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Ridiculed Indiana lawmaker Bob Morris maintains that Girl Scouts promote abortion, homosexuality

BY TOM LOBIANCO, ASSOCIATED PRESS

INDIANAPOLIS -- Undaunted by ridicule from the leader of his own party, an Indiana lawmaker is standing by his allegations that the Girl Scouts is a radical organization that promotes abortions and homosexuality.

The scouts and Planned Parenthood have dismissed Rep. Bob Morris' comments as absurd, as did Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma. But Morris, a Republican, told The Associated Press his critics need to do more research into the 100-year-old scouting organization.

"My family and I took a view and we're sticking by it," Morris said Tuesday, adding that his daughters were joining an alternative group for young girls run by conservative Christians. "My girls are no longer Girl Scouts. They're now going to join American Heritage Girls."

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Well, in that case, maybe I'd better buy a few boxes of those cookies...

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