(Daily Mail) – A mother-of-two has claimed she was fired from her role as a Girl Scout troop leader for her connection to a ‘satanic’ website.
Stacy Hintz, 28, led the West Bend troop in Wisconsin Southeast for four years and claims to have an impeccable record in the role.
Yet her husband runs wisconsinsickness.com, which features scantily-clad women in provocative poses and discusses porn stores and serial killers.
The subjects – which also include ghosts and heavy metal music – are at odds with the Girl Scout message and teachings, its leaders claim.
On the website, Hintz’s husband Charlie wrote that Stacy’s co-leader at the troop found the site and asked her to resign.
When she refused, she received an email from Mary Black, the Chief Program Officer of Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast.
It said: ‘Following an internal review, we are reaffirming the notice of February 9, 2012 removing you from all of your volunteer positions with Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast.
‘This action is being taken due to violations of policy, including your endorsement, while in a Girl Scout capacity, of a website service that does not live up to the Girl Scout standards and principles.’
The mother-of-two posted 14 videos to YouTube to complain about the treatment. In the clips, she explained how her co-leader eventually stepped down and how five children were pulled from the troop.
Her husband Charlie ranted about the dismissal on the website.He wrote: ‘[The co-leader] claims that, as a big a part of her life as Wisconsin Sickness is, it must ripple into all other parts of life, though she could not name anything in particular besides being late to two meetings… Poor punctuality is not the work of the devil.’
He continued that they are ‘good people leading good lives, teaching our children to be strong, compassionate and well-mannered individuals.
‘My family is ridiculously poor, yet we continuously strive to help others, living our lives selflessly in pursuit of some greater good.’
Hintz was reportedly well liked by parents and staff, even being chosen to represent the group at a 100-year anniversary convention held in Austin, Texas.
But on one of the videos, she says the mothers are now ‘in fear’ of her spending time with their children ‘all of a sudden’.
Hintz told Wisconsin’s Afternoon News that the website should not be the reason for her being forced from the job.
‘The only thing that in my personal opinion, I feel should be looked at in this situation, and that should be my performance within Girl Scouts. And it has been completely spotless,’ she said.
‘I have never once exposed the girls to anything even remotely close to having to do with this other realm of my life.’
But Tracy Wayson, spokesperson for Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast said that Hintz’s achievements on the job was not important.
She said: ‘We didn’t look into her performance at all…That was not the focus of our fact finding mission.’
Wayson said Hintz was removed from her position as she included links to Wisconsin Sickness in emails about official Girl Scouts business.
‘What we really need to step in on is when those personal activities seep into their role as a Girl Scout volunteer, and in this case, that’s what happened,’ she said.