When you buy those Thin Mints or Tagalongs, it’s “food offered to idols,” says a right-wing minister who thinks Christians should boycott Girl Scout Cookies, saying the organization supports lesbianism, abortion rights, and contraception, along with teaching women to be independent, which is not “godly womanhood.”
“Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies,” Kevin Swanson said Monday on his Generations Radio program, adding, “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.”
He did say that buyers could “take a big black Magic Marker” and block out all references to the Girl Scouts, and “then maybe we’re not promoting that organization anymore and I’d be willing to buy it. Maybe it’s not food offered to idols anymore.”
Guest Dave Buehner pointed out, however, that money would still be flowing to the organization. “At some point a Christian has to say, ‘the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,’ and where you spend your money does count,” he said.
Buehner also contended that Girl Scouts activities encourage women to “compete with men in the marketplace,” when a women should be “a helpmeet to a man so he can compete in the marketplace.” Swanson agreed that “the vision of the Girl Scouts of America is antithetical to a biblical vision for womanhood.”
For the record, while the Girl Scouts of America promotes female empowerment and does not bar lesbians from being members or leaders, it does not take a position on abortion, contraception, or issues of human sexuality, and it has no connection to Planned Parenthood.
Right Wing Watch has audio of the segment.