Editorial: Catholics and the Girl Scouts

Some Catholic officials are urging Christians to find “alternatives” to Girl Scouts in light of concerns about their support of contraception, abortion, feminism, homosexuality and sex changes.

Christians of all faiths who read and believe in the Bible should reconsider their financial support of the Girl Scouts and whether their daughters or granddaughters should participate.

St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson wrote in a letter to his parishioners, “Girl Scouts is exhibiting a troubling pattern of behavior and it is clear to me that as they move in the ways of the world it is becoming increasingly incompatible with our Catholic values. We must stop and ask ourselves — is Girl Scouts concerned with the total well-being of our young women? Does it do a good job forming the spiritual, emotional, and personal well-being of Catholic girls?”

The answer is increasingly no.

Oklahoma Girl Scout leaders claim they have a good working relationship with Catholic leadership in this state.

But the Girl Scouts, a secular organization that is racing to the left, is mirroring the Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts of America now readily admit boys who say they are homosexuals and they have gone so far as to permit openly homosexual men be troop leaders.

The Girl Scouts have cleverly avoided that publicity but the corruption runs just as deep. As cute little girls sit at tables outside grocery stores and sell cookies, it’s easy to avoid thinking of how they are being lured away from traditional American values rooted in the Judeo/Christian ethic.

For the sake of the next generation, perhaps it’s time for Christians to rethink buying those cookies.