It all started a few weeks ago on Facebook. For the most part, I don't give Facebook "debates" much attention. However, this one hit a little close to home. Upon Gretchen's request, I held my tongue. It is always a good thing to stop and think, as I have jumped too quickly, pulling my tongue and firing way to fast many times before. This usually ends in not so happy endings. So, even before I typed this, I ask her if it was okay. And with a title like this one, who could say "No." With Her blessing, I give you the: The Great Girl Scout Cookie Mass Debate.
The debate stems from an article that I have seen posted to Facebook on numerous occasions. The title of the article was Girl Scouts Join Planned Parenthood at Huge Pro-Abortion Conference. And if you're saying "What?", you having the same reaction that I did. Something doesn't sound right. Now if people do not read the article and just go by the title then I can see why they would be mad.
Now from the comments from these post I can only assume that people did not read the article. The comments range from things like "I'm shocked" to "I won't be buying any cookies." The major question I have is if the people posting the article have read it. If not, then the irresponsibility lies with them. I HAVE read it. I also read other articles from this sight. Have they?
When I read the article it reminded me of a right winged conspiracy theorist as does rest of the sight. That's my opinion. The sight lifenews.com, I had never heard of. The point of the website is clear. And while I'm anti-abortion, I can't agree with an article that plays "connect the dots" and then comes up with conclusions that attempts to destroy the image of an organization like the Girl Scouts. My 7 year old daughter is in her first year of Girl Scouts and her first year of selling cookies. How am I to explain that people aren't going to buy cookies because a 17 year old former Girl Scout wrote an article? Yes, I said 17. Want to change your opinion of the article now? Not that 17 year old can't be a great investigative reporter but I don't think this was the case. Looks more like a school paper gone viral with the far right pushing it along. Does she have something else against the Girl Scouts that she's not sharing? I don't know. Maybe.
Being in partnership with Planned Parenthood is not against the law, by the way. If you want to boycott Girl Scout Cookies go ahead. But don't be hypocritical. You will need to go to your kitchens, your pantries, your wallets, you closets, your garages, etc., etc., etc. and dispose of the products from the companies that also have alleged ties to Planned Parenthood at the bottom of this post.
Just something to think about the next your doorbell rings.
Now if you really believe in a cause, then get involved. Write your elected leaders, hold demonstrations, start a website( use facts though), just don't be lazy and post or re-post anonymous articles from websites you've never heard of. While your intentions may be good the means of which you're doing them are not.
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