Posted: Feb 2, 2013 8:56 PM
AUSTIN -- There's been a controversy surrounding the Boy Scouts of America for the past several days now.
And today, Texas Governor Rick Perry asked leaders of the organization to stick to it's mandatory no-gays membership policy.
The Boy Scouts re-confirmed their no-gay policy about seven months ago...but they're now considering allowing religious and civic groups - sponsoring the scouts - to decide how to address the issue.
If passed, individual troops would hold the right to decide whether to allow gay members or scout leaders.
It's an idea some are on board with, but, Governor Perry is not one of them.
He said, "Scouting is about teaching a substantial amount of life lessons, sexuality is not one of them. never has been and doesn't need to be."
Boy Scouts Troop Leader Christina Lee said, "I hope the decision is left up to the charter organizations. It's really depending on your group and who is in your group and how they feel about things."
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