Is anyone finding this funny? Who can see the corrosive nature in this? How does this make any sense? The answer, unfortunately is the cancel culture of the American left, specifically new-wave feminism. It is dangerous, unbiblical, and anti-men. I would like to say that I feel sorry for the Boyscouts of America but they had given up the fight decades ago. This was just a matter of time.
Instead of re-shaping the Girl Scouts to cater to the needs of a more aggressive outdoor itinerary, they have attacked the BCA (Boy Scouts of America) and invaded it. This is so typical of the feminist left. The article opens with: “Anything boys can do, girls can do, too;” as if that is what men are debating these days. Men have surrendered that ground decades ago and continue to be culturally pummeled by aggressive feminism everywhere. It has turned the average male into a whiney, controlled, yes-man; eagerly to please any female within ear-shot in fear of being called a misogynist. We can partly thank the #MeToo movement for only exacerbating this issue [see our earlier post that tackles this issue: https://rratedreligion.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/im-a-hypocrite-me-too-exposing-the-hypocrisy-of-hollywoods-me-too-contradiction/%5D.
The logic behind this should be offensive to women who care about cultivating their own identity separate from men. Why not re-cast the girl scouts to offer more historically masculine badgework? No, that doesn’t go far enough. They have to actually transmogrify the Boy Scouts to fit their narratives. This troop is a troop of all girls wearing Boy Scout uniforms; how asinine is that? Think about the pure idiocy of this: Girls wanting to be scouts, but not girls scouts, they want to be boy scouts, still as girls, but as boy scouts, still as girls! What?????? It is almost too stupid to write.
This has Romans 1 written all over it and is what happens when we give up our Christian prerogatives to please the secular world; “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness” (Romans 1:28 ESV). Can you really blame feminism for this? I think not entirely. The BSA ushered this in years ago when they allowed mission drift in the organization and slowly, over time, stepped further and further away from their Christian roots. This is what happens when you allow the pressures of secular social change to strip away Christlike discipleship in your organization. This may seem harsh but the truth is so often harsher than can be realized, it is why people are so averse to it.
Pray for these girls, their parents, the troop leaders, and the Boy Scouts of America. But most of all, pray for radical feminism in America, and on a global scale, it is deconstructing the family while attacking biblical family doctrine worldwide.