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Girl Scouts out themselves, CA schools push gay curriculum on kindergarteners

posted at 7:47 am on May 19, 2009 by

There’s no quicker, easier way* to have yourself labeled a Nazi than to tell your neighbors that you’re boycotting Girl Scout cookies** because you’re opposed to the GSA. They’ve been pushing feminism on girls for years. Now they’ve emerged fully from the closet with their updated image and print materials, and lesbianism (along with radical feminism, moral relativism, and all things new-agey, non-Western, and non-traditional) is just all right with them. Jesus, not so much. “Imagine” is in; Christmas carols are out.

World Net Daily thoroughly reviews the revamped program and exhaustively documents the corruption of the Girl Scouts. No remotely traditional parent will find the program a “good fit” with the values they’re trying to instill in their girls. When your mother-in-law wonders why you pulled little Madison out of the Brownies, refer her to this WND article. It will curl her hair.

RS McCain quotes WFB: “All institutions that are not explicitly conservative will eventually become liberal,” and extends it:

Fast-forward to 2009, and all institutions that do not explicitly prohibit homosexuality will eventually become pro-gay.

They are both so right.

Case in point: this story from the Alameda Unified School District in California, covered here and the here.

The Alameda Unified School District announced it was considering a supplemental curriculum to eradicate “homophobia” in kindergarten children. Brad Dacus, founder of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), said the meeting room for the public session earlier this week was overcrowded with angry parents.

“Nowhere at anytime did it give any protection for children being bullied because of their faith, their religion, their size, their race, ethnicity,” he points out. “It is only going to give this special anti-bullying protection for homosexuals and transsexuals.”

Liberal response: And your point is . . . ?

Dacus said an attorney from PJI spoke before the board meeting. “And [the attorney] made it very clear that this is an abridgement and an affront to the neutral role that school districts are supposed to play in respecting the rights of parents and not to engage in such overt and open indoctrination and mandatory acceptance of such controversial, immoral lifestyles,” he concludes.

Parents cannot opt out their children from the curriculum. Dacus says it is important to remember that the children are kindergarten age, and many cannot even write their names — yet they are being taught that homosexuality is an acceptable lifestyle.

Ain’t that always the way with liberals? It’s all about choice, as long as you choose their way.

(Personal anecdote: “Opting out” of the default option is often effective enough, though, and isn’t used only by government. It comes naturally to those who wish to impose their agendas on others. Fifteen years ago, when our oldest was a fifth-grader in a Catholic school, they introduced a “family life curriculum” that included some explicit vocabulary and concepts, and was to be taught in a mixed group of girls and boys. From three classrooms, we were the only parents who opted out. Our daughter spent that class time sitting alone and conspicuous on a bench in the school’s foyer.)

Liberals have no qualms about using children as pawns to push through their agenda.

Lost in the shuffle of bullying school boards and angry parents whose rights have been violated is the concept of childhood innocence. It’s something worth preserving. Kindergarteners shouldn’t have sexuality pushed on them, even in the form of good old plain-vanilla heterosexuality; homosexuality wouldn’t enter the mind of an elementary school age child unless it was shoved in his face. And exposing children to transsexuality and other permutations beyond that is the equivalent of child abuse. Why is this something their innocent, developing minds and imaginations need to confront? This is clearly not being done for the benefit of the children.

But when indoctrination is the goal, younger is better, and this is one reason behind the push for universal pre-school.

This California case is getting our attention because it’s so extreme and blatant. But subtler indoctrination takes place in our schools every day. If parents are serious about passing their values on to their children, they might want to consider whether they’re undermining their own cause by sending them to public schools.

*Except perhaps by declining to give to public school fund-raisers because you don’t support public schools. Not voluntarily, anyway.

**Those cookies are such a rip-off. You get, like, five in a box now. Just say no!

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Thanks for posting this piece! The culture war on Scouting deserves much more attention. Piece by piece, progressive liberals are unraveling every good and decent program that involves our children, and replacing them with what…

Such is the case with life itself, we lose the battle if we are not willing to stand up and take a stance.

Keemo on May 19, 2009 at 8:01 AM

Thanks for the linky-love, Pundette.

The Other McCain on May 19, 2009 at 8:31 AM

My wife and I have been involved in the Cub Scout & Boy Scout programs for over a decade now. We cherish these programs and the teachings-lessons they bring to our young boys-men.

We have dear friends who have all daughters, and have been involved in the Girl Scout program for over a decade. Our friends pulled back from scouting a few years back for the reasons you have articulated in this piece.

Infiltrated from within!

Keemo on May 19, 2009 at 8:46 AM

It’s very sad. I was a Brownie and GS. I forgot to include a picture.

The updated GSA has gone so far past everyday political correctness into utter radicalism. I wonder if they’re worried about this backfiring.

Pundette on May 19, 2009 at 8:51 AM

Seems to be the progressive plot these days; infiltrate and destroy…

Keemo on May 19, 2009 at 8:53 AM

reason # 9,999 to homeschool

Conservative parents need to stand up and remove their children from the public school system. It is time for parents to band together to educate their children. Kindergarten is the time for play dough and paste and phonics not for sexual indoctrination.

kringeesmom on May 19, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Argh! What happened to camping and hiking? Who the heck wants to join the Victim Scouts?

patriette on May 19, 2009 at 11:52 AM

My daughter is a Brownie, and will cross over to junior girl scouts in a couple of weeks. I haven’t noticed anything too wonky in her books/materials. The adults involved are typical moms who give up A LOT of their time.

My daughter is going to a GS week-long camp this summer, the same she went to last year.

WorlNetDaily can get pretty breathless sometimes… But I will keep a closer eye on what’s going on…

darkpixel on May 19, 2009 at 4:53 PM

I wonder if some groups could keep going with the old materials. I imagine many of the leader-moms would like it that way. Many of them will likely be unhappy with the ‘updated’ books.

Pundette on May 19, 2009 at 6:31 PM

I didn’t realize the classic Girl Scouts organization required such a radical change. I thought they were doing just fine based on the attitudes of the girls who would sell cookies. This is where my conservative streak comes out. I don’t like to see classical institutions corrupted. Change for the sake of change is irrational.

Stickeehands on May 19, 2009 at 7:00 PM

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