Texas Governor Rick Perry stopped by “WallBuilders Live” today to voice his opposition to the upcoming vote by the Boy Scouts of America on possibly ending the organization’s ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. Perry, the author of the book “On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting For,” was predictably opposed to any such change, calling on the organization not to “break the hearts” of those who love it by caving to the “cruel intolerance” of the left:
What this gets down to Rick is that scouting is not about sex, it’s about building character. And the Boy Scouts is not the proper intersection for a debate over sexual preference. It is with this very aggressive, almost cruel intolerance by the far left that is making it so. So I really urge the Boy Scouts of America leadership not to succumb to this and I happen to believe that it is every scout’s, and certainly my Eagle Scout duty to speak out before scouting breaks the hearts of so many who love it.
Those just very, very aggressive, intolerant individuals on the left are what is driving this agenda and the Boy Scout leadership, I hope, will really listen and think about what the long-term impact of this is going to be.
This is about popular culture shifting in America. The values that the Boy Scouts are based upon are not values that shift … and Americans will be ill-served when one of the great institutions that it has in this country starts following pop culture rather than the clear, strong values that have served this country for over a century in the Boy Scouts.