The Secret Agenda?

So according to a congressman in my home state of Indiana – The Girl Scouts have a secret, wicked, subversive agenda. According to this article he says the Girl Scouts are a “radicalized organization” that backs abortion and promotes the “homosexual lifestyle.” Somehow he found that of the 50 role models that Girl Scouts study, he states that “only three have a briefly mentioned religious background; all the rest are feminists, lesbians or communists.” Huh… I just thought it was a group for little girls to work together building skills and having fun. I guess I never knew how evil they were.

I mean – I went to their website to see what evil they spew there… here was their mission statement: “In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.” Evidently they keep their wickedness and subversion very well hidden. Dastardly! I decided I better check it out more…

I went to Google and just looked under the news tab for “Girl Scouts” … the first story was about Girl Scout Troop 467 in Chicago. They have been spending time every weekend at a rehab center for elderly people… fixing meals for them… putting on talent shows… sitting and talking with lonely elderly people. I sure hope they weren’t spreading their subversion.

The next one was about Troop 624 in Denver. They were helping an organization called Parker Select Cat Care in Denver. It’s a non profit who helps pet owners who can’t afford to feed their animals but love them dearly and don’t want to have to give them up to shelters. Such treachery!

Google must be in league with the depraved leaders of the Girl Scouts I thought. They are only pointing me to the good stories in an effort to mislead me – Mr. John Q Public. Evidently Yahoo, Bing and even little old Atavista are in leagues as well! How far do the tentacles of this monster reach?!? Or is it possible that organizations who may have different core beliefs than me can also do good in a hurting world?

I have a 3 year old little girl and I think of myself as a pretty conservative guy but honestly – I can’t wait for her to join the Girl Scouts! I love their cookies! I want her to spend time with widows and orphans in their place of need. I also want her to have opportunities to witness her faith through love instead of condemnation and allow people with different views see the love she has inside her.

Maybe the Girl Scouts organization partners with causes I don’t agree with… but if we close ourselves off from the world in an attempt to never associate with those who think differently from us then we are going to live in a very lonely space. I want to have friendships with those who I differ from so that we can have open honest dialogue together and if they know I love them – maybe they will be open to hearing me. I can’t imagine that Mr. “The Girl Scouts Are A Radicalized Organization” has much hope of them ever hearing him or seeing his point of view. I wonder when the last time was that he went and spent his Saturday afternoon sitting with lonely elderly people reading to them, cooking for them, loving them? Maybe he does that every weekend – I don’t know. But the good thing about me – I won’t plug in my own beliefs about him and state them as fact. I won’t allow the absence of information to his weekend philanthropy to convince me that he does no good. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.

Now where is the closest Girl Scout cookie stand? I’m gonna buy about $500 worth of thin mints and let you know that a pastor in Cincinnati, Ohio loves you and thanks God for the good things you do, for the love you share and the hope and joy you spread to the hurting. Hmmm. I think he’s right. That stuff is pretty radical.

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