My Angry Black Readers probably remember this post by ABL about the Satanic, lezzie, whore-making Girl Scouts as imagined by Indiana House Republican, Bob Morris (R-Jackholeville).
Well, I have some good news in the GSA department and some bad news – which would you like first? Good news? I would have asked for the bad news first so I could finish up with some good news, but I defer to the wishes of my readers.
The good news comes via
Rachel Maddow Steve Benen on Rachel Maddow’s blog. This crazed bullshit by Bob Morris about the Girl Scouts was not appreciated at all. Even some of his fellow Republicans thought he went too far – including the Speaker of the House Brian Bosma. Speaker Bosma told his House colleagues that he bought 278 cases of Girl Scout Cookies in a 48-hour period in response to Rep. Morris’s incredibly asinine statements.
Bosma, R-Indianapolis, pointedly offered Girl Scout cookies throughout the day and munched them as he presided over the House.[...]
And when time came for the House to adjourn, he asked all lawmakers who had been Girl Scouts – and seemingly every female legislator stood – to give the daily motion to adjourn.
I snicker with glee and delight every time I read this. I love the image of the Speaker of the House chomping down on Girl Scout cookies and offering them to his colleagues as they went about House business. In a time when it seems as if all Republicans are acting like fools, it’s refreshing to have one clearly push back at his idiotic brethren.
I keep picturing the look on Rep. Morris’s face as all this unfolded before him, and I snicker once again. Let’s face it – the one thing that will deter jackholes like Morris is public ridicule, and it has to sting twice as much since it comes from one of his own. So, kudos to Speaker Bosma for doing the right thing, no pun intended.
Now, for the bad news concerning the GSA in Virginia. Or rather, the infuriating news. In Chantilly, VA, several Girl Scouts troops have been banned from using a local church and neighboring school for their troop meetings because of a purported affiliation with…the dreaded Planned Parenthood. Yes, St. Timothy Catholic Church is taking its war against women to a new despicable low, with girls being the casualty. Hell, the local Girl Scouts can’t even wear their uniforms in the church or the neighboring school because, you know, the Girls Scouts uniform symbolizes slutty sex and abortions on demand for errrrryone. A spokesman for the Arlington diocese essentially passed the buck, saying it was up to the pastor to decide what was best for the church and his flock, as it were. Me, I fail to see how waging a vendetta against Planned Parenthood by proxy through the Girl Scouts is in anyone’s best interest, but I’m a fucking heathen, so what do I know?
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So, it’s come to this. Planned Parenthood has become such a monster to the rabid right, even the Girl Scouts of America are to be shunned because they have a tangential connection to PP. This is the hill Catholics want to die on? Contraception and Planned Parenthood. Really.
Fine. Let me just say, however, that I am just as ready to fight the Catholic Church to its death on this issue. The Church and other rightwingnutters believe that any money given to Planned Parenthood is in support of abortion because money is fungible? That works both ways, buckaroos. The Catholic Church is now clearly becoming political, to the point of banning the Girl Scouts from its church and schools because of the PP bogeyman! In addition, Catholic charities receive nearly two-thirds of their funding from me and you – the taxpayers. Talk about your welfare – the Catholics are living on the dole, indeed.
If the Catholic Church wishes to be pure and faithful to its ideology and not follow the laws of the land, then the bishops and cardinals and such need to have the courage of their convictions and give up their tax exempt status AND stop taking money from the federal government. They want to be their own papal fiefdom in America, then they can fund it them damn selves – not one more dime will I give them if they continue trying to pull us back into the 19th century.
In the meantime, please do what you can to support your local Girl Scouts of America. They don’t deserve this bullshit. Buy their cookies or donate directly to them here.
P.S. The video is of Stephen Colbert’s epic take-down of the Catholic stance against the healthcare mandate.