Girl Scouts: Troop kicked out of Shoals church over religious standards

Girl Scouts: Troop kicked out of Shoals church over religious standards
(Source: WAFF)

LEXINGTON, AL (WAFF) - Troop 20041 leader Angela Huffine for the Girls Scouts in Lexington said she got the news Sunday morning that the troop is getting kicked out of its meeting place at Grassy Church.

Huffine said the church told told her that it has come to their attention that Girl Scouts supports abortion and gay rights.

"They are kids. Now they feel that they have to choose between going to church or going to Girl Scouts and they shouldn't have to do that," said Huffine.

Huffine said she had to tell the heartbreaking news to the little girls who are all under the age of 10.

"My 9-year-old was crying on the way home, apologizing, saying, 'Mama, I didn't know I was supporting abortion.' She didn't even know what an abortion was. I had to sit there and explain to a 9-year-old what an abortion is," said Huffine.

Huffine believes church leaders should have met with scout leaders before making the decision to take away their meeting place. She said they need to get the facts straight because the Girl Scouts are neutral on those topics.

"Girl Scouts is a very inclusive organization and we accept girls and adults of all religious beliefs, all ethnicities, all races, and we're inclusive in accepting all girls and providing a positive Girl Scout experience," said Karen Peterlin, CEO of Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama.

WAFF 48 News reached out a deacon at Grassy Church for a statement. He declined to comment.

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