I was alerted to this article yesterday and the implication was that as Christians we should boycott the Girl Scouts. Read an excerpt of the article and decide for yourself.
Sharon Slater, a mother of seven, innocently walked into a panel sponsored by the Girl Scouts USA at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women a few weeks ago. Almost immediately she was asked to leave. All non-Scout adults were kicked out of the room, which was packed with adolescent girls.
Her curiosity piqued, Slater lingered by the door and when the panel ended she went immediately back inside to look around. What she found has shocked her and shocked Girl Scout moms around the country. Slater found a stack of brochures produced by Planned Parenthood called “Healthy, Happy and Hot” that among other things explained to the girls, “Some people have sex when they have been drinking or using drugs. That is your choice.”
Looks like there’s a new merit badge to earn as a girl scout.
While I find the article mentioned above repulsive and incredulous, I must say that in no way am I surprised. But my question is, “As Christians should we boycott the Girl Scouts?”
How does boycotting the Girl Scouts prove anything.The GSA (Girl Scouts of America) is a secular organization, and even though they recognize God in their oath, they have adamantly claimed that they are non-discriminatory towards other religions. Why should we hold a secular organization to the beliefs of our faith when it’s clear they don’t agree.
Does a boycott actually do anything? Would we be better to call out Planned Parenthood and rant and rave about the immoral activities that they subscribe to? Shouldn’t we just educate our young people, girls especially, about the dangers of immoral behavior?
What is the proper response?