Sunday, August 21, 2016

A Man Who Says God Punishes Gays with Natural Disasters Had His Home Destroyed in the Flood

Mod: Interesting Sunday reading from Esquire Magazine - link.

Tony Perkins, who has made a career railing against LGBT people-including saying that God sends natural disasters to punish them-just had his house destroyed by a natural disaster.

Perkins is president of the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center classifies as an anti-gay extremist hate group. Tony Perkins also lives in Louisiana, where there's been massive flooding this week that has killed 13 people and destroyed thousands of homes-including Tony Perkins'.

"This is a flood, I would have to say, of near biblical proportions," Perkins said, adding that he's now living off "God's provisions."

Here, via SPLC, are some other quotes from Tony Perkins.

"While activists like to claim that pedophilia is a completely distinct orientation from homosexuality, evidence shows a disproportionate overlap between the two. … It is a homosexual problem."

"The videos are titled 'It Gets Better.' They are aimed at persuading kids that although they'll face struggles and perhaps bullying for 'coming out' as homosexual (or transgendered or some other perversion), life will get better. … It's disgusting. And it's part of a concerted effort to persuade kids that homosexuality is okay and actually to recruit them into that lifestyle."

"Those who understand the homosexual community-the activists-they're very aggressive, they're-everything they accuse us of they are in triplicate. They're intolerant, they're hateful, vile, they're spiteful. .... To me, that is the height of hatred, to be silent when we know there are individuals that are engaged in activity, behavior, and an agenda that will destroy them and our nation."

And, in a 2015 interview, he agreed with extremist Messianic Jewish pastor Jonathan Cahn that Hurricane Joaquin was a "sign of God's wrath" over the legalization of gay marriage and abortion, saying: "God is trying to send us a message."

Was God trying to "send" Tony Perkins a message this week? Or was He trying to "send" Ted Cruz a message, who appointed Perkins to his failed presidential campaign's "advisory council for religious liberty?"

Or was He trying to "send" the Republican National Committee a message? After all, they allowed Perkins to play a decisive role in crafting the Republican Party platform last month, including a fun little provision that advocated for sending LGBT people to gay conversion therapy-a thoroughly debunked and possibly destructive method of "treatment."

Or is Perkins just a normal person, like LGBT people, who now has to overcome adversity?

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21 comments:

  1. Huh. Must mean Perkins is gay.

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  2. In this country, does he still not have his right to an opinion whether I agree with him or not?

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    1. Is there someone who says he doesn't?

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    2. Fake religious hate is more than just an 'opinion'

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    3. Perkins is allowed to have an opinion. You are not allowed to give yours, however. Especially if you don't show the proper reverance.

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  3. The the GOP let in the crazy fundamentalists in order to get their votes, they sewed the seeds of the party you're seeing today.

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  4. I wouldn't be thinking he is normal, with that type of thinking and comments on others lives. Humans are frail creatures. Even in the LGBTQ community some lack inderstanding of others and make ignorant comments. "You"can 't change these individuals out look regarding fellow humans. "You"can can choose not to listen or give them power or ownership of ignorant comments.
    Nature delivered a change in this man's life; I do hope he listens. But sadly; humans like this have closed minds.
    Some in the RNC along with some Journalists have their own agenda, and that is to not support the popular vote of the people; Donald Trump. Historically; we may be witnessing a split in the Republican base. Not all in Republican party follow the word game of i'll say what you want to hear in order to get your vote. Can't say the same for other Political parties.

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    1. The Republican Party is a Frankenstein monster kitbashed of various fringe groups

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    2. And the Democrat party is comprised wholely of misguided individuals that believe their party leaders are actually looking out for the "little guy".

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  5. I marvel at the confidence of people who believe they know exactly what God thinks.

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    1. Humorous that the Democratic party and some of the supporters attempt to believe that theirs is the party of tolerance.
      Actions speak loudly and words may be misconstrued.
      Please don't blame the dog.
      This may be a good opportunity to be philosophical and inquire if "you"can. Are you spelling your blame backward?

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    2. We tolerate you. And you're an idiot. That must count for something.

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  6. O... I see, tax evation must be acceptable in the Democratic party, maybe I should think of changing parties? Uhm

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  7. Karma.

    God hates ugly.

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  8. Tax evasion? You mean the pay to pay Democrats?

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  9. I don't understand support of the party of poverty pimps or poverty maintenance. Hillary and her 1% International high rolling pals are all about money. Yours!

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    1. what are you even talking about.

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  10. Actually things are quite good for me (and you) even if you don't want to accept that. I will vote to maintain the status quo and not destroy our Democracy. Thank You.

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    1. suburban lives matter

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  11. Tony Perkins represents the poorly educated who live in fear and hatred. He is in denial of scientific proof of homosexuality like many people. He is the first cousin to the other extremist who stated "Rape sperm knows how to swim." They also represent the arrogance of the republican party.

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  12. Gay or not, each is entitled to their sexual preference. It's 2016 people!!

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