Author Topic: Girl Scouts Threaten Legal Action Against Critical Pro-Life Groups  (Read 334 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mystery-ak

  • Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 250,510
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/02/17/Girl-Scouts-Threaten-Legal-Action-Against-Critical-Pro-Life-Groups

by Austin Ruse 18 Feb 2014, 6:40 AM PDT


The Girl Scouts of the USA has sent threatening letters to at least two small pro-life groups that have been critical of Girl Scout collaborations with Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocacy groups.

Since the beginning of the Girl Scout cookie boycott, exclusively announced at Breitbart News late last month, LifeNews has extensively reported on the connection between Planned Parenthood and the Girl Scouts.

LifeNews editor Steve Ertelt announced Monday that he had received a letter threatening legal action. In it, Girl Scout executive Brian Crawford complained about “articles that outline alleged ties to Planned Parenthood” and that “GSUSA has an obligation to protect the Girl Scout name.” Crawford insisted, “Girl Scouts of the USA does not have a partnership or any relationship with Planned Parenthood and does not intend to initiate one.” He demanded that LifeNews cease using the Girl Scout logo.

Ertelt’s is not the only group threatened by the Girl Scouts in this important cookie-selling season.

Ann Saladin, a St. Louis house-wife, mother, and former Girl Scout leader, runs a tiny website called MyGirlScoutCouncil.com, which is ranked 194,756th out of all U.S. websites by Alexa.com. She also received such a letter, telling her that she cannot use the Girl Scout logo. The letter from Brian Crawford said:

Quote
We demand that your organization immediately cease using the Girl Scouts® logo on your flyers. We would appreciate receiving your assurances by return mail, email, or fax on or before February 7, 2014 that you will comply with our demand.


Some have criticized the various small groups calling for a boycott of Girl Scout cookies by characterizing them as bullying little girls. The groups' answer is that the Girl Scouts have an annual revenue of close to $1 billion dollars and an annual budget of more than $100 million. The groups protesting the Girl Scouts' alleged connection to Planned Parenthood have minuscule budgets or no budgets at all.

Steve Ertelt told Breitbart News:

Quote
The Girl Scouts are clearly threatened by LifeNews’ reporting on their multiple links to Planned Parenthood, their hiring of abortion activists to key positions, and their promotion of abortion advocates like Wendy Davis. Their letter is a not-so-veiled intimidation tactic designed to get LifeNews to stop our reporting and to get pro-life groups to stop boycotting them.


Under advice of counsel, Ann Saladin agreed to the Girl Scouts’ demand and has taken down the logo. Steve Ertelt is expected to give the Girl Scouts an answer to the threatening letter on Tuesday.

Support the USO

Offline truth_seeker

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 17,109
  • Common Sense Results Oriented Conservative Veteran
    • The place where argument addicts can go
Re: Girl Scouts Threaten Legal Action Against Critical Pro-Life Groups
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 01:16:12 PM »
This sort of thing discredits and alienates the right, from mainstream America.

Offline raml

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,314
Re: Girl Scouts Threaten Legal Action Against Critical Pro-Life Groups
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 02:30:39 PM »
Boycotting an organization that is being very political and advocating progressive ways doesn't discredit anyone.  Mid America has a lot of people who are against progressive issues like choice on abortion. I don't know where you live but I live in an area that is filled with right wing people as you call them there may be a few moderates mixed in. I can go hundreds of miles either way from my home and still find the same. East coast and west coast have most of the lefties and I want no part of them or their states which seem to be bankrupting themselves. The girl scouts are no longer an organization i would ever support due to their left wing politics. They should not be involved in this but be busy helping girls learn about real day to day living not what their adult political agenda is. They are using girl scout money to do this so they are abusing the girls not people who choose to boycott them.

Offline LambChop

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 245
Re: Girl Scouts Threaten Legal Action Against Critical Pro-Life Groups
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 02:43:03 PM »
Boycotting an organization that is being very political and advocating progressive ways doesn't discredit anyone.  Mid America has a lot of people who are against progressive issues like choice on abortion. I don't know where you live but I live in an area that is filled with right wing people as you call them there may be a few moderates mixed in. I can go hundreds of miles either way from my home and still find the same. East coast and west coast have most of the lefties and I want no part of them or their states which seem to be bankrupting themselves. The girl scouts are no longer an organization i would ever support due to their left wing politics. They should not be involved in this but be busy helping girls learn about real day to day living not what their adult political agenda is. They are using girl scout money to do this so they are abusing the girls not people who choose to boycott them.

Please link credible articles showing GSA advocating abortion.  Please link credible articles showing GSA teaching political agenda to young women and girls.

Personally, I think this boycott is going too far, but I'll remain open minded for someone to show me the GSA has stepped into the political arena.


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf