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Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Girl Scouts try to redefine "Girl"

Jack Kemp

In America, as in other countries, there is a small number of children who have gotten the idea that they were born into the body of the wrong sex (boy instead of girl, girl instead of boy). These children cannot be easily convinced otherwise and many of them are going to school dressed as the opposite sex. "Dr. Phil" did a show about this where he mentioned that some of these children will outgrow this attitude to become heterosexuals, some will commit suicide (not that surprisingly, their rate is higher than the general population) and some will eventually grow up to live as transgendered adults.

I am far from an expert on this issue, but would assume that parents who love their children and want the best for them cannot just impose gender appropriate behavior on this small percentage of gender confused children and expect the problems involved to magically disappear. But there is a border line between tolerance of some child's immediate needs and intolerance of the majority of children's needs. You'll may never guess who has decided to cross that line.

One day recently while going to America Online to check my email, I opened the main page of AOL, with its news stories from the Huffington Post. But that day there was a featured story was about a boy who believes he is a girl - and his mother's efforts to place him in a Girl Scout troop, an activity that can involve sleepaway trips into the woods. ; The Girl Scout troop is church-affiliated and the two adult ladies who lead it have been told:


The Girl Scouts of Colorado subsequently released a statement through the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) in support of Archuleta and her excluded daughter, noting, "If a child identifies as a girl and the child's family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout."

Added Rachelle Trujillo, vice president for communications of the Colorado Girl Scouts: "If a child is living as a girl, that's good enough for us. We don't require any proof of gender."

The troop is "affiliated with the Northlake Christian School in Covengton, Louisiana" - and the leaders have decided to not listen to the organization's "regional (and national) leaders," deciding to disband their Girl Scout troop rather than accept this biological boy into their midst. One strongly suspects a number of the mothers and fathers of these girls would not allow their daughters to go on a sleepaway camping trip in the woods as the Girl Scouts attempt a social engineering experiment.

The mother of this psychologically transgendered boy, in a statement to match the mental confusion of her son, stated:

"But the Girl Scout leader told us he can't join because he has 'boy parts.'... But no one would know he's a boy unless they pulled his pants down."

There you have it. This mother has either guaranteed no one will pull "his pants down" - or if they do, it is someone else's fault/responsibility if problems arise in the troop, not the mother of boy or probably even the responsibility of the other parents. To say she hasn't thought out the possible problems is an understatement. This mother is all but saying, in an indirect way, that the children are the only ones responsible for whatever happens, i.e., the parents have no right protect and guide their daughters away from a highly volitile situation. There are other girl's organizations which may take a different attitude towards having trangendered child in their membership. An investigation by any parent of a young girl is in order before their daughters join.

If you have ever read the original book "Auntie Mame," later made into a popular movie with Rosalind Russell, you'll see the book talks of a "progressive school" where children prance around nude. That particular text wasn't

dramatized on the screen because Hollywood knew that American families would not accept it. Now we have the Girl Scouts trying to impose a "progressivism" on young girls that even madcap Auntie Mame wouldn't consider mentioning (although I'm not sure she wouldn't privately advocate). Rosalind Russell acting as a flamboyant woman with a long cigarette holder in a movie is one thing. Exposing our young children (pun intended) to a flamboyant bohemian lifestyle is quite another.

The Girl Scouts webpage at has pictures of smiling little girls engaged in wholesome activities. Their national headquarters contact information is:

Girl Scouts of the USA
420 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10018-2798

Phone (800) GSUSA 4 U [(800) 478-7248] or (212) 852-8000

Some readers here may have need to speak to them.


This whole transgendered thing is typically modern; it believes we have no real free will. That children may think certain things and even may have certain inborn tendencies does not mean they ARE that thing forever. It's the old Nature versus Nurture argument. Parents have the job of teaching their children, enculturating them, helping to shape them. Children have underdeveloped brains, and neuroplasticity means those brains can be molded. But we are saying that they are hardwired, and that is that. There is a diabolical purpose to this modern concept; to remove the influence of parents over their children.

I think it's appalling that a parent would allow a child to simply choose his or her own path based on how they feel. That's how criminals, perverts, and the like are formed. Limits have to be laid down, and the child has to learn to conform. The child not given this sort of discipline winds up far more miserable than the one lovingly corrected and guided. That mother is doing no favors for her son.

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