Indiana Rep. Bob Morris: Girl Scouts promote abortion, homosexuality

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Indiana Rep. Bob Morris: Girl Scouts promote abortion, homosexuality
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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 12:43pm

Indiana Rep. Bob Morris is standing by his allegations that the Girl Scouts is a radical organization that promotes abortions and homosexuality.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ind-lawmaker-says-girl-scouts-promote-abortion-homosexuality-is-ridiculed-by-gop-colleagues/2012/02/22/gIQAGdBGTR_story.html

The article goes on to say...
"Morris' comments about the Girl Scouts came in a letter he sent to House Republicans on Saturday that said he had conducted some research on the Internet and discovered that the scouts are a "tactical arm" of Planned Parenthood."

Um... has anyone bothered to inform this guy that you can find

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I will agree that someone needs to inform Rep. Morris that you can find "proof" of almost anything on the internet.That being said I have very fond memories of my scouting days. My opinion about girl scouting comes from many years experience in the organization. I was a scout, paid employee,

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This idiot is braindead...


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LOL There must be an alternative universe out there that every once in awhile loses one of it's population.

 


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I personally will no longer support the GS. I am sorry they cave in to pressure. They are allowed to make their own rules. Just like the Boy Scouts started as a Christian organization, they should not be forced to change just because someone does not want it to be for Christians only. They can join another organization instead of changing a long-standing existing one. If someone does not like them, they do not have to join. If Rep. Morris wants to feel that way, he is entitled as well. However, if he is going to use his political standing to promote his feelings or call it part of his political leanings, he really ought to know the real truth and do more research. A little knowledge can be dangerous; he is responsible to know better but as constituents, we all should do our own research before we vote next time. He will learn then.

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I'm a 28 yr member of GS (2 as a girl & been adult member since 1985, lifetime member since 1997) I've NEVER heard such BS before. It's bad enough that the GOP has attacked women but to go after little girls now. How much lower are they going to sink?
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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likeomgreally, not sure what your talking about. GS accepts girls from all walks of life (I personally lead 3 troops at once) I've had girls from very poor families & rich families. I've had girls who were Jewish, Christian & Muslim. So I have no clue what your talking about.
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"Just like the Boy Scouts started as a Christian organization"

The above statement is incorrect.


Scouting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouting


The founder: Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Baden-Powell,_1st_Baron_Baden-Powell
Personal beliefs
>"Tim Jeal, who wrote the biography Baden-Powell, argues that Baden-Powell's distrust of communism led to his implicit support, through naïveté, of fascism. In 1939 Baden-Powell noted in his diary: "Lay up all day. Read Mein Kampf. A wonderful book, with good ideas on education, health, propaganda, organisation etc. – and ideals which Hitler does not practise himself."[7]:550 Baden-Powell admired Benito Mussolini early in the Italian fascist leader's career.

Some very early Scouting "Thanks" badges had a swastika symbol on them.[44] According to biographer Michael Rosenthal, Baden-Powell used the swastika because he was a Nazi sympathiser. Jeal, however, argues that Baden-Powell was naïve of the symbol's growing association with fascism and maintained that his use of the symbol related to its earlier, original meaning of "good luck" in Sanskrit, for which purpose the symbol had been used for centuries prior to the rise of fascism. In conflict with the idea that Powell was a Nazi supporter is the fact that Baden-Powell was a target of the Nazi regime in the Black Book, which listed individuals who were to be arrested during and after an invasion of Great Britain as part of Operation Sea Lion. Scouting was regarded as a dangerous spy organisation by the Nazis.[45] Baden-Powell used the swastika as a "Thanks" badge for the Scout Movement well before Hitler used it, and when Hitler did start to use it, Baden-Powell ceased to use it. Previously, the swastika had been used by Rudyard Kipling as a logo on his books."<

I tend to think the swastika was for good luck. It is still used today in India. Before WW2 many British military & their families were stationed in that country.

 


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Makes me wonder what he thinks about Camp Fire Kids (formerly Camp Fire Girls). Since it was based on earning 'beads' for outdoor skills, etc., and had more of a Native American theme (at least my troop did), then we must have been worshipping false gods & the devil! ;)

This guy is a waste of space!

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