Girl Guides drops God from promise

Girl Guides has taken the radical step  of revising its promise of allegiance – dropping a historic vow to love and serve God. Following a consultation  with members, the 102 year-old  organisation has maintained the pledge  ‘to serve my queen and community’, and now includes a promise to ‘be  true to myself and develop my beliefs’. The move is expected to broaden membership of the largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women in the UK, which currently has 546,000 members. 

Speaking on Premier Christian  Radio former MP Ann Widdecombe  condemned the decision as ‘appalling’.  Girls’ Brigade’s national director Ruth  Gilson...

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