In 2010, when Sharon Slater, President of Family Watch International, first exposed the destructive underbelly of the Girls Scouts of America, and its international parent organization WAGGGS, the world was SHOCKED!
Many people asked, “How could an organization, that claimed to concern itself with the betterment of young girl’s lives, advocate for abortion, sexual explicitly, contraception, homosexuality, transgenders, sterilization and sexual liberation on the global stage?”
The reason for the bishop’s concern, stemmed from the fact that American Catholic Schools have thousands of active Girl Scouts Troops, encompassing hundreds of thousands of young girls. Some of these troops have been in existence for nearly 100 years.
When it was shown that the Girl Scouts of America was indeed being threatened from within, by a lesbian-led administration, which was overrun with radical, second and third-wave feminist ideologues, and that it no longer professed its longstanding commitment to the tenets of Christianity, many Christians removed their daughters from the troops and instead joined The American Heritage Girls.
Others resigned their positions as troop leaders, while others refused to support the Girl Scouts cookie drive, in an effort to show their disgust over the revelations exposed by Mrs. Slater.
We are finally seeing the results of the USCCB’s investigation into the allegations against the Girl Scouts.
In February, St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson, urged all of his parish priests to cut ties with the Girl Scouts. He wrote in his letter, published on the diocese website, that, “Girl Scouts is exhibiting a troubling pattern of behavior and it is clear to me that, as they move in the ways of the world, it is becoming increasingly incompatible with our Catholic values.”
The Archbishop’s letter continues, “We must stop and ask ourselves – is Girl Scouts concerned with the total well-being of our young women? Does it do a good job forming the spiritual, emotional, and personal well-being of Catholic girls?”
Archbishop Carlton is correct in his concern, as the St. Louis archdiocese includes 520,000 Catholics, which comprises 25% of the area’s population, and includes 4000 Girl Scouts.
Sadly, in this day and age of vindictive, anti-Christian rhetoric, it is unusual for any religious leader to vividly, vocally and publicly oppose any degenerative aspect of our secularized culture for fear of media reprisal.
In this depleted world, we are very lucky to have men like Archbishop Robert Carlton, who have the courage of their Christian convictions to do public battle with evil, despite the retaliations and renunciations heaped upon them.
Archbishop Carlton stands among the few remaining outstanding men of the Catholic Church to whom we can look for sound guidance and leadership. Men who also include San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz , the former Bishop of Lincoln Nebraska and Archbishop Carlton’s St. Louis predecessor, the admirable and noble Cardinal Raymond Burke.
Please pray for these brave men as they continue to do battle with a tsunami of evil behavior, generated 50 years ago, by the debauched generation of influential, female baby boomers. Women who substituted the twisted ideology of radical, second-wave feminism for their former Christian faith, with damning results!
All of these admirable “Good Guys” deserve our prayers, support and commitment as they labor to save men’s souls from certain damnation. God bless each and every one of them.