Buy More Girl Scout Cookies In Response To Transphobic Campaign, Say Mommyish Readers

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“In past years I’ve typically purchased two and three boxes of cookies, more for the sake of my waistline than not wanting to support Girl Scouts of America,” she clarifies. “This year I’m planning on buying between 20-40 boxes, depending on how well I juggle my budget. I’ll definitely be donating some of the cookies to charity.”

Shannon M., a former Girl Scout and mother of a six-year-old girl, says that she is sickened by Honest Girl Scout’s message of hate and intolerance for children. The soon-to-be mommy of two adamantly defends the admission of Bobby Montoya and plans to support GSUSA with a fat cookie order.

“Yes, I would definitely be one of the mothers wanting to buy more cookies to support my local girl scouts,” declares Shannon. “‘I’m very, very proud as a mother and as a former Girl Scout that the organization took a public stand and defended Bobby and other girls like her. I’ve always believed it was my job as a mother to make sure I support my daughter in loving herself and the world around her. Why would you want to teach your daughters to bring hate into the world?”

Other readers on Facebook commented that they would be tripling their orders and stocking up on “extra” cookies in support of the Colorado GSUSA decision.

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Jen tells me that although the personal contact information of the teen in the Honest Girl Scouts video has been circulated, she asks that those in support of transgender children demonstrate their allegiance with cookie orders rather than hate mail.

“I had a friend share address, phone numbers, and email addresses for the mother and father of the Honest Girl Scout in the video. I have no plans to contact them as, unfortunately they’ll be getting plenty of hate mail from this. I think they’re wrong, but calling them names makes us just as bad as them…I plan on buying more cookies than normal to counteract hate,” says the former Scout.

Jen recounts a vivid memory from her Girl Scout years when she attended a church camp at age twelve. While there, she met the first openly gay man she had ever met: a teenage drag queen. Not only did the then-tween appreciate the opportunity to learn more about her new friend and his life, she credits the experience as humanizing LGBTQ individuals to her as a child, furthering her empathy for others.

“With the GSUSA supporting its lesbian and transgendered members, girls have the opportunity to meet people who are not necessarily like them,” she adds. “With all of the members of GSUSA, girls have the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds and belief systems. This helps girls to open their world view, consider opinions and experiences outside of their own, and develop compassion for people who aren’t their political, religious, or social clones. “

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