Saying that the Girl Scouts is a "radicalized organization" that promotes "homosexual lifestyles" and is aligned with honorary president Michelle Obama's "pro-abortion" viewpoint, an Indiana state legislator has told his fellow Republicans he can't support a proclamation honoring the organization's 100th anniversary.
And now, Fort Wayne Rep. Bob Morris' position and the letter he sent other legislators has gone "viral," the local Journal Gazette reports.
The proclamation, as the newspapers says, "applauded the group 'for the strong positive influence it has had on the American woman.' "
But Morris, saying he "did a small amount of web-based research," claims to have found that the Girl Scouts has "a close strategic affiliation with Planned Parenthood." He makes that assertion even as he concedes "you will not find evidence of this on the [Girl Scouts'] website — in fact, the websites of these two organizations explicitly deny funding Planned Parenthood."
All in all, according to Morris, the Girl Scouts is an organization that's "been subverted in the name of liberal progressive politics and the destruction of traditional American family values."
The preceding story is from the NPR website.
I am astonished in this day and age that an allegedly intelligent man could think this way.
I am fearful that this kind of thinking permeates the conservative movement in America and degrades the positive aspects of conservative thinking into a one-track, one-issue homophobic, anti abortion viewpoint.
What has happened to us? Did not conservatives learn from the 1964 election debacle that extremism is the hemlock of the conservative movement?