Freedom of religion and of association in action.
Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann announced on May 1 that the Catholic churches in his archdiocese would be transitioning away from the secularist Girl Scouts to the Christian-based American
Heritage Girls, citing in part the national Girl Scouts’ support for the international Girl Scouts, which is tied to Planned Parenthood, which promotes contraception and abortion.
Archbishop Naumann also noted the Girl Scouts’ promotion as role models the eugenicist Margaret Sanger, who founded Planned Parenthood, as well as the radical feminists Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem.
“Our greatest responsibility as a church is to the children and young people in our care,” said the archbishop in a May 1 statement. “We have a limited time and number of opportunities to impact the formation of our young people. It is essential that all youth programs at our parishes affirm virtues and values consistent with our Catholic faith.”
“With the promotion by Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) of programs and materials reflective of many of the troubling trends in our secular culture, they are no longer a compatible partner in helping us form young women with the virtues and values of the Gospel,” said Archbishop Naumann.
Of course, there’s always the “one” who doesn’t get it. That’s no accident.
The most telling detail in the Kansas City Star’s lengthy article about the decision by Kansas City, Kansas Archbishop Joseph Naumann to sever ties with the Girl Scouts comes in the concluding paragraph.
“I feel like we’re being discriminated against,” says Maria Walters, a former Girl Scout leader in the archdiocese, “We’ve been wiped from the archdiocese website, and we have no leadership role in the church at all. There’s nothing like this going on with the Boy Scouts.”
Walters’s response speaks to the problem. Her instinctive cry of “discrimination” suggests that Girl Scouts leadership sees the world from a progressive and feminist perspective, not a Christian one. She asks not how can we better serve the Church but why is the Church disserving us.
Walters is the fruit of miseducation. Of maleducation. There are millions more out there like her.
If you are short on time and must pick which article to read, make it the second one. And while you are reading, don’t forget what the Organized Left’s main goal is.
Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel tentatively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done on April 2017! Follow her on Twitter and on Gab.ai.
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