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S/He Said: Girl Scouts of America and Homohate

By | 2018-01-16T06:51:29-05:00 March 8th, 2012|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel

“I did a small amount of web-based research… abundant evidence proves that the agenda of Planned Parenthood includes sexualizing young girls through the Girl Scouts, a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood. Many parents are abandoning the Girl Scouts because they promote homosexual lifestyles. (During) 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. 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 extend legitimacy to a radicalized organization.”
-Rep. Bob Morris, R-Fort Wayne, in a letter to his fellow lawmakers, explaining why he wouldn’t support a resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts,, Feb. 23.
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“Thus does social conservatism skid through the last barriers of basic intellect, simple decency and common sense, hurtling breakneck off the cliff. Next stop: utter incoherence. There is, in a sense, nothing new here. Fear has long been the sine qua non of social conservatism, the fundament of an us-against-them ethos that simultaneously binds social conservatives together in common cause and separates them from the rest of the world. Logic is where social conservatism fears to tread. It is a worldview driven by fear of the world beyond its racial, gender, religious, cultural and intellectual borders. Historically, it always has been. Fear the Japanese, they said. They are collaborating with our enemies. Fear the communists, they said. They are hiding behind every bush. Fear the gays, they say. They want to recruit our children to their lifestyle. And now? Fear the Girl Scouts. They are trying to conquer America one cookie at a time.”
-Leonard Pitts Jr., in his column titled “Fear the pushers of Thin Mints,” about Rep. Bob Morris, R-Fort Wayne, in a letter to his fellow lawmakers, explaining why he wouldn’t support a resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, Mar. 02.
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“I use the term Homohate because Homophobia implies a fear of Gay people. I don’t agree with that in the current climate. I believe it is a deep hate of us for who we are. I won’t minimize it by chalking it up to fear.”
-Michael, in his blog posting titled “Know Your Enemy, Know Your Friend – Howard Stern Speaks Out On Homohate,” about Howard Stern’s views opposing homophobia,, Feb. 12.
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“Gay marriage and contraception seem to attract a lot of chatter these days. There ought to be a law for or against them, right? We expect the government to pass laws prohibiting behaviors that threaten our safety or freedoms. Neither gay marriage nor contraception is one of those behaviors. I say we pass a law prohibiting people from imposing their values and moral judgments on others. Some things just aren’t any of our business.”
-Jack Belisle, in his letter to the editor, about the heated debate over contraception insurance coverage, Detroit Free Press, Mar. 04.
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