Conservative groups such as the American Family Assn and the Pro-Life Action League are planning a boycott of the American Girl Company unless the toy maker cuts off contributions to Girls Inc., a youth organization that supports pro-abortion and pro-lesbian efforts.
The company is best known for its popular line of dolls and children’s books, including a series from different eras of American history.
Ann Scheidler: “Parents need to know that, while Girls Inc. has some good programs, they also support abortion, oppose abstinence-only education for girls, and condone lesbianism.”
AFA’s Randy Sharp says that conservatives comprise a large share of American Girl’s sales: “American Girl has won the trust of millions of conservative families. It’s very popular among the homeschool movement because of the values the company followed. Now we find they’re teaming up with Girls Inc., which supports the very things we oppose. It’s very troubling.”
[AP, 10-14-05; EF News & Notes -10/21/05]