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May 06, 2013


Perry Suggests Scout Ban on Gays is Like Opposing Slavery

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) likened the Boy Scouts stand against gay membership akin to being opposed to slavery, the Dallas Morning News reports.

"Perry, speaking from the library in the Governor's Mansion, referred to a portrait of Sam Houston, whom he called Texas' greatest governor. He told how Houston's principled stand against slavery and Texas' joining the Confederacy cost him his governorship."

Said Perry: "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 kind of organization that it is today. If we change and become more like pop culture, young men will be not as well served, 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."












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