Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Girl Scouts of America Attacks LifeNews for Exposing GSA Link to Planned Parenthood (MURDERHOOD)! Will the Move Backfire?

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From: http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/18/lifenews-tells-girl-scouts-we-wont-stop-reporting-your-link-to-planned-parenthood/

“LifeNews Tells Girl Scouts: We Won’t Stop Reporting Your Link to Planned Parenthood
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 2/18/14 12:05 PM

Through our attorney, LifeNews has issued a response to Girl Scouts USA, which recently sent us a letter attempting to intimidate LifeNews and pressure us to stop reporting on its links to the Planned Parenthood abortion business (The Left loves freedom of speech for themselves. For anyone else, not so much! Remember the activities of the Left in Texas? Which were not freedom of speech protected!—my addition).

During the last two weeks, LifeNews has brought international attention to the link between the Girl Scouts and the Planned Parenthood abortion business and the national boycott of Girl Scouts cookies sponsored by pro-life groups (Reporting the news!—my addition).

As we reported, after a series of LifeNews articles on the boycott and the Girl Scouts-Planned Parenthood link, that featured the Girl Scouts logo to identify the organization, Brian Crawford, an executive with Girl Scouts USA, wrote LifeNews a scathing letter attempting to intimidate us into stopping our reporting on their link and to no longer use their logo or image to identify them as we bring attention to their support for the nation’s biggest abortion business.

Ultimately, the Girl Scouts USA letter has nothing to do with a logo and is really about intimidation. GSUSA doesn’t want people to know about its push for Planned Parenthood/abortion (If you were in leadership, would you? Of course, the way to avoid it is not to be involved with Planned MURDERHOOD!—my addition) and this kind of letter is used as an intimidation tactic to attempt to get us to back down in our reporting. Sadly, the Girl Scouts has already intimidated one whistleblower into acquiescing to their demands to no longer use their logo when reporting on their pro-Planned Parenthood agenda.

LifeNews saw the same kind of intimidation last year when, after sending us a similar threatening letter with their logo as the diversion tactic, NAACP attorneys sued LifeNews writer Ryan Bomberger following his reports at LifeNews about its continued abortion advocacy. The NAACP has since spent hundreds of thousands of dollars suing him in court and Ryan is awaiting a judge’s ruling in the case to defend his free speech. The lawsuit has had nothing to do with a logo and everything to do with trying to stop LifeNews from exposing the NAACP’s pro-abortion agenda (Of course!—my addition).

LifeNews’ attorney, Chris Ingold, who is affiliated with Alliance Defending Freedom, responded to the Girl Scouts on behalf of LifeNews.

In its letter to LifeNews, GSUSA claimed it has no links or ties to Planned Parenthood despite lengthy evidence to the contrary (Words are easy! We have a lying President and the Left has turned lying into an art form! Christians are to expose the darkness! They ARE NOT to remain silent!—my addition). LifeNews responded by asking GSUSA to provide information about which, if any, LifeNews articles about the ways in which the Girl Scouts have promoted abortion, Planned Parenthood or pro-abortion activists contain errors.

‘At a minimum, it will be important to learn from the Girl Scouts which articles the organization finds offensive, and why. Regardless of any concerns of the Girl Scouts about my clients’ use of logos to clarify matters in news stories, it is always my clients’ intent to make sure information in the news stories is as accurate as possible. So, please contact us for further discussions about the information used in the stories and any clarifications that you believe would be important to share with the many readers of my clients’ news articles,’ Ingold wrote in LifeNews’ reply.

‘We also welcome further dialog with the Girl Scouts about the underlying facts of the LifeNews articles that outline alleged ties of the Girl Scouts with Planned Parenthood,’ he added.

GSUSA has yet to respond with any citations of any factual errors in LifeNews’ reports or evidence proving they are erroneous (If they could, would they? I would! The lack of response should tell something!—my addition).

Ingold further writes that GSUSA cites the wrong code in its attempt to prevent LifeNews from using its logo in reports on its Planned Parenthood advocacy and maintains LifeNews, as a media outlet, has a First Amendment right to identify the Girl Scouts in our reporting (How else could one report on them?—my addition).

‘In error, Mr. Crawford cited to 36 U.S.C. § 80106 et. seq. (NOTE: that section of the Code addresses the distribution of assets of the General Federation of Women’s Club upon liquidation), as a basis upon which the Girl Scouts sought to bar the use of the Girl Scouts’ logo on the LifeNews website. I believe Mr. Crawford meant to reference 36 U.S.C. § 80305 (emphasis added), which reads as follows:

The corporation has the exclusive right to use all emblems and badges, descriptive or designating marks, and words or phrases the corporation adopts, including the badge of the Girl Scouts, Incorporated, referred to in the Act of August 12, 1937 (ch. 590, 50 Stat. 623), and to authorize their use, during the life of the corporation, in connection with the manufacture, advertisement, and sale of equipment and merchandise. This section does not affect any vested rights.

So, the Code (as expected) does not infringe on the First Amendment rights of U.S. citizens, and (instead) solely bars the commercial exploitation of the Girl Scouts’ logo by third parties. In distinction, of course, my clients are simply making use of the logo as part of a news story and are not seeking any dilution of the exclusive identification of the Girl Scouts’ logo with the Girl Scouts organization.

Exploring intellectual property law, in an attempt to find a basis for barring the use of the Girl Scouts’ logo on the LifeNews website, does not result in a different outcome in my analysis about the propriety of my clients using a logo to clarify matters in news stories about the Girl Scouts (Of course. News media does it all the time!—my addition).

Considering trademark law, my clients have engaged in the ‘classic’ form of fair use in the sense that my clients have used the Girl Scouts’ mark in a purely descriptive sense to describe the Girl Scouts’ own organization and activity. Similarly, even Mr. Crawford mentioned ‘the Girl Scouts® logo’ in his letter to my client to aid his attempt at clarity. The use of a trademark is often essential to clarify knowledge about a matter being discussed. Further, because the LifeNews articles do not cause confusion and there is no indication of sponsorship or endorsement of LifeNews by the Girl Scouts, reference to the Girl Scouts’ logo within the LifeNews articles is ‘nominative fair use.’ My clients have only made such use of the Girl Scouts’ mark as is reasonably necessary to identify the Girl Scouts in the news articles.

Going beyond the relatively permissive authority of law governing trademarks to an analysis of this situation under copyright laws, my clients’ use of the Girl Scouts’ logo in articles appearing on the LifeNews website still falls within fair use. As codified in 17 U.S.C. § 107, fair use of copyright material includes ‘. . . news reporting . . .’

While the Girl Scouts must necessarily protect and enforce their rights to the Girl Scouts’ logo against the commercial damage of unauthorized uses, my clients’ news articles are rooted in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States that protects the right of U.S. citizens to communicate and discuss vital concerns in a free republic, and the news articles fall within fair use (The Left hates the Constitution unless they can distort it for their purposes!—my addition).’

The pro-life movement has been concerned for a number of years about the ties between the Girl Scouts and the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Although the Girl Scout organization maintains that it takes ‘no position’ on the issue of abortion, parents, churches, and pro-life activists have long complained of the pro-abortion slant of the Girl Scouts’ resources, role models, and affiliations.

The links between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood are longstanding, with a Girl Scouts CEO and individual troops admitting as much.

The ties between the two groups have been questioned ever since former Girl Scouts CEO Kathy Cloninger admitted on NBC’s The Today Show: ‘We partner with many organizations. We have relationships with … Planned Parenthood organizations across the country (She would not lie would she?—my addition).’ See the video here.

Then, in a national survey, seventeen Girl Scouts councils admit to partnering with Planned Parenthood; many other councils refuse to answer the survey question. Of the 315 Girl Scout councils in the U.S., 17 councils reported having a relationship with Planned Parenthood and its affiliates, and 49 reported they do not—or 25% of all Girl Scout troops responding to the survey. The other 249 refused to disclose any possible relationship (Their silence is indicative of a relationship?—my addition).

In 2010-2011 Girls Scouts in New York partnered with Planned Parenthood for a sex-ed program, ‘Real Life. Real Talk.’ The program website touts their partners (link has since been removed): ‘Real Life. Real Talk. is proud to count the following organizations, faith communities and companies as partners: …Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways.’

In June 2013, the Girl Scouts promoted a video honoring abortion activists and having pro-abortion advocate Amy Richards as their guest speaker. Because the MAKERS narrative is so unabashedly pro-abortion, it strips away all pretense that the Girl Scouts USA is ‘neutral’ on the issue of abortion.

The Girl Scouts have been criticized for their involvement in the May, 2013 Women Deliver Conference, an international event that included ‘safe and legal abortion’ among its overarching themes. It documents its role in the planning and facilitating of the December, 2012 Bali Global Youth Forum and the outcome declaration, which demands youth access to abortion.

For fourteen years, the Girls Scouts in Waco, Texas co-sponsored a sex ed conference with Planned Parenthood. ‘It’s Perfectly Normal’ a book written by a Planned Parenthood executive was given to all children in attendance says abortion can be ‘a positive experience (For whom? Certainly not for the baby!—my addition).’ And in January 2012, Girl Scouts employee Renise Rodriguez wore a ‘Pray to End Abortion’ t-shirt during off-duty visit to her Tucson Girl Scout office and was ordered to her to turn the shirt inside out or leave (Now why would she be told that?—my addition).

As LifeNews reported in 2012, the Girl Scouts joined with Planned Parenthood to head a UN conference and LifeNews reported on the investigation the Catholic Church is undertaking into the ties between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups.

The Girl Scouts have also promoted pro-abortion elected officials. Fresh on the heels of Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) sharing a recommendation for pro-abortion Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis as a 2013 Woman of the Year via their official Twitter account, the organization suggested pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a woman “with courage, confidence, and character.”

Meanwhile, the new national spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts, Kelly Parisi, is the former spokeswoman for a pro-abortion organization—one founded by Gloria Steinem. (Do you see any link between the two groups?—my addition)

Sometimes a lawsuit does not intimidate! Sometimes it helps to expose the activities more fully! Beware of suing when you are in the wrong!

Proverbs 14: 34 (NIV)

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.”

Ephesians 5: 11 (NIV)

Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”

Galatians 6: 7-8 (NIV)

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

It is time for all of us who support the morality established by GOD to rebel against the forces of evil! Expose their evil and return to GODS word and will!

Christians were bold in the First Century church! Are Christians as bold today?

Christians were resolute in the First Century church! Are Christians as resolute today?

Christians stood for the truth in the First Century church! Are Christians standing for the truth today?

If not Christians, who? If not now, when?

This is my two part suggestion to Tea Party groups, social conservatives, Constitutionalists, and anyone else who wants to save our Republic from the approaching destruction.

1) Run as many conservative candidates in as many Republican primaries as possible.

2) Then, run as many independent and/or third party candidates as possible in as many races as possible where we did not win the primary.

That is why I am working to get the Constitution Party on the ballot in Texas. If we get on the ballot, we will have two Congressional House candidates running and two State candidates running. Getting on the ballot is the first step. Winning elections is the second. Winning elections will grow the Party. The Constitution Party is much more in line with the Tea Party movement than is the Republican Party. And I have been involved with all three!

The Constitution Party of Texas website: http://cptexas.us/home/                                                             

If elected to Congress, I will not, under any circumstances, vote for present Speaker of the House John Boehner to be Speaker of the House. I call on every Republican primary candidate running in Texas Congressional District 19 to publicly (in writing) make the same pledge. It would not be a bad idea for every Republican candidate running for the House of Representatives to give the same pledge. See my post at http://christiangunslinger3.blogspot.com on December 16, 2013 entitled “Speaker of the House John Boehner Attacks the Tea Party Again for Being Fiscally Responsible!”

If I am elected to the House, I will use the Constitution, as written, to do everything in my power to stop judicial tyranny! Will the other candidates pledge the same? I know our present Representative has NOT done everything possible to stop judicial tyranny! Why is that?

If elected to Congress, I pledge that I will do everything within my authority as a member of the House of Representatives to begin and complete impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States for violating the Constitution, the laws of the United States as passed by Congress, and his oath of office. I call on every Republican primary candidate running in Texas Congressional District 19 to publicly (in writing) make the same pledge. It would not be a bad idea for every Republican candidate running for the House of Representatives to give the same pledge.

Competition is good for the economy and competition is good for the Republican Party!!! Competition keeps Congressmen committed to we the people!!! Primary Republicans who do not support the Constitution as written.                                                                  

The Constitution Party of Texas website: http://cptexas.us/home/