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01/07/2014

Tony Perkins: The Southern Poverty Law Center = 'terrorists'

by Jeremy Hooper

Ever since the forty-three-year-old civil rights organization added the Family Research Council to its anti-gay hate groups list (for fleshed out reasons that FRC refuses to acknowledge), the FRC has been on the absolute warpath determined to turn the Southern Poverty Law Center's monitoring of the anti-LGBT organization's own words and work into an act of "terrorism" against them. But today, FRC president Tony Perkins might have crossed into a new frontier of outrageous connection:

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[Tony Perkins]

FRC's beef lies (and I do mean LIES) with a report put out by noted poop-stirrer Todd Starnes, who caught wind of an army training in which the person leading the session noted the extremism of groups that are on the Southern Poverty Law Center's radar, specifically the American Family Association. It of course makes sense for folks to note the AFA as an extreme organization because the AFA is, well—an extreme organization. It doesn't really matter who sources that fact—the fact remains because of the AFA's own record and mission, not because of any specific messenger.

But as we all know, the far-right anti-LGBT organizations hate nothing more than their own words. If the past two years have proven any axiom to be true, it's this one. Time and time again, we see that all one has to do to really enrage a far-right anti-LGBT activist is to say, "Hey, look at this stuff you said" and ask him or her to take responsibility for it. First the spin machine kicks into overdrive, and then the entire movement begins smearing whatever person or group dared to respond to their own documented and sourced rhetoric.

And sometimes, when they get really Jesus-y? They equate those messengers with terrorists.

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