Good grief. Now I have heard it all. The Girl Scouts are now a target of the Religious Right and in particular, the Catholic bishops inquiry.
Apparently the GSA who are non-sectarian, aren’t Christian enough for some folks and the Catholic bishops. For starters, girls are allowed to insert Allah or Buddha in as a substitute for God, in the Girl Scout promise which says: “On my honor, I will try to serve God and my country.” If that is who they worship, why not? Some troop took in a transgendered child. That caused an uproar. Good for the troop. Why exclude people?
According to the Washington Post:
NEW YORK — 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.