Gay-Face Rep. Bob Morris Admits Calling Girl Scout Troops Queer Abortion Factories Was “Inflammatory”

Earlier in the week we reported on Indiana Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne), who went on a totally cray-cray rant against the Girl Scouts of the USA when he was invited to sign a resolution celebrating the group’s 100th birthday.

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.

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 you can expect, people were kinda offended.

Maybe Morris thought Hoosiers had bought into the right-wing Kool-Aid about the Scouts roping in hordes of boys in dresses and showing 8-year-old girls how to use the Rabbit. Realizing he was out on a limb, he issued a statement yesterday to The Journal Gazette, in which he admitted his comments were “emotional, reactionary and inflammatory” and that he he regretted “paint[ing] the entire Girl Scouts organization with such a wide brush.”

I realize now that my words were emotional, reactionary, and inflammatory. For that I sincerely apologize. I apologize to the Girl Scouts of Indiana and all of the girls and parents of Indiana who are participating in and running their Girl Scout organizations in a way that promotes leadership, community involvement and family values.

I certainly should not have painted the entire Girl Scouts organization with such a wide brush. As I have mentioned, the letter was intended for only my colleagues in the Statehouse. That is not an excuse for the breadth of my letter—rather, it is the reason for the lack of research and evidence it contained.

But then Morris pulled the classic right-wing non-apology (most recently employed by Roland Martin):

In hindsight, I never should have written the letter. However, I still would not sign the Resolution honoring the Girl Scouts—not because of any local troops or even the Girl Scouts of Indiana, but because of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (Girl Scouts USA) and its policies.

My conscience would not allow me to publicly endorse an organization that partners with Planned Parenthood – our State’s leading abortion provider. My family and I view abortion as the biggest evil of our time. And as Blessed Pope John Paul II said in his Encyclical Letter Evangelium Vitae, “every person sincerely open to truth and goodness can, by the light of reason and the hidden action of grace, come to recognize in the natural law written in the heart (cf. Rom 2:14-15) the sacred value of human life from its very beginning until its end, and can affirm the right of every human being to have this primary good respected to the highest degree.”

I hope that my stance will help to spread the Gospel of life. Perhaps it will cause the Girl Scouts USA to reconsider its policies.

The Girl Scouts were more ladylike about the whole thing than we would have been:

On Monday, Cathy Ritchie, chief operating officer for the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, told 24-Hour News 8 the organization has never been a relationship with Planned Parenthood. After reading the statement Morris released to his hometown paper, Ritchie took the high road Thursday. “I’m glad he realized his words were ‘emotional, reactionary and inflammatory,’” she said. “He recognizes that and we appreciate it.”

Clearly Morris feels bad for calling out the Girl Scouts—but he still won’t sign the resolution. He’s not that sorry.

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  • Jimmy Velvet

    This guy’s eyes are pretty far apart. I’d say inbreeding is to blame. His mother, I mean sister, I mean mother AND sister, must be proud. He’s a walking advertisement for abortions.

  • isis

    is i me or he looks like chuckie from childsplay

  • KyleW

    I’m sorry, but if you genuinely believe in freedom of expression, even totally indoctrinated people like this man, is entitled NOT to endorse organisations he disagrees with.

    Of course his opinions are ill-informed, misleading, inflammatory and over-general. Calling him on those should be our mission, not launching into personal attacks.

    Just one more example of why god must die.

  • Gigi

    “I’m sorry my words offended people. Perhaps I should have chosen my words better. I’m not a bad person but this is what I believe. Go America!”

  • rhenaiya

    Some families go bowling on the weekend, some like to take in a movie. The Obamas apparently perform some guerilla-styled, radical abortions. They support abortion so much, they are beyond pro-choice and are taking a more extreme, “mountain dew” approach and vigorously hunt down pregnant women so they can punch em in the uterus. And the girl guides, well obviously it’s a front for a covert training operation turning young girls from peace loving christians into an army of fetus-slayers/cookie merchants. Oh, how we long for the return of traditional American values when you could beat your wife and children into submission with a fist of love. Oh where are the days of overt prejudice without consequence?
    Discriminate, don’t incriminate. Vote Republican!

    (hmmm, looks like I’m going to have to run out and get another jar of sarcasm…)

  • WillBFair

    Please tell me. What the hell is gay face?

  • topfuel500

    Fascist movements in Italy and Germany were born out of overblown fears of Communism fanned by opportunistic thugs. Where is the GOP really heading?

  • the crustybastard

    Dear Representative Morris,

    Thanks for providing further evidence that Catholics are unfit for public office.

    Perhaps you didn’t hear that the legal issues were settled some time ago: abortion and contraception are legal in the United States, as they are expressions of the people’s Constitutional right to privacy, and our fundamental right to determine our own biological destinies.

    Your oath and duty as a public official is to protect and defend the Constitution and represent the citizen. You have failed your duty and violated that oath by choosing instead to protect and defend the Catechism while representing the opinions of the dead leader of a foreign theocracy.

    The free exercise of your religion does not extend to giving you the power to impose your religious beliefs by force of law. Knock it the fuck off.


    the crustybastard

    P.S. It should probably go without saying that your non-apology apology is rejected.

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    “Clearly Morris feels bad for calling out the Girl Scouts…” — WTF Queerty???

    Clearly Morris feels bad that he was called out for bashing the Girl Scouts, not the other way around. He is, afterall, a fucking politician.

  • CBRad

    I just want to pinch his cheek.

  • Danny

    Larry Craig’s long-lost younger brother?

  • dvlaries

    I still think was an overture to an invitation on the Santorum ticket.

  • Hephaestion

    Queerty’s use of the term “gay face” is repulsive and homophobic.

  • CBRad

    @Hephaestion: Does “gay face” exist? Is it indicative of a biological difference, or something else? (I sure know “gay voice” exists, but I think that’s just the sarcastic accent they all pick up from each other).

  • B

    Wow. Did he actually use as an excuse, “As I have mentioned, the letter was intended for only my colleagues in the Statehouse. That is not an excuse for the breadth of my letter—rather, it is the reason for the lack of research and evidence it contained.”

    If so, he should do the honorable thing and resign. If he thinks statements made in “the Statehouse” should not be based on “research and evidence”, he is unfit for public office.

  • James

    Dear Representative Morris,

    Are you a wannabe santorum?
    Please consider this bit of my grandmothers’ advice:
    “The stork will bring you babies, the swallow will bring you diamonds.

  • christopher di spirito

    He looks like an insect-human hybrid.

    As for the Girl Scouts, love their cookies. Just bought four boxes: two of the coconut drizzled with chocolate, one shortbread and one of the new lemon Savannah.

  • gus

    The lemon are okay but the previous lemon cookies were way, way better. I can’t recall the name of them though. The only ones I like now are the coconut and caramel with chocolate.

    As for pudgy Morris perhaps he will choke on a cookie.

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