Stacy Hintz, a 28-year-old mother from West Bend, Wis., has been removed from her volunteer position as a Girl Scout troop leader because of her connection to her husband's gothic website, Wisconsin Sickness, WDJT TV reports.
The website's about section gives a description of the website's purpose:
Whatever the reason, there is a deep and passionate psychosis that runs through the unstable synapses of those of us from Wisconsin, land of serial killers and cannibals.
And we're proud of it.
Wisconsin Sickness, a Mental Shed project, is all about bringing the independent, underground Wisconsin scene together and spreading the sickness like a virus.
While Hintz recognized that the site is not for everyone, especially children, she told WDJT's Keith Meka that, contrary to accusations from the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, it doesn't promote "zombie porn."
According to the report, the troop was tipped off after a parent received an email from Hintz which included all her business links -- including Wisconsin Sickness.
Hintz told WTMJ radio she never showed her troop the material on the site, and that she should be evaluated solely on her "completely spotless" performance with the children and not on the "other realm" of her life.
Tracy Wayson, spokesperson for the Southeast Wisconsin Girl Scout branch, told the station that she disagrees, saying that Hintz's personal life seeped into her duties.
"We didn't look into her performance at all...That was not the focus of our fact finding mission," Wayson told WTMJ.
"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."
Last week, Wisconsin Sickness published a blog post rejecting accustations that the site is "evil."
"Wisconsin is responsible for two of the world's most deranged killers and cannibals, driven by repression, intolerance and the sheltered inability to communicate or relate to others. Beer and football are acceptable but art and pursuit of enlightenment are not.
Wisconsin Sickness does not represent an obsession with evil, but is instead a study - an exploration of the collective unconscious through art, film, music and other forms of expression."
Hintz told WDJT that she has been devastated since she was forced to leave her position with the troop.
What do you think?
WATCH Hintz' first video blog defending herself: