Indiana lawmaker calls Girl Scouts 'radicalized organization'

Says group promotes 'homosexual lifestyles,' abortions

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Says group promotes 'homosexual lifestyles,' abortions

Indiana Rep. Bob Morris

While most of the United States celebrates the current Girl Scouts cookie season by munching on Thin Mints and Samoas, an Indiana lawmaker has decided to rail on the group instead.

Indiana House Republicans put forth a resolution last week to honor the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, but Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) put his foot down and refused to sign it, calling the group a “radicalized organization” that promotes “homosexual lifestyles” and supports abortion.

Morris, the only member not to support the resolution, issued a letter to his fellow congressmen explaining his objections, according to the Journal Gazette.

“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,” Morris said.

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Morris claims that he conducted “web-based research” and that what he discovered was “disturbing.” He also claimed that the Girl Scouts distributed a pamphlet about sex from Planned Parenthood, a charge that the Girl Scouts of the USA has repeatedly denied.

The lawmaker may be referring to websites like the one for the Illinois Right to Life Committee, which has previously called for a boycott of the Girl Scouts after claims that the group had “partnered” with Planned Parenthood in an “unholy alliance with the nation’s largest abortion provider.” Also, unlike the Boy Scouts of America which prohibits “avowed” homosexuals, Girl Scouts of the USA openly accepts gay and lesbian members.

While Morris claims he has the support of some unnamed colleagues, others spoke out against Morris’ attack on the Girl Scouts.

Rep. Kathy Richardson (R-Noblesville) told the Gazette, “I guess [Morris is] entitled to his opinion, [but the Girl Scouts] are out selling cookies — not sex and abortions.”

Rep. Win Moses (D-Fort Wayne) called the attempt by Morris to “politicize” and “demonize” the Girl Scouts “unfair.”

“I’m shocked they would be treated in this manner,” Moses added.

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  • mred fixer

    What?  Journalists,
    Girl Scout troops, branches of local Planned Parenthood, parents, forum
    commenters and politicians all over the internet read Morris’s letter before I
    did and didn’t question the pamphlet?  I
    read “Happy, Healthy and Hot” “Planned Parenthood” “Girl Scouts” “anal
    intercourse” and thought, “that can’t be right” and I’m not even a Christian or
    a conservative.  Took me 10 minutes to
    find the truth.  It is a real pamphlet –
    but from INTERNATIONAL PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION, based in London, United
    Kingdom.  And the full title is Healthy,
    Happy and Hot: A young persons guide to their rights, sexuality AND LIVING WITH
    HIV. 

    So the intended recipient is a sexually active person in
    another country.  This pamphlet was
    never at a Girl Scout meeting in the US. 
    The US Planned Parenthood is not advocating anal sex and drug use to 10
    year old girls. 

    http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3189/ippfpage001.jpg

    http://www.ippf.org/en/Resources/Guides-toolkits/Healthy+Happy+and+Hot.htm