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Virginia Church Bans Girl Scouts for Planned Parenthood Affiliation and Acceptance of LGBT Youth

Virginia Church Bans Girl Scouts for Planned Parenthood Affiliation and Acceptance of LGBT Youth

Earlier this week Indiana Republican Bob Morris refused to sign a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts because he said it is a “radicalized organization” that supports abortion and promotes homosexuality.

In a letter to fellow representatives urging them to join him in refusing to support the Girl Scouts resolution Morris says, “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.”

Since Morris’ remarks a church in Virginia, the St. Timothy Catholic Church, has banned Girl Scout troops from meeting in their facility. According to the Arlington Diocese, the pastor of the church “did not believe the increasingly open nature of the Girl Scouts was compatible with the mission of the church.”

“Increasingly open nature” meaning accepting gay and transgender youth and providing girls with age appropriate sexual education.

The Girl Scouts, however, remain steadfast in their commitment to serve Virginia girls. In a statement following the church’s ban the Girl Scouts have said, “This location change presents us with an opportunity to serve not only the girls from St. Timothy’s, but to invite more girls from the area to join Girl Scouts.”

That’s right! Now more Virginia girls will get access to appropriate sexual education by an organization that supports LGBT youth. How scandalous [insert sarcasm here]!

I’m so happy to see that the Girls Scouts have not let this set back keep them from continuing to serve Virginia girls who, like all girls, are in need of education and above all acceptance.


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9:50PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

"Hm-mm, no; the Girl Scout's "main thing" is NOT about "honoring and respecting god!"

But neither is the catholic cult

5:09PM PDT on Apr 20, 2012

Girl scouts have the right there main thing is honoring and respecting god!!!!!

7:54AM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

It is a Catholic Church, what else does one need to know?

Dawid B., I am sure the American Girl Scouts will survive without your children.

Ashley D., no one has to stay ignorant and intolerant either….

Sandy E., say what? Oh, right, you read it on the Internet I guess.

Beth S., same as above.

Kerrie G., same as above. Remaining ignorant of the truth is no excuse.

A word of caution to those members using sarcasm in your posts, you might want to add a warning label. You never know when some Republican might find it during an Internet search and try and use it as a fact. You may also need to explain sarcasm. No, in this case I am not being sarcastic.

7:00AM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

Ashley D, no one has to stay intolerant towards other people because of their sexual orientation. Being a homophobe is a choice, being gay, bisexual, transgendered, and straight isn't!

6:31AM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

As a former Girl Scout, I have always wanted the meeting places to be somewhere other than churches. The same with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. I never thought the connection between Scouts and churches was all that healthy.

6:18AM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

Good for the Church!
I would not let my children join the American girl scouts

11:14AM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

That church is teaching intolerance, and in this case intolerance of GS and the children that belong to GS, none of which is in alignment with Christ's teaching. The church was fortunate to have the GS there. The GS are better off without that church, where the girls would have been exposed to such negative energy.

4:57AM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

No-one has to stay LGBT. As to abortion - what about the rights of female foetuses who themselves could have grown into girl scouts?

4:33AM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

No-one has to stay LGBT. As to abortion - what about the rights of female foetuses who themselves could have grown into girl scouts?

11:52AM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Fundamentalist Christians have only been a far reach to sanity, but they are becoming more excessive, more oppressive, more egregious. Let's take it back 300 years and I'm wondering how long it will be before women will again be drowned as witches. Bizarre and one of so many reasons why people are leaving the church. They may still believe in God, but they've lost faith in the teachings of the church.

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