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Welcome to the first edition of the........ drumroll please?
ULTIMATE BACK ASSWARDS Awards
Today's honoree? Republican Senator Bob Morris of Indiana.
Why? Well clean your ears out, grab a chair, and a stress ball and have a listen.
Today, March 12th is Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary. Woot woot!
Know who doesn't want to come to the party and have a piece of cake?
None other than Senator Bob Morris. He recently sent this out:
Rep. Bob Morris: Girl Scouts have ‘radical policies'
Verbatim text of letter from Indiana state Rep. Bob Morris, R-Fort Wayne, to fellow lawmakers.
February 18, 2012
Members of the Republic Caucus
Dear Fellow Representatives:
This past week I was asked to sign a House Resolution recognizing the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts of America. After talking to some well-informed constituents, I did a small amount of web-based research, and what I found is disturbing. The Girl Scouts of America and their worldwide partner, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), have entered into a close strategic affiliation with Planned Parenthood. You will not find evidence of this on the GSA/WAGGGS website—in fact, the websites of these two organizations explicitly deny funding Planned Parenthood.
Nonetheless, abundant evidence proves that the agenda of Planned Parenthood includes sexualizing young girls through the Girl Scouts, which is quickly becoming a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood instructional series and pamphlets are part of the core curriculum at GSA training seminars. Denver Auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley of Denver last year warned parents that "membership in the Girl Scouts could carry the danger of making their daughters more receptive to the pro-abortion agenda."
A Girl Scouts of America training program last year used the Planned Parenthood sex education pamphlet "Happy, Healthy, and Hot." The pamphlet instructs young girls not to think of sex as "just about vaginal or anal intercourse." "There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!" it states. Although individual Girl Scout troops are not forced to follow this curriculum, many do. Liberal progressive troop-leaders will indoctrinate the girls in their troop according to the principles of Planned Parenthood, making Bishop Conley's warning true.
Many parents are abandoning the Girl Scouts because they promote homosexual lifestyles. In fact, the Girl Scouts education seminar girls are directed to study the example of role models. Of the fifty role models listed, only three have a briefly-mentioned religious background – all the rest are feminists, lesbians, or Communists. World Net Daily, in a May 2009 article, states that Girl Scout Troops are no longer allowed to pray or sing traditional Christmas Carols.
Boys who decide to claim a "transgender" or cross-dressing life-style are permitted to become a member of a Girl Scout troop, performing crafts with the girls and participate in overnight and camping activities – just like any real girl. The fact that the Honorary President of Girl Scouts of America is Michelle Obama, and the Obama's are radically pro-abortion and vigorously support the agenda of Planned Parenthood, should give each of us reason to pause before our individual or collective endorsement of the organization.
As members of the Indiana House of Representatives, we must be wise before we use the credibility and respect of the "Peoples' House" to extend legitimacy to a radicalized organization. The Girl Scouts of America stand in a strong tradition that reflects with fidelity the traditional values of our homes and our families. The tradition extends from coast-to-coast and back through the past one hundred years. That said, I challenge each of you to examine these matters more closely before you extend your name and your reputation to endorse a group that has been subverted in the name of liberal progressive politics and the destruction of traditional American family values.
I have two daughters who have been active in the Girl Scouts of Limberlost Council in Northeastern Indiana. Now that I am aware of the influence of Planned Parenthood within GSA and other surprisingly radical policies of GSA, my two daughters will instead become active in American Heritage Girls Little Flowers organization. In this traditional group they will learn about values and principles that will not confuse their conservative Hoosier upbringing.
I have been told that, as of today, I am the only member not supporting the Girl Scout Resolution.
I challenge each of you to examine these matters and to decide carefully whether or not to sign the resolution.
O.M.G. I am seeing red! As if that wasn't enough, the American Thinker posted THIS article and I felt my blood pressure rise. Significantly.
So many questions/thought/concerns/issues were swirling around in my head. Here goes:
1. Oh Booooooobbbbbbbb, have you actually spent time with your daughters Girl Scout troop, or are you a drop and run parent who doesn't have a solid understanding of our organization?
2. Do these people think that ALL Girl Scout leaders just "accept" everything they hear/read/see about the organization they are a part of?
3. Why are they targeting Girl Scouts for having employees that had past ties to organizations like Planned Parenthood, Komen Foundation, National Gay and Lesbian Task force, different political parties, the New Leaders Council? What, we aren't allowed to have an opinion outside of where we work?
4. Do any of us scouts actually sit around complaining about "Boy Scouts" or "Cub Scouts" not allowing girls in to their organization?
I was so angered by these articles. The sheer stupidity of it, as well as the INCORRECT facts that were shared with people made my blood boil.
Let me see if this will help clear it up: I am my own person. While I belong to this organization of women, I can think and make decision for myself. That BOB MORRIS and Betsy M. Galliher think we are all just spoon fed how to think and act makes me nuts! What else does Girl Scouts stand for if not to teach these girls how to make their world a better place, think for themselves and put their thoughts in to a plan of action, and to be a "sister" to everyone? Help your neighbor, better your community, broaden your horizons and make your dreams come true?
Are those bad things? Oh wait. I got it. It must be because we are women only organization, and that we can actually do EVERYTHING ourselves, and don't have to rely on a MAN to do it, we are all of a sudden corrupting the youth of America?
Do you think that BOB MORRIS actually checked out Girl Scouts BEFORE he signed up his daughters? Looks like to me some right wing tight ass whispered in his ear, and he decided to let the world know about the terrible behavior our organization was promoting.
God forbid anyone who works for our organization has ever had a job that doesn't fall in line with what the Girl Scouts stands for? Seriously? That's what you are hung up on? Good thing I'm not a republican voter in Indiana because I would be the loudest voice AGAINST Bob Morriss there ever was. What an idiot.
Bob, get your damn facts straight. While GSUSA did attend the women's conference/world thinking day event, we did not, as an organization, pass out any propaganda from Planned Parenthood. Do these people really think that all us scouts do is sit around the fire, sing Kum-ba-ya, teach them how to become a lesbian and where to go to get an abortion?
Get a grip folks. I am SO GLAD I am no longer a Republican. And I know. If you talk to MOST leaders of Girl Scout troops, even the conservative ones, they think this article and everything it represents are just dumb.
There are people like Bob Morriss out there. HeeHaw for one. Who thought the whole time we were married that Girl Scouts was a feminist organization. Good grief. Yes, that's what we are. Just like Boy Scouts is a chauvinistic group? Heavy heavy sarcasm folks. Would love to hear what you think...........