destroy 'American family values'
msnbc.com ^ | 2/21/12 | NBC News and msnbc.com staff

Posted on 02/21/2012 6:15:50 PM PST by ColdOne

There's an agenda behind those cookies the Girl Scouts sell, one bent on promoting communism, lesbianism and subverting "traditional American family values," according to an Indiana lawmaker.

That's the reason Rep. Bob Morris, a Republican representing Fort Wayne, insists he won't go along with a resolution meant to honor the Girls Scouts on the organization's 100th anniversary.

Morris owns a chain of nutrition stores, but it's not the fat and sugar in Girl Scout cookies that have him riled up. "After talking to some well-informed constituents, I did a small amount of Web-based research, and what I found is disturbing, Morris wrote Saturday to Republican House colleagues in a letter obtained by the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Advertise | AdChoices

Morris alleged that the Girl Scouts of America and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts "have entered into a close strategic affiliation with Planned Parenthood," which he claimed is trying to "sexualiz(e) young girls through the Girl Scouts."

Even worse, he wrote, only three of the 50 role models promoted by the Girl Scouts have even "a briefly-mentioned religious background."

"All the rest are feminists, lesbians, or Communists," he wrote.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: culturewars; girlscouts; gsa; radicalfeminists

1 posted on 02/21/2012 6:15:57 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

My wife and I have also been concerned about the drift in direction the leadership of the Girl Scouts have taken over recent years...and for the first time in as long as either of us can remember we will not be purchasing their cookies.

Not exactly a pleasant thing to do when you look at their young faces and have to say...”no thank you.”


2 posted on 02/21/2012 6:24:23 PM PST by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: kimoajax

I agree. Sad. I hate it too.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 6:27:11 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: ColdOne

http://www.100questionsforthegirlscouts.org/100/


4 posted on 02/21/2012 6:29:24 PM PST by peggybac
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To: All



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5 posted on 02/21/2012 6:29:58 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: kimoajax

I was weak....sorry. Thin Mints and Do Si Dos

couldn’t resist. 2 little red haired girls that were so homely they were cute.

They were so excited to be doing it. You could tell this was a big day for them. And too little to know or care about anything other than selling cookies.


6 posted on 02/21/2012 6:32:29 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

I understand your weakness but you do know the majority of cookie profits go the national organization which is then using that money to indoctrinate girls with their leftist, progressive agenda.


7 posted on 02/21/2012 6:41:17 PM PST by Josa
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To: ColdOne

Good for Rep. Morris, he told it like it really is. More and more tea party types are going to become less hesitant about speaking out....that’s my prayer.


8 posted on 02/21/2012 6:46:46 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Who are you and what have you done with Ann Coulter?!)
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To: kimoajax

WOW! Not only that but I heard that the Girl Scouts used water in the cookie mix that was loaded with that evil fluoride!


9 posted on 02/21/2012 6:51:37 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: rlmorel; Josa

See Post #9.


10 posted on 02/21/2012 6:55:26 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: prairiebreeze

I did a lookup on the issue, read a few articles in media websites...leftists are out in full force on this to criticize, ridicule, isolate and marginalize this man for his stance.

I can even see some of those people here on Free Republic.

From Alinsky’s Rules #13 and 5...Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it, and “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”


11 posted on 02/21/2012 7:02:02 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: TaMoDee

Explain your stance on the issue, if you would be so kind.


12 posted on 02/21/2012 7:04:10 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: ColdOne

Sexualize. Lesbianize. Pervert in all ways while denying.


13 posted on 02/21/2012 7:08:19 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ColdOne

Morris is an idiot.


14 posted on 02/21/2012 7:12:17 PM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: ColdOne

I’m fairly conservative, but I’m not going to waste my time supporting fools.


15 posted on 02/21/2012 7:13:14 PM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: digger48
I was weak....sorry. Thin Mints and Do Si Dos ...couldn’t resist. 2 little red haired girls that were so homely they were cute. They were so excited to be doing it. You could tell this was a big day for them. And too little to know or care about anything other than selling cookies

Murderers often hide behind children. Being adult means not thinking like a child.

Enjoy your cookies.

16 posted on 02/21/2012 7:13:48 PM PST by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: popdonnelly

He may well be an idiot, I presume you are more familiar with him than I am.

But even though idiots are often wrong, they may not always be so.

Would you be willing to share your views on why you think he is an idiot?


17 posted on 02/21/2012 7:15:56 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: rlmorel

I really get upset with people that take an issue to the extreme. If you don’t agree with the idea of selling cookies then you won’t buy one single thing for sale anywhere since just about any major organization has one or two issues that we don’t agree with. The GS’s have done a magnificent effort for young girls especially those that come from marginal households.
I used the “fluoride in water” as an example for an issue that seems to bring out the type of people that upset me.


18 posted on 02/21/2012 7:34:30 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012!)
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To: ColdOne

I’ve known this for years!


19 posted on 02/21/2012 7:36:11 PM PST by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: TaMoDee

I understand your view. I think that this is different for many people.

Another poster referenced murderers hiding behind children. I wouldn’t frame it in those terms.

The more I read about this, the more I was reminded of a counter-protest I took part in outside Arlington National Cemetery, and the people on the other side were the Westboro Baptist people.

They had a cute little blonde girl with them who was holding an unspeakable sign, she looked to be perhaps five or six. (I would post a picture I took of her, because I couldn’t believe it, but I cannot find it)

The point is, if that little girl was selling cookies to support the Westboro Baptists, nobody would criticize anyone for refusing to buy them.

I maintain that is because those behind that little girl are straight up and forward with their message, having the little girls hold signs proclaiming just exactly what the unsavory message the cookies support really is.

There is no doubt the Girl Scouts go to great lengths to hide their connections, even scrubbing websites to remove those incriminating things.

In my opinion, what many people feel who are upset about this is simply that the Girl Scouts don’t have their charges (the girls) holding the same clearly spelled out signs as high and as seemingly unashamedly as the Westboro Baptists, but they think the underlying organizational goals are just as unsavory. I think that is what many people feel at a more basic level...and it hurts. It is well known fact that Leftists see children as tools, and this compounds their anger.


20 posted on 02/21/2012 7:51:50 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Josa

” understand your weakness but you do know the majority of cookie profits go the national organization which is then using that money to indoctrinate girls with their leftist, progressive agenda.”

that is absolutely positively false

cookie profits go to the troops and the Councils, not to the national organization. We use the money for the evil agenda of camping and other programs


21 posted on 02/21/2012 8:02:29 PM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: TaMoDee

You’re literally way out in Left Field if you do not see the massive and long running subversive nature of the GSA. It is no tin-foil hat subject my FRiend. The GSA bureaucrats seem pretty comfortable with any and all Leftist causes and Lib role models. Research it yourself.


22 posted on 02/21/2012 8:19:09 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: ColdOne
I don't think the GS's were selling many cookies at my grocery store, today. Lot's of "No, thank you's".

I'm curious if their sales have gone down this year...but, they'd probably never admit that.

23 posted on 02/21/2012 8:46:18 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Actually in my baseball league playing days I was a Right Fielder and depending who was at bat a Far Right Fielder.
I am still a Right Fielder in politics. However I still support my local GSA Troop and buy their cookies for the reasons stated in Post #21.
AND I really enjoy the Shortbread Cookies with coffee in the AM when I check in to read the Posts and Comments from my fellow Freeper FRiends. :>) Regards!


24 posted on 02/21/2012 9:04:57 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012!)
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25 posted on 02/21/2012 9:06:26 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: digger48

“They were so excited to be doing it. You could tell this was a big day for them. And too little to know or care about anything other than selling cookies.”

No doubt the Hitler Youth looked cute and excited, too. I quit buying cookies in the 90s when I discovered what people had been put into leadership. I won’t support their agenda, but I will be nice when I decline the children pimped to get it’s support.


26 posted on 02/21/2012 9:20:23 PM PST by pops88 (Geek chick over 50)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ColdOne.


27 posted on 02/21/2012 9:51:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: pops88

I have been aware for some time that the people in leadership positions were not people I would choose as role models, but when you actually see a list of them in one place (a they display at the 100 questions to ask GSA website, which I had not seen) it is alarming.

Leftists have no qualms about leveraging children for their purposes, but they can rationalize it because “it is for the good of the children”.

A real eye-opener in that respect is the global warming hoax as described by Christopher Horner in his book “Red Hot Lies”, and how children are used to further that agenda.

None of us here will take it out on the kids, we know right from wrong, but we don’t have to a actively support that organization, either.


28 posted on 02/22/2012 3:14:43 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: pops88

I have been aware for some time that the people in leadership positions were not people I would choose as role models, but when you actually see a list of them in one place (a they display at the 100 questions to ask GSA website, which I had not seen) it is alarming.

Leftists have no qualms about leveraging children for their purposes, but they can rationalize it because “it is for the good of the children”.

A real eye-opener in that respect is the global warming hoax as described by Christopher Horner in his book “Red Hot Lies”, and how children are used to further that agenda.

None of us here will take it out on the kids, we know right from wrong, but we don’t have to a actively support that organization, either.


29 posted on 02/22/2012 3:18:15 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: kimoajax

I didn’t buy cookies either. Just donate to your troop leader. They can always use the money and don’t have to give it to the GS Cookie monster! The girls are very glad to get an extra $5 or $10 dollars for their outings. G-d knows the troop leaders could use the money for gas!


30 posted on 02/22/2012 4:24:49 AM PST by poobear
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To: rlmorel
100 questions for the Girl Scouts

It first dawned on me years ago how leftist the GSA is when they decided to remove "God" from the GSA Promise. Girls were allowed and encouraged to substitute any other word they wanted to for God.

I also remember that the Boy Scout camps always started on Sunday afternoon and ended on Saturday, so that scouts could attend Sunday services. They also had schedules that would accommodate Jewish scouts and had chaplains at the camps.

The Girl Scouts, on the other hand, started their camps on Sunday morning, so that none of the scouts or their families could attend services that week, and their staff couldn't attend for the whole summer.

And don't even talk to me about the local group that brought in a lewd cross-dresser for the "entertainment" at the adult awards ceremony.

By the time my daughter was out of Girl Scouts, I was thoroughly disgusted with them. There is a reason the leftists go after the Boy Scouts and leave the Girl Scouts alone.

31 posted on 02/22/2012 5:37:23 AM PST by Aunt Polgara
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To: Aunt Polgara

More info on the GSA:

http://www.honestgirlscouts.com/


32 posted on 02/22/2012 5:49:55 AM PST by Aunt Polgara
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To: ColdOne

Not a dime until they clean up their values. For the first time we passed by the cookie sale without buying. Oh well.


33 posted on 02/22/2012 12:35:15 PM PST by Rapscallion (The best way to enforce "fairness" is tyranny. Begone Obama.)
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