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04/30/2010

Video: OWN. YOUR. DISRESPECT. FOR. THE. COMMANDER IN CHIEF. TONY!

by Jeremy Hooper

On the very day that Tony Perkins was disinvited from speaking at Andrews Air Force base, we pointed out the likely reason: That he, just moments after the State of the Union speech, wrote that this nation's Commander in Chief is "willing to jeopardize our nation’s security to advance the agenda of the radical homosexual lobby." For many within the military culture, comments like these go well beyond normal politicking and partisan politics -- they are unfair assessments of the person who outranks all other military officers. And since nobody is constitutionally owed a speaking engagement, that same military culture has every right to disinvite a speaker who has, on his own volition, put forth such a disrespectful judgment of the Commander in Chief's own judgment call.

Well, Andrews is now confirming that this comment was, in fact, the major reason why Tony was disinvited. But of course Tony refuses to take even a shred of responsibility for what he said and why it might lead to repercussions (even if he does take ownership). Instead, it's a game of blame the gays and liberals with the help of Fox News:

It's outrageous, this game of conservative pretend. In this, a civil rights and national security matter in which LGBT people are being told they have to wait around for studies and charts and opinions and legislation, a heterosexual person of faith publicly said, based on nothing but his own faith-based personal opinion, that openly gay soldiers are a national security threat. And this same faith leader is essentially saying that the President is causing this nation's armed forces harm by suggesting that all tax-paying citizens should be free to fight and possibly die for this nation. And yet it's THE F***ING SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE WHO GETS TO BE OUTRAGED HERE?!?!?! Puh-leeze!

Just days after Tony made his initial comments about DADT repeal, Tony went on to say, with his own two lips, that gay people "are being held captive by the enemy." Fair enough. Soldiers of all sexual orientations fight for Tony's right to say such hurtful and offensive things. They do not, however, fight to make his immune from scrutiny or reproach. And they certainly do not fight for his right to redress the roles in this so-called "culture war" so that he, a leader of the troops that declared the damn thing, is made out to be the sympathetic P.O.W. (Purveyor of Waaaaaaah)!

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