Conservatives get crazier every day: In Indiana, a state representative urges colleagues to vote against a resolution honoring Girl Scouts of America, for imaginary reasons.
A state legislator has sent a letter to fellow Republican members of the Indiana House saying he will not support a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts because he believes it is a “radicalized organization” that supports abortion and promotes homosexuality.
In a letter obtained by The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne on Monday, Rep. Bob Morris of Fort Wayne said he did some research on the Internet and found allegations that the Girl Scouts are a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood, allow transgender females to join and encourage sex.
“After talking to some well-informed constituents, I did a small amount of web-based research, and what I found is disturbing,” Morris wrote in his letter, which also accused the group of promoting “homosexual lifestyles.”
Morris sent the letter to House Republicans on Saturday.
Ashley Sharp, spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, said Monday a statement on the group’s website states that it leaves sex and reproduction questions to parents. The group accepts transgender youth on a case-by-case basis.
Morris is the only House member to refuse to sign a resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts that lawmakers approved last week. He told the Journal Gazette that others would join him in opposing the resolution but later recanted that statement in an interview with The Associated Press.
That old “some research on the Internet” as a source.
It’s scary people can be so delusional without resorting to psychotropic drugs. Is this guy smoking the same stuff Rick Santorum and Rick Perry smoke?
More, and Related Articles:
- Text of the letter from the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette; from the letter it appears Morris has a radical agenda of his own, pushing his daughters into an anti-Girl Scout group; oh, and then there is the slam on Michelle Obama’s involvement in Girl Scouts
- Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana (buy some cookies?)
- Rep. Morris explains his anti-union politics, interviewed by his colleague, Sen. Banks
- Sheila Kennedy worries about the sanity of people who make charges like these, “Those Commie Girl Scouts . . .”; “Withdrawal from reality–an insistent belief in things that are demonstrably untrue (think ‘death panels’ and United Nations black helicopters and ‘Agenda 21′) is a sign of paranoia. I don’t know what psychiatrists call an irrational antipathy to people who are in some way different–gay people, immigrants, etc.–but as my mother would have put it, ‘a wellness it isn’t.’”