The Girl Scouts have been in the news over the past few years for various scandals. And they again were all over the news as a little boy named Bobby Montoya tried to join. The story started off predictably enough. Montoya and his mother tried to sign him up for the Girl Scouts only to be told by the local troop leader he was not allowed. Most boys would simply join the Boy Scouts. But Montoya is a special case. He lives his life as a girl, and so, he wants to be a Girl Scout.
After his rejection, his mother did what any common-sense, rational, responsible parent would: whine to the media.
“I said, ‘What’s the big deal?’ and she says, ‘It doesn’t matter how he looks, he has boy parts; he can’t be a Girl Scout,'” Archuleta told Colorado’s Channel 9 News.
Girl Scouts of Colorado were quick to clarify, saying that anyone with boy parts that lives life as a girl and whose family identifies him as such is allowed to join Girl Scouts. The “mix-up” was blamed on confusion, and how the mom introduced her child: as a boy.
“We feel it is important to include all girls, so when a family says, ‘This is my daughter and she wants to be a Girl Scout,’ we are not going to question that,” Rachelle Trujillo, vice president of communications for Girl Scouts of Colorado told The Times.
“The troop leader in this case was confused because the mom was confused,” Trujillo said. “She did not say, ‘This is my daughter.’ She said, ‘This is my son and he wants to be in Girl Scouts,’ and we don’t accept boys in Girl Scouts.”
The controversy comes from the fact that, regardless of how Bobby Montoya may dress, or what his mother may call him, he is, in fact, a boy.
But this is just the start of the Girl Scouts’ fall into depravity….
Parents began scrutinizing the Girl Scouts several years ago. At a panel sponsored by the Girl Scouts USA at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, parents were kicked out of the room, which was filled with middle-school-aged girls. One mom was curious about what they were trying to hide so she stuck around. When the panel was over she snuck inside and found brochures from Planned Parenthood titled “Healthy, Happy, and Hot.” The brochure explained sex acts in explicit detail, told the girls that they were under no obligation to disclose STD infections to sexual partners, and demanded legalized abortion.
The sex guide explains, “Many people think sex is just about vaginal or anal intercourse. But there are lots of different ways to have sex and lots of different types of sex. Sex can include kissing, touching, licking, tickling, sucking and cuddling. Some people like to have aggressive sex, while others like to have soft sex and slow sex with their partners. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!” It tells girls to explore the prostate. Remember, this was distributed in a panel for adolescent girls.
Besides advice about the prostate, the brochure, subtitled “Rights, Sexuality and Living with HIV,” also gives incorrect and even dangerous information about rights and responsibilities. It tells the kids that, “sexual and reproductive rights are recognized around the world.” Sexual rights are hardly recognized around the world. They are not even recognized here in the sexual paradise of the United States. The brochure tells the kids that their rights are violated when governments require them to tell their HIV status to their sex partners.
… At the same UN meeting, which ended last Friday, the World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides produced a document saying young women “demand their sexual and reproductive rights including access to comprehensive sexuality education, and sexual and reproductive services including contraception and emergency contraception, in order to avoid unintended pregnancies” and also called for access to “safe abortion.”
The Girl Scouts initially denied distributing the brochure. But they have a long-standing relationship with Planned Parenthood, and it wasn’t the first time they had distributed such propaganda.
In 2004, the Girl Scouts distributed a pamphlet titled “It’s Perfectly Normal” that featured masturbation, drawings of couples having sex, and the top ten reasons to have an abortion.
A report also showed that one quarter of Girl Scout troops work with Planned Parenthood. But that was just among those that answered back — 79% of councils refused to disclose a relationship.
After learning about the connection between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood, two siblings quit and launched a website called SPEAK NOW: Girl Scouts, exposing the distribution of the brochures and other questionable acts. One of the links they exposed is that the Girl Scouts are content sponsors for Girl Zone, which provides several sexually explicit resources for girls.
“Leaving Girl Scouts was not a casual, easy, or convenient decision,” they state on their site. “Girl Scouts was a huge part of our lives that included a bond with our best friends. We refuse to remain silent while this organization’s unscrupulous principles mislead over 2 million girls in the United States alone. We created SpeakNowGirlScouts.com in order to spread the truth to others who have no idea what GSUSA’s [Girl Scouts of the United States of America’s] true intentions are. This website is our way to speak now and we hope it encourages you to do the same.”
“While we recognized the many good things about Girl Scouts, we had to ask ourselves: Will we stand for our beliefs, for the dignity of life, the sanctity of marriage, modesty, purity? Or will we remain true to Girl Scouts? We cannot see any way to truly do both,” they said. “Their CEO proudly admitted to partnering with Planned Parenthood in 2005, and the statement has never been retracted.”
From promoting sexual promiscuity to advancing abortion propaganda, it is clear that the Girl Scouts have abandoned the morals and traditions which made them a cultural institution in the past.
One of the first things I was curious about when reading Bobby Montoya’s story was how the Boy Scouts would handle a similar situation. So I contacted them and heard back from David Burke, a communications specialist for Boy Scouts USA. This was their statement:
The Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of USA are separate not-for-profit organizations, governed by separate policies, procedures and standards. We respect the Girl Scouts’ policies, but they have no bearing on the membership standards or policies of BSA.
Since its inception, BSA Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs have been exclusively for boys. However, BSA does offer a youth program called Venturing which also permits membership opportunities for young women.
Their position seems reasonable. And frankly, this seems like it could have been a teachable moment for this mother. Transgender or not, no child is going to be able to participate in every activity they want. Maybe they audition for a school play and don’t get the part; maybe they try out for the soccer team and don’t make the cut. Instead of teaching her son that you can raise your head up and find another group, she modeled the Occupy Wall Street virtue of the temper tantrum: cause a lot of hassle for everyone involved until you get your way.
And at the core of this entire situation is the debate over whether or not a parent should allow their child to live their life as another gender. I don’t mean an adult child, who is eighteen or older, but an elementary schooler. Do these parents not understand or care what they are setting their children up to endure? The teasing, the bullying? The confusion when their son realizes that no other little boy wears girl clothes?
And rather than stepping in and telling your child no, they decide to indulge their fantasies and set them up for years of abuse. Many people will whine about how unfair that is, but you can choose to live in fantasy land or the real world. And in the real world, letting your little boy or girl go to school living as the opposite sex is setting them up for a lot of cruelty.
There’s also the reality that a child does not understand what being transgender is. They may know that they are a boy or a girl or whatever. Other kids know that they are a Ninja Turtle. Should their parents tattoo their skin green and sew a turtle shell onto their back? As parents, you don’t just give in to whatever your child wants to make them happy. Sometimes, you say no, and sometimes you make decisions that will make them unhappy.
You do it because it is the right thing to do.
Letting a child go through life as a transgender is robbing them of a normal, happy childhood when they have no clue what the long-term repercussions of a decision like that could be. Just because your child wants something doesn’t mean they have to have it. And the same goes for the situation with Bobby Montoya. Just because he wants to join the Girl Scouts doesn’t mean his mother needs to cause a national media sensation to satisfy his wishes. Sometimes, you just have to say no.
Meanwhile, any parents with daughters participating in Girl Scouts should maybe think twice about continuing. I’d recommend signing them up for the Boy Scouts’ coed program, Venturing. At least then you know your child won’t be indoctrinated with Marxist propaganda.