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Indiana lawmaker defends slam on Girl Scouts

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Undaunted by ridicule from the leader of his own party, an Indiana lawmaker is standing by his allegations that the Girl Scouts is a radical organization that promotes abortions and homosexuality.

The scouts and Planned Parenthood have dismissed Rep. Bob Morris’ comments as absurd, as did Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma. But Morris, a Republican, told The Associated Press his critics need to do more research into the 100-year-old scouting organization.

“My family and I took a view and we’re sticking by it,” Morris said Tuesday, adding that his daughters were joining an alternative group for young girls run by conservative Christians. “My girls are no longer Girl Scouts. They’re now going to join American Heritage Girls.”

Morris’ comments were the butt of jokes inside the House on Tuesday, with Bosma spending much of the day handing out Thin Mints to lawmakers. He joked that Morris’ comments led him to buy hundreds of cases of the famous Girl Scout cookies.

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  • daves

    Ya just can’t make this stuff up.

  • stevor

    What’s that saying about lipstick on a pig? Well, it seems to apply to the Girl Scouts.

  • Dave

    He right about the Girl Scouts. They teach what I don’t want my children or grandchildren to learn. I used to support them but no more.

    • Abigail Adams

      Dave, you are 100% correct. And we don’t buy GS cookies…. haven’t for many years now.

    • Glo

      I go along with you on that and have not supported the Girl Scouts for years. Just sorry so many are falling for the garbage they now put out and even sorrier for the girls and families who are not aware.

  • jersey


    • Mark Matis

      The Girl Scouts do INDEED promote abortion and homosexuality. If you want your niece to not be indoctrinated into Leftist ideals, get her OUT of that troop.

    • daves

      Why – because you read it on the internet?

    • Mark Matis
    • Dor

      Monday April 19, 2010: Girl Scouts hiding secret sex agenda? – World Net Daily
      Posted: March 19,2010
      By Drew Zahn

      A witness who attended the 54th session of United Nations Commission on the Status of Women has unleashed a firestorm of controversy after reporting copies of Planned Parenthood’s teen-sex promoting guide, “Healthy, Happy and Hot,” were provided for Girl Scouts in attendance.
      The Girl Scouts Organization, in turn, has issued a denial statement, distancing itself from any involvement in “family planning” despite clear evidence to the contrary.

      Sharon Slater of Family Watch International and Stand for the Family was at the New York City event when organizers ushered all adults – save for one from each of 7 sponsoring organizations, out of the room for a “girls only workshop” that the Girl Scouts of the USA reports 30-35 girls attended. Slater told World Net Daily when the doors opened at the conclusion of the workshop, she went back in and found the “Hot” brochure among various materials made available on the back table.
      The guide itself, produced by the International Planned Parenthood Federation for young people with HIV, depicts both same sex and opposite sex couples, contains graphic details on “exploring sexuality and encourages casual sex in many forms.

    • Terry Marcum

      I did do my research you moron and I won’t be buying any girl scout cookies till they stop teaching that they need to get their real news from media matters.I found lots more but why bother.Your daughter just belongs to another socialist organization making more little socialist.

    • Dor

      Since my comment is ‘awaiting moderation” you can check for yourself by going to World Net Daily. The title of the article is: “Girl Scouts hiding secret sex agenda? It was printed on Monday, April 19, 2010. It may be in their archive.

    • Dean

      jersey, You are so wrong, Take a peek out from under that rock you are living every once in a while.

    • Dor

      Some people, I believe just cannot wrap their minds around such things. Not all of us from Jersey have our heads where the sun never shines.

    • Woolfy

      I’m sorry Jersey….but I HAVE done my research and the Girls Scouts are “run” by liberals intent on indoctrinating the young girls into the life of “no accountability”. You get pregnant and don’t want the inconvenience….Kill it. You want to snuggle up with another girl and fornicate…go for it.
      You need to do YOUR research Jersey!!!

    • daves

      When’s the last time you have been to a troop meeting?

    • Are you Serious

      That’s where Daves learned to give his beautiful daughter contraceptives at the age of 9. Right Daves? Now tell the truth. I know the truth is not something you are comfortable with, but try.

    • Dntmkmecmoverther

      @Jersey: wake up and read dimwit:

    • Paul

      You need to do a little research, Planned Parenthood does, and they are totally supported by Planned Parenthood. Also, the National Girl Scouts allow boys to join that think need to dress as girls. This is all common knowledge if you just do some research.

    • Glo

      I think, maybe, you need to do a little more research.

    • KSJA

      The individual troop may not adhere to PP, however, the national GS DO…they have PP come to National troup functions and spread their literature. Go to PP website and look at their brochures…you should see their book.If a dirty old man showed some of those pictures and graphics to a child, they would be arrested!! PP is the largest provider of abortions in the US. Part of the GS cookies profits go national and the troop keeps a smaller portion. Get educated…or you will remain uninformed….

  • breezeguy

    The Girl Scouts of America HAVE linked up with PP. It’s a fact. What is really sad is the stupidity of Bosma, and all they can come up with is ridicule (especially on the CBS site). How about some hard facts?

    Go Rep Bob Morris!!

  • Windy Willow

    Please take a look at this website…

    • daves

      Have you found all of the falsehoods in that article?

  • Dean

    Rep. Morris is right. I stand with him. And Bosma is a BOZO.

    • Corrina

      You are so right & I read that some of the same stuff is in the Boy Scouts too. I don’t want my grandchildren in either one of them. What a mess this country is in.

    • cyoder

      Actually, the Boy Scouts have been attacked for keeping that sort of stuff out.

  • EHeassler, USN-Ret.

    It seems that the Girl Scout agenda has been hijacked by the hard left feminists and Planned Parenthood. Doing the right thing doesn’t seem to be included these days. If I had daughters, I would be looking for another organization for them to be involved in.

  • Old Vet…

    Bring your girls over into the enturing program of the Boy Scouts of America. We’re still patriotic and respectful of the rights of others.

    • Steve

      Old Vet,

      Unfortunately the Boy Scouts does not have a program for girls until they reach the age of 14. That is the Venture program. Prior to that the actual Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts do not admit girls, and I believe that they never should. Boys need a place to be boys and to learn values and ethics in an environment where they have positive male role models.

  • Old Vet…

    Oops, That was supposed to read “Venturing”…

  • just amused

    Hey Old Vet what is enturing? a new word not yet in the dictionary? An acronym for…?
    If you mean entering then your sentence is a little offfffff!
    Is respectful of the rights of others before or after ” I will do my best….” Sorry, just thinkin’ out loud.

  • jerry1944

    i stoped long ago donateing anything to the girl scouts. But i help the Boy Scouts out all i can Just about every time i see a pack working any game are what ever I also stopped donateing to the united way when they cut the Boy Scouts from there budget because they fought to keep gays out. They are still haveing to fight to keep them out and need our support to do it

  • Dntmkmecmoverther

    I expect much higher standards from a Speaker of the House. For Bosma to engage in his stupid adolescence is telling of his leadership style: it sux. The Girl Scouts has been hijacked by the far left and turned into a boot camp for debauchery of our daughters; they should be ashamed; but liberals never are.

  • hearmetalking

    I have been a sleep on this issue, But wide awake now. When I was in the Boy Scouts the Scout Master was Queer and so was one of the assistants, I was unaware of this until I was already out of the Scouts.The Scout master worked for the Post Office and the assistant was a Chemical Eng. and also a Sunday school teacher.

  • patriot77

    Hey, everyone-why not do what I just did? I sent an email to Bosoma and let him know in no uncertain terms just how I felt about his stance on this issue. Here’s a direct link to his email contact form.

  • patriot77

    a link to Bosma’s email contact form. I just sent him an email.

    click on my name above to go there.

  • http://n/a sniper3450

    Rep. Morris, even as a public figure, has a moral responsibility and a right to stand for what he believes in. He also has a right and obligation to inform the public of what is going on in local, state & federal government so we the people can make informed decisions where our families are concerned. Who says an elected official has to be agnostic, or neutral on all issues? Bosma is just being childish and immature because one of his flock has gone astray. Maybe Bosma is a RINO and a closet homosexual who, like the liberals, ridicule into compliance all who oppose that which is morally wrong. GO REP. MORRIS! The job doesn’t mean much if you lose your soul!

  • WASP

    Unfortunately, the GSA have, for years, been a proving ground for the feminazis’ and planned parenthood’s brainwashing techniques. And GSA’s stupid feminist “leaders” are either willing or passive participants.

  • steveni

    We did not buy GS cookies this year. Mainly cause my wife bakes and we had tons of cookies already. That worked to let the GS down easy who wanted to sell them to me.

  • lonestarlady

    Since I heard this about the Girl Scouts and Planned BabyKillerHood  pairing up I no longer support the Girl Scouts nor do I buy their cookies.   Hopefully more parents will put their girls into American Heritage Girls or other Christian organizations.