You know the saying, it just takes a few bad apples. Well, here’s a fine example that proves the old adage.
A handful of Christian conservatives from Waco, Texas, are bullying the Girl Scouts because of a tweet this past December referencing Wendy Davis and Kathleen Sebelius. This deplorable effort is being led by retired Baylor University professor John Pisciotta. According to the CookieCott site, and the flier you can download and give to the parents of Girl Scouts explaining why you can’t buy their cookies, Davis stands for abortion, and the mere mention of her name as a candidate for Woman of the Year (in a tweet), threw these extremists into a frenzy. Boooooo!
For godssake. How very Christian. Don’t they see the irony in their behavior? Would Jesus also bully young girls who have no flipping clue what’s going on, who are just trying to earn money for camping trips?
The problem is that it’s always the same unhappy people who get all the attention, and a very small minority who ruin things for everyone else. The radicals on the right, which includes Fox News, have come to represent Christianity, and they are giving it a very, very bad image. In demanding that everyone believe the same sh*t as they do, they have become extremists. These same folks whine that government limits their rights, and yet, they try to limit the rights and liberties of everyone else. Now they’re pushing their agenda on innocent girls. Shame. On. Them.
Do you know what we call extremist acts that are coercive, violent or oppressive as a way to achieve a political goal?
We call them acts of terrorism. Not bullying. These folks are terrorists.
He’d buy more cookies. Prior to today, I bought one box of Girl Scout cookies from each of the Scouts I know in my neighborhood. I figured I’d done my duty. But after reading this article, and doing a little research, I’m going to go buy more boxes, even from the girls set up outside the grocery stores, restaurants and Lowe’s. I’ll donate the boxes, give them to the kids I know. But I am going to buy more.
Here’s where you can locate cookies in your area.
If you’d like to send Mr. Pisciotta a tweet, asking him to stop garnering attention for his cause by bullying innocent children, you can find him here (@WacoProlifer).