Gov. Rick Perry Equates Rejecting LGBT Community to Fighting Slavery Over Boy Scouts Anti-Gay Policy

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (Mr. Oops) is equating rejecting the LGBT community to fighting slavery during the pre-Civil War days.  Gov. Perry appeared on the Family Research Council’s program “Stand With Scouts Sunday,” and urged the Boys Scouts to stand firm against any drive to change its policy on gays.

“The fact is, this is a private organization,” Perry said of the Boy Scouts. “Their values and principles have worked for a century now. And for pop culture to come in and try to tear that up, which happens to be the flavor of the month so to speak, and to tear apart one of the great organizations that has served millions of young men, helped them become men and great fathers, that is just not appropriate and I hope the American people will stand up and say, ‘Not on my watch.’”

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Perry added that the greatest governor in Texas’s history, Gov. Sam Houston, opposed slavery and opposed leaving the union in the pre-Civil War era. “That’s the type of principled leadership, that’s the type of courage, that I hope people across this country, on this issue of scouts and keeping the Boy Scouts the organization it is today, [will have],” he said.

“And if we change and become more like pop culture, young men will be not as well served,” he concluded. “America will not be as well served, and Boy Scouts will start on a decline that I don’t think will serve this country well as we go into the future.” Source

Um, if Rick Perry stands next to George W. Bush, I have to put my bet on Dubya being the smarter of the two. Seems to me that some really strange politicians come out of Texas — Louie Gohmert, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, etc. Is it the drinking water?

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

  

Author: JANET SHAN

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  1. “Um, if Rick Perry stands next to George W. Bush, I have to put my bet on Dubya being the smarter of the two.”

    I have to agree with you on this — and I’m someone who thinks that the things that happened under GWB’s watch basically broke the world.

  2. I’m constantly amazed at the built in resiliency of the social system we live in, that people like Perry can be in charge and the lights still work. The allowable margin for error is apparently HUGE.

  3. Good article Janet. I really have to agree with you. I have thought for a long time now that the weirdest, most backward, actually ignorant politicians come from Texas. Some of them, like Ted Cruz even have Princeton educations! Go figure. Put him next to a poor Republican farmer with a 6th grade education who is on welfare and ask them about immigration and you won’t be able to tell them apart.
    Perry is no different. They are all part of the Good Ol’ Boys club. I am amazed though that he was ever selected as a candidate to run, but then I can’t explain Michelle Bachman either.

  4. “Put him next to a poor Republican farmer with a 6th grade education who is on welfare and ask them about immigration and you won’t be able to tell them apart.”

    ROFLMAO

  5. Is it the drinking water?

    Probably it’s just the drinking. Water is short in a lot of Texas counties, you know.

  6. SheKnows — That’s so true about the quality of the politicians coming from Texas. Can’t wait to see the line up for the 2016 presidential race. Imagine if we are dealing with Rick Perry and Ted Cruz?

    As for Michele Bachmann — she’s in a class by herself and not in a good way. I wonder what has become of that ethics matter she’s mired in?

  7. The Ohioan — Good point about the water. So, it must be the drinking. LOL.

  8. I’ve been to the DFW area a ton for work, and the water from the tap is too gross-tasting to even brush your teeth. Like, hints of garbage and cigarette ash. So, yeah, I’m guessing it’s the water.

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