Poll: Are the Girl Guides right to drop God?


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The Independent Online

The Girl Guides and Brownies have dropped references to religion and patriotism from their official oath in an effort to welcome "all girls, of all faiths and none."

New members used to have to swear to "love my God" and "serve the Queen and my country". In the newly written oath, they will pledge instead to "be true to myself and develop my beliefs" and "to serve my Queen and my community".

A spokesman for the Christian Concern campaign group has criticised the move, arguing it "denies the history and foundations of the movement without offering anything in its place."

So is this a pointless PC modernisation? Or a positive and inclusive step forward?