by Nathan A. Cherry, 02/28/2012
Martinsburg, WV – The video below certainly has been making the rounds on the Internet and new outlets. Many people are outraged that Indiana State Rep. Bob Morris would make such claims about the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood. He’s been called a lot of names and certainly much hate has been thrown his way for his comments. But is he wrong?
Rep. Morris wrote a letter to fellow colleagues explaining his concerns in which he stated:
“…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.”
No sooner had Rep. Morris made these comments did he come under attack for mischaracterizing the Girl Scouts and spreading misinformation about them; most vehemently they deny any association with Planned Parenthood. But it’s hard for the Girl Scouts to deny any partnership with Planned Parenthood when Girl Scout CEO Kathy Cloninger appeared on national television admitting that Girl Scout troops do indeed partner with Planned Parenthood.
What is most intriguing about the video below is the comments by Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Chief Operating Officer Cathy Ritchie. Ritchie says in the video that there is “no relationship” between Girl Scouts of Indiana and Planned Parenthood; that there never has been and never will be a relationship between the two groups.
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.