Judge Not

By Bill Maher

I talk an awful lot about the problems with the Catholic Church, like their yet unresolved child sex abuse problems, and people often respond, “There you go again, Bill. What about all the good the Church does?” Fair enough.  I concede the point. While the Catholic Church does get some things wrong, they also do a lot of good. Like standing up to the Girl Scouts.

According to The New York Times, “The Archdiocese of St. Louis is encouraging Roman Catholics to scale back ties with the Girl Scouts, advising church members to think twice about membership and even about buying their cookies. The warnings came in a letter from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and in a statement on the archdiocese’s website about how the church is distancing itself from the Girl Scouts, which it says supports transgender rights, homosexuality and other stances at odds with Catholic values.” 

I don’t know a lot about the Girl Scouts, but I’m pretty sure there’s not a badge for scissoring. But the Church found a Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri “statement of inclusivity” that, in accordance with Girl Scouts of the USA policy, basically says that a transgender girl should be considered for membership if she “has been living culturally as a girl…is recognized by her family as a girl…[and] is recognized by her school and/or community as a girl.”

Yes, this cesspool of child rape facilitation and cover-ups is pointing its crooked, judgmental finger at kids who just want to plant trees, clean up local parks and feed the homeless. And that’s why I hate religion.