Bishops Eye Girls Scouts Probe
Looks as though the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops got a bad batch of Girl Scouts cookies. The Catholic group announced Thursday that it was launching an official inquiry into the group, saying that some of the program materials used are offensive and that some of the organization's stances directly conflict with the church teachings. The Girls Scouts are denying such claims, though many of their troops are church-sponsored. Specifically, the church has noted a tie to Planned Parenthood and the use of a play that it says mocks Catholics. A Girl Scouts spokeswoman said that said complaints have been raised before, saying the “distortions get repeated over and over” again.
May 11, 2012 10:17 AM