As the Texas-headquartered Boy Scouts of America moved closer to its vote on allowing openly gay members, Texas Gov. Rick Perry revisited his opposition to such a change, calling for leadership that hews to principles even when they are unpopular.
Speaking May 6 via video as part of the national, conservative Family Research Council’s “Stand With Scouts Sunday” webcast, Perry cited the example of Sam Houston, Texas’ first president and seventh governor, whose portrait hung behind Perry on a wall in the Governor’s Mansion.
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Statement: Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery.