Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Thursday afternoon said he was sad to learn that the Boy Scouts of American voted to allow openly gay members.
“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,” he said in a statement. “While I will always cherish my time as a scout and the life lessons I learned, I am greatly disappointed with this decision.”
The Boy Scouts’ National Council voted to repeal the long-standing prohibition on openly gay members, but the current policy prohibiting gay and atheist adult leaders will remain in place.