Right-wing zealots are asking members of the public to not purchase Girl Scouts cookies because they “promote abortion and promiscuous sex”.
The Liberty Counsel, which represents Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, has asked Americans to boycott Girls Scout cookies because the organisation is pro-choice and promotes safe sex.
“The once great Girl Scouts USA took a tragic fall when it became a political advocacy group that promotes abortion and sexual promiscuity to innocent girls,” said Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver.
“It’s important that people understand that the profits from cookie sales go toward harming young girls rather that helping them. I encourage people to say, ‘no, thank you’ to Girls Scouts and support alternatives that encourage Christian values such as American Heritage Girls.
“This organization has partnered with Trail Life USA, a rapidly expanding alternative to the Boy Scouts,” he added.
Girl Scouts USA, which is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, asks as a cohort to empower women and their sexuality, right through from abstinence to abortion support.
As the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) “demand access to comprehensive sexuality information, services and supplies for all young people,” this is enough of an offence for lawyers at the Liberty Counsel to rally against the selling of the goods.
The time-honoured tradition of Girl Scouts selling cookies is a way for women to raise funds for their organisation.
The Scouts are known to sell the cookies during intervals at The Academy Awards.