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Girl Scouts Boycotted Over Planned Parenthood
FOX News ^ | March 4, 2004

Posted on 03/04/2004 10:55:10 AM PST by NYer

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:39:07 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

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1 posted on 03/04/2004 10:55:13 AM PST by NYer
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To: NYer
Some Girl Scout mothers called it soft-core porn. "It embarrassed me to look at it with my husband," said parent Shannon Donaldson.

I pity that relationship.

2 posted on 03/04/2004 10:58:07 AM PST by BrooklynGOP (www.logicandsanity.com)
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To: american colleen; sinkspur; Lady In Blue; Salvation; CAtholic Family Association; narses; ...
"You're telling these girls to raise their fingers up to pledge to honor God and country, and yet you're handing out materials saying homosexuality is OK," said Brownie leader Donna Coody, who disbanded her five-member troop.

The furor is growing!

Catholic Ping - let me know if you want on/off this list


3 posted on 03/04/2004 10:59:22 AM PST by NYer (Ad Jesum per Mariam)
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To: NYer
And they were disturbed to find out that the Girl Scout organization has been giving its endorsement for years to a Planned Parenthood sex-ed program in which girls and boys are given literature on homosexuality, masturbation and condoms.

Better late than never I guess. Let's hope more parents wake up. They might check out what Johnny and Jenny are learning over at the gov't schools.

4 posted on 03/04/2004 10:59:32 AM PST by King Black Robe (With freedom of religion and speech now abridged, it is time to go after the press.)
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To: little jeremiah
Ping!
5 posted on 03/04/2004 10:59:53 AM PST by NYer (Ad Jesum per Mariam)
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To: NYer
If the Girl Scouts are placing their logo on the pamphlets it is irrelevant whether they are giving money to Planned Parenthood or using the program within Girl Scouts. The logo is an endorsement of the Planned Parenthood program and literature.
I say good for these parents who have taken a stand against this type of duplicity and have taken their children out of an organization that allows its logo and thus its endorsement to be attached to such a morally bankrupt organization as Planned Parenthood.
6 posted on 03/04/2004 11:01:05 AM PST by waRNmother.armyboots
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To: NYer
A few years ago here in Cincinnati, a girl scout counselor from another country visiting touched girl scouts inappropriately while on an outing. The counselor was sent out of the country by the organization to cover it up. It was in the news. My girl will never join them.
7 posted on 03/04/2004 11:04:53 AM PST by dinok
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To: NYer
Some 400 to 700 fifth- through ninth-graders attend the half-day Nobody's Fool conference in Waco each July. The program never mentions abortion, according to Planned Parenthood. The youngsters receive a book with chapters on homosexuality and masturbation, as well as illustrations of couples having sex, people examining their naked bodies and a boy putting on a condom.

Oh. Do they have fisting demonstrations, too? </ revulsion

8 posted on 03/04/2004 11:05:38 AM PST by TaxRelief (March 20. Fayetteville. FReep 'til you drop.)
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To: BrooklynGOP
Why do you "pity that relationship". If it has a picture of a young boy putting on a condom or of homosexual sex, I would find it uncomfortable as well. I am glad she finds it embarassing. I think that desensitization of our people to perversion and inappropriateness has led to people not being embarassed over anything. The death of outrage and any ability to be motivated to defend anything.
I became embarassed when I was with my husband when two grown women in front of WalMart were throwing profanities around and cursing some young children. Do you feel sorry for my relationship with my husband as well?
9 posted on 03/04/2004 11:06:22 AM PST by waRNmother.armyboots
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To: BrooklynGOP
You've completely missed the point, B.
10 posted on 03/04/2004 11:09:57 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: waRNmother.armyboots; undirish01; All
Some 400 to 700 fifth- through ninth-graders attend the half-day Nobody's Fool conference in Waco each July. The program never mentions abortion, according to Planned Parenthood. The youngsters receive a book with chapters on homosexuality and masturbation, as well as illustrations of couples having sex, people examining their naked bodies and a boy putting on a condom.


"Register now for Nobody's Fool, Planned Parenthood of Central Texas' annual conference for girls and boys entering grades 5-9. The purpose of the conference is to provide teens and pre-teens with factual information about growing up, puberty, dating, relationships, sexual issues and sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS."

NOBODY'S FOOL

11 posted on 03/04/2004 11:11:49 AM PST by NYer (Ad Jesum per Mariam)
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To: waRNmother.armyboots
I became embarassed when I was with my husband when two grown women in front of WalMart were throwing profanities around and cursing some young children.

Apples and oranges. Read again:

Some Girl Scout mothers called it soft-core porn. "It embarrassed me to look at it with my husband," said parent Shannon Donaldson.

She didn't say "My husband and I were emberassed...". No, she said that she was embarassed to look at it with her husband.

12 posted on 03/04/2004 11:12:12 AM PST by BrooklynGOP (www.logicandsanity.com)
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To: TaxRelief
That post was uncalled for. Raspberries to you sir/madam.
13 posted on 03/04/2004 11:12:15 AM PST by undirish01 (Go Irish! If only we can get the theology dept. turned around.)
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To: TaxRelief
That post was uncalled for. Raspberries to you sir/madam.
14 posted on 03/04/2004 11:12:25 AM PST by undirish01 (Go Irish! If only we can get the theology dept. turned around.)
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To: waRNmother.armyboots
**Some 400 to 700 fifth- through ninth-graders attend the half-day Nobody's Fool conference in Waco each July. The program never mentions abortion, according to Planned Parenthood. The youngsters receive a book with chapters on homosexuality and masturbation, as well as illustrations of couples having sex, people examining their naked bodies and a boy putting on a condom. **

One of my neighbors down the street is a girl scout leader. They had a program planned like the one described above. She called me to invite my daughter, explaining that the program included useful information on sex, contraception and alternative sexual choices. egads. Did my daughter go? hahaha. NO. But a few weeks prior to this my daughter DID go to a Purity Conference. Perhaps I should invite her daughters to the next conference...? :o)

15 posted on 03/04/2004 11:13:45 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: BrooklynGOP
You still don't get it.
16 posted on 03/04/2004 11:15:30 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
How old is your daughter and where did you find the Purity convention?
I was a leader for Daisy GS. I bought a Brownie vest for the next year. After I read a few things about GS, the vest sits unused.
Everyone needs to understand this point as well. When you buy cookie, the troop gets 10 cents. The rest of that 3.00 is promoting this crap.

(Even the leaders have to pay 7.00 to run a troop!!)
17 posted on 03/04/2004 11:25:02 AM PST by netmilsmom (Bless the FReepers who helped convince Dad to homeschool!)
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To: NYer
The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts used to both be good, solid, moral organizations to which our children could belong. It seems that the Girl Scouts has decided that is not the path on which they wish to continue.
18 posted on 03/04/2004 11:34:55 AM PST by MEGoody
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To: BrooklynGOP
I highly doubt if she was embarrased strickly on the softcore sexual pics.
I would think she was embarrased that it had been given to her daughter.
I'm embarrased for you, that it was the only thing in the story that you could find to comment about.
19 posted on 03/04/2004 11:35:14 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: netmilsmom
10 cents?! that's IT?! Crud...I bought 6 boxes. No more.

My daughter will be 14 in May. The conference was for girls ages 12-18 and covered issues of modesty to dating to saving yourself for your husband in body and heart. She loved the experience and had many questions later. We sat up for quite a while talking, laughing and growing closer.

The conference was through our fellowship at a sister church in Grass Valley, California.

20 posted on 03/04/2004 11:35:48 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: NYer
Time to abort Planned Parenthood from the Girl Scouts....or no more cookies!
21 posted on 03/04/2004 11:36:11 AM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: philetus
bump
22 posted on 03/04/2004 11:38:41 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform; scripter; GrandMoM; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping.

TOo bad the Girl Scouts didn't stand up to the infiltration by homosexuals.

Planned Parenthood is at least one of the major players teaching kids about homosexuality and other sexually weird crap. In California they come into the classrooms (by law) K-12 to teach the kids how to be queer.

If anyone wants on or off this busy ping list, pingify me.
23 posted on 03/04/2004 11:38:51 AM PST by little jeremiah (...men of intemperate minds can not be free. Their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: BrooklynGOP
I pity any husbands and wives who depend on or need pornography for their love life.
24 posted on 03/04/2004 11:39:49 AM PST by little jeremiah (...men of intemperate minds can not be free. Their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: BrooklynGOP
Some people just don't like porn - soft or otherwise. It is not a statement about the relationship, but about the facts.
25 posted on 03/04/2004 11:42:19 AM PST by mathluv (Protect my grandchildren's future. Vote for Bush/Cheney '04.)
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To: undirish01; TaxRelief
Why was that post uncalled for? In Massachusetts there is a yearly event to teach young adolescents the joys of "gay" sex, including fisting.

You don't think people should know what the "gay" activsts have in mind for our children?
26 posted on 03/04/2004 11:42:53 AM PST by little jeremiah (...men of intemperate minds can not be free. Their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: OldFriend
My daughter is the leader for one of the local chapters here. I told her about it, so she could watch out for anything in our area of Texas.
27 posted on 03/04/2004 11:46:34 AM PST by mathluv (Protect my grandchildren's future. Vote for Bush/Cheney '04.)
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To: little jeremiah
Just asking for a little more discretion is all. I felt it a tad over-the-top.
28 posted on 03/04/2004 11:48:09 AM PST by undirish01 (Go Irish! If only we can get the theology dept. turned around.)
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To: NYer
The purpose of the conference is to provide teens and pre-teens with factual information about growing up, puberty, dating, relationships, sexual issues and sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS

Will they be handing out copies of Humanae Vitae?

29 posted on 03/04/2004 11:50:08 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
If you look in the grocery stores, most of the cookies can be bought in a store bought brand. I will never again buy those cookies. My co-leader's daughter sold 100 boxes herself. The neighborhood leader kept it to herself about how much the troop would get and all the leaders were new so no one knew how little cash this troop would get. The girls planned to go to camp on their money. Ha!

My girls are six and four. I believe they should go to a Purity Conference when they are of age. Although my older one asked me why men have one set of privates and women have the other - it's coming soon!! Thank God we are homeschooling!

What age did you explain the biological part?
30 posted on 03/04/2004 11:51:02 AM PST by netmilsmom (Bless the FReepers who helped convince Dad to homeschool!)
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To: undirish01; TaxRelief
That post was uncalled for. Raspberries to you sir/madam.

Uncalled for? Planned Parenthood makes its living by chopping babies up into little pieces. These people are monsters.

31 posted on 03/04/2004 11:52:38 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: waRNmother.armyboots; tutstar; TaxRelief
That's what I was going to say -- it is NOT an easy matter to slap a Girl Scout logo onto something -- someone had to get permission to do that!

32 posted on 03/04/2004 11:53:48 AM PST by cyn (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: netmilsmom
freepmail coming shortly
33 posted on 03/04/2004 11:59:40 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: philetus
I'm embarrased for you, that it was the only thing in the story that you could find to comment about.

You should be embarassed for your pathetic attempt to be snide. The article spoke for itself, and I did not feel the need to comment with what should be obvious to most. If you guys enjoy beating a dead horse - go ahead, and make this a high volume thread.

34 posted on 03/04/2004 12:04:36 PM PST by BrooklynGOP (www.logicandsanity.com)
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To: little jeremiah
I pity any husbands and wives who depend on or need pornography for their love life.

That's nice. Compiling a list of things that you pity that are not relevant to this thread?

35 posted on 03/04/2004 12:05:42 PM PST by BrooklynGOP (www.logicandsanity.com)
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To: BrooklynGOP
I'll stand by my pathetic attempt to be snide.
36 posted on 03/04/2004 12:17:17 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: NYer
My wife volunteered to be a GS leader a few years ago. After receiving some literature form them, we discovered that they do NOT forbid homosexuals to be leaders. We even got the impression that they thought this was a swell idea!

Well that was the end of that idea. Since then we refuse to have anything to do with the organization, including their fundraisers.

The Girl Scouts have been taken over by the feminist/lesbian/NOW gang as a tool for recruiting their next generation of feminists.

Most people have no idea what the Girl Scouts are about. The overwhelming impression people have of them is that they're a version of the Boy Scouts, but for girls. Many think they're actually part of the same organization. THEY ARE NOT. The Girl Scout organization is very aware of this fact, and they like it this way as they can get unsuspecting parents to give them their girls, wrapped and ready for brainwashing. The Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts couldn't be more different morally.

This is not surprising at all to me. In fact, it's probably much worse than we know.

37 posted on 03/04/2004 12:41:12 PM PST by Jotmo ("Voon", said the mattress.)
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To: netmilsmom
See if there are 4H clubs in your area. My kids loved the clubs and had fun at their day camp in the summer too.
38 posted on 03/04/2004 12:47:00 PM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: OldFriend
That's where we are now! Even my little one was planting seeds last week.

4H ROCKS.
39 posted on 03/04/2004 1:00:29 PM PST by netmilsmom (Bless the FReepers who helped convince Dad to homeschool!)
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To: NYer
Time for the G.S.A. Moms to WAKE UP!

Unlike the B.S.A. the G.S.A. ALLOWS LESBIANS as troop LEADERS and PARTICIPANTS. Lovely. With NOT even a whimper they are IN THERE.
40 posted on 03/04/2004 1:03:39 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: waRNmother.armyboots
GSA are also OK with lesbian leaders.
It must be nice to be more enlightened than the great unwashed.
41 posted on 03/04/2004 1:13:06 PM PST by steve8714
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To: netmilsmom
So glad this organization is still around. It's been years, but my kids have such great memories of their participation.

Are you in a rural area?

42 posted on 03/04/2004 1:24:20 PM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: NYer
"Girl Scouts Boycotted Over Planned Parenthood"

I should say!! They're much too young to be parents.......

43 posted on 03/04/2004 1:26:33 PM PST by tracer
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To: NYer
"Girl Scouts Boycotted Over Planned Parenthood"

I should say!! They're much too young to be parents.......

44 posted on 03/04/2004 1:26:41 PM PST by tracer
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To: BrooklynGOP
Surely you didn't think your comment would go unnoticed, did you? tsk tsk
45 posted on 03/04/2004 1:43:37 PM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: OldFriend; tiamat
No actually I'm in the suburbs of Detroit, but homeschoolers seem to see the many benefits of 4H. I am willing to drive a while to get to the meetings and my girls love it!
Also, I can stay with them and not have to pay money to volunteer (like GS).
Tiamat is here in MI and her daughter works with Llamas in 4H. My delicate little flower of a six year old threw up at a field trip to a farm because of the smell. I think live animals are out for us!
46 posted on 03/04/2004 1:52:25 PM PST by netmilsmom (Bless the FReepers who helped convince Dad to homeschool!)
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To: netmilsmom; OldFriend
Hi there!

4-H is just the best thing you can do for a kid! My daughter is mildly autistic and having to talk to the judges about her projects and her animal is just GREAT for her!

If you need a hook-up, LMK.

Hey, netmilsmom, there are LOTS of kids who don't do an animal in 4-H.

Wouldn't you know it, though? My kid uses an nimal I'm allergic to!

LOL!
47 posted on 03/04/2004 1:59:02 PM PST by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: NYer
I've been looking at the American Heritage Girls as an alternative for my daughter. Anyone know anything about them?
48 posted on 03/04/2004 2:03:23 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: tiamat
>>Wouldn't you know it, though? My kid uses an animal I'm allergic to! <<

OH MAN!!!

49 posted on 03/04/2004 2:06:17 PM PST by netmilsmom (Bless the FReepers who helped convince Dad to homeschool!)
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To: netmilsmom
Oh it was SO embarrassing the first time it happened.

We were at a show and i got "volunteered" to pet the llamas as an obstacle for the Public Relations part of the competition" ( Llamas get used a lot as therapy animals. they need to be able to deal with strangers petting them if they are used for that) So Tia spend about an hour, petting about 50 llamas, one after the other.

My eyes swelled up and my nose ran, I broke out in a mild rash and I kept sneezing ( Which startled some of the llamas) And I couldn't LEAVE the ring!

I'm okay if I am out in the open with them and don't handle them too much and if I remember not to rub my nose.

On show day, I take an antihistamine and wear long sleeves. Fortunately, Caitlin is not allergic to the critters.
50 posted on 03/04/2004 2:14:36 PM PST by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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