Want to know the fastest way to get kicked out of a church of the most loving religion? By failing to discriminate.
As the Right Wing assault on the Girls Scouts escalates, individual chapters of the group are finding themselves unwelcome by those who object their inclusiveness. The latest insult to these young women comes from St. Timothy Catholic Church in Virginia which, until recently, had been the where several chapters had regularly met.
The Arlington Diocese has said that the pastor of the church did not believe the increasingly open nature of the Girl Scouts was compatible with the mission of the church. In recent years, the Girls Scouts have accepted gay and transgender children into its ranks. They have also provided age appropriate sexual education sometimes in conjunction with Planned Parenthood.
The girl scouts have the right response: it’s their loss.
“We are committed to ensuring that Girl Scouting is available to all girls from St. Timothy’s Catholic School, in Chantilly, VA, This location change presents us with an opportunity to serve not only the girls from St. Timothy’s, but to invite more girls from the area to join Girl Scouts. After all, this is our 100th anniversary year and a great time to be part of Girl Scouting.”
Dear St. Timothy’s: remember that time you thought we needed you?
Good on them.