Apparently the Girl Scouts of America are selling something other than chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and high fructose corn syrup—that is, if you believe Religious Right pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner. Swanson claims, in an article on Right Wing Watch
, "the 'wicked' Girl Scouts are promoting 'lesbianism' and abortion, calling the cookies 'food offered to idols.'" And Dave Buehner continues on to say, "girls shouldn’t participate in Girl Scout sales because they might then think it is acceptable to be 'a woman who is going to compete with men in the marketplace,' when they should train their daughters on how to become 'a woman who will be a helpmate to a man so he can compete in the marketplace.'" Cripes—read on if you dare.