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Tony Perkins: ‘Future Of The Family’ Depends On Churches Voting Against Gay Marriage

by David Badash on October 11, 2012

in Marriage,News,Politics

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Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, recorded a desperate video demanding pastors in Maine turn their congregants into “Christian citizens,” or else “the future of the family Maine” may end. Maine is facing a ballot initiative this November that will decide whether or not to re-establish the right of same-sex couples to marry.

“Get out the vote. Make a determined effort to remind your people of their responsibility as Christian citizens to participate in government,” Perkins warns. And by “government,” Perkins means, excluding loving same-sex couples from being able to marry. “As Christian we have a responsibility,” he adds.

“Our religious liberty is in jeopardy,” Perkins fear mongers. What religious liberty? Why, the religious liberty to treat LGBTQ people as second class citizens, to use the Bible to marginalize and attack gay people, that “religious liberty.”

“Our children’s education hangs in the balance… The future of the family in Maine depends upon you and your church.”

Because, apparently, in Tony Perkins’ mind, if gay people are allowed to marry, heterosexual-headed households will fall apart?

Under Tony Perkins’ leadership, the Family Research Council has transitioned into an anti-gay hate group, as certified by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Who else is on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of active anti-gay hate groups? The Westboro Baptist Church, who call themselves, “God Hates Fags.”

Jonathan Phelps, the son of the founder of God Hates Fags, yesterday in an exclusive interview with journalist David Pakman, said that gay people should be put to death.  “It’s the view of the Bible, it’s the clear teaching of the Bible,” Phelps said, adding that “the established human government should be following the rules of the Bible.”

While Perkins is not calling for the death penalty for gay people, he and his organization sit on the same list as those who do, because they spread falsehoods and harmful, false rhetoric about the LGBTQ community.

Meanwhile, the 2010 U.S. census found there are two million children being raised by LGBT parents. And we also know, via the U.S. Government’s Census Bureau, “there were 131,729 same-sex married couple households and 514,735 same-sex unmarried partner households in the United States.”

The family is being helped, not harmed, by same-sex couples.

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Mykelbarber October 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Future of the family depends on science, not unfounded, unreasonable, irrational religion.

ottomarcos October 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm

How about strengthening all families by ending religious bigotry, taxing churches which are involved in politics, and encouraging all children to be true to themselves in the face of adversity?

twiga_riq October 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Is it just me or is Perkins aging 2-3 yrs for each year that he continues his skreed?

EdinOcala October 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Here we go again…..using the book of fairy tales to deny civil rights, preach hate and force religious beliefs as law. We will fight these terrorvangelists for as long as it takes….we will never again accept being second class citizens.

weshlovrcm October 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Angry pro-homophobia lobbyist Perkins sees the anti-gay money trough drying up. He's desperate to suck up every last dollar he can squeeze out of those he deceives. The fact that he wrecks the lives of God's gay children is immaterial to him, because years ago he sinfully chose money over God. The only hope for him is repentance.

lepidopteryx October 12, 2012 at 12:45 am

Funny, the only effect my gay and lesbian friends' marriages had on my family was the problem of trying to decide what to wear to the wedding.

Susan October 15, 2012 at 8:39 am

I sincerely hope that we all remember who to vote for in November. This community is often conservative and GOP-bent. If we do not support Mr. Obama, there will be added strength to this group and other similar idiots. Please remember to vote and vote Democrat. We reap what we sow.

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