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ICC Note: In yet another example of Christianity being slowly pushed from the public sphere the United Kingdom’s version of the Girl Scouts, known as the Christian Girl Guides, has elected to drop the word “God” from their official oath. Some troops of the girl guides initially refused to drop the word after hundreds of complaints filed in, but recently at least one troop has given in and is adopting the new secular oath. 
8/27/2013 United Kingdom (UCANews) – A group of Christian Girl Guides who refused to drop God from their traditional oath have bowed to pressure and agreed to use the new secular promise, despite more than 800 complaints about the oath from Guide members across the country.
Guide leaders from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, announced publicly that they would keep the old oath after the UK-wide organisation demanded in June that all Guides abandon any reference to God in their promise.
But the St Paul’s Harrogate troop has now agreed to use the new secular oath, following a meeting with Girlguiding UK last week.
Girlguiding UK said the organisation had received 839 complaints about the new oath, but said that all members must use the secular promise after September 1.
Chief Guide Gill Slocombe said: “We appreciate that for some it is going to take time to make the adjustment.

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