For those not already convinced of Rick Perry’s greatness from my previous post, now hear this: On Glenn Beck’s radio program this week, the Texas Governor blasted Madonna while at the same time voicing his support for the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay members.
“It’s fascinating that someone would make that kind of gratuitous shot at an organization that has probably done as much to promote young men to the type of values that the vast majority of the people in this country aspire to,” Perry said, referring to Madonna’s jab at the Boy Scouts anti-gay stance at the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards.
When the Scouts considered changing their policy earlier this year, Perry said, “I think most people see absolutely no reason to change the position and neither do I.”
I know that as a young man they made a decision to follow a long and arduous path to reach that Eagle Scout award and that if they went through that long process between the ages of 10 and 15—16 years old, that those qualities, those characteristics, those values are still very much alive in that young man who’s asking to work for you and that’s the kind of people I want surrounding me. That’s the type of individuals I want to be working with and I’m counting on to take the great State of Texas forward.
Perry authored the book, On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting For, in 2008 as a treatise for why the Boy Scouts of America should adhere to their conservative values.