I'm not into purchasing expensive plastic gunk for kids, but if you must purchase a doll this holiday season, please consider purchasing an American Girl doll. "The Mississippi-based American Family Association (AFA), in a campaign launched Wednesday, is urging its members to demand that American Girl halt support for Girls Inc., which it called 'a pro-abortion, pro-lesbian advocacy group.'" Read the AP report here.
Now, Girls Inc. is a 140 year old organization that supports the growth and health of independent, strong girls.
And the AFA? According to People for the American Way, "Two of the main duties that AFA assigns to itself are 'promoting the centrality of God in American life' and 'promoting the Christian ethic of decency.' 'Indecent' influences in American culture include: television, the separation of church and state, pornography, 'the homosexual agenda,' premarital sex, legal abortion, the National Endowment for the Arts, gambling, unfiltered internet access in libraries, and the removal of school-sponsored religious worship from public schools."
So, it's time to stand up to these religious bigots and misogynists. If there's a girl in your life and you want to give her a doll, book or something else American Girl offers, please get it from them and let them know why.
(Cross posted at Coulee Progressives.)