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Vatican Investigating Girl Scouts

May 31st, 2012 |

Thanks to Steve Kurtz for alerting us to this story, printed in the Daily Beast. Here, we find that an “official Vatican inquiry,” is being conducted by the Bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, under the direction of Kevin Rhoades, a bishop from Fort Wayne, Ind. This turn of events follows a complaint lodged by Indiana state Rep. Bob Morris last February, in which he complained to the Republican Caucus that the Girl Scouts and their sister-group World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts had “forged a secret bond” with Planned Parenthood and should be stopped. See: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/15/vatican-investigating-girl-scouts-for-links-to-safe-sex-education-groups.html

Vatican Investigating Girl Scouts for Links to Safe-Sex Education Groups

Should there be any doubt left about how the Vatican views women after clamping down on American nuns late last month, the leaders of the billion-strong Catholic Church have now set their sights on the devilish Girl Scouts. No, it’s not about the sinful cookies, but a claim that the Girl Scouts are associating with “questionable” groups that the church believes do not strictly adhere to their tenets. In particular, the Vatican believes that several groups the Girl Scouts endorse, including Médecins Sans Frontières and Oxfam, both of which cater to the poor but also advocate safe sex and condom use to stop the spread of AIDS, might be a bad influence on the impressionable young women.

In late March the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a stern letter to the Girl Scout leadership advising them of the official Vatican inquiry, which is being conducted by the Bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, under the direction of Kevin Rhoades, a bishop from Fort Wayne, Ind. The Bishops’ letter follows a complaint lodged by Indiana state Rep. Bob Morris last February, in which he complained to the Republican Caucus that the Girl Scouts and their sister-group World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, known as WAGGGS had forged a secret bond with Planned Parenthood and should be stopped.

“You will not find evidence of this on the GSA/WAGGGS website-in fact, the websites of these two organizations explicitly deny funding Planned Parenthood,” he wrote in a letter dated Feb. 18, 2012. “Nonetheless, abundant evidence proves that the agenda of Planned Parenthood includes sexualizing young girls through the Girl Scouts, which is quickly becoming a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood.”

To read the full report, please click here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/15/vatican-investigating-girl-scouts-for-links-to-safe-sex-education-groups.html

 

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  1. Bernard cronyn Says:

    Whilst millions of gullible people believe in the fantasy that an all-powerful mystical being appoints human-beings as his ambassadors on earth who are beyond reproach, the misogynist bullying and manipulation will continue. After all, for centuries people went to war and even sent their sons to die for the autocratic ambitions of popes. The pope like so many other ideological leaders is engaged in a population war that sees the winner as the one with the most followers, whether converted or simply bred. Birth control of any sort is therefore an abomination to these tyrants.

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