Additional information on the Girl Scouts link to Planned Parenthood.
Cookies? This is what you’re really buying: Teaching girls about ‘down there’, masturbation, sex ed, graphic drawings of sex related activities, how to fund Planned Parenthood, lesbianism, and abortion.
Yes, Girl Scout cookies can now be purchased online…and some of the money goes straight to Planned Parenthood. GS says, “All the net revenue from cookie sales stay with the Scout council that sponsors the sale. Girls decide how to spend their troop cookie money and reinvest it in their communities” [read there here] but the truth is:
If GSUSA itself has never partnered with Planned Parenthood, why did they allow their logo to be printed on Planned Parenthood’s brochure advertising a controversial event “Nobody’s Fool: Dating, Love, Sex, and HIV?” Read the rest here.
Click here to see where Girl Scouts browsing on the Real Life Real Talk website can link…
I had the pleasure of meeting Jody Token, National Public Relations Director of American Heritage Girls (AHG), at the 2015 LCMS Life Conference that was just held last week after the March for Life. We had a great time discussing how we (the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and AHG) could work together in the future. This possibility came about due to a memorandum of understanding between the LCMS with AHG (see the press release from the LCMS); and I was pleased to find out that the AHG has had, for nearly a year now, a “Respect Life” patch for its members.
Since I found out about this organization several years ago, I have liked it and encouraged friends and family with daughters in the Girl Scouts to consider being part of AHG. But now I have even more reason to support them as AHG encourage its members to “[participate] in an event that brings attention to respecting life or [provide] a service project for an organization whose mission/purpose demonstrates a desire to respect life, such as pregnancy resource centers, pro-life groups and hospices” (read entire press release).
Knowing the close connection that the Girl Scouts has fomented with Planned Parenthood (the largest provider of abortions in the US and advocate of sexual promiscuity — see here, here, here, here, here, and here), Christian parents ought to find an alternative to involvement in the Girl Scouts, whether or not the local troop is actively involved with the local Planned Parenthood.
Maybe it’s just me, but…shouldn’t we teach our children to live their faith by, whenever possible, being part of organizations that have the same core values as we do? In this manner, we can show them that our faith isn’t relegated to just one hour on Sunday mornings but, rather, it is central to who we are and what we do.
The LCMS recommends AHG because it is faith-based. The MOU states, “WHEREAS: The American Heritage Girls program is centered on the same principles, and partners with the local LCMS church to assist and support girls through spiritual development, life skill enhancement, development of teamwork, social skills, citizenship, girl leadership skills while building confidence and discovering their identity in Christ.”
“Therefore be it RESOLVED, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and American Heritage Girls will work together, within the guidelines of the policies and regulations of each organization to establish and nurture American Heritage Girls Troops within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod so that girls may be provided with life skills, leadership development opportunities, service programs, and character building opportunities.”
Maybe it’s just me, but…if you’re a Christian you really need to stop supporting the Girl Scouts (and Planned Parenthood, sexual promiscuity, and abortion) and start supporting a faith-based organization that has the same foundation and principles that you do.
The connections between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood (the largest abortion provider in the US) isn’t the only connection for concern.
Here’s another one: they support legalized prostitution. Follow the trail, if you will. Your local troop sends money to its council, the councils send money to Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA). Not only does GSUSA receive money directly in this manner, it also receives royalties on every box of cookies sold. In turn, GSUSA is a member of, and one of the biggest supporters of, the World Association of Girl Groups and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), which helped draft the Bali Global Youth Forum Declaration demanding governments to legalize prostitution.
It won’t help to say that you didn’t support the Bali Global Youth Forum Declaration because you did. By buying cookies and supporting the Girl Scouts, you enabled WAGGGS to promote an agenda that hurts girls and treats them as nothing more than sexual objects to be used and discarded. Considering the problems we have with global sex trafficking, everyone ought to be concerned with what the Girl Scouts promote. In case you think sex trafficking is a far removed problem, read this article about how the FBI rescued 16 girls (some as young as 13 years old) from sex traffickers during Super Bowl weekend.
In other news, I received an email last week from Lila Rose, president of Live Action, stating that she is joining the boycott of Girl Scouts cookies along with other pro-life organizations. See her letter to supporters asking them to join CookieCott as well. Rose also shared a link to a 2011 video where she interviews Tess and Sydney, two ex-girlscouts who are trying to share the message of how Girl Scouts USA promotes abortion and Planned Parenthood.
And one last item to share with you today has to do with Planned Parenthood (PP). In case you’re still not convinced that PP’s goals don’t mix with the Girl Scout’s goal of the betterment of girls, take a look at how PP uses burlesque shows as fundraisers. From Saynsumthn’s Blog:
Welcome once again the bizarre and sexually charged when raising money for abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
The February 7, 2014, “Legislate This” fundraiser was started in 2012 by Ginger Snaps in Austin, TX.
Legislate This! is a burlesque show fundraising event benefiting Planned Parenthood. This event is described as, “a reaction to the ever growing frustration of living in a state governed by Dick Perry.”
According to organizers, this production is an annual event which brings together the burlesque community to show their support for Planned Parenthood. All proceeds from Legislate This! are donated directly to that show’s local PP chapter.
Read the entire post from Saynsumthn’s Blog by clicking here.
Maybe it’s just me, but…the time has come to join CookieCott and tell the Girl Scouts that they don’t represent your values. Then maybe they’ll listen and stop associating with organizations that seek to objectify girls and women as sex toys.
So let’s recap what happened in order to bring you up to current events. In June 2013, Wendy Davis, a Texas state senator, filibustered a session of the senate while it was trying to pass pro-life legislation that would require, in part, abortion clinics in Texas be classified as ambulatory surgical centers (which they are) and thus have to follow the rules and regulations that all ambulatory surgical centers in Texas have to follow (which they didn’t have to at the time). Davis, strongly supported by Planned Parenthood (see this and this), filibustered so that this bill could not be voted upon and thus would die.
Since then, Davis, as well as members of her campaign staff and some of her supporters, have been repeatedly overheard or recorded mocking one of her opponents in the Texas gubernatorial race who happens to be a paraplegic. So what does all this have to do with the Girl Scouts? Well, the national headquarters of the Girl Scouts organization tweeted its belief that Davis should be named the Woman of the Year as someone the girls in the Girl Scouts should emulate.
Soon after that little brouhaha, it was discovered that the new Girl Scouts spokeswoman used to work for a pro-abortion group. Because of all these reasons stated above and in my previous blogs, my wife and I made the decision a few years ago to stop supporting the Girl Scouts by not buying cookies or participating in other fundraisers. We’ve also been informing all our family and friends who have their daughters in the Girl Scouts to stop supporting an organization that works with the largest abortion provider in the US. Even if the local troop doesn’t directly support the activities of the national organization, just by being a part of that organization gives it legitimacy and influence. You can find out what you Girl Scouts council supports by going to MyGirlScoutCouncil.com.
Now there are national pro-life organizations which are calling for a boycott of Girl Scout cookies and many reasons are cited but the primary one is the organization’s continued support of abortion. Check out the reasons for the boycott by visiting the CookieCott 2014 website and see if any of the reasons resonate with you.