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Taylor’s video promotes a website, HonestGirlScouts.com, which explained in a statement, “Although [Taylor] enjoys scouting and remains a member of GSUSA, she is alarmed and disappointed about the leftward drift of this once venerable institution. … This teen hopes that her launch of a Girl Scout cookie boycott will speak volumes to GSUSA and have them reconsider their partnerships and lack of neutrality during this year, the 100th Anniversary of the founding of American Girl Scouts.”
Susan Riedley, editor of website, told WND that HonestGirlScouts.com is entirely funded and hosted by volunteer parents and current and former Girl Scouts and doesn’t ask for donations, but is “solely education-driven.”
In a flyer handout called “You deserve to know what Girl Scout cookies fund,” available on the website, HonestGirlScouts.com claims the cookies pay for salaries of the GSUSA executive staff, some of whom it calls “leaders in the homosexual rights movement.”
WND confirmed the website’s assertion.
GSUSA’s senior vice president for fund development is Deb Taft, who also serves on the national board of governors for the Human Rights Campaign, the self-described “largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.”
Former GSUSA Director of Administration Lynn Cothren has served as a board member of National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and as grand marshall of Atlanta Pride Committee.
And the organization’s current media relations spokesman, Josh Ackley, is the former lead singer of The Dead Betties, a punk rock group spotlighted by several homosexual publications and profiled in the book “Homocore: The Loud and Raucous Rise of Queer Rock.”
“Ackley stars in homo-punk music videos that show strangulation of a woman and masturbation,” HonestGirlScouts.com reports, “yet he was chosen to facilitate the 2010 ‘Girls Only’ workshop hosted (cookie-funded) by GSUSA at the United Nations.”
HonestGirlScouts.com further lists the GSUSA’s 2011 national convention’s long slate of abortion and homosexuality advocates among the convention’s speakers and entertainers – including Annise Parker, the openly “gay” mayor of Houston, and Marlee Matlin, star of Showtime’s lesbian-themed TV show, “The L Word,” among others – as well as a list of the similar associations among state chapters.
GSUSA reports 3.6 million girl and adult members and claims to build “girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.” The organization can be contacted through its website.