by Nathan A. Cherry, 12/12/2011
Martinsburg, WV – For many people it’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas (though I personally love this time of the year) I’m referring to the annual Girl Scouts Cookie Sale. The time when all those yummy cookies are peddled (sometimes literally) door to door in hopes of making money for trips, causes, and other reasons. But before you buy that next box of Thin Mints or whatever your favorite is, consider exactly what you will be supporting.
Most people don’t know that the Girl Scouts of America (GSUSA) have established a strong partnership with Planned Parenthood; the nation’s leading abortion merchant. This partnership contains a radical, feminist agenda including explicit sex education, abortion, and sexual exploration for girls as young as 9 and 10 years old.
For a very detailed description of the partnership between GSUSA and Planned Parenthood take a look at this article.
For now, let me hit some of the highlights of this devious agreement between our nation’s largest abortion business and a once respectable organization.
At a March 2010 UN Conference on women’s rights the Girl Scouts distributed a brochure from Planned Parenthood called “Happy, Healthy and Hot.” You can click here to read this brochure. Without getting into too many specifics let me just say that this brochure is not appropriate for 9 and 10 year old girls. The advice contained in it will certainly violate the moral and/or religious convictions of many parents.
Abby Johnson writes in this blog post about another brochure called “How to know you are ready for sex.” The interesting thing about this brochure is that it has the Girls Scouts of America logo right on the brochure. You can also check this blog post to see more information on the connection between the Girls Scouts and Planned Parenthood.
Why am I writing about this? Maybe you are thinking there are much bigger issues to report about – especially with an election coming up – than the partnership between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood. But, the thing is, this is big. The Girls Scouts are deceiving millions of girls each year with their “wholesome” image in order to get them into the organization. Once inside these girls actively participate in raising money that directly funds abortion.
The Girls Scouts will adamantly deny that they have a partnership with Planned Parenthood. They will try to cover it up as much as possible in order to get more unsuspecting girls inside their organization. Of course, this is hard to do when you have former Girl Scouts CEO Kathy Cloninger on video admitting the relationship exists.
The bottom line is that the Girl Scouts have become complicit in a radical liberal agenda of sexualizing young girls while simultaneously indoctrinating them with accepting abortion. The outcome is obvious. Planned Parenthood and the Girl Scouts have devised a way to ensure a solid client base for years to come. These girls are led to believe that early sexual experimentation is normal and they should engage in it. Then they are taught that abortion is a wonderful form of “birth control.” The end result is millions of girls worldwide that experiment with sex, get pregnant, and then turn to their “partner” Planned Parenthood for a quick, easy, abortion.
So what can you do? First, don’t let your daughters or grand-daughters be Girl Scouts. Your participation in this organization makes you complicit with their liberal, feminist agenda of sexualization and abortion. Every penny you provide will support this agenda and that is one penny too much.
Second, think about joining the American Heritage Girls instead. Tis organization, founded in 1995, is based on the principals of faith, service, and fun. Structured much like the Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls seeks to educate girls with life skills that will serve them into adulthood. It also seeks to be active in serving the community, and is based on principals of faith. You can rest assured that not one dime from this organization is used to support abortion, so this would be an excellent alternative to the Girl Scouts.
These are the decisions that matter. When we ignore the fact that we are supporting abortion and a liberal sexual agenda by supporting the Girl Scouts we are guilty of a particularly heinous apathy. We cannot continue to say we oppose things, like abortion, and then support those that so brazenly support and fund it; especially when quality alternatives exist.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.