A columnist who lamented the leftward drift of the Girl Scouts organization – its support for abortion, gun control and "radical feminist events" – has been attacked by the Democrats' new star in Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
WND columnist Jane Chastain recalled that she was a Girl Scout at a time when the organization "trained us to put God and country before everything else."
"Today, God in the Girl Scout promise has an asterisk, meaning the great I AM and His moral absolutes can be replaced by anything, including oneself," she wrote.
Today, Chastain said, the "emphasis is on global citizenship, which is fine unless you stop to consider that most of the world is not free and the world's values are often at odds with our own."
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Abortion, with active cooperation with Planned Parenthood, also is a focus.
"It is little wonder the Girl Scouts have taken a sharp left turn and can be found marching for abortion rights, gun control and other radical feminist events like International Women's Day."
She noted Cortez, who was elected from a far-left New York district, calls herself a socialist and has promoted ideas such as the elimination of the airline industry, retrofitting every building in the nation, assured income for those "unwilling to work" and much more as part of her "Green New Deal."
Chastain wrote of the Girl Scouts' links: "The recommended charities include the National Organization of Women, Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood and Ultra Violet, which promotes the election of progressive (that is the new term for ultra liberal) women.
"In fact, the Girl Scouts are celebrating the victory won by their alums in the 2018 midterms on its website, beginning with their star, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, who attributes much of her success to what she learned as part of this organization. Now Girl Scout alums make up 72 percent of female senators and 60 percent of the women in the 116th Congress. Although the website tries to strike a bipartisan tone, it is no accident that, among this year's freshmen, Carol Miller is the only Republican, and she is much older, 68, than the rest. Her training in scouting was well before the feminist takeover that occurred in 1970."
Chastain said, "Today's Girl Scouts are a far cry from those of my youth, which trained us to put God and country before everything else."
Cortez responded on Twitter that, "Boycotting cookies that teach little girls leadership skills to own the libs, nice job."
And she added that she is "extraordinarily proud of the role my constituents have played in helping to establish + support Troop 6000, the first-ever @girlscouts troop for girls experiencing homelessness."
Chastain pointed out a "good scouting alternative," the American Heritage Girls.
The New York Post noted Chastain, now 76, was the first woman to call an NFL game in 1974.
Newsweek said Cortez was continuing to make "fun of critics."
Last month, Cortez even questioned whether having children was an ethical choice.