Unhealthy and Unhappy


Next time you buy a box of Girl Scout cookies to feed your sweet tooth, think about what the Girl Scouts leadership is feeding to young girls.

I almost fell out of my chair when I read the news. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts hosted a panel in New York, part of the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. According to the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, the Girl Scouts allowed Planned Parenthood "to distribute brochures containing sexually explicit material to the young girls."

The booklet is titled "Healthy, Happy, and Hot." Much of the content is so pornographic, I wouldn't dare talk about it over the air or post it online. But you need to know that the sex guide advocates every imaginable kind of sex. As the guide blithely puts it, "There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!"

It also tells girls that "some people have sex when they have been drinking alcohol or using drugs. This is your choice." Clearly, nothing is off limits – even for children below the age of consent.

The Girls Scouts are claiming that they did not offer the booklet, despite the fact that it was seen on the table in their room by witnesses including Sharon Slater, president of Family Watch International.

But why would Girl Scout leaders even bother denying it? They've had a long association with Planned Parenthood. As one of our Centurion graduates, Regis Nicoll, notes in an article on the BreakPoint website, Planned Parenthood is a welcome guest in 20 percent of the Girl Scout councils nationwide, conducting "educational" events.

During these events, Nicoll writes, attendees are given a book entitled "It's Perfectly Normal." The book enthusiastically promotes homosexual behavior and abortion, and includes graphic and, for me at least, vulgar descriptions of the human anatomy.

Planned Parenthood believes that sexual activity of any kind is a human right – at any age. To them, it's never too early to start exposing children to their sexual philosophy. By contrast, of course, Christianity teaches that sex is a sacred act that ought to be reserved exclusively for a husband and wife. And we believe childhood should be a time of innocence – a time to be protected from adult subjects.

Philosophy may only be part of the reason why Planned Parenthood is so eager to expose Girl Scouts to their trashy booklets. Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women of America, says it does so "with the intent of increasing their revenue."

Wright says that Planned Parenthood, the nation's number one abortion provider, works with girls' organizations "in order to profit from encouraging kids to be sexually active." It's obvious – the more sexually active, the more abortions. What a way to destroy young women.

Parents who question the Girl Scouts' wisdom in allowing Planned Parenthood access to their daughters may want to consider a Christian alternative: American Heritage Girls. This group teaches leadership, character development, and spiritual growth.

Or, if you are involved with Girl Scouts, for heaven's sake, let your leaders know what you think about exposing young girls to sexually explicit materials and the destructive worldview they represent.

Sadly these days, we need to be on the lookout for radical, destructive worldviews everywhere – even behind the boxes of Girl Scout cookies.

For Further Reading and Information

The Girl Scout Sex Guide
Aaron Ruse | Washington Times | March 18, 2010

Girl Scouts Distribute Planned Parenthood Sex Guide at UN Meeting
Terrence McKeegan | Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute | March 11, 2010

Learn More about the American Heritage Girls
American Heritage Girls

No Choice This Season: Life Is Worth Celebrating
Regis Nicoll | BreakPoint Online | December 21, 2006

Smart Sex (Audio)
Jennifer Roback Morse | BreakPoint Online | April 4, 2003

The Science of Teen Sex: An Interview with Dr. Freda McKissic Bush
Gina Dalfonzo | BreakPoint Online | April 14, 2009

Sex Positive: An Interview with Dr. Meg Meeker
Gina Dalfonzo | BreakPoint Online | July 29, 2008


Charles Colson. "Unhealthy and Unhappy." BreakPoint Commentary March 26, 2010.

From BreakPoint ® Copyright 2010, Prison Fellowship Ministries. Reprinted with the permission of Prison Fellowship Ministries, P.O. Box 17500, Washington, D.C. 20041-0500. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or distributed without the express written permission of Prison Fellowship Ministries. "BreakPoint ®" and "Prison Fellowship Ministries ®" are registered trademarks of Prison Fellowship Ministries.


Charles Colson launched Prison Fellowship in 1976, following a seven-month prison sentence for Watergate-related crimes. Since then, Prison Fellowship has flourished into a U.S. ministry of 50,000 volunteers and has spread to more then 50 countries. Beyond his prison ministry, Colson is a Christian author, speaker, and commentator, who regularly confronts contemporary values from a biblically informed perspective. His "BreakPoint" radio commentaries now air daily across the U.S. and he has written 15 books, including The Faith: Given Once, For All What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters, God & Government, Loving God, Answers to Your Kids' Questions, The Line Between Right & Wrong: Developing a Personal Code of Ethics, Against the Night: Living in the New Dark Ages, and How Now Shall We Live: A Study Guide.

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