In yet another example of the social media mob getting their way, the Girl Scouts quickly deleted social media posts they had made congratulating Amy Coney Barrett for being confirmed to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The posts, which were completely in line with the organization’s entire mission statement, which is to lift up girls and women, angered leftists on Twitter who, of course, see Barrett as the personification of conservative, Christian evil.
“Shame on Girl Scouts for promoting this. She represents the exact opposite of what we instill in our girls!” one woman wrote in an irate message on Facebook.
Keep in mind, the Girl Scouts did not promote Trump, they didn’t praise Republicans, and they certainly didn’t make any mention of Amy Coney Barrett’s judicial philosophy. This was a non-political post from a girls’ organization to celebrate a major feminist achievement.
“Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789,” the post said, accompanied by photos of Barrett and the other four women who have served on the nation’s high court.
On Facebook, they accompanied this message with a note reminding readers that they are a “nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization.”
“If you would like to debate partisan politics—keep scrolling,” the Girl Scouts noted in their tweet.
But this is 2020, and “silence is violence,” according to the libs.
“This post is insanely tone-deaf from a female-centered organization to celebrate a woman who believes that we should have our rights stripped,” raged one woman on Facebook.
“This is not an appointment to celebrate for women,” another declared. “She does not support women’s rights at all.”
Someone on Twitter known as Librarian Kate was similarly outraged: “I’m a social media manager and my advice to your social media managers is: read the room next time. You owe every queer Girl Scout, every Black Girl Scout, every Hispanic Girl Scout, and many more an apology. There are many ways to uplift and empower girls. This was not it.”
It’s not clear why any such apology is warranted, but we’ve learned that it’s an exercise in futility to delve into the mind of a leftist.
Ultimately, the Girl Scouts caved.
“Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court,” they wrote. “It was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent and we have removed the post.”
We love how leftist messages are viewed as standard and nonpartisan while anything even APPROACHING conservatism is “tone-deaf” and hateful.
But there’s no liberal bias in social media. No, none at all.