I dropped by my local supermarket yesterday. I was greeted by a cherubic young girl who smilingly asked me if I would like to buy a box (or three or five) of Girl Scout cookies.
I was torn.
I’ve long supported the Girl Scouts, which celebrates its 100th anniversary next month, which was founded by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, who believed that girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and – most importantly, at least to me – spiritually.
Alas, Daisy Gordon Low would no longer recognize the wholesome organization she established in Savannah, Georgia a century ago.
Her vision has been hijacked by the current leadership of Girl Scouts of the USA, which boasts of its “willingness to tackle important societal issues” and its “commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.”
What does that mean, in practice?
Well, for one thing, it means that the Girl Scouts organization has partnered with Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
In an appearance some years back on NBC’s “Today Show,” the then-CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, explained that its unholy alliance with Planned Parenthood would enable the Girl Scouts “bring information-based sex education programs to girls.”
As part of that Girl Scouts-endorsed sex education, young girls were exposed to books, provided by Planned Parenthood, emblazoned with the Girl Scouts logo, featuring chapters on masturbation and homosexuality.
The book also included images of couples having sex and an illustration of a boy properly wearing a condom.
As to the Girl Scouts’ putative commitment to “diversity” and “inclusiveness,” that means de facto promotion of non-heterosexual orientation among girls. The latter day Girl Scouts not only welcomes girls (and, presumably, local troop leaders) who are lesbians, but also transgenders.
That is the kind of decidedly non-spiritual organizational policy Girl Scout cookie sales are subsidizing.
And that’s why this long-time Girl Scouts supporter will be buying no more of their cookies.