RECENT  POSTS:  » Beheadings, loving marriages make AFA writer wonder where God is » Video: A reminder that marriage equality won't silence spineless anti-gay a*holes » 'Ex-gay' org. excited to be 'featured exhibitor' at #VVS14 » Three of history's four women Supreme Court Justices have now performed same-sex weddings » GLAAD: Questions we'd like reporters to ask at the Values Voter Summit » HA! Robert Oscar Lopez mentions me in truly bizarre amicus brief to 5th Circuit » Gay man realizes he shouldn't have entered an opposite-sex union—so no same-sex marriage for anyone?! » Your daily 'Gay Gestapo' moment with the American Family Association's senior analyst » Scott Lively equates accurately noting his public record with inciting murder » Audio: Mark Regnerus doesn't think marriage equality has 'a lot of gas left'  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

05/22/2014

Audio: Tony Perkins claims he helped persuade Reince Priebus to drop Las Vegas from GOP convention consideration

by Jeremy Hooper

As you might have heard, Las Vegas, NV, has pulled out from the list of cities up for consideration to potentially host the 2016 Republican convention. And while all credible news reports say the pullout was voluntary on the part of Las Vegas (because of prep time and facility criteria), anti-LGBT activist Tony Perkins spins a different yarn. According to Perkins, who has mentioned his friendship with Priebus before, he had a little something to do with the pullout—and it was precisely because of the state GOP's dropping marriage discrimination from its platform. Have a listen:

[SOURCE: Janet Mefferd]

The biggest story for me is that Perkins, a man who has said the most horrible things imaginable about LGBT people, has the ear of the RNC head. This is the kind of thing that ends a conversation when chatting with gay Republicans about whether or not their party is still, in fact, anti-gay. That, ann you know—the party's terrible voting record on anything remotely related to LGBT rights.

But beyond that, someone just isn't telling the truth here. Did the RNC drop Las Vegas or did Vegas pullout? Tony is sure ready to claim some sort of victory for social conservatism, while everyone else is citing logistics. Forgive me if I have trouble trusting the man who says its "a fact" that I will face eternal damnation.

***

*UPDATE: Joe has more instances of Tony claiming triumph: NEVADA: Tony Perkins Cheers After Las Vegas Withdraws Its Bid To Host The 2016 Republican Convention [JMG]

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails