(PALM BEACH POST) — The Girl Scouts organization is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the party has been spoiled somewhat by an official inquiry from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The bishops want clarification of the Scouts’ relationship with groups whose goals contradict Catholic Church doctrine on sexuality.

The “possible problematic relationships with other organizations” mentioned in a March 28 letter from the bishop leading the investigation are not spelled out, but relate to a long-held belief by conservatives that the Girl Scouts are connected to Planned Parenthood, the family planning and women’s health organization demonized by many religious conservatives as the center of the “abortion industry.”

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