And the freakout among the Christian right over the Boy Scouts possibly allowing local councils to decide whether to accept gay scouts. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, who really is just dumber than a box of hammers, lends his shrill voice of unreason to the discussion:
After welcoming an annual gathering of hundreds of Boy Scouts to the Texas Capitol on Saturday, Gov. Rick Perry, an Eagle Scout himself, said the youth organization should stand firm on its ban on openly gay members and volunteers.
“Scouting is not a place were sexuality should be the intersection,” Mr. Perry said, according to a report in the San Antonio Express News.. “Scouting is about teaching a substantial amount of life lessons; sexuality is not one of them, never has been and doesn’t need to be.”
And it won’t be. Jesus H. Christ, it’s not like they’re suddenly going to be offering blowjob merit badges.