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Radio Host: Girl Scouts Promote 'Lesbianism'
UPI ^ | Oct. 22, 2013

Posted on 10/22/2013 3:24:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A Colorado radio host is urging listeners to give up Girl Scout cookies due to what he referred to as the organization's promotion of "lesbianism."

Kevin Swanson, a pastor and right-wing activist, said on his "Generations Radio" program, which originates in Elizabeth, Colo., that he doesn't condone purchasing Girl Scout cookies because the organization promotes homosexuality and supports abortion, MSNBC reported Tuesday.

"Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies," Swanson said on Monday's radio broadcast.

"I'd say you ought to say no to the Girl Scout cookies," Swanson said. "I don't want to support lesbianism, I don't want to support Planned Parenthood and I don't want to support abortion, and if that be the case I'm not buying Girl Scout cookies."

The Girl Scouts' website states the group "does not have a relationship or partnership with Planned Parenthood." The site says the Girl Scouts of America is a "secular organization" and it has no official position on human sexuality, birth control or abortion.

"The vision of the Girl Scouts of America is antithetical to a biblical vision for womanhood," Swanson said. "It's antithetical to it."


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1 posted on 10/22/2013 3:24:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Time to boycott both the GSA and the BSA.


2 posted on 10/22/2013 3:26:48 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Girl Scouts went perv leftist a long long time ago


3 posted on 10/22/2013 3:27:08 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: nickcarraway

I didn’t think that lesbians were big customers of Planned Parenthood.

Learn something new every day.


4 posted on 10/22/2013 3:27:21 PM PDT by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar will soon be repeated.)
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To: donmeaker

>>I didn’t think that lesbians were big customers of Planned Parenthood.

>>because the organization promotes homosexuality and supports abortion

That’s why they used the word “and”.


5 posted on 10/22/2013 3:30:42 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: donmeaker
Actually, Planed Parenthood has always been pitched to people who are not interested in, and fundamentally unfit for, parenthood.

Should be "Planned Barrenhood."

Or "Banned Parenthood."

6 posted on 10/22/2013 3:31:14 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("See something, say something.")
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To: nickcarraway

>>>The Girl Scouts’ website states the group “does not have a relationship or partnership with Planned Parenthood.” >>>

Yes, but do they send donations to Planned Parenthood?


7 posted on 10/22/2013 3:31:24 PM PDT by kitkat (FUF)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought everyone knew this by now. For many years they’ve been promoting the Leftist sexual agenda.


8 posted on 10/22/2013 3:33:44 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: donmeaker

Lesbians probably recruit the 50% who leave clinics alive


9 posted on 10/22/2013 3:34:54 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Margaret Sanger had a thing about blacks. She wanted to abort them all.


10 posted on 10/22/2013 3:35:07 PM PDT by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar will soon be repeated.)
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To: donmeaker
I didn’t think that lesbians were big customers of Planned Parenthood.

Despite their claim to exclusive homosexuality, many, if not most, lesbians still have sex with men. It's the "dirty little secret" that they don't want anyone to know.

11 posted on 10/22/2013 3:35:24 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: nickcarraway
Girl Scouts of America is a "secular organization" and it has no official
position on human sexuality, birth control or abortion.


And there's the problem right there. I stopped buying cookies a decade ago.
And I no longer support the Twink Scouts of America.

12 posted on 10/22/2013 3:38:44 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: nickcarraway

He will soon feel the wrath of militant, man-hating fang-tooth feminazis.


13 posted on 10/22/2013 3:38:57 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: fwdude

Not much of a secret.

From Mel Brooks “History of the World”

“Do you have any openings I might fill?”


14 posted on 10/22/2013 3:39:07 PM PDT by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar will soon be repeated.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

The conservatives have twice or more children as leftists. By 2016 it is predicted that there will be more conservatives eligible to vote than leftists.


15 posted on 10/22/2013 3:39:17 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: GeronL

Agreed, daughter dropped out of GSA several years ago. Way to liberal and full of lesbians.


16 posted on 10/22/2013 3:40:06 PM PDT by kgrif_Salinas
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t buy cookies from either group.


17 posted on 10/22/2013 3:40:25 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Jack Hydrazine

those kids go to school and watch TV and movies and will indoctrinated by leftist ideas


18 posted on 10/22/2013 3:40:37 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’m not giving up my mint cookies!!!


19 posted on 10/22/2013 3:41:04 PM PDT by deputytess (Men of the West .....stand and FIGHT!)
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To: nickcarraway

say what you want, I’m still going to buy thin mints and shortbread girl scout cookies


20 posted on 10/22/2013 3:41:18 PM PDT by JohnInSoCal
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Should be "Planned Barrenhood."

Very apt. Thanks for the new designation. I'll be using it.

21 posted on 10/22/2013 3:42:13 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: JohnInSoCal

AS good as they are, they are now a rip-off. Much less in a box, at more inflated prices.


22 posted on 10/22/2013 3:44:07 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: JohnInSoCal; Jack Hydrazine

You needn’t give them up, Keebler I believe it is, has grasshoppers, very good and can’t tell the difference between them and thin mints. Shortbread are ok, but Lorne Doones are much better.


23 posted on 10/22/2013 3:46:47 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: deputytess
Keebler Grasshoppers are really good and then you don't have to support the grooming of future feminazis of America.
24 posted on 10/22/2013 3:50:33 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I hope you’re right on this.


25 posted on 10/22/2013 4:03:39 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Why do you think the Pubbies and Dems are pushing for amnesty?


26 posted on 10/22/2013 4:05:47 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: nickcarraway; GeronL
The site says the Girl Scouts of America is a "secular organization" and it has no official position on human sexuality, birth control or abortion.

If you believe that...


27 posted on 10/22/2013 4:26:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway

Samoas.... from my cold, dead hands !


28 posted on 10/22/2013 4:54:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

>>>The conservatives have twice or more children as leftists. By 2016 it is predicted that there will be more conservatives eligible to vote than leftists.<<<
I really hope so, but the reality is kids tends to be liberals anyway.
There are polls that the majority of people under 30 has favorable opinion of socialism (not liberalism etc but socialism itself!).


29 posted on 10/22/2013 5:13:17 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“The conservatives have twice or more children as leftists. By 2016 it is predicted that there will be more conservatives eligible to vote than leftists.”

Source? Who is predicting that?


30 posted on 10/22/2013 5:25:36 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: nickcarraway
if you think you're helping girl scouts go to camp by buying their crappy, overpriced cookies, you're not. Very little of that $4.00 per box goes to the actual troop. It all goes to the council and pays those fat wages.

Years ago, when my daughter was a Brownie, I called the council and asked them what the executives earned. They refused to tell me. I told them my daughter was out selling cookies that paid their salaries and they were probably guilty of breaking child labor laws.

31 posted on 10/22/2013 5:54:43 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: highball

I can’t seem to find it but I have come across it here on FR. But here are some headlines that indirectly support it.

76% of GOP now ‘conservative,’ pick Cruz for 2016 nomination
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3072376/posts

Poll: Nearly half say replace everyone in Congress
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/10/21/usa-today-poll-shutdown-boost-for-democrats-bane-for-gop/3143281/

Forget Ronald Reagan, Republican candidates race to be the next Ted Cruz
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/21/republican-candidates-are-proud-of-comparisons-to-/

The number of registered independent voters is increasing as the public becomes more and more dis-satisfied with our politicians because of the wrong direction our country continues to head toward.

Record-High 40% of Americans Identify as Independents in ‘11
http://www.gallup.com/poll/151943/record-high-americans-identify-independents.aspx

Even Leftist Pollsters Can’t Hide the Conservative Majority
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2809894/posts

Americans are more conservative than they have been in decades
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2013/09/30/americans-are-more-conservative-than-they-have-been-in-decades/

More Conservative, Less Republican
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/360861/more-conservative-less-republican-kevin-d-williamson

Why America Keeps Getting More Conservative
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2012/02/why-america-keeps-getting-more-conservative/1162/

Conservatives Remain the Largest Ideological Group in U.S.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/152021/conservatives-remain-largest-ideological-group.aspx

The conservative shift in public opinion has happened in all 50 states
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2013/10/09/the-conservative-shift-in-public-opinion-has-happened-in-all-50-states/


32 posted on 10/22/2013 7:22:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Here’s another one for ya!

Americans’ Belief That Gov’t Is Too Powerful at Record Level
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3082364/posts

It has increased from 39% in 2003 to 60% in 2013.


33 posted on 10/22/2013 9:17:34 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: nickcarraway
Girl Scouts Promote 'Lesbianism'

Well yeah.

Why else would you think they called them "girl scouts"?

34 posted on 10/22/2013 9:25:07 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (The "government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Long since boycotted GSA. BSA is dead to me too. (1st Class, 64)


35 posted on 10/22/2013 10:07:15 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: GeronL
3 Girl Scouts went perv leftist a long long time ago

Always some newbies catching up to that fact.

OCT 1991 – GS-USA national stated in a letter:

“As a private organization, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. respects the values and beliefs of each of its members and does not intrude into personal matters. Therefore, there are no membership policies on sexual preference. However, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. has firm standards relating to the appropriate conduct of adult volunteers and staff. The Girl Scout organization does not condone or permit sexual displays of any sort by its members during Girl Scout activities, nor does it permit the advocacy or promotion of a personal lifestyle or sexual preference. These are private matters for girls and their families to address.”

GS-USA safety regulations stipulate that any father who goes camping with his daughter’s unit must sleep in a separate area, separated by a significant distance from the rest of GS-USA troop.

2/09/1993 – In Lansing, MI, the GS-USA fired heterosexual employee Brenda Mailand after she refused to sign the following pledge: “As an employee of the Michigan Capitol Girl Scout Council, you may not proactively inform members, parents of members, prospective members or parents of prospective members, or members of the general public (including media) of the Council’s and GSUSA’s position on sexual orientation.”

10/23/1993 – Delegates at the GS-USA national convention in Minneapolis, MN, voted 1,560 to 375 to allow girls to change their pledge of service to the spiritual power of their conscience - or none at all.

1995 - The American Heritage Girls (AHG), a faith-based Christian Scouting organization, was founded in West Chester, OH. Patti Garibay and other parents who started the movement stated they wanted a, “wholesome program for their daughters”, as an alternative to the GS-USA which voted to make optional any reference to God in their oath 2 years earlier.

1997 - Nancy Manahan’s book, On My Honor: Lesbians Reflect on Their Scouting Experiences, was published. On My Honor included an essay titled “All I Really Need to Know About Being a Lesbian I Learned at Girl Scout Camp.” In a 2000 “National Review Online” editorial (10/23/2000, National Review magazine) titled “The Cookie Crumbles,” author Kathryn Jean Lopez wrote that the book was “filled with coming-of-age stories sparked by gay encounters in the Girl Scouts.” Lopez further reported that “staffers contributing stories to the book claim that roughly 1 in 3 of the Girls Scouts’ paid professional staff is lesbian.”

2006 - The GS-USA national headquarters adopted a merger plan as part of a broader blueprint for moving the GS-USA beyond its traditional focus on cookie sales, camps, and badges. The plan to consolidate councils was completed in 2010 which saw 312 local councils merged/reduced into 112. Just as with BSA’s council consolidation plan in the 1990s, many professional positions were eliminated and under utilized camp properties were sold. Selling of camp properties created heartburn for many councils just as it did for BSA. Girl Scout cookie sales account for close to 80% of some councils’ revenues. GS-USA National recognized the need to develop other revenue streams.

2009 – GS-USA radically overhauled its program. Their older youth manuals were re-written to include environmental and feminist doctrines and proclaimed some historical female role models who were communists and/or lesbians. Religion, patriotism, and family life were de-emphasized.

3/11/2010 – An article was posted on the C-Fam website entitled "Girl Scouts Distribute Planned Parenthood Sex Guide at UN Meeting." It was written by Terrence McKeegan, J.D. C-Fam is the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute based out of NY and Washington D.C. The article was based on the written account in the Daily Caller by Sharon Slater of Family Watch International. It was widely read. The web-site, “Truth or Fiction”, , presented a rebuttal which contained statements from GS-USA National which confirmed that a contingent of Girl Scouts had attended a conference at the UN in early 2010 but the brochure in question (20 pages), "Healthy, Happy and Hot - a Young Person's' Guide to Their Rights, Sexuality and Living with HIV", was not part of the presentation. It was supposedly left behind from a previous meeting in the same room.

“Lila Rose interviews Ex-Girlscouts Sydney and Tess about GSUSA-PP Alliance”

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Uploaded on 5/25/2011
Live Action president Lila Rose interviews Sydney and Tess Volanski, 2 ex-Girl Scouts who are now spreading the word about how Girl Scouts USA promotes abortion and Planned Parenthood. These brave teenage sisters are exposing the truth with their new website,

“Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood”
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Uploaded on 10/24/2011
GS-USA CEO Kathy Cloninger confirms the partnership between Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood.

“GSUSA Speaker and Planned Parenthood Affiliate: Dana Agamalian”

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Uploaded on 11/21/2011
Girl Scout speaker, Dana Agamalian, defends Planned Parenthood. Please visit for more information.

3/10/2011 – A Harris Poll was published with the results of the EquiTrend® Non-Profit Brand study. It showed that BSA fell below the national brand average of 60.2 indicating that the public did not favorably perceive the BSA. The GS-USA scored a much more favorable 66.8.

11/13/2011 - Houston Mayor, Annise Parker, 2010 – current, is the first open lesbian mayor of a major U.S. city. Her city hosted the GS-USA’s annual business meeting. GS-USA celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding by Juliette Low with a "Bridge to the Second Century" event on 11/13/2011 at the GS-USA National Convention in Houston and other sites around the country.

OCT 2011 - a Colorado GS-USA troop admitted a 7-year-old transgender girl, Bobby Montoya, after initially rejecting the child. The statewide organization released a statement saying, “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. In this case, an associate delivering our program was not aware of our approach. She contacted her supervisor, who immediately began working with the family to get the child involved and supported in Girl Scouts. We are accelerating our support systems and training so that we’re better able to serve all girls, families and volunteers.”

3/12/2012– During its centennial celebration, GS-USA national HQ announced an organization-wide campaign to raise U.S.$1-billion by 2017 — U.S.$100-million by the national office and U.S.$900-million by the local councils. The money will help pay for a new advocacy campaign to promote leadership activities for girls both in the U.S. and abroad, e.g., to encourage more of them to pursue science careers. The council consolidation plan, which was approved in 2006 and completed in 2010, added 1,850 employees to the pension plan. Many pension plans are suffering now because of the low interest rates that were introduced after the SEP 2008 financial crisis to help heal the bad economy. Some local councils brought a lawsuit against the national HQ charging that it exacerbated the plan’s problems by offering extra financial incentives to people who opted to take early retirement as a way to soften the blow of merger-related layoffs. The pension plan deficit has now ballooned to more than U.S.$400-million, and councils are being asked to set aside a growing percentage of their payroll to cover the losses.

6/03/2012 – A Catholic News Agency article accused the GS-USA of having filled their National Leadership Team and Board of Directors with unwavering ideologues whose careers, non-profit work and philanthropic choices reflect a hefty commitment to liberal causes – same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian rights, abortion rights, comprehensive sex education and ‘girl power’ feminism. Their liberal ideology drives everything – from program materials to themes to partnerships – even their view of leadership. It’s who they are. And it’s who the Girl Scouts organization has become. A partial disclosure of its board of directors revealed the following members …

 GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chavez collaborated* with Planned Parenthood as head of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
 GSUSA National President Connie Lindsey donated to the pro-abortion, pro-LGBTQ Chicago Foundation for Women
 GSUSA Board Member Barbara Krumsiek is the Board Chair of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation which funds Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington
 GSUSA Board Member Monica Gil is a volunteer and former Board Member (through 2011) of the Saban Free Clinic in L.A., which provides “free and easy” birth control, emergency contraception, and abortion referrals to teens over 12, without parental notice or consent
 GSUSA Board Member and Executive Secretary Debra Nakatomi is International Commissioner to the pro-abortion World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and promoted contraceptives to Asian teens through California’s Get Real program
 Laurie Westley, GSUSA Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Advocacy & the Research Institute, previously worked for the National Women’s Political Caucus, a group dedicated to electing pro-choice women
 Joan Wagnon, the GSUSA Treasurer, Board of Directors, accepted large campaign contributions from late-term abortionist George Tiller while she was Secretary of Kansas’ Department of Revenue and praised Tiller’s “social conscience and … big heart”
 Ellen S. Fox, GSUSA Board Member from 2008 through 2011, serves on the Investment Committee of the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s Board of Directors

5/03/2013 – Warren Cole Smith posted an article in the Christian e-zine, WORLD, entitled, “Scouts in the balance: Will the Boy Scouts of America survive a double-barreled attack from atheists and homosexual activists?”

 GLAAD assessed the policies regarding homosexual members of 5 youth organizations: Boys and Girls Club, GS-USA, 4-H Club, Camp Fire USA, and BSA. GLAAD gave “badges of equality” to the 1st 4, but a big “No” to BSA.

36 posted on 10/22/2013 11:00:54 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: MacNaughton

The lack of support for the Boy Scouts by the Girl Scouts always sounded alarm bells to me; even the media never questioned the Girl Scouts stance on the issues the Boy Scouts were being slammed for.


37 posted on 10/23/2013 2:31:12 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Women organized is an anathema to the womanhood that is normally in balance (not subservient) with the male counterpart.

Furthermore, the Girl Scouts are not a symmetrical reflection of the Boy Scouts.


38 posted on 10/23/2013 2:55:42 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

“Furthermore, the Girl Scouts are not a symmetrical reflection of the Boy Scouts.”

Apparently there is no relationship at all.


39 posted on 10/23/2013 3:07:27 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: highball

It’s happening around the world, too!
(The Bayit Yehudi-Jewish Home- is religious and conservative Jews.)

Bayit Yehudi Victorious in Municipal Elections
by Arutz Sheva

The Bayit Yehudi party recorded several successes in Tuesday’s municipal elections, particularly in peripheral areas.

Alon Davidi, a candidate endorsed by the Bayit Yehudi, has been elected mayor of the city of Sderot, replacing David Buskila.

Davidi was also supported by the Likud-Yisrael Beytenu and Labor parties.

Another candidate endorsed by the Bayit Yehudi, Lalo Zohar, emerged victorious in the city of Kiryat Malachi.

Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett arrived on Tuesday night for the post-election celebrations at Zohar’s campaign headquarters. He hailed the municipal elections as a victory for his party.

“Bayit Yehudi has reached the periphery and the periphery has reached Bayit Yehudi,” said Bennett, adding, “This is another victory for the Bayit Yehudi, which tonight became Israel’s social party.”

He added, “We’ve shown that places that have been known as ‘the second Israel’ come first for us. Kiryat Malachi and Sderot decided to improve themselves and we pledge to continue to support them all along.”

Earlier, Bennett congratulated Davidi on winning in Sderot and said, “Religious Zionism made ??history in Sderot tonight. Alon Davidi who won tonight will lead the residents of Sderot to places they deserve to go. Bayit Yehudi, which supported Davidi together with the Likud, will continue to support Sderot and the entire periphery. This is important news for the entire people of Israel.”

Housing Minister Uri Ariel also welcomed Zohar and Davidi’s victories.

“The Bayit Yehudi is opening itself to new audiences in the local elections as well,” he said. “Many of the Bayit Yehudi’s lists strengthened their power. This is a significant achievement for religious Zionism, which takes responsibility for the entire country and places a strong hand at the helm.”

Then you have this headline which really surprised me to see from the Europeons of all people...

Exclusive: After Westgate, Interpol Chief Ponders “Armed Citizenry”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3082319/posts


40 posted on 10/23/2013 5:46:55 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: kearnyirish2; Gene Eric
39 “Furthermore, the Girl Scouts are not a symmetrical reflection of the Boy Scouts.”

Apparently there is no relationship at all.

BINGO. Goes back to the earliest days of Scouting.

1910 – William Chauncey Langdon of Thetford, VT, and Dr. Luther Halsey Gulick of South Casco, ME, consulted with G. Stanley Hall, Ernest Thompson Seton (BSA Chief Scout), and James West (executive secretary of the BSA) about forming a national organization for girls. On 3/22/1911, Dr. Gulick organized a meeting "To consider ways and means of doing for the girls what the Boy Scout movement is designed to do for the boys". On 4/10/1911, BSA CSE James E. West issued a press release from BSA headquarters in NYC announcing that with the success of the Boy Scout movement a group of preeminent NY men and women were organizing a group to provide outdoor activities for girls, similar to those in the Boy Scout movement. Camp Fire Girls of America was incorporated in Washington, D.C, as a national agency on 3/17/1912. The organization changed its name in 1975 to Camp Fire Boys and Girls when membership eligibility was expanded to include boys. In 2001, the name Camp Fire USA was adopted, and in 2012 it became Camp Fire. Today, Camp Fire stresses its inclusiveness and says it welcomes youth and families regardless of race, creed, gender, social status, disability or sexual orientation.

3/12/1912 - Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low founded the Girl Guides of America in Savannah, GA. She had met Baden-Powell earlier while living in the U.K. In 1913, it was changed to the Girl Scouts of the United States and the organization was incorporated in 1915. The name was finally changed to the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GS-USA) in 1947, and was presented a Congressional charter on 3/16/1950.

6/15/1916 - Congress granted an honorific Congressional Charter to the BSA. Congress issued these charters from 1791 – 1992 under Title 36 of the United States Code which outlined the role of Patriotic Societies and Observances in the United States Code.

The charter gave a monopoly to BSA on the use of the name "Scouts," and on insignia and phrases used in scouting. Since 1916, the BSA has used this federal monopoly to aggressively protect its “brand”. In 1917 it sued the United States Boy Scouts, previously known as American Boy Scouts (founded by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst), and that organization disappeared the next year. Several other versions of scouting were absorbed into BSA on a friendly basis. By 1930, CSE James West claimed to have stopped 435 groups from the unauthorized use of “Scouting”; this both the use as part of an organizational name and in the use of commercial products. When the Girl Guides of America started, West discouraged the program. West had earlier worked with Luther Gulick when the Camp Fire Girls were established and always considered them to be the sister program of the BSA. When the Girl Scouts refused to give up their name in 1918, West appealed to Baden-Powell with no results. The charter has effectively been made into a decree: outside of the GS-USA, which received a similar congressional charter in 1950, only 1 form of “Scouting” can exist in the U.S. – the BSA. That is why the new Trail Life USA program does not use the word "scout" in its program.

1938 - Tulsa, OK, oil businessman, Waite Phillips donated 36,000 acres of his ranch in north central NM to BSA. Later in 1941 he donated an additional 91,000 acres which brought the total size to 127,000 acres (~40% of his original ranch). As an endowment, he donated the 23-story Philtower (office) Building in Tulsa, OK. These donations were made without any rights of management reserved by the donor. All equipment and livestock were included in the gift with the idea that diversified ranch operations would provide educational benefits to Boy Scouts and would add to the endowment income. In honor of Phillips, BSA renamed the newly donated land Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp. Later the property was renamed Philmont Scout Ranch. Phillips later made an offer to the Campfire Girls and the GS-USA that if they merged their organizations he would make a donation to them equivalent to what he did for the BSA. They declined his offer.

41 posted on 10/23/2013 11:27:59 AM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Why do you think the Pubbies and Dems are pushing for amnesty?

Because "you" didn't produce enough offspring to create a future workforce sufficient to pay for all of the benefits "you" expect to collect, so the government has to import a workforce to pay for it.

42 posted on 10/23/2013 2:55:59 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Bingo!

We stopped creating children to the point where it has stagnated the total fertility rate via contraception and abortion. Then we sent our manufacturing industries overseas.

If you stagnate the production of human beings you stagnate your economy.

What I keep finding out is that the creation of problems and their solutions on a national level start in the home.


43 posted on 10/23/2013 7:36:49 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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