No Girl Scout Cookies for Right Wingers, Citing Pro-Gay, -Trans, -Choice Stances
A 14-year-old California Girl Scout recently gained media attention for uploading a YouTube video where she slams the Girl Scouts of America for allowing transgender children into the organization. The teen also demands a boycott on Girl Scout cookies because of the "radical homosexual agenda," CBS Los Angeles reported in a Jan. 13 article.
The teen, only known as "Taylor," reacts to the Girl Scout’s decision that allowed a 7-year-old transgender boy to join the organization’s Colorado division. She says that the money made from the Girl Scout cookies help "push a radical homosexual agenda at the expense of the Scouts’ safety."
The Girl Scouts initially refused Felisha Archuleta’s 7-year-old son, Bobby, membership because he identifies as a female but is anatomically male, EDGE reported in an Oct. 2011 article.
A Girl Scout worker rejected Bobby when he went to apply for membership.
"I said, ’Well, what’s the big deal?’" Archuleta said. "She said ’It doesn’t matter how he looks, he has boy parts, he can’t be in Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts don’t allow that [and] I don’t want to be in trouble by parents or my supervisor.’ "
"It was like somebody told me I can’t like girl stuff, and I have to change my name to something else," Bobby said.
Soon after the incident, the Girl Scouts issued a statement and said that the boy’s rejection was not a reflection on the organization and that they would allow him to join.