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ANTI-CHOICE ARCHBISHOP CRITICIZES GIRL SCOUTS FOR BEING
PRO-GIRL, NOT SEXIST ENOUGH

article from New York Times:

The Archdiocese of St. Louis is
encouraging Roman Catholics to distance themselves from the Girl Scouts of America because of, according to Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, its ties to Amnesty International, the
Coalition for Adolescent Girls, Oxfam and other groups that support equality, sex education and reproductive rights. He said the
organization’s promotion of Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan as
role models was “in conflict with Christian values.”

Bonnie Barczykowski, the

St. Louis chapter’s
chief executive, said that not only has the archdiocese’s concerns
“misrepresent how Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri serves girls in
our community,” but that, “There has been an outpouring of support
from our community,” since the Archdiocese issued its decree.

The attack happens to be at the same time of the year when
the Girl Scouts fund their operations with cookie sales. The sales are a
familiar icon of Americana: uniformed girls going door to door
selling boxes of Thin Mints and Samoas …

According to Barczykowski, “To our knowledge no one has called
and canceled their cookie orders.”