Girl Scouts of the United States of America — more commonly referred to as simply the Girl Scouts — quickly apologized after a tweet by the youth organization caused a backlash on social media. Their alleged “crime” speaks volumes about the left. Don’t miss this.
Although the left claims to be a champion for all women, it’s becoming evident that their support for females does indeed depend on party lines. The Girl Scouts found this out after “highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court” in a tweet. The problem? One of those five women was Justice Amy Coney Barrett, and the organization had congratulated her.
“Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789,” Girl Scouts wrote on Twitter on Wednesday in a since-deleted tweet, featuring portraits of all five women who have sat on the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States of America.
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) October 28, 2020
One would think that such an achievement would be applauded by those who claim to be a champion of women, but Girl Scouts quickly found out that wasn’t the case and took down their post. Because the original tweet recognizing Barrett has been deleted, we are unable to report on the criticism directly to the post, but if there was any doubt that the post was removed because of backlash from the left, the organization’s follow-up posts made it clear.
“Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court. It was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent and we have removed the post,” the Girl Scouts explained in a subsequent message, The Blaze reported.
Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN. We are here to lift up girls and women.
— Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) October 28, 2020
“Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN. We are here to lift up girls and women,” the organization added in another post.
Another follow-up tweet read, “Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN. We are here to lift up girls and women. If you would like to debate partisan politics—keep scrolling,” but it too was quietly deleted by the group.
According to their mission, “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place,” so why apologize for a post that recognizes the incredible achievement of five women? In addition, the Girl Scout Promise reads, “On my honor, I will try: To serve God* and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.” And, what’s the Girl Scout Law? Well, it reads as follows:
“I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.”
While the confirmation of Justice Barrett has been a highly contentious political issue in the US with Democrats protesting the Republicans’ move to press forward and confirm President Donald Trump’s pick ahead of the November 3 election, the Girl Scouts aren’t supposed to be about politics. The organization is supposed to “believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.” Please note the word every. That should be all-inclusive, regardless of political leanings.
So, it’s no wonder the Girls Scouts are now seemingly taking heat from both sides after such an unnecessary apology and the deletion of a post celebrating Justice Barrett’s incredible achievement while maintaining tweets honoring the late liberal icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, such as the one seen in a screenshot below:
I’m definitely confused about your rules. pic.twitter.com/JPaoKvM6ni
— John Hornbuckle (@JohnRHornbuckle) October 29, 2020
After giving in to the mob mentality and removing their post honoring the newest female justice, the Girl Scouts once again find themselves being lambasted.
“This is pathetic @girlscouts,” tweeted Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly, whose response best represented the folks protesting the group for taking down its nod to Barrett. “It’s not ‘partisan’ to generically congratulate the 5th woman ever to join the High Court. It’s patriotic. Taking your tweet down *is* partisan, however, and a real disappointment.”
This is pathetic @girlscouts. It’s not “partisan” to generically congratulate the 5th woman ever to join the High Court. It’s patriotic. Taking your tweet down *is* partisan, however, and a real disappointment. https://t.co/ecct6oU8O4
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) October 29, 2020
But this is ok: pic.twitter.com/Xxs5Khx1Qn
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) October 29, 2020
Indeed, when the youth organization decided to remove the post because it congratulated Amy Coney Barrett on her achievement, that’s when they made a partisan move that does not represent the values they claim to hold. Girl Scouts claims to be “building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place,” but actions speak louder than words.
Girl Scouts claims that it “offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success,” so one would think that the organization would unapologetically extend praise to all five women who achieved this high honor. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, but it should be.
Women should be celebrated, especially when they make history. That should include all women, regardless of how others might feel about their political views.
Megan Kelley summed it up best in a follow-up comment to her tweet, saying, “It used to be we could celebrate a jurist’s ascension to the Supreme Court out of decency and love of country, no matter who appointed them. @girlscouts apparently wishes to change that in a surrender to the worst political bullies on the Left.” We couldn’t agree more.