Apparently Texas Gov. Rick Perry would support allowing gay leaders in the Boy Scouts if people would just call homosexuality something else.
I’m sure I’m the only one who hasn’t read Perry’s thrilling new book, “On My Honor,” which has something to do with defending the Scouts against the ACLU. But I did catch the interview with Perry that appeared in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine. In the interview, Perry makes his case for the ban on gay Scout leaders. Perry says Scouting is about building character, not sex. Asked whether gays couldn’t foster character-building, Perry says, “The argument that gets made is that homosexuality is about sex. Do you agree?” When the reporter says no, Perry responds, “Well, then why donâ€™t they call it something else?” Good question, Rick. Good question.
â€” John Wright
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