Central Texas Group Pushing 'Girl Scout Cookie Boycott'
by Jim Forsyth
Politics and culture wars have even found their way into Girl Scout cookies, 1200 WOAI’s Michael Board reports.
As girl scouts begin setting up tables at local malls and you start getting the inevitable pitch from mothers and fathers of girls at the office, John Piscotta says buying thin mints is a political statement in support of abortion.
Piscotta is trying to organize a statewide boycott of Girl Scout cookies.
His argument--the Bluebonnet Girl Scout Council in central Texas listed Democratic governor candidate and pro choice hero Wendy Davis as one of the possible choices for 'Woman of the Year' in 2013...along with Beyonce, and Pakistani girls frights champion Malala Yousafzai.
Piscotta says Davis is clearly pro choice, so giving money to the Girl Scouts would be the same as donating to Planned Parenthood.
"Her notoriety comes from her support of abortion on demand," Piscotta told 1200 WOAI's Michael Board. "We don't think the leaders of abortion are role model for little girls."
This isn't the first time that the Girl Scouts have been embroiled in Culture Wars controversy. In 2004, conservative groups called for a boycott of the Girl Scouts over the group's support of a program called 'Nobody's Fool,' which attempted to introduce literature into Texas schools which discussed abortion, homosexuality, and masturbation.
Piscotta says this boycott due to the Girl Scout's connections to abortion is a no brainer.
"They're supporting the murder of future Girl Scouts," he said. "That just simply does not compute."