Kansas City Catholics Banish Girl Scouts and their Cookies
By 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 Archdiocese says Girl Scouts is no longer a compatible partner when it comes to issues like virtue and values.
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.”
The Archdiocese said some of the material used in the past has been offensive, disturbing and age-inappropriate.
"Margaret Sanger, Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem are frequently held up in materials as role models for young Scouts," Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann wrote in a statement. "These as well as many other “role models” in the GSUSA’s new manuals and web content not only do not reflect our Catholic worldview but stand in stark opposition to what we believe."
So the Archdiocese is dumping the Girl Scouts (and their cookies) in favor of American Heritage Girls - a pro-life, Christian-based scouting program.
American Heritage Girls has earned widespread acclaim for being a scouting organization that actually teaches girls about God and Country -- without shoving a radical feminist agenda on little girls.
American Heritage Girls has more than 47 thousand members -- and is growing rapidly -even though they do not sell Thin Mints or Tagalongs.
And as long as the Girl Scouts forces their liberal agenda on impressionable children, I have no doubt that more churches and more families are going to toss their cookies.