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Right Wing Groups Boycott Girl Scout Cookies Over Lesbian Role Models, 'Very Liberal' Activities

The American Family Association, Family Research Council, and other right-wing organizations will not be enjoying the bounty of Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs offered by the Girl Scouts of America this year. The reason? According to AFA president Tim Wildmon, "buying Girl Scout cookies serves only to further facilitate a very liberal pro-abortion agenda.”

GirlscoutlogoRight Wing Watch reports:

WND has reported on a variety of activities on the part of Girl Scouts that conservatives and religious believers might find objectionable, including when the organization was found touting a pro-abortion politician.

Girl Scouts also marched in a homosexual promotion in San Francisco and were found to be removing “God” from their “Girl Scout Promise.”

They also have incorporated stone labyrinths, global warming, yoga, avatars, smudging incense, Zen gardens and lesbian role models into their teachings.

In a lesson called “Amaze: The Twists and Turns of Getting Along,” girls were taught that they should read Buddha and explore mazes and stone or dirt labyrinths – symbols rooted in pagan mythology and popular within the New Age movement as meditation tools.

They also were introduced to Polish poet Anna Swir, known for her feminist and erotic poems, and Jane Addams, an ardent feminist and pacifist.

CookiesPerhaps most disturbing, and ironic, is the ardent opposition Girl Scouts face from Concerned Women for America.

CWA’s Janice Shaw Crouse told WorldNetDaily, “The Girl Scouts formerly embraced the Judeo-Christian values that Americans once grew up with – love of God, love of country, treating others fairly and living wholesome lives. Now, Girl Scouts are more focused on indoctrinating girls on the so-called women’s rights agenda.” 

These complaints smack of earlier concerns from the likes of Indiana Rep. Bob Morris and transphobic girl scout Taylor.

WorldNetDaily actually offered a plethora of extremely silly reasons not to buy the delicious treats; I suppose that means more for the rest of us!

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  1. LOL! You can only laugh over this and shake your head in amazement. Can these people be any more hateful and discriminatory? When we look back in history at what the African American surely had to go through I can only hope that someday being gay will just be another category. Yes, I know that Black people still encounter racism but they are far more accepted today then in previous decades. And that is surely going to happen with gay people. Until then all I can do is laugh at fools like 'The American Family Association, Family Research Council, and other right-wing organizations'.

    Just think: we now get more cookies for ourselves!

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Feb 6, 2014 3:55:36 PM


  2. More Thin Mints for me then. Bwahahaha.

    Posted by: Zlick | Feb 6, 2014 4:01:03 PM


  3. Where is the outrage, the freedom of speech people??? Why would you boycott an organization that is exercising this freedom? This organization has the freedom to do what they want, just like Chik-Fil-A, right?

    Posted by: Greg | Feb 6, 2014 4:02:27 PM


  4. How DARE the girl scouts indoctrinate those young women with a women's rights agenda!!!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 6, 2014 4:14:06 PM


  5. All of which is why I buy Girl Scout Cookies, and donate them to military folk through the Scouts' "Operation Cookie Drop".

    Posted by: KJ | Feb 6, 2014 4:52:06 PM


  6. I just bought two CASES of Thin Mints -- there goes the New Year's resolution, but it's all for a good cause. (Also, delicious!)

    Posted by: kit | Feb 6, 2014 5:02:39 PM


  7. This isn't going to be good for those organizations. People are still very much struggling with homophobia so they get away with it, but for them to reject cute little girls selling cookies?! OOOOOhhhhh NO this is NOT going to be good for them.
    Their true colors will be so much more obvious to people, because while there may be homophobes aplenty, not that many people hate on cute little girls...

    Posted by: Laughable | Feb 6, 2014 5:08:54 PM


  8. Download the cookie finder app...

    http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/mobile_app.asp

    Posted by: Mike in Houston | Feb 6, 2014 5:12:21 PM


  9. They just want me to be fat and have diabetes from buying all those damn cookies. Now, if there were more in a box and they weren't so bloody expensive...

    Posted by: Robert | Feb 6, 2014 5:41:42 PM


  10. Time to hit the GAYTM and buy me a bunch of girl Scout cookies!!

    Posted by: DEARCOMRADE | Feb 6, 2014 6:01:00 PM


  11. Just help my niece sell some cookies now I wish I had sold more

    Posted by: jarago | Feb 6, 2014 6:16:46 PM


  12. let's buy some cookies

    Posted by: ppp | Feb 6, 2014 6:18:59 PM


  13. Right wing ideologues like their left wing counterparts often make the mistake of thinking that they are more important than they are. Fortunately the great majority of Americans occupy the moderate middle ground. Boycotts by ideologues usually have little effect. Anyone with a functioning brain knows that if you pick a fight you can't win, you just wind up showing folks how weak you really are.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 6, 2014 6:44:35 PM


  14. I promise to buy more.

    Anyone that gets hate groups AFA, CWA & FRC hot under the collar is doing something right.

    May you keep your independent free spirit all your days. Never let anyone hold you down or tell you you can't accomplish your dreams. Keep celebrating diversity and embracing equality. The future is yours.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Feb 6, 2014 6:44:58 PM


  15. Remember, crushed thin mints make a wonderful crust for Grasshopper Pie, which isn't made with grasshoppers but Creme de Menth. You're welcome. (And enjoy a slice for Juliette Daisy Lowe, GSA's founder!)

    Posted by: Dback | Feb 6, 2014 7:08:04 PM


  16. Christians like to toss around this word "wholesome." What the hell does it even mean anymore?

    Posted by: Bravo | Feb 6, 2014 9:36:17 PM


  17. Does anyone else besides me read these ridiculous "boycotts" and just laugh? The idiot right-wing groups truly are pathetic and downright comedic.

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Feb 6, 2014 10:21:03 PM


  18. Good, more deliciousness for me!

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Feb 6, 2014 10:32:32 PM


  19. At this rate the wingnuts will end up dying off soon since they will have boycotted all sources of food outside of chik-fill-a.

    Posted by: rodger | Feb 7, 2014 1:33:58 PM


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