The Girl Scouts of America are a great organization, very supportive of diversity and inclusion, and welcoming members of the LGBT community into their ranks. Unlike the Boy Scouts who had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the modern world by threats of boycotts, the Girl Scouts have been very forward looking.
Naturally, this has the bigots in a tizzy and one Catholic archbishop in particular has gone after them, suggesting that the people in his parish disassociate themselves from the group.
“Girl Scouts is exhibiting a troubling pattern of behavior and it is clear to me that as they move in the ways of the world it is becoming increasingly incompatible with our Catholic values,” Carlson wrote in a letter dated Thursday. “We must stop and ask ourselves — is Girl Scouts concerned with the total well-being of our young women? Does it do a good job forming the spiritual, emotional, and personal well-being of Catholic girls?”
Samantha Bee lets him have it.
And in a fitting coda to this story, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, which is in the archbishop’s diocese, reported a record haul $350,000 in cookie sales.