Monday, June 24, 2013
Britain's Girl Guides Go Mod, Drop God
The controversial shake-up is seen by some as the biggest in the Girl Guides’ history.
Beginning in September, all new members who make the promise to be good and useful citizens will pledge an oath to “be true to myself and develop my beliefs” and “to serve my Queen (Elizabeth II) and my country.”...
The new CEO, Julie Bentley, called the Girl Guides the “ultimate feminist organization.”...
The Boy Scouts in Britain are also looking into the wording of their Oath of Loyalty, including how best to accommodate people who do not believe in God. A decision is expected next month.
(From "Britain’s Girl Guides drop oath to God" by Trevor Grundy, Religion News Service, via Washington Post)