Indiana Republican Declares War On Girl Scouts

Apparently one state legislator in Indiana is determined to save America from its latest threat:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Fort Wayne lawmaker’s refusing to sign a resolution to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts.

He says he chose not to because of things he uncovered about the organization while surfing the web. State Representative Bob Morris says he won’t sign it because the organization supports abortion and homosexuality. But the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana – Michiana says it doesn’t do any of the above.

It was websites like Honest Girl Scouts and Speak Now Girl Scouts that persuaded Representative Bob Morris to not sign the resolution.

Morris sent a private letter to his party members over the weekend explaining why he’d be voting against celebrating the Girl Scouts 100th birthday.

“Mixed reaction and some eyes were opened,” (R) State Rep. Morris said.

He says he doesn’t have a problem with Girl Scout groups or troops locally here in Fort Wayne.

“The Girl Scouts of America 99.9 percent of them are great groups, great troops but the problem that I have is with Girl Scouts of America of the national level.”

Some websites claim The Girl Scouts of America donate funds to Planned Parenthood.

The Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana – Michiana released this statement about it:

“Neither Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana – Michiana nor Girl Scouts USA have any relationship with Planned Parenthood. No funds are allocated to Planned Parenthood. Neither organization has a programmatic relationship with Planned Parenthood. Neither organization has plans for any relationship in the future.” – Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana – Michiana

Personally I don’t care who the Girl Scouts support. Bob Morris can have my Thin Mints when he pries them out of my cold, dead hands.

Update: The (Republican) Speaker of the Indiana House has put the kibosh on Morris’s efforts:

After controversial remarks by one Republican lawmaker attacking Girl Scouts as a radical group that supports abortion, House Speaker Brian Bosma made his feelings clear Tuesday, one Thin Mint cookie at a time.

Bosma, R-Indianapolis, pointedly offered Girl Scout cookies throughout the day and munched them as he presided over the House.

A man after my own heart.

Photo via South Jersey News

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  1. Ron Beasley says:

    The fact there seems to be so many of these idiots scares me much more than Iran or a–Qaeda.

  2. Brummagem Joe says:

    Doug thinks these people are a joke when in fact they are menace to our personal freedom passing loony legislation like that we’ve seen in VA, OK, TX and elsewhere.

  3. mantis says:

    Most of the Republican Party primarily gets its news through crank forwarded emails linking to crank websites, as Morris does in this case. The old folks, anyway (but I repeat myself).

  4. de stijl says:

    “Mixed reaction and some eyes were opened,” (R) State Rep. Morris said.

    As in:

    “Wow, Morris has really gone off the deep end hasn’t he?”
    “Dude, you are buggin!”
    “Should we say something to his wife? This isn’t healthy and she really ought to know and, you know, maybe get him some professional help.”
    “He always was a bit cracked. Don’t catch his eye or he’ll ramble away at this crap for an hour. Don’t even get him started on FEMA re-education camps.”

    From the original story:

    Some websites claim The Girl Scouts of America donate funds to Planned Parenthood.

    Why is this in the story? Some websites claim? Really?

    Is it true or not? God, we need better journalists. This false objectivity is just ludicrous.

  5. Jr says:

    I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

  6. Vast Variety says:

    Kirk: “Spock, Beam me up. There is no intelligent life here.”

  7. John Peabody says:

    Thin Mints rule!

  8. Anonne says:


  9. OzarkHillbilly says:

    It hurts! It hurts!! The stupid HURTS!!!

  10. Scott says:

    Hate to bring facts into the conversation but… from

  11. Rob in CT says:

    You mean it’s an utterly baseless claim circulated by wingnuts? I’M SHOCKED!