February 22nd, 2012
07:37 AM ET
10 years ago

Indiana lawmaker: Girl Scouts in league with Planned Parenthood

(CNN) - An Indiana lawmaker who opposes celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America says the group "sexualizes" young girls, promotes homosexuality and is a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood.

In a letter sent to members of the Republican Caucus, Indiana State Rep. Bob Morris said many parents were "abandoning the Girl Scouts because they promote homosexual lifestyles."


Filed under: Indiana • Planned Parenthood
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Tony

    Oh great, now Republicans are going after the Girl Scouts? Shouldn't Republicans focus on more pressing issues than the Girl Scouts? What happens to "jobs, jobs, jobs"?

    February 22, 2012 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  2. toocy

    So any organization that supports and empowers girls promotes abortion and a gay lifestyle? I must have missed that when I was a girl scout. Way to alienate an entire gender GOP.

    February 22, 2012 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    the Girl Scouts have become a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood and are part of an agenda that includes "sexualizing" young girls
    Yes! Yes! Planned Parenthood is making sure they build up their clientele at a very early age.
    They plan to have the Girl Scouts hoeing for Jeezus door-to-door next in order to move their huge arsenal of government supplied condoms!
    Incredibly moronic paranoid idiots.

    February 22, 2012 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  4. Mikey

    Wow! Is there no end to the nuttiness in the right? The Girl Scouts? Really?

    February 22, 2012 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    Right. My daughter is a Girl Scout, and my wife is a leader. There is nothing in there that sexualizes girls, and nothing that even discusses sexual preference or orientation. I guess Mr. Morris is offended by girls and women that have a healthy self-esteem, which he equates with sexualization and homosexuality. I would love Mr. Morris to produce the parents he claims abandoned the Girl Scouts, and have them publically detail their experiences. I would love him to produce the figures that indicate the Girls Scouts are losing large numbers of their members for the reasons he claims, but I doubt he can.

    February 22, 2012 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    He's right.
    He forgot to mention that Planned Parenthood in cohoots with the Girl Scouts of America has these young girls delivering more than cookies door to door. Something about PP getting a bigger than average shipment of gubmint supplied, tax-payer funded condoms.
    Go ahead and "lightly" research THAT on the internet Morris.

    February 22, 2012 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  7. Al-NY,NY

    Another example of how the GOP is totally out of touch with EVERYTHING

    February 22, 2012 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Has the Republican Party been overrun by the religiously insane zealots? The Girl Scouts teach gay lifestyles? That is ridiculous. From what I have seen from Gril Scouts activities [I had boys] it teaches the kids the rewards of hard work, team work, and taking responsibility for your actions or lack of.

    February 22, 2012 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  9. Curt

    Do any of these right wing fanatic republicans have any idea how ignorant and stupid they sound? Seems a lot of them have such extreme views. They remind me of the Taliban and Hitlers Nazi party.

    February 22, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  10. diridi

    No ethics, no standards, no morality....God, ple, bless this nation....Obama2012.

    February 22, 2012 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  11. Sista in DC

    Attacking the Girl Scouts – really? Has he lost his mind – he has obviously never had a Thin Mint Cookie. If he had, he would totally change his mind.

    What a bunch of losers!!!!!! Go Girlscouts – and keep bringing the cookies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Did I mention I was a girlscout for years and happily married. To a man.

    February 22, 2012 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  12. The Real Tom Paine

    Tactical arm? What does he think, that the GSA and Planned Parenthood have teams of GS lesbian commandos conducting black ops in America? This shows the GOP at its laughable worst.

    February 22, 2012 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  13. Carlos

    another self-loathing, closeted lawmaker... sad.

    February 22, 2012 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  14. Rick McDaniel

    That is the silliest nonsense for an adult to to speak, I have ever heard.

    February 22, 2012 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  15. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Oh really? How do they do that? I don't see how teaching girls to be independant and hard working is spreading the homosexual agenda.

    February 22, 2012 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  16. Expat American

    "Rep. Bob Morris said many parents were "abandoning the Girl Scouts because they promote homosexual lifestyles."

    This is utterly hilarious.
    This is solely a sad pathetic reflection on these ‘many parents’, Bob Morris and the GOP than it is on liberalism or the GSA.
    This election season has sure been a lot of fun so far. Endless laughs from the Liars, Criminals and Bible Breakdancers.
    I hope this circus continues all the way to R-Money or Torquemada-Torum’s concession speech never November.

    February 22, 2012 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  17. Dave

    Why is it that all the loonies happen to be Republicans? This nitwit needs to loosen his tinfoil hat a little.

    February 22, 2012 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  18. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Oh really? How do they do that? I don't see how teaching girls to be independant and hard working is spreading the homosexual agenda. I don't understand how this is even close to being true.

    February 22, 2012 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  19. John in Brooklyn

    This is laughably idiotic. I don't know who I have more disregard for – State Rep. Morris or the apparently slack-jawed imbiciles who voted him into office. I live in NY now but grew up in Indiana and attended Purdue and, frankly, we Hoosiers deserve better than this.

    February 22, 2012 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  20. Real Patriot

    Where do the Repugs find these people?

    February 22, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  21. The GOP opens mouth and inserts foot

    Hmmm... I wonder what those radical boy scouts are doing to destroy the moral fiber of this country....

    February 22, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  22. Larry L

    The Evangelical right-wing is evil. It won't be long until we hear about this homophobic creep getting caught in some public restroom working on his "wide stance".

    February 22, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  23. rs

    Ahhhh, yes, the TEA Party in action is a beautiful thing to behold.

    February 22, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  24. Pete Leano

    A congressman carries the title of "representative" precisely because it is your congressman's primary duty to "represent" the interests of his/her constituents, and not his/her own personal interests; You voted for them exclusively for this purpose. Representative Morris of Indiana is a twit. He was the only Congressman who voted against a resolution honoring 100 years of girl scouts, then he had the audacity to go on public TV and tell the nation that he did it because of his personal beliefs – He says that girl scouts promotes sexuality. I believe that every first lady have been voted honorary girl scouts president. This boob does not know what he is talking about.

    February 22, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  25. Saran

    Under which rock this sucker came from ?

    February 22, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
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