I remember the Girl Scouts being flakey way back in the early 1970s, long before their formal association with Planned Parenthood and their penchant for showing girls sex brochures.
Even as a Brownie I had my doubts. When I was told to look in a mirror on the floor, recite some chant, and step over the mirror, it seemed so meaningless, and even a bit wrong. If I had had the vocabulary, I would have called it pagan. It may be some small proof that the Truth is indeed written on every human heart that a tiny un-churched girl of seven could smell a rat.
And now the Girl Scouts want to admit boys who dress as girls. (See here.) It may be their undoing.
When the Colorado troop leader initially disallowed the boy’s admittance on the grounds that he had “boy parts” — she was later overruled by the Girl Scout top brass — his mother and grandmother were outraged, saying such talk “devastated” the seven-year old and made him cry. (They refer to him as “him.”)
“I really got upset because my grandson is himself,” said the grandmother. “We’ve all accepted Bobby as he is, and for this lady to talk to him that way, it was just awful. This lady shouldn’t be working with kids.”
The Girl Scouts of Colorado responded to it all with lefty platitudes that it is “an inclusive organization” and supports “transgender children.” And in a statement, it said, “If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.”
Ah, how welcoming and inclusive of them. No thought what it might do to the boy himself, or to the girls in the troop who really are girls.
Author and educator Dr. Judith Reisman, who never minces words, said this policy amounts to “child sexual abuse, the violation of children’s genetic reality.”
Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and Fox News medical expert, said, “On the face of it, it seems to be expecting far too much psychologically of young girls to ignore the anatomy of a boy and act as though he is a girl. . . . The girls are just developing comfort with their own bodies, after all.”
Dr. Ablow added, “We’re conducting social, cultural, sexual experiments on the fly, using our own kids as guinea pigs, without the necessary research to guide us.”
I think it’s safe to say that most parents did not enlist their young daughters in Girl Scouts to be part of any cultural sexual experiment. And if the Girl Scouts persist, they will lose families in droves, and they will also lose money. They’ve already lost respect.
And one final thought: No mention is made anywhere of the boy’s father, and his utter absence from news stories strikes me as a classic “elephant in the room,” or in this case, not in the room. Dare I state the obvious, unspoken truth? This poor little boy desperately needs a father.
— Cathy Ruse is a senior legal fellow at the Family Research Council.