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by baldilocks

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

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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.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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by baldilocks

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

Archbishop Naumann

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.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!