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11/18/2009

Rasping Berry: Tony Perkins knocks yet another Obama administration gay

by Jeremy Hooper

It's not just Chai Feldblum (or Kevin Jennings before that). The Family Research Council's Tony Perkins is now turning his wanton rhetoric towards OPM Director John Berry, for seemingly no other reason than the fact that he's a gay man:

Berry reveals nothing new in this video. He highlights the very things that President Obama has pledged to take on (with hate crimes already passed). They are the core four points on most every pro-gay person's docket Yet Tony's video (and related blog post) is wholly built around the idea that John Berry has somehow done something out-of-line and therefore worthy of RIGHT WING RAAAAAAAAGE! The attack is as warrantless as it is pointless!

The simple fact: If John Berry, Chai Feldblum, and Kevin Jennings were not LGBT people, the Family Research Council would not be attacking them in the way that they are now. Period. End of story.

Or at least it should be the end of the story. But from the looks of it, the Family Research Council isn't going to close the book until every last one of their followers comes to think of gayness as being a dealbreaker when it comes to presidential appointments/nominees, protected suspect classes, brides and grooms, or simply existing as decent human beings who are free to live life in peace.

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**SEE ALSO: For an analysis on Tony's attempts to diminish hate crimes stats, go here. This one deals with a time when he flat-out lied by suggesting that anti-LGBT hate crimes have gone down in recent years: It's just good for FRC that crimes against truth aren't tracked [G-A-Y]

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