Who was that yo-yo who said we need to stop focusing on social issues? Yeah thanks Mitch Daniels, I appreciate the advice. Too bad it’s wrong.
Today is Girl Scout Sunday. Churches across America are celebrating the accomplishments of our fine young women and their scout leaders. I had the honor of presenting the Mother of God Medal to Sophie during Mass. Eight Brownies in her troop worked very hard with Monsignor Desmond to earn this award. I know, because I was right there with them, having volunteered to lead the program. Their scouting values of duty to God, reverence, and faithfulness were evident to all.
Meanwhile at the national level, Girl Scouting has taken a decidedly different path. Duty, Honor, and Country are so old-fashioned. The new paradigm is Healthy, Happy, and Hot.
The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides hosted a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations [in March 2010] where Planned Parenthood was allowed to distribute a brochure entitled “Healthy, Happy and Hot.” . . . The brochure claims, “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. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself.” . . .
I’m thinking the “right way” for a girl to have sex is with her husband, after they are married.
In the same vein, pretty much anything advocated by Planned Parenthood is the wrong way. Probably would help drum up business for them though.
The Girl Scouts, along with the YWCA have been co-moderating a young women’s caucus that included an “Intergenerational Conversation” side event on “universal access” and “reproductive health.” One recent Girl Scout project “aims at securing the right of women, men and adolescents aged between ten and twenty-five, to better reproductive and sexual health.”
I’m certain Monsignor Desmond doesn’t have a medal for that.
Well, now that I’m hooked up with providing for Sophie’s troop’s religious education, I think our next project will be a Launch Party for The Catholic View for Women. It’s exactly the kind of program the national Girl Scout Council really needs. And sadly, it’s one which they will never endorse.