The Girl Scouts are selling you lesbian, baby-killing feminist militia cookies

Photobucket

Seriously, just look at that logo. SO gay.

We’re a wee late getting to this, but it’s just too good not to mention. And no, this is not an Onion headline.

When the Girl Scouts aren’t helping young girls become confident and productive members of society, they’re apparently serving as a feminist training ground for godless, man-hating, pro-abortion lesbianism — at least according to Hans Zeiger, Republican candidate for Washington’s House of Representatives.

That’s right, this GOP candidate thinks that the nearly century-old organization has been brainwashing your children by feeding them lesbian abortion cookies, according to a statement that was found from earlier this decade:

One might wonder why the Girl Scouts have been spared the painful attacks that have been launched upon the Boy Scouts by the Left in recent years. The reasons are simple: the Girl Scouts allow homosexuals and atheists to join their ranks, and they have become a pro-abortion, feminist training corps. … If the Girl Scouts of America can’t get back to teaching real character, perhaps it will be time to look for our cookies elsewhere.”

I knew those Thin Mints tasted ungodly! While Zeiger has tried to cover his tracks by having the statement removed (along with a number of other problematic remarks found), the media beat him to the punch. So what was his response? That he removed them because the statements don’t represent his values anymore, adding that they would be a “distraction” from the campaign. Yeah, no shit — well, at least a distraction from the campaign he’s trying to put forth. Because I’d consider this pretty eye-opening information regarding the campaign, not a distraction, if you ask me.

Via.

and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.

4 Comments

  1. Posted September 8, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    I wish the Girl Scouts would allow Atheists.

    Girl Scout Promise
    “On my honor, I will try:
    To serve God and my country,
    To help people at all times,
    And to live by the Girl Scout Law.”

    I’m guessing the “serve God” part may be a problem. The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts have a similar Promise and Law and the same Motto and Slogan.

    Obviously the tone from the politician is so derisive and crackpot that that aspect has to be addressed, but the requirement itself is worth considering. Integrating feminism into Girl and Boy Scouts encourages people to judge others on the basis of merit (Girl Scouts are by their nature girl-affirming on some level, so they have a head start), and allowing GLBTQs would be prudent as well (this is already done at troop discretion).

    I’m just saying, maybe we can make a slightly-more-honest man out of Zeiger.

    -Matt
    Eagle Scout and Atheistic Agnostic

    • Posted September 11, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

      On the page immediately following the Promise in the Girl Scout Handbook, there is a summary of the debate over the use of “God” in the pledge, including a reaffirmation that all faiths (and lack thereof) are welcome in Girl Scouting and the suggestion that any girl who would prefer not to say that part of the pledge skip over it. In my 16 years of Scouting, the only time my atheism has remotely come in conflict with an aspect of the organization was when a Camporee organizer asked my troop to say “grace” before dinner–she then handed us the lyrics to “The Earth’s Been Good To Me.”
      As far as LGBTQ leadership is concerned, I’d say the primary barrier in both organizations is the legal limitations on marriage and the difficulties of having children. While I would be absolutely floored to hear of the Girl Scouts ever taking issue with a gay leader, I can see how parents could be confused about their daughters’ troop leader being childless herself, gay or straight.
      I’m sure that at the troop level, there are comparable situations for atheist and LGBTQ participants in both organizations. However, I’ve seen few problems with the Girl Scouts at the national level compared to the myriad offenses by the national Boy Scouts organization. Unless things change, my future sons are going to be in Campfire Girls and Boys instead.

      -Kate
      Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient and Lifetime Member

  2. Posted September 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    To second Kate’s comments, since 1992, GSUSA has permitted any Girl Scout to replace the word “God” in the Promise with any word of their choosing. When written, the Promise includes an asterisk after “God” that says: “The word ‘God’ can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one’s spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is OK to replace the word ‘God’ with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.”

    http://girlscouts.org/program/gs_central/promise_law/

    As far as LGBTQ issues, GSUSA’s position is that that sexuality (including identifying as straight) is outside the purview of the organization. Therefore, whether you’re a girl member or an adult volunteer, it doesn’t matter what your sexuality is.

    :Maggie
    also a Gold Award recipient and Lifetime Member

  3. Posted October 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    The Girl Scout council up here in western Washington has been a leader in the movement within Girl Scouts to open the organization to people of different faiths. In fact, back before the national organization made the official change to allow the promise to be said with a word other than God, the leadership in this council was pushing to make that change. It was a big blow-up at one of the local council’s board meetings back in the 1990′s (I attended that meeting as a high school student). This could be what got this person all riled up about about Lesbian Atheist Cookies–perhaps he was unhappy that the local council felt so strongly about making the change to be inclusive. (Caveat: that was before the two western Washington councils merged, so it could be that this guy was from the one to the south, and I know zippo about the politics of the promise change in that council.) Before the change, the Girl Scouts DID exclude people based on religion–when I was in Brownies, I had a girl in my troop drop out because she was an atheist and couldn’t say the promise. I am really glad Girl Scouts changed its stance.

    The council up here is also extremely LGBT friendly. When I worked at one of their summer camps back in college, probably half the staff were lesbians. It was a non-issue to the folks doing the hiring–in fact, two of the summers I worked there, the camp director was a lesbian. It also seemed to be a non-issue to the parents who sent their kids to sleepaway camp there. I don’t recall a parent ever asking us about whether any of the staff were gay.

    Beth
    Also a lifetime member–but not a Gold Award recipient

4 Trackbacks

  1. [...] think to themselves, “Fuck it, I’m going to go for it.” That’s what Hans Zeiger, a Republican who hopes to join Washington State’s House of Representatives, must ….You’re right, it’s not fair of me to twist his words. Here, watch him twist them [...]

  2. By links for 2010-09-10 « The 50 Megaton Paper Tiger on September 10, 2010 at 5:01 am

    [...] The Girl Scouts are selling you lesbian, baby-killing feminist militia cookies I knew these things weren't vegan, but the fact that they contain "lesbian, baby-killing feminist militia" juice makes me hope that they veganize these things SOON! (tags: girlscouts HansZeiger Republican lesbian) [...]

  3. [...] to Hans Zeiger, a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives in Washington state, the Girls Scouts have a secret agenda, and your daughters are all in [...]

  4. By Waterless « Howling Hill on September 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    [...] I’m adaptable, I’ve gotten in touch with my inner Girl Scout (I’m not a lesbian, Hans Zeiger. I am, however, vehemently pro-choice.) by using a small amount of cool water to wash [...]

Feministing In Your Inbox

Sign up for our Newsletter to stay in touch with Feministing
and receive regular updates and exclusive content.

189 queries. 0.913 seconds