Michael Williams, a Republican candidate for Georgia governor, said the Boy Scouts of America's decision to drop the word "Boy" from their name was the "latest example of culture rot.”
“For many decades, the Boy Scouts helped turn boys into men,” Williams said in a statement. “Unfortunately, they have taken a big step toward the eventual destruction of the very elements that made them such an influential organization.”
“They caved to left-wing social engineers who want to remove the concept of male masculinity from society,” the former co-chairman of Georgia's Donald TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE for President campaign continued. “Imagine the outcome of World War II if the Greatest Generation had been raised by these politically-correct bedwetters. You’d be reading this in German.”
The organization’s move to a gender-neutral name came on the heels of its decision to accept girls into its ranks next year.
Girls have already started enrolling as Cub Scouts this year; more than 3,000 have reportedly joined so far.
"Our great nation desperately needs more John Waynes and fewer pajama boys," Williams continued in his statement.
"Everyone doesn't have to fall in line and discredit the differences of each sex that make both genders unique and special. Yes, each gender is different! That's why women are only required to complete less than half of the number of push-ups as men to pass Army Basic Training. Perhaps separate scouting programs for boys and girls isn't so crazy after all."
Williams, who is one of seven Republican candidates running for the seat, only has the support of about 3 percent of voters, according to a recent poll by the University of Georgia.