VENTURA (CBS) — A Ventura County Girl Scout is at the center of a national controversy after she released a video calling for a boycott of the group's popular cookies over what she calls a "radical homosexual agenda".
The girl — who has only been identified as 14-year-old "Taylor" — cited the recent decision by Girl Scout officials to allow a 7-year-old "transgender" boy to join a Colorado-based troop last fall.
In a video that first appeared Wednesday, Taylor linked proceeds from cookie sales "to push a radical homosexual agenda at the expense of the Scouts' safety."
A statement on the group's website HonestGirlScouts.com called for the Girl Scouts of USA to "eliminate sex education from Girl Scout permission and curricula".
The group also is calling for the organization to cut ties with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) for its "friendship" with Planned Parenthood "and its worldwide agenda of explicit sexual education for young children".
A flier on the website alleged new CEO Anna Maria Chavez to be a member of a "pro-abortion feminist coalition" and suggested former CEO Kathy Cloninger never retracted her stated goal of partnering with Planned Parenthood to provide "good" and "information-based" sex education.
Girl Scout officials have denied that cookie proceeds support any agenda but instead help to fund local troop activities.
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