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Perkins takes on the president, film's most famous sheepherders

by Jeremy Hooper

OMG -- Please tell us that Tony Perkins does not really begin this video by saying "from Saddleback to Brokeback"

I mean don't get us wrong -- we're not offended. A touching love story that details two men who were shamed by society in denying what was real and pure (with the possibility left open that one of them was killed because of the same) only highlights the need of society to finally overcome the antiquated biases that have ruined too many lives already. And if we had to choose a church where the pastor compares homosexuality to pedophilia and incest or a well-received film that seeks to take shame out of society, we will gladly get Jacked up on Ennis.

But the childishness of it all is just startling. We have a grown, heterosexual man who spends his every waking day denying freedom to LGBT people, and here he thinks its perfectly fine to reduce millions of rich, fulfilled lives with a pop culture cliché?! Where does he get off? If anyone should be sensitive to drawing such cinematic parallels, we'd think it'd be a man who shares a name with the star of Psycho!

[::sigh::] Just stop the hurtful games, T.P. Your movement is dangerously close to grasping that one, final, out-of-line straw that'll afflict the "pro-family" camel with its own Broke Back.

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A GAY movie star at that.

Posted by: Bill S | Aug 27, 2009 6:58:15 PM

In an Olbermanian tone, "Of all the crazy assed things that Perkins has ever said, that's gotta' be the craziest assed-est thing ever!"

Posted by: Dick Mills | Aug 27, 2009 8:45:00 PM

"two homosexuals from California." Interesting if they were heteros would he have referred to them as "two heterosexuals from California" or just as a couple?

Posted by: KMB | Aug 27, 2009 10:20:25 PM

As the Bible tells us, "You will know them by their fruits." It's remarkably apt when it also says, "Bad fruit cannot come from a good tree." Mr. Perkins' exhibits an unrelenting ugly "fruit of the spirit" which is more demoninc than Christian--homophobia.

Posted by: Michael | Aug 28, 2009 5:37:54 AM

Is Perkins truly that ignorant of how the government works, or is he only pretending to have skipped his high-school poly sci class? The president belongs to the executive branch, whose role in society is to enforce the law. Therefore, while Obama is free to call on Congress to change the law, he has no power to write a bill himself, and regardless of his personal opinion of DOMA, his administration defends it in court. Just as, if the courts strike it down as unconstitutional, he must also abide by that decision. To defend a law in court while urging Congress to repeal it is not contradictory, but rather a demonstration of both the expectations and the limitations on the executive branch. But trust an anti-gay, anti-Obama right-winger to twist reality as much as possible for his own purposes.

Posted by: Rachel Snyder | Aug 28, 2009 9:20:01 AM

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