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08/19/2011

Tony Perkins to LGBT teens: You're immoral, it won't get better, 'disgusting' to say it will

by Jeremy Hooper

Considering president Tony Perkins went on NPR and said that gay kids commit suicide because they know they are "abnormal," the following document probably shouldn't come as any surprise. But when you consider that this condemnation of the "It Gets Better" project and LGBT youth in general was used to RAISE.FUNDS. for the Family Research Council and its work supporting the GOP, the attack takes on a whole new weight.

Right Wing Watch brings us the goods. And by goods, I mean awfulness:

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FRC Blasts Obama Administration Support For "It Gets Better," Calls It "Immoral," "Disgusting," "Perversion" [Right Wing Watch]
(H/t: Joe.My.God)

Just a reminder: In just a little over a month, House Speaker Boehner, House Majority Leader Cantor, Virginia AG Cucinelli, Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, Rep. Steve King, Rep. (and GOP prez candidate) Ron Paul, Rep (and GOP prez candidate) Michele Bachmann, and Sen. (and GOP prez candidate) Rick Santorum (plus more, yet-to-be announced prominent Republicans) will toast this very same group at its annual Values Voters Summit. So fine, let them all viciously slam "It Gets Better." But when it comes to sticking these claims to this who so crudely dish it: They "Better Get It."

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*MORE crude slights from FRC: Positioning us as a kid-threatening disaster in need of "ex-gay" therapy, churning out brochures that compare same-sex marriages to those bonds which might exist between a man and a horse (complete with horse photo), directly likens us to terrorists, calling LGBT rights a battle of "good versus evil," saying DADT repeal proponents are "willing to jeopardize our nation’s security to advance the agenda of the radical homosexual lobby," claiming gay teens kill themselves because they know that they're "abnormal," saying the gay activists who challenge FRC are "held captive by the enemy," writing that same-sex marriage will be "opening the door to all manner of moral and social evil, tweeting that gays don't need to "be a slave to feelings," and calling on U.S. gays to be either "exported" or criminalized (to name just a few FRC eyebrow-jackers).

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