Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rep. Morris Takes on Girl Scouts

Rep. Bob D. Morris
(R-Fort Wayne)
Rep. Bob D. Morris, a Republican from Fort Wayne, Indiana, penned a letter to his colleagues explaining why he would not be supporting a House Resolution supporting the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America.  His letter, which you have to read to believe, has gone viral and blown up in this culture war we suddenly find ourselves in and it has once again brought shame to the Indiana General Assembly.

Once confronted by local media including WRTV's Chris Proffitt, Morris refused to back off his claims inviting people to do their own research to see if what he put in the letter "intended for his colleagues" was true.

Morris, first elected in 2010, wrote in his letter to his colleagues that he believed the Girl Scouts had "entered a close strategic affiliation with Planned Parenthood" based upon his own web research.  He cites what he calls, "abundant evidence" that Planned Parenthood has an agenda that includes "sexualizing young girls through the Scouts, which is quickly becoming a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood."

I've done some internet research of my own, and many of Morris' claims are refuted.  Is there some connection between the Scouts and Planned Parenthood?  Yes, there is evidence to support that, but, for Morris to describe the group as an arm of Planned Parenthood is just not supported.

Thus, I'm left with my only response...


Paul K. Ogden said...

I agree that calling the Girl Scouts an arm of Planned Parenthood is way over the top. But people started out saying there was no connection whatsoever between the two organizations which is simply not true. A lot of parents currently with their daughters in GS would have strong objections to that organization being in any way involved with PP. Not everyone, but quite a few.

Anonymous said...

Where do the Republicans find these guys and how do they get elected?