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  • Here’s Why Christians Are Choosing To Leave The Girl Scouts

    05/10/2017 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | May 10, 2017 | Margot Cleveland
    It sure is easy to get confused these days. One moment #Resistance against offensive politics and policies is brave. Bold. Daring. The next? “That is crazy talk.” At least that’s the charge leveled when conservatives resist liberal policies, such as when the archbishop of Kansas City, Joseph Naumann, announced last week that the Archdiocese had decided to end its relationship with the Girl Scouts of America. As he put it: To follow Jesus and his Gospel will often require us to be counter-cultural. With the promotion by Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) of programs and materials reflective of many of the...
  • Kansas City Catholics Banish Girl Scouts and Their Cookies

    05/03/2017 6:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    There's a new commandment for Catholics: Thou Shall Not Eat Tagalongs. The Archdiocese of Kansas City recently announced they are severing ties with the Girl Scouts. And that means no more Girl Scout cookies, too. Say goodbye to Thin Mints and Do-Si-Do's. The Washington Post reports that Catholics fear the Girl Scouts’ programs and materials are “reflective of many of the troubling trends in our secular culture,” and that the organization is “no longer a compatible partner in helping us form young women with the virtues and values of the Gospel.”So the Archdiocese is dumping the Girl Scouts (and their...
  • No cookies for you! Kansas City archdiocese severs ties with the 'too-liberal' Girl Scouts

    05/02/2017 1:22:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 2, 2017 | AP
    The archdiocese covering the Kansas City, Kansas, region and much of the eastern part of the state said Monday it is severing ties with Girl Scouts and urging an end to cookie sales, citing philosophical concerns with the organization. The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas announced in a statement that Girl Scouts is 'no longer a compatible partner in helping us form young women with the virtues and values of the Gospel,' The Kansas City Star reported. The archdiocese said it is switching its support to a 22-year-old, Christian-based scouting program, American Heritage Girls.
  • Kansas archdiocese severs ties with Girl Scouts and urges end to cookie sales

    05/02/2017 7:22:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 5/2/17 | Judy L Thomas
    Saying that Girl Scouts is “no longer a compatible partner in helping us form young women with the virtues and values of the Gospel,” the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas is severing ties with the organization and switching its support to a Christian-based scouting program. “I have asked the pastors of the Archdiocese to begin the process of transitioning away from the hosting of parish Girl Scout troops and toward the chartering of American Heritage Girls troops,” Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann said in a statement released Monday.
  • Girl Scout cookie booth robbed at SC Walmart

    03/13/2017 11:10:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    thestate ^ | march 13, 2017 | STAFF
    ANDERSON COUNTY, SC Anderson County Sheriff's Office deputies say they are looking for a woman after money was stolen from a Girl Scout selling cookies at the Powdersville Walmart. According to a Sheriff's Office statement, at 2:15 p.m. Sunday a woman and her daughter were selling Girl Scout cookies outside the Walmart when the woman got out of a black Jeep, went to the vending machine behind the table where the cookies were being sold and asked if the sellers had a newer $1 bill.
  • Girl Scouts face uproar over Trump parade

    01/20/2017 7:00:19 AM PST · by pabianice · 32 replies
    Boston Globe Fishwrap ^ | 1/20/17 | Levenson
    Heather Leavell, a fourth-generation Girl Scouts troop leader and proud mother of an 8-year-old Brownie, could not sleep the night after she found out the Girl Scouts would be marching in Friday’s inaugural parade for President-elect Donald Trump. How, she wondered, could an organization that preaches respect and honesty and that seeks to empower young girls march for a man who has repeatedly demeaned women and bragged about groping their genitals? “My blood was boiling,” said Leavell, a 43-year-old Melrose resident. “My whole life, I’ve been very proud to be a Girl Scout. But if they march in this inauguration,...
  • Judge: Mistakenly Sold Apollo 11 Moon Mission Bag Is Buyer's

    12/18/2016 12:40:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | Roxana Hegeman
    A bag used to collect lunar samples during the first manned mission to the moon legally belongs to an Illinois woman who bought it for $995 when it was mistakenly sold during a government auction, a judge ruled Wednesday. Judge J. Thomas Marten, of the U.S. District Court in Wichita, said he doesn't have the authority to reverse the sale of the bag used during the Apollo 11 moon mission in July 1969, even though it shouldn't have gone up for auction. The white bag, which has lunar material embedded in its fabric and which the government considers "a rare...
  • Weekly Update: JW on Obama Enemies List?

    10/07/2016 3:20:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 7, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Targeted by Obama Administration Federal Contractor Tells Local Official to Keep Syria Refugee Plans Secret Judicial Watch Targeted by Obama Administration Three years ago we reported on videos produced by the Government Services Administration (GSA) that show senior GSA officials and staff participating in costumed playacting and parodies. Here’s a flavor: The Rocky Jog – With the Rocky movie theme blaring in the background, senior GSA officials lead employees on an extended jog through the corridors of the GSA’s New York office and the streets of Manhattan. The jog is initiated by Ben Kochanski, deputy regional commissioner,...
  • Mother willing to go to jail in fight for sexual relationship with son

    08/17/2016 6:54:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 79 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8-17-16 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    A woman and her son living in New Mexico are fighting in the courts for what they call a “right” to have a sexual relationship. Thirty-six-year-old Monica Mares and her son, Caleb Peterson, 19, of Clovis, New Mexico, were separated after Peterson was born when she gave him up for adoption, but say they “fell in love” after they were reunited earlier this year and Peterson moved in with his mother. They claim they have an orientation called “Genetic Sexual Attraction” (GSA) and want to “raise awareness about it.” “This whole case is about whether I have the right to...
  • NYC education department to host first LGBT pride celebration for city schools

    06/20/2016 10:34:55 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 20, 2016 | BEN CHAPMAN
    City schools are coming out of the closet. On Tuesday night more than 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, their families and supporters will take over the city Education Department headquarters at Tweed Courthouse in the city schools’ first-ever LGBT Pride celebration. The invite-only party caps off a breakthrough year in which a series of firsts made schools a better place for LGBT kids and those around them. Schools Chancellor Carmen Farińa called this school year — which ends June 28 — a game-changer for city LGBT students. “From starting student clubs to hosting parent workshops, I’m incredibly proud...
  • Girl Scouts in Upstate NY Will Now Allow Transgenders to Join Their Troops

    05/21/2016 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | May 21, 2016 | Michael Ware
    We should have seen this coming. There is no doubt that this was the next logical step. Once the Gender Dysphoria camel had his/her/it’s nose inside the tent, we could expect nothing less than the whole camel. Now, as there is a battle over where people can use the restroom heating up, a mainstay in the development of girls has now decided that it would denounce the specialness that is womanhood. WNYT reported last month
  • Transgender Girl Scout Sells Thousands of Cookies After Being Bullied

    02/02/2016 12:22:06 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 83 replies
    Seventeen ^ | 2-2-2016 | KATE STOREY
    When 9-year-old Stormi was bullied by a neighbor, she didn't let that slow her down from selling thousands of boxes of Girl Scout cookies Her mom, Kim (the family didn't give their last name because of privacy concerns) told BuzzFeed News that a man just a few blocks from their home in Herrin, Illinois, told Stormi, who is transgender: "Nobody wants to buy cookies from a boy in a dress." "It made me sad," Stormi told the outlet. "Because I'm a girl." Her mom said Stormi immediately went home and cried. "She was like, 'Why am I not good enough?'"...
  • Pope Smacks Down Girl Scout Leaders Over Gender Issues

    07/03/2015 6:21:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | july 2, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    As the Girl Scouts USA continues to hemorrhage members and money because of its continued support of what many see as extreme ideological ideas, Girl Scout leaders from around the world converged on the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, only to receive a gentle but firm scolding on gender ideology. The optics were clear. The group, which has staked out positions in opposition to Christian teaching on abortion and human sexuality, met with Francis hoping the thousands of daughters and moms exiting Scouting would have a second thought. Pictures of Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Marie Chavez shaking hands...
  • Girl Scouts returns $100,000 donation over transgender stipulation

    07/02/2015 12:34:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/2/15 | Lisa Bourne
    July 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - An unusual request from a major donor to a regional branch of the U.S. Girl Scouts has drawn attention to the organization’s ongoing support for gender ideology and transgender issues. Girl Scouts of Western Washington CEO Megan Ferland revealed last week that the council had recently received a donation for $100,000. However, after the Girl Scouts’ practice of allowing boys who identify as girls to join the Scouts hit the news during the media’s coverage of the Bruce Jenner case, Ferland says she received a note from the donor putting a condition on the donation.“Please guarantee...
  • Why were the Girl Scouts refused entry to the White House during last night’s storm?

    07/02/2015 4:58:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | july 1, 2015
    A dangerous thunderstorm struck the D.C. area last night after President and Mrs. Obama had their photo-op with the Girl Scouts camped out on the White House lawn, prompting an emergency evacuation of the campers. But not to the nearby White House, mind you. The Girl Scouts had to go across the street and seek shelter in the Eisenhower Building:
  • Girl Scouts Raise $250K for Transgender Cause

    07/01/2015 10:18:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7-1-15 | Christine Niles
    A Girl Scouts troop in the state of Washington has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the caveat that it could not be used to support transgender scouts. In an interview Tuesday, Megan Ferland, CEO of the Girls Scouts of Western Washington, said, "Girl Scouts is for every girl, and that is every girl regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion. Every girl is every girl." This includes boys who think they're girls. The Girl Scouts claim their policy is one of "inclusivity," and they welcome transgender scouts, and in fact have several such members...
  • Donor Says Girl Scouts Can’t Use $100K Gift for Transgender Girls

    06/30/2015 1:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Seattle Met ^ | June 29, 2015 | Matthew Halverson
    So the organization gave the money back. And now they want your help. A $50,000 donation is cause for celebration at the Queen Anne offices of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. “We have these little clapper thingies, and the clappers go mad when we get that kind of gift,” says the council’s CEO, Megan Ferland. So when Ferland came back to the office earlier this spring and announced that she’d just landed a $100,000 donation, the place went mad. Not only did it represent nearly a quarter of the council’s annual fundraising goal, it would pay to send 500...
  • Girl Scouts Shut Down Critics of Transgender Members

    05/21/2015 12:00:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 97 replies
    yahoo ^ | may 21, 2015 | beth greenfield
    Those pint-sized radical feminists also known as the Girl Scouts are in trouble again — this time for their transgender-inclusion policy — and they’ve wasted no time in shutting down the haters. Though the national organization has formally accepted transgender girls into its ranks since 2012, it seems one conservative organization has either just heard the news or has been stewing about it ever since. “A new Girl Scouts of America (GSA) policy states it will extend membership to boys who identify as girls,” notes the website of the American Family Association, a Christian-morals organization that’s been labeled an anti-LGBT hate...
  • Girl Scouts of America opening their tents to boys in skirts

    05/14/2015 10:16:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/14/15 | Judi Mcleod
    GSA seems to be losing sight of the fact that it is membership and not pandering to the politically correct that keeps them going Wasn’t it only yesterday when we generally knew where all the boys were? Standing like shy colts against one end of the school gymnasium, pretending to be oblivious to all the girls hoping not to be wallflowers waiting to be asked to dance, at the other. It was the boys diving off rocks into the creek at the edge of town each summer, and the girls twittering like birds at pajama parties while their parents admonished...
  • Michigan Women Missing For Weeks In The Wilderness Survived On Girl Scout Cookies, Police Say

    04/25/2015 12:59:06 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 25, 2015,
    The two Michigan women lost in the wilderness for almost 2 weeks survived on Girl Scout cookies and cheese puffs, police say. Leslie Roy, 52, and her sister Lee Marie Wright, 56, were on vacation in a remote part of Michigan when they became stranded by heavy snow on April 11. According to police, the two women rationed food and gas as they tried to stay warm in their SUV. "They survived on eight boxes of girl scout cookies, a bag of cheese puffs," Detective Sgt. Jeff Marker of the Michigan State Police told ABC News.