October 30, 2005

THAT'S ONE WAY TO CONVINCE THE WIFE TO STOP BUYING THIS JUNK (via David Hill, The Bronx):

American Girl's gifts to agency lead school to scrap show: Backing of lesbianism, abortion sets off storm (TOM HEINEN, Oct. 29, 2005, Mikwaukee Journal Sentinel)

A Catholic school in Waukesha County is the first non-profit group in the nation to cancel a coveted American Girl Fashion Show amid concerns that the Wisconsin-based doll company behind the show gives money to a national girls organization that presents abortion, contraception and a lesbian sexual orientation as acceptable.
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News of the decision by parent volunteers and the pastor at St. Luke School in Brookfield is being reported in bulletins at Masses this weekend.

"It seemed like a match made in heaven; a motivated Catholic school and an all-American icon," Father Frank Malloy, the pastor, says in his printed explanation. "We seemed poised to raise enough funds for a new playground and a remake of the school library."

But, he concludes, "As for us, it's a bargain we'll just have to pass up. The cost is too high. Our integrity isn't for sale."

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 30, 2005 10:47 AM
Comments

Good for them. A rare instance of people refusing money on principle.

Posted by: L. Rogers at October 30, 2005 10:59 AM

Didn't I hear basically the same thing about the Girl Scouts a few years ago?

Posted by: David Hill, The Bronx at October 30, 2005 11:09 AM

Yes, but what the Girl scoputs sell is not Junk.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at October 30, 2005 9:01 PM
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