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Nutbag IN Politician Says Girl Scouts “Radicalized,” Indoctrinate Abortion And Homosexuality

Taking time away from punching moms and smashing apple pies, Indiana State Rep. Bob Morris has gone after the Girl Scouts, calling them “a radicalized organization” and refusing to sign a proclamation celebrating the group’s 100th anniversary.

In a letter to the Indiana Republican Caucus dated February 18, Morris claimed the Scouts were basically the recruiting branch of Planned Parenthood, which of course is nothing but an abortion factory:

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 lifestyle 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

We understand Morris kicked a puppy after delivering the memo.

It’s bad enough he misrepresents Planned Parenthood’s agenda and programs, but any sort of unholy alliance between it and the Girl Scouts is simply fabricated.

A statement from Planned Parenthood of Indiana (PPIN) reads:

PPIN does not produce nor distribute the materials Rep. Morris referenced. Planned Parenthood of Indiana is first and foremost a provider of affordable, high-quality health care, serving more than 100,000 Hoosiers across the state. Our nonprofit provides preventive services such as life-saving cancer screenings, Pap tests, birth control, testing and treatment for STDs, as well as sexual health education and health counseling.

As part of our sexual education services, we offer a variety of age-appropriate education services developed by trained professionals…

Planned Parenthood currently has no formal partnership with the Girl Scouts, but supports their mission and recognizes their century of contributions to our society.

Morris’ idiotic fearmongering even earned him the ridicule of his boss, Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma, who handed out Thin Mints at the Statehouse on Tuesday and joked, “I’ve purchased 278 cases of Girl Scout cookies in the last four hours.” (Conan O’Brien goofed on his moronic claims last night as well.)

Morris isn’t recanting, though: “My family and I took a view and we’re sticking by it,” he said yesterday. Somehow we don’t think he polled his wife and kids before making his claim.

We really love the remark Girl Scout troop leader Rebecca Masters made about Morris to the South Bend Tribune: “Obviously he’s never been a Girl Scout! They’re learning how to communicate. They’re learning how to deal with people. They’re learning how to run money. Money!”

And what’s more wholesome and American than making money?

Photos via Indiana House of Representatives, Girls Scouts of the USA, TBS

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Feb 22, 2012
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  • 19 Comments
    • GreatGatsby2011
      GreatGatsby2011

      “Abundant evidence”? Really Mr. Morris? It’s convenient how you don’t actually SITE any of this supposed evidence. Unless he’s referring to the fact the PP pamphlets are handed out. If that’s his “abundant evidence” then I suppose all high schools and clinics in this country are also in cahoots with PP! It must be a conspiracy!!! Hide your drinking water, and don’t eat the Tagalongs, that’s how they get you!!

      A bunch of idiots spouting garbage on the internet does not create “abundant evidence”, Mr. Morris. But keep on drinking that kool-aid if you want, I hear it’s delicious.

      Feb 22, 2012 at 11:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rf7777
      rf7777

      I love that after this wacko, hateful,lie-filled rant, he signs “respectfully…”

      I hope he gets all the “respect” he deserves…

      Feb 22, 2012 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GreatGatsby2011
      GreatGatsby2011

      Woops… CITE*

      Feb 22, 2012 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • danny
      danny

      This guy sounds like an angry closet homosexual

      Feb 22, 2012 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      “My family and I took a view and we’re sticking by it,”

      A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen…
      Ralph Waldo Emmerson

      If EVER there was a “Statesman” who deserved this description, this is one.

      Feb 22, 2012 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nathan
      nathan

      @MikeE:
      calling him a stateman is toooooo generous

      this guy is more like a urine soaked bum/preacher on the street corner

      Feb 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caliban
      Caliban

      Well, he can always fall back on lucrative Eddie Munster look-a-like gigs after his ass gets kicked (hopefully) out of government.

      After Morris pulled his daughters out of the GSA he enrolled them in the Catholic (no shit) Little Flowers Girls Club. Get a load of what they teach, as opposed to the self-reliance, independence, and life skills the GSA promotes.

      From the Little Flowers Girls’ Club site:

      Little Flowers Girls’ Club® is a Catholic program for girls ages 5 and up based on learning Catholic virtues through the lives of Catholic saints, Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Developed by a Catholic mom of eleven, Rachel Watkins, and based on Fr. Lasance’s Catholic Girls’ Guide, the Club strives to bring the Catholic faith alive and inspire the girls to become authentic Catholic women.

      It includes the Little Women Hospitality Program:

      The Little Women Hospitality Program, developed by Ann Milligan Callaghan, is a two-year, Catholic girls’, ten-month program that aims to teach young ladies the various aspects of hospitality. Each month, the girls learn a new skill or “charm” as up-and-coming hostesses, young women, and Catholic mothers.

      The ten skills in Year I are as follows: cooking, cleaning, setting and clearing a table, manners and conversation, preparing a room for a guest, writing correspondence, bringing hospitality to others, sewing and dressing modestly, putting on a tea party, and running a book club.

      The skills for Year II are: laundry, care for the elderly, personal cleanliness, tradition, art and beauty, interior decorating, public speaking, gardening, friendship, and hosting a picnic.

      (I assume they don’t learn “Using A Strap-On To Satisfy A Priest” until Year III.)

      Feb 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TMikel
      TMikel

      He certainly LOOKS like a homosexual – is that what this is about? Is he afraid someone might open his closet door wide and let everyone know? Is there any one out there who can blow the whistle on this jerk?

      Feb 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      Muhammadali

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      Feb 22, 2012 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Timmmeeeyyy
      Timmmeeeyyy

      @Caliban:
      That pretty much says all you need to know about the Little Flower Girls.

      While the Little Flower Girls get to learn fun things like cooking, cleaning and sewing, the Girl Scouts are stuck having to learn the following:

      A girl Discovers her special skills and talents, finds the confidence to set challenging goals for herself and strives to live by her values. This includes being proud of where she came from as well as where she’s going.

      A girl Connects with others, which means she learns how to team up, solve conflicts, and have healthy relationships. These skills help her in school right now and prepare her for any career she chooses in the future.

      A girl Takes Action and makes the world a better place, learning a lot about her community and the world along the way.

      Feb 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MEJ
      MEJ

      After talking to some well-informed constituents, I did a small amount of web-based research…

      And there’s the money quote.

      Feb 22, 2012 at 4:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JayKay
      JayKay

      Just so we’re clear, liberals may insult and attack the boy scouts all they want, but if someone dares go after the girl scouts, it’s fucking war…

      Feb 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mk_ultra_again
      Mk_ultra_again

      @JayKay: maybe that’s the boy scouts basically classify gays as pedophiles. Are you a pedophile, Jay? Do you accept that term for yourself?

      Feb 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GreatGatsby2011
      GreatGatsby2011

      @JayKay: Riiiiiiight. Because there’s absolutely no difference between the arguments “The Boy Scouts are bad because they don’t allow openly homosexual men to act as den leaders due to the false belief that they are more likely to be pedophiles.” and “The Girl Scouts are bad because of some strange Feminazi/Planned Parenthood conspiracy to turn all our daughters into bra-burning heathens (even though there’s no factual evidence to support such a claim).”

      Really? You don’t see the difference between a legitimate argument against discrimination and a whackadoo “the liberals are brainwashing my children” conspiracy theory that have no basis in reality?

      Feb 22, 2012 at 7:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      Sounds like somebody’s flirting with Rick Santorum to me…

      Feb 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      Did y’all declare “Douche of the Week” too soon, or is this guy in the running for next week’s?

      Feb 23, 2012 at 4:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      I can’t…I…I don’t even have the words to express how baffled I am at this argument. My party certainly contains some crazies, but this guy really has no grip on reality at all.

      Feb 23, 2012 at 5:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ait10101
      ait10101

      I doubt he is homosexual. It is much more probable that he is just nuts. I lived in Bloomington for a year as a researcher, and also worked the local Gaylines (telephone help service), but that was back in 1986 or so. I have a feeling that in some respects things haven’t changed much. I got the usual calls from confused students, who I tried to unconfuse. One of my difficult cases was a former Hindu from Bali studying the same field I had originally adopted. I met him and his wall was covered with Islamic mantras. He thought the only way to get ahead was to become Muslim, but there was a hitch: he was gay. I arranged to take him to a local gay bookstore, so he would know that he was hardly alone. It seems to have worked, and I got a report a year and a half later that he was doing well (whatever that means). The most annoying experience I dealt with was a young local who would play a disturbed homosexual. I was dubious, but I went along with it, because in this job you must be accepting first of all. When he though he had my full attention, he would blow a loud whistle into the phone. Even the first time I could see it coming, and had already held the earpiece away from my head. I persisted: this kid needed help. The fourth time, despite his attempts to adopt differing voices and accents, I asked him outright if he had not called before, and listed some cases. As I held the phone piece well away, the loud whistle started. He never called again. The weirdest cases were long distant calls. Some came from the nearest large town, which is where the Ku Kux Klan originated. These all seemed to me to be genuine, and I felt for them. A couple of twins from Nashville (a ski town to the east) were identified as gay, and their parents had the local sheriff lock them up (somehow they escaped and came to Bloomington where some students took them in; I swear I have no idea how this could have happened). The weirdest calls came from Purdue (long distance and expensive in those days). Typically they lasted several hours and involved all kinds of reasons why being gay was bad. I was typically patient, and would ask questions like “What would you do if one of your children turned out to be gay?” I have lived in five countries — four states — on four continents, and I kept records of the number of abusive phone calls. Indiana beats them all on a margin that makes the others insignificant (Texas included). Draw your own conclusions about the subject of this article.

      Feb 23, 2012 at 11:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • g-girl
      g-girl

      I am a Catholic mom who teaches religious ed.. I believe in prolife. I am married to a wonderful man who became Catholic. I am a Girl Scout Leader. I am encouraging absence in girls. I teach them to respect themselves and others. To stand up for what is right, to be supportive. I guide them to give back to their community and aid those in need. I instill confidence and courage. My girls support our troops by making pen pals and sending cookies, letters with their own money and profits, and care packages over seas to our troops. The do various volunteer work from the local volunteer fire department benefits, toys for toys, shoe box Christmas packages, volunteering at the children’s museum, humane shelter, and many more. These girls stand up to bullying. They have embraced every challenge that I have given the and surpassed them. They have embraced others and have eaten lunch with fellow students they normally would not engage with and enjoyed and grew from this experience. I do teach them respect for others and give them the skills to succeed. Now if Rep. Bob Morris can tell me where this is raising radically communist proabortion females, I would like him to show me. I have never seen any PP materials at any Girl Scout functions that I have attended. If he can show proof that Girl Scouts provides these materials I challenge him to show such proof. I am proud of the leaders I have the privilege to support. By the way Rep Morris what have you done to change your community and world.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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