Texas Governor Rick Perry describes his attachment to the Boy Scouts as “intensely personal”. That’s why he’s decided to pen a book – On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting For – that defends the group’s anti-gay attitudes:
Perry, a Republican, targets the American Civil Liberties Union as the primary force behind a leftist push to accept homosexuality and challenge Scouting’s duty to God.
“The ACLU and its allies seemed determined to force the Boy Scouts to bend to their version of what is right and wrong,” he writes.
If intimidation and the threat of lawsuits succeed, Perry writes, “the culture war will be lost before we know it. If that happens, we will find ourselves living in a world where moral relativism reigns and individualism runs amok.”
Wait, that sounds surprisingly like a capitalist liberal democracy… What a nightmare!
Perry makes sure to celebrate the gays, saying he values our little pink lives, but insists the Scouts should eschew sexual discussions of all types, which is really just a way of telling gay folk to keep a lid on it.