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90+ Girl Scouts march in San Francisco Gay Pride Parade: first time ever
Life Site News ^ | July 5, 2013 | JOHN JALSEVAC

Posted on 07/05/2013 2:01:22 PM PDT by NYer

SAN FRANCISCO, July 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Weeks after their male counterparts stoked controversy by changing their rules to allow openly gay members, Girl Scouts USA made history in their own way after some 90+ of their members and their families marched in San Francisco’s recent Gay Pride Parade - the first time they have ever done so.

Girl Scouts of Northern California announced their participation in the parade in a post on their official Facebook page, accompanied by a photo of the girls in uniform carrying a Girl Scouts banner. 

"I want them to be able to tell their children they were a part of this," mom Del Gregor, 53, who was at the parade with her 11-year-old Girl Scout daughter, told USA Today. "By the time they're grown up, their kids won't believe there was a time when gay people couldn't get married."

Another mom, also present with her 11-year-old daughter, described the occasion as “historic." 

Dana Allen, communications manager for Girl Scouts of Northern California, confirmed to LifeSiteNews.com that San Francisco Girl Scouts participated in the parade.

"The San Francisco Girl Scouts participate in many parades that celebrate the diversity of San Francisco," she said. "Girl Scouts is inclusive and reflects the communities we serve."

However, not all were pleased with the decision to march in the parade. Seventeen-year-old Sydney Volanski, an ex-Girl Scout and founder of SpeakNowGirlScouts.com, has been a vocal critic of what she says is Girl Scouts' increasingly socially liberal tendencies. She told LifeSiteNews that she believes "there exists an intriguing discrepancy here between what the Girl Scouts say and what they do."

"GSUSA has promised they have 'established standards that do not permit the advocacy or promotion of a personal lifestyle or sexual orientation,'" she said, "yet here is undeniable participation in an advocacy campaign. Unfortunately, this is not their first broken promise." 

Sydney's mother, Christy Volanski, also expressed concerns about what the young Girl Scouts may have been exposed to at the parade. 

She said that given the Girl Scouts pledge to "build girls of courage, confidence and character," she was "really surprised" that the organization would endorse participation in an event "that features vulgar male dancers dressed only in underwear, a lesbian statue of liberty (courtesy of the ACLU float), free condoms, and more."

"As a mom, I'm very concerned that the Girl Scouts feel this is an appropriate event for any age. And further, what does all of this have to do with scouting?" she said.

However, Girl Scouts spokeperson Allen dismissed any concerns about age-appropriateness, pointing out that the parade includes a section for youth and family, and that parents were required to sign permission slips for participation.

The decision to march in the parade came days after the United States Supreme Court dismissed an appeal against a lower court ruling that struck down California’s Proposition 8, the voter-approved amendment that had upheld traditional marriage in the state. In the wake of the decision gay marriages have already resumed taking place.

Asked if Girl Scouts supports gay marriage, Allen responded, "Because Girl Scouts is a very diverse organization, we also respect the many points of view on political and social issues."

This is not the first indication that Girl Scouts favors a more liberal take on gay issues. Their policies have long stated that they value "diversity and inclusiveness" and do not discriminate against "sexual orientation."

In 2011 the Girl Scouts announced that they would allow a cross-dressing seven-year-old boy to join the Girl Scouts.

The scouting organization has come under heavy fire in recent years from conservative leaders for its close ties to Planned Parenthood and other left-leaning organizations. 

In 2004 GSUSA’s then-CEO Kathy Cloninger told NBC’s Today show, “We partner with many organizations.  We have relationships with our church communities, with YWCAs, and with Planned Parenthood organizations across the country, to bring information-based sex education programs to girls.” 

In a 2004 survey by STOPP International, around 25 percent of GSUSA councils who responded said they partnered with Planned Parenthood in some way. Sixty-five out of the country’s 249 councils responded to the survey.  

But while Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has disputed claims that it has ties to Planned Parenthood, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), with which GSUSA is affiliated, has taken an aggressive stand in favour of “safe” abortions, as can be gleaned from a search of their website

In 2010, the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) reported that WAGGGS had girls participate in a United Nations workshop that distributed the controversial Planned Parenthood sex education pamphlet “Happy, Healthy, and Hot”, which instructs young girls not to think of sex as “just about vaginal or anal intercourse.”  WAGGGS disputed the report at the time. 

Last June, Catholic Bishop James Conley of Denver warned that participation in the Girl Scouts risks opening young women to the pro-abortion agenda because of the organization’s approach to sexuality and “reproductive freedom.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: frisco; gay; gsa; homosexualagenda; pedophiles; pride; sanfrancisco; sf; sodomhusseinobama

1 posted on 07/05/2013 2:01:22 PM PDT by NYer
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Last June, Catholic Bishop James Conley of Denver warned that participation in the Girl Scouts risks opening young women to the pro-abortion agenda because of the organization’s approach to sexuality and “reproductive freedom.”

Catholic ping!

2 posted on 07/05/2013 2:02:37 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

That did not take long.


3 posted on 07/05/2013 2:02:51 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: NYer
Those idiots must have never seen the type of gays that make up that parade. Sodom and Gomorrah had nothing on some of them.
4 posted on 07/05/2013 2:04:08 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: mylife

Skulls full of mush!


5 posted on 07/05/2013 2:04:29 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: NYer

Recruiting the next generation of perverts.

If the gays and lesbians couldn’t recruit underage victims — the GLBT population would die out.


6 posted on 07/05/2013 2:05:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: mylife

Soon they will be giving out rainbow flag merit badges, guess what you have to do to get one. If I had a kid in scouting, I’d pull him out and have him burn his scout uniform in public and put the video on You Tube.


7 posted on 07/05/2013 2:05:52 PM PDT by Lockbar (The guy that fires the last bullet gets to write the history books,)
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To: NYer

Mark my words, this is not some march by dissidents or sexualy disabled people, this is full on Nazi, throw the balls and vagina in your face language. If it were heterosexuals or homosexuals matters not at this point in time..


8 posted on 07/05/2013 2:06:38 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: NYer

They love each other...... literally.


9 posted on 07/05/2013 2:06:44 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: NYer

Well, then they must be scouting for girls.............


10 posted on 07/05/2013 2:07:20 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: NYer
Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, RIP, She must be Rolling in her grave and crying at this corruption of the Girl Scouts.
11 posted on 07/05/2013 2:10:39 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: NYer

Do the Girl Scouts get a Gay Pride merit badge?


12 posted on 07/05/2013 2:11:51 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: Lockbar

Wait until they start ringing your door bell offering you the new box of “queer cookies” ..... they are a rainbow of colors and eat themselves.


13 posted on 07/05/2013 2:14:17 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The short list would be the list of all administration officials that are NOT pathological liars!)
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To: BenLurkin
>>If the gays and lesbians couldn’t recruit
>>underage victims — the GLBT population would die out.

Would it?

http://www.google.com/#gs_rn=19&gs_ri=psy-ab&cp=12&gs_id=1b&xhr=t&q=Sperm+from+female+stem+cells

And we're going to be forced to pay for their “infertility treatments”.

Heterosexual Individuals will be forced to redistribute their reproductive re$ources to construct a new state-established Uber-frankenspecies ala the IRS.

Sodom and Gomorrah will pale in comparison to the coming postmodern techno-worshipper Abomination of Nature.

“and because of this, God gave them over...”
—Romans 1:25+

14 posted on 07/05/2013 2:15:19 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: NYer
This is all about the leftists march to government imposed equality utopia. GSA & BSA will simply be corpses along the leftist yellow brick road.

Abortion, contraception, homosexual sex, gender reassignment, feelings versus biology, yadda yadda yadda is all about removing black & white absolutes of right from wrong and reality from delusional AND instead creating a 50 shades of moral relative gray stairway to hell that can be incrementally traversed dragging others kicking and screaming one little leftist baby step at a time.

15 posted on 07/05/2013 2:16:59 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

>>Wait until they start ringing your door bell offering you the new box of “queer cookies” ..... they are a rainbow of colors and eat themselves.

I was thinking they the new cookies would be triangle shaped with a coconut stripe down the middle.


16 posted on 07/05/2013 2:17:54 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: NYer
Asked if Girl Scouts supports gay marriage, Allen responded, "Because Girl Scouts is a very diverse organization, we also respect the many points of view on political and social issues."

That's probably also their response to questions about beastiality.

17 posted on 07/05/2013 2:18:56 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: NYer

Sexual indoctrination. Pedophilia. Child abuse.


18 posted on 07/05/2013 2:20:36 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: TArcher

There’s a cleansing coming, and it will be Old Testament in scope and nature.

Prepare yourself.


19 posted on 07/05/2013 2:20:36 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: TArcher
But if we fail, then the whole world ... will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister ... by the lights of perverted science.
— Sir Winston Churchill, June 18, 1940
20 posted on 07/05/2013 2:21:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: NYer

Evil is on the march in America

It must be countered, lest it consume us all


21 posted on 07/05/2013 2:23:04 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: mylife

>>That did not take long.

This iteration of the cycle took about 50 years, beginning with the so-called “Sexual Revolution” of the 60’s.

The previous iteration was highlighted by the “Roaring Twenties”, and the following great depression.

The Empire’s desire to abominate nature can be seen through out history, all the way back to the Chaldean, Babylonian, Egyption, Roman... Eunuchs who were breading SLAVES for their theocratic royal owners.


22 posted on 07/05/2013 2:23:37 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: NYer

The next time some girl scout tries to sell me some cookies, I’m going to tell her because she belongs to an organization that embraces the homosexual community and planned parenthood, I’ll just buy Nabisco.


23 posted on 07/05/2013 2:24:34 PM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: NYer

Should’ve left the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts alone and started their own damn Gay Scouts.


24 posted on 07/05/2013 2:27:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: CodeToad

It is cool to be popular


25 posted on 07/05/2013 2:27:29 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: BenLurkin

Churchill was right about a lot of things.

He also opposed the NyLon perverts who funded the military industrial complex of Nazi Germany... though of course not in quite those words.


26 posted on 07/05/2013 2:27:57 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: NYer

Their parents are disgraceful.


27 posted on 07/05/2013 2:34:12 PM PDT by jersey117
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I thought it was against the by-laws of the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, to participate IN UNIFORM in political activities. This is nothing, if not a political activity. If they want to participate as individuals, they have that right.

But then, I remember some Boy Scouts, in uniform, participating in the opening of a Democrat convention, and getting booed by the delegates, so I could be wrong.

28 posted on 07/05/2013 2:37:49 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: NYer

Parents should be locked up for child abuse.


29 posted on 07/05/2013 2:40:10 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: NYer

I’m not surprised to see the Girl Scouts engaging in this kind of activity. For decades, the GSA has been acting behind the scenes, manipulating events designed to cripple our moral culture. Hopefully, the public may now see the GSA for what they truly are and have been.


30 posted on 07/05/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

[Should’ve left the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts alone and started their own damn Gay Scouts.]

That would’ve meant leaving the needle intact on the Moral Compass.

Anything that points to the ERRORS in their idolatrous and prideful assertion that God is dead - and they are gods, must be destroyed.


31 posted on 07/05/2013 2:45:44 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: NYer

Another liberal org to avoid, 12 over priced cookies and bad principles being taught our children , as if school is not bad enough!


32 posted on 07/05/2013 2:46:51 PM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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Our girls going to join American Heritage Girls

http://www.ahgonline.org

AHG Oath:

“I promise to love God,
Cherish my family,
Honor my country,
and Serve in my community.”

AHG Mission:

“Building women of integrity through
service to God, family, community and country.”

AHG Vision:

“American Heritage Girls is the premier national
character development organization for young women that
embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement.”


33 posted on 07/05/2013 3:01:49 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: NYer

the politicization of children - another form of child abuse in my book


34 posted on 07/05/2013 3:13:07 PM PDT by Wuli (qu)
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Girl Scouts... Future Clamlickers of America.


35 posted on 07/05/2013 3:17:18 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: steve86

Enjoy it while you can. The fags will inevitably try to take it down too.

And fags is exactly the right word.


36 posted on 07/05/2013 3:18:04 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: NYer

The bulldykes are jumping up and down with great excitement. More young talent for them to sample. Don’t believe me? In Eve Ensler’s awful play “The Vagina Monologues” there is one scene where an older woman seduces a young girl. No leftist is outraged about it. The pederasts are rubbing their hands with glee about recent developments.


37 posted on 07/05/2013 3:23:20 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

the GSA is for all the leftist perv stuff


38 posted on 07/05/2013 3:28:26 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: LouAvul

kids are sex objects to leftists


39 posted on 07/05/2013 3:29:53 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: NYer

It’s happened, because most people are intentionally ignorant about it and are duped into supporting it. It started during the second half of the 1800s with hatred against families (misogamy) cloaked under hatred against men. The Great Depression stalled them for almost four decades after the so-called progressive political activities of about 40 years (through the ‘20s), and they started again.

The second wave of that bowel movement in our country has been going on for about 40 years...a little longer in states like California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, etc. And for those very few of you who pay attention, it’s only part of a larger class war. There’s no broad conspiracy but only the way spoiled people go in time.

And for those very few who do care enough to pay attention, be aware that it’s a small part of a recurring class war. For the most part, the only people who indulged much in heavy drinking and immoral sex during the ‘20s were celebrities, other wealthy socialites and fresh immigrants from southern Europe. They’ve already outlawed the unestablished from doing most truly productive work that is legal and honorable. They won’t stop here. And if you look at the last names of political/upscale folks along with their recent genealogical histories, you’ll see that they’re not more than three or four generations descended from Europe.


40 posted on 07/05/2013 3:56:11 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: NYer

Just one of the reasons my girls are American Heritage Girls.


41 posted on 07/05/2013 4:33:23 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: NYer

90+ girl scouts? I didn’t know they had any that old.


42 posted on 07/05/2013 4:34:58 PM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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Good move! We made the jump to AHG a couple of years ago when our parish started a troop. It’s been awesome. But ... our troop has been associated with our parish Boy Scouts troop, but AHG has now severed those ties. It’ll be interesting to ses how our troops handle that.


43 posted on 07/05/2013 4:38:08 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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28 I thought it was against the by-laws of the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, to participate IN UNIFORM in political activities. This is nothing, if not a political activity. If they want to participate as individuals, they have that right.

Can only speak about BSA. Can't recite chapter verse, but it is generally known that BSA volunteers, in uniform, are not to participate in overt political events. Of course, the rub comes in where do you draw the line between a political event and a civic event, e.g., a few scouters and scouts marched in the gay pride parade in Salt Lake City on 4/25/2013. They were warned in advance by the professionals in the Great Salt Lake Council not to march in uniform. Some did anyway. They were chastized by the council scout executive with a letter of reprimand.

But then, I remember some Boy Scouts, in uniform, participating in the opening of a Democrat convention, and getting booed by the delegates, so I could be wrong.

8/14/2000 – The 2000 Democratic National Convention was held in the Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. The Los Angeles Area Council of the BSA sent a half-dozen Eagle Scouts and an adult leader to the event at the request of Democrat organizers to conduct a flag ceremony for the opening of the convention. Once on the stage the scouts were booed and jeered by the delegates who were expressing their anger with BSA’s exclusive membership policy. This occurred a little over 1 month after the SCOTUS ruled on the Dale case in favor of BSA, 5-4.

44 posted on 07/05/2013 5:06:29 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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Wonder where the fathers were . . . .


46 posted on 07/06/2013 5:52:36 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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