Gov. Rick Perry, an Eagle Scout, waded into the debate about Boy Scouts and gay members and leaders this weekend. The Scouts' national executive board is expected to discuss the issue when it starts a meeting Monday in Irving.
AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said emphatically Saturday that the Boy Scouts of America should not soften its strict policy barring gay members, and dismissed the idea of bending the organization to the whims of "popular culture."