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Bigots aren’t happy with Girl Scouts accepting transgender youth

“This latest thing is just one more slap in the face to Christian parents, which is now you don’t have to be a girl to be a member of Girl Scouts. You can just be questioning your gender or a boy who would like to be a girl.”

Credit - Girl Scouts of the USA

Penny Nance, of Concerned Women for America, speaking on American Family Radio’s Today’s Issues about the Girl Scouts decision to accept transgender youth.

Right Wing Watch reports that Nance was asked by American Family Association President Tim Wildmon about the Girl Scouts’ “venture into sexual anarchy.” Nance complained that “they took God out of the pledge” (which is incorrect) and that the organization is “starting to lurch to the left.”

The Girl Scouts’ policy on transgender youth is below:

Girl Scouts is proud to be the premiere 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. 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.

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