Indiana Lawmaker Attacks ‘Radicalized’ Girl Scouts in Anti-Gay, Transphobic Letter to Colleagues

FULL LETTER (via The Journal Gazette)

February 18, 2012

Members of the Republic Caucus

Dear Fellow Representatives:

This past week I was asked to sign a House Resolution recognizing the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts of America. After talking to some well-informed constituents, I did a small amount of web-based research, and what I found is disturbing. The Girl Scouts of America and their worldwide partner, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), have entered into a close strategic affiliation with Planned Parenthood. You will not find evidence of this on the GSA/WAGGGS website—in fact, the websites of these two organizations explicitly deny funding Planned Parenthood.

Nonetheless, 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.”

A Girl Scouts of America training program last year used the Planned Parenthood sex education pamphlet “Happy, Healthy, and Hot.” The pamphlet instructs young girls not to think of sex as “just about vaginal or anal intercourse.” “There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!” it states. Although individual Girl Scout troops are not forced to follow this curriculum, many do. Liberal progressive troop-leaders will indoctrinate the girls in their troop according to the principles of Planned Parenthood, making Bishop Conley’s warning true.

Many parents are abandoning the Girl Scouts because they promote homosexual lifestyles. In fact, the Girl Scouts education seminar girls are directed to study the example of role models. Of the fifty role models listed, only three have a briefly-mentioned religious background – all the rest are feminists, lesbians, or Communists. World Net Daily, in a May 2009 article, states that Girl Scout Troops are no longer allowed to pray or sing traditional Christmas Carols.

Boys who decide to claim a “transgender” or cross-dressing life-style are permitted to become a member of a Girl Scout troop, performing crafts with the girls and participate in overnight and camping activities – just like any real girl. The fact that the Honorary President of Girl Scouts of America is Michelle Obama, and the Obama’s are radically pro-abortion and vigorously support the agenda of Planned Parenthood, should give each of us reason to pause before our individual or collective endorsement of the organization.

As members of the Indiana House of Representatives, we must be wise before we use the credibility and respect of the “Peoples’ House” to extend legitimacy to a radicalized organization. The Girl Scouts of America stand in a strong tradition that reflects with fidelity the traditional values of our homes and our families. The tradition extends from coast-to-coast and back through the past one hundred years. That said, I challenge each of you to examine these matters more closely before you extend your name and your reputation to endorse a group that has been subverted in the name of liberal progressive politics and the destruction of traditional American family values.

I have two daughters who have been active in the Girl Scouts of Limberlost Council in Northeastern Indiana. Now that I am aware of the influence of Planned Parenthood within GSA and other surprisingly radical policies of GSA, my two daughters will instead become active in American Heritage Girls Little Flowers organization. In this traditional group they will learn about values and principles that will not confuse their conservative Hoosier upbringing.

I have been told that, as of today, I am the only member not supporting the Girl Scout Resolution.

I challenge each of you to examine these matters and to decide carefully whether or not to sign the resolution.

Respectfully,

Bob Morris

Also, check out Morris' candidacy announcement from last July.

Comments

  1. luminum says

    Good for him. He’s free to act out of fear whenever he wants and believe that everything is a threat to confusing the Conservative “Hoosier” values he’s worked so hard to shove into his girls. Sad, but I don’t care much about how afraid he is on a daily basis that his daughters might think something he didn’t directly tell them to believe. Pity the girls, though.

  2. gaylib says

    “..and the Obama’s are radically pro-abortion and vigorously support the agenda of Planned Parenthood..As members of the Indiana House of Representatives, we must be wise before we use the credibility and respect of the “Peoples’ House”

    Obama’s are radically? Peoples’ House??? I would think that a respected member of the “People’s House” would know how to use a freaking apostrophe.

  3. CynJ says

    Anyone else find it ironic that he throws around the word “indoctrinate”? That’s sort of like the pot calling the kettle black there Mr. Christian Conservative.

  4. Pete n SFO says

    Get Ready… This really is an offshoot of the “Santorum Surge”.

    Young GOP’rs become rising stars by taking extreme positions & riding the wave of contributions from Conservative extremists.

    GOP has backed itself into a corner & now they’re stuck with them.

    We really need a marketing person to help w/ a mass-appeal zinger to make clear that religion is dangerous in gov’t, otherwise this is going to keep coming back, over & over again.

  5. Oliver says

    Meet Bob Morris:

    Occupation: Owner, Healthkick Nutrition Centers

    Business Experience:
    A graduate of the Indiana University (Bloomington), Rep. Morris has spent the last twelve years founding four entrepreneurial ventures, including a chain of successful retail stores known as Healthkick Nutrition Centers.

    Community Involvement:
    Rep. Morris demonstrates traditional commitment in his community. He and his family attend, and are active in, Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

    In 1995, he represented the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese at World Youth Day in Manila, Philippines.
    In the Jubilee Year 2000, he served on the Diocesan Evangelization Committee

    From 2005-2006, Rep. Morris was a state-sworn officer of the New Haven Police Department (Reserves).

    Family:
    Rep. Morris has been married to Erin (Bushnell) for 12 years and they have six children: Edward, Anna, Grace, Lewis, John and Madeline. The family is active in the Arlington Park Neighborhood Association in Northeast Fort Wayne.

  6. SFshawn says

    So by his twisted and hateful ‘logic’ if your a women and don’t have a ‘religious background’ you are either a feminist,a lesbian or a communist?
    Once again these religious zealots intentionally DISTORT the “peoples’ house(elected office) with ‘gods’ house(their personal religious beliefs). It’s sad and disconcerting to continue to see elected officials who don’t understand(or don’t believe in) the US constitution or the Bill of Rights????
    One of the main reasons this country was founded over 200 years ago was because humans with brains and independent thinkers escaped from the tyranny of religious zealots and bigots like this idiot and our current crop of inept Repub Presidential candidates.
    Maybe some day a real leader will step forward(w/Harvey Milk honesty) and take on every one of these religious legislators and the institution of religion in government and we can return to a country where the separation of church and state will again become a reality.

  7. Mitch says

    To show my support for this “radicalized” organization…and for boys doing crafts with girls…I’m buying Girl Scout cookies TODAY!

    I hate that tax dollars are paying this #&*@ to perpetuate his brand of bigotry and fear mongering.

  8. bobbyjoe says

    He did a “small amount of web-based research” and his main source was “World Net Daily”?

    Is this parody? Seriously nobody is REALLY that much of an idiot, are they?

    I’m guessing when this guy was in high school and was asked to write a paper on current events, he just plagiarized a paragraph out of “Weekly World News.”

    What a dope.

  9. becky esplin says

    The integration of equal opportunities into an organisation takes place at many levels. at the heart is the idea that learners and our people should be able to work and study in an environment where they feel safe, respected and listened to regardless of their backgrounds or personal attributes, and where they can be confident to speak out and know they will be herd. there needs to be mechanisms by which they discuss key issues relating to their experiences as a transgender and feel confident this will lead to action

  10. Rin says

    I was speaking to a Mormon lady about why her daughters didn’t join girl scouts (the boys are in boy scouts) and she said that their church (LDS) did not support the girl scouts as they were an anti-God/anti-Family organization that promotes the sexualization of young girls and allowed no place for girls to be “just girls”.

    We spoke at length on the subject. I guess the Mormons came up with their own version of the girl scouts, whereas they’ve pretty much taken over the boy scouts.

    Mormons are much more strict, yet more secretive than Catholics. People think Mitt Romney will be one way (moderate) when in fact they use their position to further their Church’s agenda.

    I’m very anti-sexualizing of young girls. As a mom of two…I totally see it. Go to any store with kids clothes. Little boys still dress like they did in the 70’s. Girls clothing today looks like the high school kids clothing of the 1980’s. Its so sad that we won’t let them just…be kids for as long as possible.

    However, I feel that the Girl Scouts does allow that. They’re in there crafting up a storm, making things, visiting elderly people…

    I’m glad my kids are in scouts.

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