Synod crit­i­cises Guid­ing ‘Prom­ise’

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The Synod has af­firmed their wish to see God re­main in the Girl Guides oath. A ma­jor­ity voted in favour of ask­ing that girls be given the choice to make their prom­ises to God, de­spite re­cent changes from Girl Guid­ing UK to re­move faith from the pledge. Ali­son Ruoff moved the orig­i­nal Mo­tion that asked why young girls are be­ing asked to choose be­tween Guid­ing and their faith. “I’m only ask­ing that the girls and their lead­ers be ac­corded choice when mak­ing or re­new­ing their prom­ise,” she added. “Meet­ing in Church premises but be­ing banned from say­ing ‘I love my God’, can­not be right”, Mrs Ruoff said. The Girl Guid­ing UK pre­ferred prom­ise of ‘be­ing true to my­self’ is a prom­ise to refuse to let God rule your life, Ali­son Wynn said. “No Chris­tian girl can now join the Girl Guides, and no Chris­tian par­ents can, in good faith, send their chil­dren there.”

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