05/24/2013 11:45 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Boy Scouts' Decision To Allow Gay Scouts Denounced By Conservative Lawmakers, Pundits

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The Boy Scouts of America's decision to allow openly gay Scouts has generated a divided response from parents and other officials.

Not surprisingly, a number of conservative pundits and lawmakers quickly denounced the outcome. Among them was Texas Governor Rick Perry, who said he was "greatly disappointed" by the organization's decision.

"The Boy Scouts of America has been built upon the values of faith and family for more than 100 years and today's decision contradicts generations of tradition in the name of political correctness," Perry noted in an email statement.

Similarly riled was the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer. Fischer, whose anti-gay declarations have become a near-weekly staple of his "Focal Point" radio show, noted on Twitter:

Fischer also noted:

Take a look at some other conservative responses to the Boy Scouts' decision to allow gay Scouts below:

Boy Scouts' Right-Wing Reactions