A Girl Scout troop on the north shore has collapsed after parents withdrew their children in the wake of adecision by a Colorado troop to admit a 7-year-old transgendered child. That’s a move they saw as an objectionable leftward drift in Girl Scouting.
Louisiana Girl Scouts have never been asked to admit a transgendered child, said Marianne Addy, the spokeswoman forGirl Scouts Louisiana East, which provides scouting activities for 17,000 girls. And soon after the Colorado decision last fall, Louisiana Scouting directors, who are free to set local policy, decided transgendered children would not be allowed should one ever apply.
The policy is now posted on the group’s website.
But Susan Cramond, a troop leader who had two children in the group that met at Northlake Christian School in Covington, said she and other like-minded parents felt Louisiana Scouting policy-makers should never have had to discuss the transgender issue in the first place. Cramond said when she first contacted Louisiana’s Scouting leaders to ask whether a transgendered child could be accepted into a local troop, she didn’t get the quick and unequivocal “no” she was hoping for.
So Cramond and fellow troop leader Susan Bryant-Snure, a Lacombe doctor, informed other parents. She said they collectively decided to abandon the Girl Scouts and seek affiliation withAmerican Heritage Girls, a similar organization that describes itself as a “Christ-centered leadership and character development ministry.”
Bryant-Snure said by banning transgendered children, the Louisiana board eventually made the “right decision; they just made it in a way that made us nervous.”
Ain’t bigotry grand? Guess they’re afraid that a transgendered Girl Scout might whip it out and roast their weenie over the old camp fire or some such shit.
My friendKevin who is Allmandirected me to the most obnoxious comment at NOLA.com, which is notorious for its nasty right wing commentariat:
Surely a red flag went up for me when it was revealed that the Girl Scouts is a platform for promoting sexual promiscuity, contraception and abortion.
So, eat a Samoa and promote decadence? Cool. I’ll take samoa right here on the floor. Holy Dinah-Moe Humm, Batman: