Monday, November 07, 2005

I am flabbergasted.  The Peoria Journal Star (11/05/05, page E5) actually had an article that was critical of the murder of unborn babies.  Of course, the article was in the Saturday Faith & Values section of the paper.  Still, the editorial writers must
be furious.

The article makes reference to three Internet sites.  Girls Inc. is a national organization that started as Girls Clubs of America.  American Girl LLC is a business company which is associated with Mattel—the toy company—according to the article.  Let Girls Be Girls is an organization established to influence American Girl LLC to end its association with Girls Inc.

As is normal with me, I had to check out the three sites which I did Saturday night.  Here are quotes from each of the three sites and the petition that Let Girls Be Girls is encouraging people to sign and send to the listed P.O. Box.  They are asking that they be sent by Wednesday, November 30, 2005.  I know I will and urge everyone to do so.  Because of the time factor, please don’t mail them to my P.O. Box this time.  Thank you.

The mailing address for the petition is:

Let Girls Be Girls
P.O. Box 3713
Peoria, Illinois 61612-3713

Remember: the deadline is Wednesday, November 30, 2005.  So, print the petition, sign it, and send it in.  Or go on line and print the petition from

“Grounded in research and tested in the field, Girls Inc. programs address the whole girl.  They build her athletic skills and competitive spirit, nurture her ability and interest in science, math and technology, equip her with critical health and sexuality information, provide her with leadership experience, teach her media literacy and money management skills, and foster her self-respect and self-determination.”

(Conspicuously absent from this list of the whole girl is any mention of her spirituality.  They are concerned with her sexuality as a young girl but not her spirituality!  Also, it seems there is an emphasis on self.  In an early post I stated that we need more GOD esteem and less of an emphasis on self-esteem.—my addition)

“Recently, our mission to help girls develop their self-esteem and self-reliance has become the target of false, inflammatory statements from people who are pursuing a narrow political agenda.”

(The site does not give further details of the false statements or define narrow political interests that I could find.  The article in the Journal Star claims that this statement is in response to organizations concerned about the next two quotes which occur under their “Advocacy Statements.”—my addition)

“To make responsible decisions about sexuality, pregnancy and parenthood, girls need and have a right to sensitive, truthful sexuality education; convenient access to safe, effective methods of contraception and protection from disease; and referral to comprehensive information, counseling, clinical and other services that support their responsible decisions.  We recognize that any sizable group of girls includes those who face issues related to their sexual orientation or that of a family member and who face discrimination based on sexual orientation.  Girls have a right to positive, supportive environments and linkages to community resources for dealing with issues of sexual orientation.”

(This reads like something that could have been written directly by Planned Murderhood.  While trying to sound somewhat neutral, it seems to me that they are promoting the use of contraceptives for minors without parental involvement and homosexuality including encouraging linkages with homosexual advocacy groups.—my addition)      

“Restrictions of reproductive choice are especially burdensome for young women and poor women.  Girls Incorporated supports a woman’s freedom of choice, a constitutional right established by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 in Roe vs. Wade.”

(You know my translation of this.  Girls Incorporated promotes the murder of unborn babies and believes that women including young girls have the right to become a murderer by murdering their unborn.—my addition)

“American Girl will give 70 cents for every dollar of “I CAN” band sales plus a $50,000 donation, to Girls Inc. a national organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.”

(You have read the four quotes from Girls Inc.  Is that the type of organization that a national company that sells dolls to young girls should be donating money to?—my addition)

“Everyone can make mistakes, and we think many, many families will agree that American Girl has made a mistake in its current initiative to support the work of Girls, Inc. …”

“This (the Advocacy Statements of Girls Inc.—my addition) is definitely not meant for the 3-12 year-old set, American Girl’s target audience!”
(You know my policy.  Check out these sites for yourself.—my addition)

The petition:

To American Girl LLC:

  1. Thank you, American Girl, for your excellent products, dolls and books that help “let girls be girls” in age-appropriate ways.
  2. Please stay true to your mission by not supporting a
controversial group like Girls, Inc., or any other like it in the future.  Let girls be girls!

Our Family:

City, State:

Any other comments:

We will detach the above section for delivery to American Girl.  Fill out this part below if you would like to be kept up-to-date about this effort, and if you would like to be made aware of other “positive efforts” to help let girls be girls.  Examples might include thanking clothing manufacturers for making age-appropriate clothes, praising family-friendly movies, etc.

Mailing Address:






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