It’s hard to argue that Texas doesn’t have some of the most virulently anti-gay politicians in the nation. Consider, for example, Gov. Rick Perry and Congressman Louie “Terror Babies” Gohmert. Our friends at Right Wing Watch have audio clips of both politicians commenting about last week’s decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end the ban on gay scouts. Part of Gov. Perry’s comments:
“I do think that those on that board made a decision that was driven by political correctness, by money and they will look back on it someday and be held accountable, so that day will come and they will stand before their maker and be accountable for the decisions that they made.”
From Congressman Gohmert’s comments:
“You’re going to allow a situation where a seventeen-year-old guy that’s sexually attracted to other guys gets in a little tent with an eleven-year-old new rookie Boy Scout and they spend the night together, night after night at camp? I mean, come on. I thought we were making progress.”
As we’ve said before, some Texas politicians spend a lot of time worrying about the personal lives of other people. If you haven’t already, sign our petition and join thousands of others who want politicians to get out of the business of telling Texans who and how they should love.