DENVER, Colorado, June 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Denver Catholic bishop is warning parents that membership in the Girl Scouts could carry the danger of making their daughters more receptive to the pro-abortion agenda.
In a Wednesday column for the Denver Catholic Register, Denver Auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley observes that in the last year a growing number of parents and youth ministers have shared concerns with him over the Girl Scouts alignment with groups advocating abortion.
He urges parents to browse for themselves the websites of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) to see the organization’s approach to “sexuality, ‘choice’, and reproductive issues,” saying this exercise “may be a sobering experience.”
The Girl Scouts have faced strong criticism especially in the last year after the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) revealed that they participated in a United Nations workshop distributing the Planned Parenthood sex education pamphlet “Happy, Healthy, and Hot.”
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Girl scouts could make girls more open to pro-abortion agenda
How much fun it was growing up with Jill, Captain Kangaroo, and riding my bike made of many used parts without wearing a helmet. What happened? I did not rise to the rank of Girl Scout but I was a Brownie. My big concern back then was who would lend me a baseball glove when the gang got together across the street in my cousin's field to play baseball. This society has put too much pressure on our children. The biggest concern our kids should have is remembering to brush their teeth before they go to bed?