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Bigots and food: now it is (gasp) Girl Scout Cookies

Just Visiting | Oct 28, 201304:14 AM

Some right wing moron named Kevin Swanson has decided that the Girl Scouts are agents of lesbianism and Communism and that you should not buy their cookies. Now, I normally don't buy their overpriced cookies (don't eat cookies and on the rare occasions I do, they'd better be REALLY GOOD which GS cookies are not) but this year, I am going to make a point of buying lots and lots of GS cookies.

A conservative pastor and radio host, who thinks "feminism has been devastating to the country," begged his listeners not to buy Girl Scouts Cookies because he claims the "wicked" organization promotes lesbianism and abortion.

"I don't want to support lesbianism, I don't want to support Planned Parenthood, and I don't want to support abortion. And if that be the case, I'm not buying Girl Scout cookies," Pastor Kevin Swanson grumbled on "Generations Radio."

Swanson upbraided the Girl Scouts for not promoting a biblical vision of "godly womanhood" and asked — if you absolutely must purchase the treats — to cross out every reference to the youth organization on the box with a black magic marker.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program aims to introduce girls to business and financial skills, a goal Swanson and his co-host, Dave Buehner, faulted.

On a personal note, my experience with the Girl Scouts - decades ago - was that they promoted conformity and true-blue American values, not individuality or "free-to-be-you-and-me."

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