Quoting Quiverfull: Buying Girl Scout Cookies Supports Lesbianism?

Kevin Swanson of Generations With Vision radio – Right-wing pastor wants you to stop buying lesbian Girl Scout cookies

“Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies,” Swanson said during his Monday radio broadcast.

“I’d say you ought to say no to the Girl Scout cookies,” Swanson told listeners. “I don’t want to support lesbianism, I don’t want to support Planned Parenthood and I don’t want to support abortion, and if that be the case I’m not buying Girl Scout cookies.”

Swanson also called the Girl Scouts of the USA  ”a wicked organization,” that doesn’t promote “godly womanhood.”

“The vision of the girl scouts of America is antithetical to a biblical vision for womanhood,” he said. “It’s antithetical to it.”

Swanson later added in his radio broadcast that the Girl Scouts organization is creating a generation of independent women who support a “communist in the White House” and promote the “gay and lesbian agenda.”

Swanson said that if listeners continue to buy Girl Scout cookies, they should “take a big, fat, black magic marker” and “start marking out all of the references to the Girl Scouts of America on all the boxes.”

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  • Hannah

    “Swanson said that if listeners continue to buy Girl Scout cookies, they should “take a big, fat, black magic marker” and “start marking out all of the references to the Girl Scouts of America on all the boxes.””

    Exactly what purpose does this serve? I mean… at that point the Scouts already have your money. What do they care that you draw on the boxes when you get home? That’s about showing off to your friends/family/whoever, not about a boycott. A completely absurd boycott to boot.

  • Trollface McGee

    That reminds me of some “anti-witchcraft” protest they did a while ago where they bought out all the Harry Potter books in the bookstores in town and burned them – must be that advanced homeschooling math/business logic.

  • Saraquill

    I seriously doubt that the Girl Scouts are at all connected with Planned Parenthood, considering what my Scout leaders taught us about the menstrual cycle. (decades old adolescent hearsay.)

    That said, if buying the cookies helps to support non-cisgendered people, then I”m totally going to be stocking up.

  • Jayn

    “the Girl Scouts organization is creating a generation of independent women”

    He says that like it’s a bad thing. Seriously, now I want to go out and find some Girl Scouts just to buy cookies, and not just because thin mints are yummy. (You Americans get better cookies than we did in Canada…)

  • Edie Moore McGee

    Happy to report that not everyone drinks the Kool-Aid. I just ordered 6 boxes of cookies from the daughter of a dear friend who is an observant Southern Baptist and fairly conservative politically. I’m sure she’d find his rant pretty funny, and probably a little sad.

  • texcee

    You don’t even want to know what those Samoas will do to you!

  • Cathy W

    I’m sure it’s a take on atheists crossing “In God We Trust” off currency.

  • Cathy W

    It’s a fairly recent thing – Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood offer a fact-based, pretty much no topic off limits, sex-ed program on a totally voluntary, absolutely opt-in, parental permission required, basis, for girls in the middle school and high school programs. I think this might have started around 10 years ago…

  • Catherine

    Even fundies can’t resist the call of Thin Mints!

  • Madame

    Nothing like a little perspective.

  • Madame

    Get out your big, fat, black magic marker. Cookies might contaminate you if you don’t mark out all references to the Girls Scouts of America.

  • Edie Moore McGee

    I posted this link on my Facebook page and let all my Christian friends and family whose children are Girl Scouts have at Kevin Swanson and his pointy-headed take on the world. I’m still buyin’ my cookies — 3 mints, 3 Samoas. I can just taste those Samoas now.

  • Frankly, I think supporting every cause should involve lots of chocolate, sugar, and carbs.