Dear Commons Community,
The Huffington Post is reporting that Catholic bishops are openly expressing concerns about the Girl Scouts because of positions associated with sex education, abortion and Planned Parenthood. The Post reports:
“Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
At issue are concerns about program materials that some Catholics find offensive, as well as assertions that the Scouts associate with other groups espousing stances that conflict with church teaching. The Scouts, who have numerous parish-sponsored troops, deny many of the claims and defend their alliances.”
I side with the Girl Scouts!