Congressman Challenges Anti-Gay Group For Girl Scouts Cookies During Committee Hearing

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) sought to challenge the Family Research Council’s campaign to link the Girl Scouts to abortion and the “homosexual” agenda, during Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on contraception, but was repeatedly rebuffed by Republicans on the panel. “I love thin mints, Girl Scout cookies, what’s your gripe about Girl Scout cookies,” Johnson asked Jeanne Monahan of Family Research Council — who was testifying on behalf of the organization — in the middle of a discussion about religious conscience and birth control. Monahan tried to dismiss the question, but Johnson persisted: “Your organization has sponsored a prayer vigil to stop people from buying Girl Scout cookies, because you allege Girl Scout cookies is affiliated with Planned Parenthood, isn’t that correct?” The GOP objected to the line of questioning and Monahan never fully addressed the issue. Watch the bizarre exchange: