While conservative activism against the Boy Scouts of America is new this year, attacks against the Girl Scouts of America by conservatives have been going on for some time.
Indiana State Rep. Bob Morris (R) claimed in 2012 that the Girl Scouts supported abortions and lesbians, according to research that he conducted on the Internet, noted the Associated Press.
However, the Girl Scouts denied Rep. Morris' claims and Planned Parenthood of Indiana called his statements "woefully inaccurate."
Now, according to RightWingWatch.org, Pastor Kevin Swanson recently warned his "Generations Radio" listeners not to buy Girl Scout cookies because the group is allegedly promoting lesbianism and abortion (audio below).
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"I’d say you ought to say 'no' the Girl Scout cookies too. I don’t want to support lesbianism, I don’t want to support Planned Parenthood and I don’t want to support abortion, and if that be the case I’m not buying Girl Scout cookies," stated Pastor Swanson.
Co-host Pastor Dave Buehner added, "Those are some pretty expensive cookies you’re eating though. At some point a Christian has to say, ‘the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,’ and where you spend your money does count."
Pastor Swanson then claimed, "It does and I don’t want to promote a wicked organization that according to its own website doesn’t promote godly womanhood, it just doesn’t, I don’t see anything that promotes godly womanhood. The vision of the Girl Scouts of America is antithetical to a biblical vision for womanhood, it’s antithetical to it."
However, the Girl Scouts' website actually promotes numerous positive attributes that can be found in the Bible:
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. 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.
Undaunted by the facts, Pastor Swanson issued his dramatic warning.
"Please, I beg of you, do not buy Girl Scout cookies. Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies. And if you do, take a big black magic marker and cross out all of the references to Girl Scouts of America on all of the signs and all of the boxes because we do not want to promote that organization," begged Pastor Swanson.