Texas Governor Rick Perry describes gays as “flavor of the month” in urging the Boy Scouts of America to keep its ban against gay scouts and leaders.

Perry, the author of On My Honor: Why The American Values Of The Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting For, appeared in the Family Research Council's (FRC) Stand With Scouts Sunday webcast.

Perry, who appeared remotely from the governor's mansion, praised the values of the Boy Scouts.

“I know there are those in the world today that would tear that apart. But the fact is this is a private organization. Their values and principles have worked for a century now. And for pop culture to come in and try to tear that up because it just happens to be, you know, the flavor of the month so to speak and to tear apart one of the great organizations that have served millions of young men, helped them to become men and become great fathers. That is just not appropriate. Frankly, I hope the American people will stand up and say, 'Not on my watch.'”

“The greatest governor that ever served this state was Sam Houston. And from this library that I speak, he made a powerful decision that cost him his governorship. He was against slavery. And he stood up and very passionately said, 'You know Texas does not need to leave the union over this issue of slavery.' … That's the type of principled leadership, that's the type of courage that I hope people across this country on this issue of scouts and keeping the Boy Scouts the organization that it is today.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)