Social Conservatives Call Girl Scouts’ Decision to Welcome Transgender Boys a ‘Slap In the Face to Christian Parents’

The Girl Scouts are now allowing transgender boys to join their troops. (Flickr/Commons)
The Girl Scouts are now allowing transgender boys to join their troops. (Flickr/Commons)

Social conservative organizations are now raising red flags after it was recently revealed that the Girl Scouts of America are allowing boys who identify as girls to join its troops.

In a blogpost published last Thursday on the Girl Scouts of America webpage, the organization’s “Chief Girl Expert,” Andrea Bastiani Archibald, wrote of how the Girl Scouts exists to serve “all girls,” no matter what they look like or their biological gender.

“The foundation of diversity that Juliette Gordon Low established runs throughout Girl Scouting to this day,” Archibald wrote. “Our mission to build ‘girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place’ extends to to all members, and through our program, girls develop the necessary leadership skills to advance diversity and promote tolerance.”

Archibald’s post further explains that GSUSA even goes as far as to allow transgender girls to become troop members on a “case-by-case” basis, which is a fact also highlighted in the GSUSA FAQ page.

“Girl Scouts is proud to be the premier leadership organization for girls in the country. Placement of transgender youth is handled on a case-by-case basis, with the welfare and best interests of the child and the members of the troop/group in question a top priority,” the FAQ page reads. “That said, if the child is recognized by the family and school/community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl, then Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe.”

A number of conservative groups have spoken out against the GSUSA policy. The American Family Association has started an online petition to help encourage the GSUSA to change its policy.

The petition states that GSUSA has lost its “moral compass” and added, “this policy undermines the trust that parents place in the GSA’s leadership to make wise decisions and the obligation the GSA has to protect their daughters.”

The AFA petition has already garnered over 35,000 signatures.

“This means girls in the organization will be forced to recognize and accept transgenderism as a normal lifestyle,” the petition states. “Boys in skirts, boys in makeup and boys in tents will become a part of the program. This change will put young innocent girls at risk.”

“Adults are willing to experiment on our kids—both the boys who are confused and the girls who will wonder why a boy in a dress is in the bathroom with them,” the petition adds.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Samuel Smith

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