Australia—Girl Guides Eliminate God and the Queen

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Australia—Girl Guides Eliminate God and the Queen

In yet another encroachment of feminist liberal social doctrine on a once worthy institution, the Australian Girl Guides take God and the Queen out of their vision.

In the great years of the British Empire, Lord Baden Powell established two worthy movements for youth that were destined to positively impact the development of many young people worldwide. They were the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides.

Fundamental to those institutions was a pledge by their members to demonstrate allegiance to God, king and country.

Those liberal feminists who, akin to their efforts to influence women’s movements globally with their far-too-often godless, lesbian agenda, having seized control of the Girl Guide movement in Australia have now expunged any reference to God and the Queen from the movement’s pledge.

The Australian Broadcasting Commission program A.M. reports that “For more than 40 years Australian Girl Guides have promised to do their duty to God and serve the Queen. However, the pledge is about to change. In an effort to be more inclusive, the references to God and the Queen are being ditched. Instead, the young recruits will promise to do their best to be true to themselves and develop their beliefs …” (July 9).

Helen Geard, chief commissioner for Girl Guides in Australia, declared in reference to this decision, “For some of our members it was a sticking point for them because they had made a personal promise to God and felt that we should continue to use God, but what we found in the surveys and the extensive consultation that we did, that doing duty to God is probably not language that is relevant to our young people.”

What Ms. Geard failed to mention is the fact that the reason that “doing duty to God is probably not language relevant to our young people” is because adults like her have peddled an educational agenda for youth that specifically circumscribes reference to God and the Queen, references that are foundational to the country’s constitution.

This is a blatantly anti-heritage agenda, geared to tearing down the pillars on which a decent society was built. A society for which multiple tens of thousands of Australians died in two world wars to protect and perpetuate—in the name of God, king and country!

It is interesting to note that the Girl Guides of Australia are now out of step with the originally founded enterprise that spawned their movement, the Boy Scouts, which still retains in their pledge the promise “To do my duty to my God, and to the Queen of Australia.”

The Guides are also now out of step with Australia’s governor general, its head of state, who, upon taking office declares an oath to “well and truly serve Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, her heirs and successors according to law, in the office of governor general of the Commonwealth of Australia, and I will do right to all manner of people after the laws and usages of the Commonwealth of Australia, without fear or favor, affection or ill will. So help me God!”

The government of Australia is appointed by the governor general through the powers granted him (or her, to recognize the current trend) by the Crown as the Queen’s representative. During the coronation ceremony, the royal office of the Crown is recognized as being granted solely by God.

It thus would appear that the liberal feminists have divorced the Girl Guide movement in Australia not only from God and the Queen, but from recognizing the very authority by which their freedoms are granted to them under their country’s own government.

There are a pithy couple of verses in the Bible that admonish, “My son, fear thou the Lord and the king; and meddle not with them that are given to change: For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knows the ruin of them both?” (Proverbs 24:21-22).

These meddlers who seek to destroy the very foundations upon which their society was built will rue the day that they opened the very floodgates of liberal socialist feminist thought in their efforts to impose change under their own godless, anti-royalist agenda. For they are but preparing the way for the national collapse of any moral authority that once held their nation together in times of adversity.

How can a national spirit evolve from each member of society seeking “to be true to themselves and develop their beliefs”? For whose beliefs would one be prepared to defend one’s own country when the population, rather than educated in a basic core commitment to serve “God, king and country,” reflects a plethora of beliefs incompatible with each other, incompatible with the nation’s constitution, and hence with the very authority that gives its government the power to call the nation to battle?

The feminists have applied the wedge to the underpinnings of that which once was a worthy institution helping to craft young women of character. They will not quell their efforts with this success. They will now seek to use this precedent to penetrate other once worthy institutions with their insidious agenda for change.

Full well the prophecy rings in our ears, a prophecy for the day: “As for My people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths” (Isaiah 3:12; New King James Version).