We couldn’t resist reposting the above editorial cartoon from this week’s Viewpoints page.

Several additional Republican elected officials in Texas have signed a letter urging the Boy Scouts to keep its ban on gays since we first posted about the letter the other day. The letter now has a total of 45 signatures, including its first member of Congress — Kenny Marchant of Irving — as well as state Reps. Jonathan Strickland of Bedford and Linda “Mercedes Benz” Harper-Brown of Irving; and Collin County Commissioner Matt Shaheen. Here are all eight of the latest inductees to this week’s Hall of Shame:

• Congressman Kenny Marchant (R-Irving)
• State Senator Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels)
• State Representative Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford)
• State Representative Charles Perry (R-Lubbock)
• State Representative Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs)
• State Representative Larry Phillips (R-Sherman)
• State Representative Linda Harper-Brown (R-Irving)
• Collin County Commissioner Pct 1 Matt Shaheen

Also, be sure to check out some of the comments below the post about the letter on the Texas Values website. This is our personal favorite, just for its sheer ignorance:

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