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1. Jim Bob Duggar, Star Of TLC’s ’19 Kids And Counting,’ Sounds Off On Transgender Girl Scout Controversy
First Posted: 01/22/2012 8:52 am | Updated: 01/22/2012 10:34 am
Jim Bob Duggar, star of TLC’s hit reality TV show “19 Kids And Counting,” <http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/19-kids-and-counting> is sounding off on the Girl Scouts’ transgender controversy. > http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/22/jim-bob-duggar-transgender-controversy_n_1221862.html
A group of parents in Corington, Louisiana decide to show their immaturity by dismantling their local Girl Scouts Troop to protect their daughters from a Colorado Troop’s decision to accept an 7 year old girl named Taylor into their ranks, Taylor is a transgendered child. See: http://jezebel.com/5878240/girl-scout-troop-in-louisiana-disbands-to-protest-tardy-ban-on-transgender-children
I agree with Doug Barryba the author of the article. These parents’ were more immature then their girls were in this issue.
When are we going to except transgendered persons in our society? In a related article from the Chicago Tribune by Kristin Samuelson one of the Tribune’s reporters. She puts a quote from President John Quincy Adam, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader,” as quoted by Maria Wynne, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, as she shows off the Girls Scouts museum at the organization’s Gathering Place headquarters in Chicago. See: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0123-office-girlscouts-20120123,0,7334288.story
I feel sorry for the girls in Corington that they have lost the opportunity to be a better leader in the future, all because their mothers’ immature bigotry.
What do you think?
Well it is the 6th day of 2012. I have decided to start my blogging with a clean slate, although the slate is no longer clean as you may notice.
I am also looking forward to Lunar New Year the Year of the Dragon to begin as well. I am under the Year of the Metal, month of the Metal Dragon. For me this year is going to be an amazing year.
I want to try and keep this blog updated, wishful thinking on my part. I need a place to make my voice heard and to share what I am learning.
My power today lies in change. I am quick, sharp, and ready for assertive, revolutionary or affirmative action. I overcome obstacles or resolve conflict by getting right to the point, cutting to the chase or confronting challenges head on — even if this means going against the grain. My communication, style or expectation is on the cutting edge and relies on reason, design, the latest craze or facts. It is my honor to protect and defend my perception of truth. I measure twice and cut once. I am empowered by expectation or duty and my virtue is commitment to the greater good
What can you do with your life has little to do with what’s going on in the world.
And everything to do with what you see as possible. We need to see that the world is a very large place and we are a part of it, yet we don’t need to allow the world to control our lives. The ancient Toltecs believed that we are each in control of our part of the world, like a dream, we need to master our lives so we can experience new things.