Tony Perkins Says He’s a Victim of the Gays

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Have you noticed whenever a radical rightwing, Christian extremist is prevented from espousing antigay bigotry, they immediately play the victim card? And so it goes with Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

Perkins, a critic of President Obama’s pledge to reverse the viciously homophobic, Clinton-era policy of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ is whining that Andrews Air Force Base pulled a longstanding invitation for him to speak because of his views.

The Family Research Council has been lobbying lawmakers to oppose the repeal of ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell.’ “Do not let our military be used to advance a radical sexual agenda,” says an item on the council’s web site. Radical comments like that were too much for the military base.

Air Force Chaplain Lt. Col. Gary Bertsch wrote Perkins to cancel the invitation saying:

“As a former Marine officer, I’m sure you understand the situation in which we find ourselves. As military members we are sworn to support our Commander in Chief, and are forbidden to make or support statements which run counter to our roles as members of the armed forces.”

But Perkins is having none of it and claims he’s a victim of the gay mafia.

“People don’t understand that in the military there is a chain of command, and you have to follow orders. You’re not free to disagree.”

As a former member of the military, Tony Perkins, should understand that military personnel answer to the Commander in Chief — in this case, President Obama and not to some media whore, waving a Bible while saying all gay people should be sent to jail. Don’t worry Tony. I’m certain FOX News or CNN will be calling you in short order to be their Christian spokesman as to why the ban shouldn’t be repealed.

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21 Responses to Tony Perkins Says He’s a Victim of the Gays

  1. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    DADT will be repealed. Very likely, this year.

    What this Tony Perkins clown says or thinks doesn’t amount to squat. He can stick his Bible where the sun doesn’t shine.

    If he actually read his Bible he might find a pathway out of his hatred of gay folks.

  2. DMason says:

    These Bible thumpers are all the same. They say the most outrageous things and think everyone has to accommodate their beliefs. This isn’t how the world works. This is why companies have HR manuals for personal guidelines. A male employee can’t come to work and tell his female boss her tits look good today.

  3. Joe in Colorado says:

    Perkins, as an American, is free to be a bigot and he can hold any opinion he chooses but, when he steps onto a government, military base, he has to follow the rules. If he indeed, has a military background and I find this extremely suspect, then he should not want to put the commanding base officer in an uncomfortable position of having to make a decision about allowing him to preach and screech antigay rhetoric. It’s inflammatory speech.

  4. JollyRoger says:

    This Elder of Jesusistan got his mailing lists from the Ku Klux Klan. Yeah. And I’m not making that up.

    Why on Earth was he EVER asked to speak to our military?

  5. Rachel says:

    Tony Perkins is obsessed with gay men. He’s clearly a closet case. But it isn’t just Perkins. There is a whole list of men and women on the fringes of the right who wake up each morning and start thinking about gay men and lesbians. I find it rather peculiar.

  6. chlost says:

    I find the “gay mafia” concept so intriguing. If the problem that they have with gays in the military is that there is some question as to the ability of gay soldiers to fight, how could these “unfit” persons have become the “mafia”? As we all know, the mafia is pretty violent and prone to fight to the death! I would think they would want more of these “mafia” members in the military to support them in fighting. Oh, and btw, the more virulent the hate and anti-gay rhetoric is, the more likely they are in the closet, from my experience. Fear and hate are just one click apart in our emotional makeup.

  7. Brigadoon says:

    I too hope DADT is repealed. I will not let President Obama forget why I voted for him; a promise to repeal both DADT and DOMA. He’s gotten lost the first 14 months in the courting of the GOP and health care reform. He needs to get back to his campaign promises or 2012 will mean an early retirement.

  8. Harry says:

    Don’t you just want to beat Tony Perkins ass? I’m usually not a violent person but in his case, I would make an exception.

  9. Fran says:

    But Perkins is having none of it and claims he’s a victim of the gay mafia.

    They made him an offer he couldn’t refuse?

    Now HE plays the victim card!

  10. JollyRoger says:

    I find the “gay mafia” concept so intriguing.

    “Hey, Vinnie. Sal says he wants you to get rid of the wife, dress in high heels, and go over to the Godflamer’s house. He wants to give ya a kiss, and it ain’t the kiss of death.”

  11. HalfGay says:

    I have to give props to the military on this one … HOOOORAA!

  12. lea-lea says:

    As a straight woman, I can report that Tony Perkins totally creeps me out.

    He reminds me of one of those doll boys who at 50 years of age, still goes home for Sunday dinner with his mama, and as the roast simmers, he lovingly brushes her hair and rubs her feet.

  13. Big Hank says:

    Lea Lea — Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. LOL!

  14. libhomo says:

    Religious nuts shouldn’t be allowed to make speeches on military bases. Can you say “separation of church and state”?

  15. R.J. says:

    What a douchebag. If there really was a gay mafia, I’d be a member of it.

  16. That photo really pings my gaydar. I’m thinking Rachel’s right about Ms. Perkins.

  17. Prairiedog says:

    Fat-ass, Queer-hating, Bill Donohue, the notorious homophobe director of The ‘Catholic’ League” is screeching about how followers need to send emails to the Public Affairs Office at Andrews Air Force Base to complain about this decision x-nay Perkins prayer performance.

    Aren’t Catholics supposed to be feeding and clothing the poor? The sick? The needy?

    Guess kicking the gays is the new Catholic Gospel.

  18. jimmy says:

    I wonder how many times Perkins “helped a buddy out” when he was in the Marines.

  19. Sally says:

    One has to wonder what the Gay Mafia would look like? I agree with HalfGay – way to go military!!! Stick up for your people!

  20. Democracy7 says:

    Silly little troll, he insists he has rights, but doesn’t feel it is Godly to give others the same rights and respect. Can we all agree that he is a Hippocrit?
    And yes, my gaydar is ringing loudly when I look at him.

  21. Kyu says:

    I recall reading that the more homophobic one is, the more likely one is gay…

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