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