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08/09/2011

Video: CNN again presents Tony 'gays are held captive by the enemy' Perkins as mere social conservative

by Jeremy Hooper

If a public figure had said the same kinds of things about any other minority group that Tony Perkins has said about LGBT people, he or she would never appear anywhere without those comments getting front and center billing. But once again, we see a prominent MSN outlet giving a complete and utter pass to overheated condemnation as it applies to our lives and loves, positioning the head of the Family Research Council (an SPLC-designated "hate group") as nothing more than a "values" pundit:

Personally, I don't have a huge problem with the booking itself, since people like Tony are the overreaching voices keeping this "culture war" going. All I want is honesty and insight into what folks like Tony truly say and do in the name of the anti-civl-equality agenda.

Words like "religious right" and "values voters" are written on long-expired passes.

Break

*A quick glimpse into the kind of crude things that Tony Perkins and his fellow Family Research Council staffers so routinely and unabashedly say about LGBT people. Things like: 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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