Sunday, February 12, 2012

Buy More Cookies!

Girl Scout cookies are being boycotted by members of the Religious Right based solely on a non-existent Planned-Parenthood/Girl Scout seminar that never happened, never would happen and really, couldn't possibly happen.

From the insane Moonie rag The Washington Times:

What has Girl Scouts headquarters in highest dudgeon, however, is the revelation that their “girls only” meeting at the United Nations included a sex book by Planned Parenthood. The meeting occurred during the annual Commission on the Status of Women in 2010 and the book, “Healthy, Happy and Hot” had tips for kids such as this one: “Many people think sex is just about vaginal or anal intercourse. … But, there are lots of different ways to have sex and lots of different types of sex. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!”
Now, that pamphlet does exist, and Planned Parenthood had been using that room earlier that day, so it is entirely possible that a copy of the sex brochure might have been left in the meeting room when the Girl Scouts came in to use it. No one in their right minds would think that anyone left that pamphlet there intentionally to be read by little girls. Fortunately, being in your right mind is not a prerequisite for a job with the lunatic religious right.

Again from the Moonie Times:

Girl Scout officials feigning shock that a nasty Planned Parenthood book was found in their meeting is like Captain Renault in “Casablanca” feigning shock that gambling is taking place. It just doesn’t ring true. Planned Parenthood and Girl Scout executives are kindred spirits.

Kindred spirits in that they both try to improve the lives of female persons, I suppose.
Other than that. . .
Also, the Planned Parenthood brochure was about living with HIV, so it really wouldn't make any sense to distribute this to little girls. Unless you buy in to the idea that organizations like Planned Parenthood exist only to advance an agenda of corrupting the innocent and destroying all that is pure and good. And if you do believ that, then you are probably already on the mailing list for Tony Perkins' Family Research Council, so this will be old news for you:

In a 'prayer alert' today, the Family Research Council claimed that its campaign against the Girl Scouts was working: “Their cookie sales are suffering.”
Back in January, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins told followers to boycott Girl Scout cookies because the treats allegedly fund a political agenda which includes Planned Parenthood and "promoting sexual diversity."

And by "promoting sexual diversity," I assume that Perkins means this:

The Girl Scouts of Colorado recently stirred up the entire nation when they admitted a 7-year-old-boy into their troop. The boy’s mother says he identifies himself as a girl. The Girl Scouts of Colorado released a statement saying that "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."
This has, naturally led to a collective anuerysm by the anti-everything-but-them right.

If you want to get a look at some of the hate, and you have a strong stomach, click here:, 

Meantime, whenever you see adorable children selling cookies, buy some! Buy a bunch. But more that you could possibly eat. They last forever! Share them with friends! Send some to your homophobic relatives! Include a personal note, something like "Here, enjoy these cookies knowing that I bought them specifically to support Planned Parenthood and transgender scouts! haha, fuck you!

Do Republicans hate sex in general, or just Women specifically?

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McConnell: GOP Will Fight To Let ANY Employer Deny Birth Control Coverage

Not satisfied with President Obama’s new religious accommodation, Republicans will move forward with legislation by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) that permits any employer to deny birth control coverage in their health insurance plans, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Sunday.
 . . . Tellingly, McConnell was eager to keep the focus on religious freedom as opposed to contraception itself.
 “The fact that the White House thinks this is about contraception is the whole problem. This is about freedom of religion, it’s right there in the First Amendment. You can’t miss it — right there in the very first amendment to our Constitution,” McConnell said. “What the overall view on the issue of contraception is has nothing to do with an issue about religious freedom.”