Rick Perry has reminded Herman Cain supporters that he does not support gay and bisexual troops serving openly.

In courting Cain supporters after the former Godfather's Pizza CEO dropped out of the race over allegations that he had an extramarital affair, Perry called Cain a friend and himself the remaining outsider in the GOP presidential field.

“Today a friend who sacrificed much in the effort to lead our great country suspended his campaign,” Perry wrote on his website. “I want to wish Herman Cain, his wife Gloria, and the entire Cain family the very best and God's blessings as they move forward.”

“I am truly the only Washington Outsider left in the race. I haven't served a day in Washington – either in Congress or as part of an Administration – and I am not the hand-picked choice of the Washington Establishment.”

Perry went on to remind Cain supporters that he objects to repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the law which for 18 years banned gay and bisexual troops from serving openly.

“I believe America's best days are ahead of us if we return to our constitutional roots. I believe this nation was founded on Judeo-Christian values. But you don't have to go to church every Sunday to know something is wrong in America where gays can openly serve in the military but our children can't pray in school.”