It says something about the Girl Scouts of America’s radical approach in recent years that its chief spokesman is none other than Josh Ackley, front man for a “homo punk” rock group called “The Dead Betties.”
Ackley is not new to the Scouts. He’s been with the group since 2008, and a year later, he began blogging for it. He now appears to be both the face and voice of the 101-year-old organization after the recent departure of its public relations chief, Michelle Tompkins, according to Breitbart News.
If you are a national reporter writing on the Girl Scouts and you call their national office in New York City, you will talk to … Josh Ackley.
If you are a Girl Scout mom concerned about the sometimes-troubling drift of the Girl Scouts in recent years, Josh Ackley may be the one you’ll meet with.
To put that drift into perspective, for the first time ever, the Girl Scouts marched in the San Francisco Gay Pride parade in July, according to LifeSiteNews. The following is a YouTube video of the girls’ appearance:
You may want to chalk that up to “that’s just San Francisco.” But what about Ackley?
When questioned by a LifeSiteNews reporter in March, Ackley made no effort to disassociate the national organization from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
That global organization, which purports to speak for and on behalf of all its members, including the Girl Scouts of America, supports the Ball Global Youth Forum Declaration of December 2012 supporting “sexual rights” and abortion for the world’s youth. LifeSiteNews reported that the declaration:
asserts “sexual rights” for youth (including 10 year-olds) on nearly every page and demands, over a dozen times, youth access to “abortion” or “reproductive rights” and services. It marginalizes families — decrying parental consent and “age of consent” restrictions in sexual and reproductive matters — and casts religious objections to LBGT lifestyles as “religious intolerance.” Not surprisingly, the pro-abortionchorus embraces the Declaration.
“GSUSA does not have an official position on the Bali Global Youth Forum Declaration,” LifeSiteNews said in its official response.
The Girl Scouts welcomes girls as young as 5, if that puts the group’s impact into perspective.
I think the Girl Scouts of America can do a lot better. And I know the girls deserve better.