Girl Scouts Invite Boys to Join

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The LGBT movement has scored another victory. This week, the Girl Scouts of America changed their policies on membership, opening the door for transgender children to join their ranks. “If the child is recognized by the family and school/community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl, then Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe,” the association wrote on their official website.

The move has already drawn criticism from conservative groups such as Concerned Women for America. “Just one more slap in the face to Christian parents,” said Penny Nance of that organization. The American Family Association concurred, warning that GSA leaders were “losing their moral compass.”

But this is about much more than morality. The left’s encroachment on traditional values is causing once-reputable institutions to abandon common sense. One can only imagine how this will affect Girl Scouts membership rolls. What kind of father would let his daughter join a group that has this kind of policy in place? Liberals love this kind of nonsense, but normal Americans are not on board. It may be fine for someone like Bruce Jenner to walk around in a dress and call himself a woman, but it’s quite another thing for a middle schooler to do the same.

Speaking of parents, who are these people that feed into the gender delusions of their children? No one gets a step-by-step handbook when they have a child, but surely you don’t need an instruction book to tell you that when your little boy tells you he’s a girl, there’s something wrong. And the fix is probably not to buy him a closetful of skirts and enroll him in the Girl Scouts. If these children insisted they were pigs, would these permissive parents build them a pen in the backyard?

Americans who approve of this sort of thing are going to soon realize that all of those backwards, evil, patriarchal traditions are about more than God and religion. They are about creating a society with a strong foundation, reducing crime, promoting mental and physical health, and giving meaning to life. By replacing societal standards with modern-day liberalism, we are essentially claiming that in a time span of 50 years or so, we have outgrown the collected wisdom of the last 2,000 years. Does that seem likely? Are humans so much smarter in 2015 that we can scoff at earlier generations as if they were little more than talking apes?

To be sure, we’ve come a long way in the last 50 years. But we cannot confuse technological advancement with intellectual evolution. Societies progress and things change, but there is a distinct difference between progress that comes from gradual enlightenment and progress that comes from the top down. Not everything that seems “exclusionary” or “intolerant” is as backwards as the left would like us to believe.