Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a former Boy Scout and a Republican candidate for president in 2012, issued a statement after the vote.
“The Boys Scouts of America has been built upon the values of faith and family for more than 100 years and today’s decision contradicts generations of tradition in the name of political correctness,” Perry said. “While I will always cherish my time as a Scout and the life lessons I learned, I am greatly disappointed with this decision.”
Obviously absent from Perry’s life lessons were tolerance and lack of prejudice. We applaud the Scouts for taking one big step, and urge them to take another and allow gay adults to be leaders in the organization.