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Tony Perkins Freaks Over Designation of Family Research Council as a 'Hate Group', Demands Apology

Now that credible groups are finally seeing the Family Research Council and other anti-gay extremists entities for what they are really are — hate groups — the wheels are starting to come off.

Tony Perkins of the FRC reacted to his group's designation by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a "hate group" with a statement on Wednesday claiming they are the victims of a smear campaign and demanding an apology.

Their statement: Perkins

"Family Research Council has, for nearly 30 years, advanced faith, family, and freedom in public discourse. We do so with civility and compassion. We hold to the indisputable fact that the family - a Dad, a Mom, and children - is the best building block of a good society, which is why we oppose efforts to transform it based on personal sexual preference. 

"The Southern Poverty Law Center is a massively funded liberal organization that operates under a veneer of public justice when, in fact, they seem more interested in fundraising ploys than fighting wrongdoing.   

"This is a deliberately timed smear campaign by the SPLC.  The Left is losing the debate over ideas and the direction of public policy so all that is left for them is character assassination.  It's a sad day in America when we can not, with integrity, have a legitimate discussion over policy issues that are being considered by Congress, legislatures, and the courts without resorting to juvenile tactics of name calling. 

"The Left's smear campaigns of conservatives is also being driven by the clear evidence that the American public is losing patience with their radical policy agenda as seen in the recent election and in the fact that every state, currently more than thirty, that has had the opportunity to defend the natural definition of marriage has done so.  Earlier this month, voters in Iowa sent a powerful message when they removed three Supreme Court justices who imposed same-sex marriage on the state.  Would the SPLC also smear the good people of Iowa? 

"Family Research Council will continue to champion marriage and family as the foundation of our society and will not acquiesce to those seeking to silence the Judeo-Christian views held by millions of Americans.  We call on the Southern Poverty Law Center to apologize for this slanderous attack and attempted character assassination." 

NOM's Brian Brown sprang to his group's and Perkins' defense in the Washington Post:

"This is about protecting marriage. This isn't about being anti-anyone. The whole idea that somehow those folks who stand up for traditional marriage, like the Family Research Council, are hateful is wrong. [The law center is] trying to marginalize and intimidate folks for standing up for marriage and also trying to equate them somehow to the KKK."

With supporters like THESE, why would anyone in their right mind believe Brown?

Unmasking these dangerous bigots is long overdue.

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  1. If the shoes fits

    Posted by: Ohio | Nov 26, 2010 7:22:21 PM

  2. This says it all....

    Posted by: CB | Nov 26, 2010 7:48:03 PM

  3. Bout time a spade is called a spade

    Posted by: Stephen | Nov 26, 2010 9:07:24 PM

  4. Sorry Tony! Truth hurts.

    Posted by: Rich | Nov 27, 2010 12:50:05 AM

  5. just about to place bets on Perkins turn being caught with his pants down with some young boy for hire ... He fits the mode to a T. Men who yell the loudest about gays are always the most closeted themselves... Time and Time again this is proven.

    Posted by: MarkBoston | Nov 27, 2010 2:46:43 AM

  6. Bible lesson for Tony:

    Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

    Posted by: Chris | Nov 27, 2010 4:46:27 AM

  7. This is all about money and power. always has been, always will be. perkins, gallagher, Focus on The Family, etc have no one else left but us to use. Their money spigot would wither if we get our rights. This entire, rather large, cottage industry of bigots will have no job. Its in their best interest to keep us as second class citizens. despicable. And underlying this, is a republican party who looks at the fact that if we gays could marry and openly serve in the military then we become another new entitlement class that some corporation or government agency must then pay out benefits to......its all about money

    Posted by: stevenelliot | Nov 27, 2010 10:37:16 AM

  8. Dear Tony Perkins:

    You have demanded an apology. I agree. Here it is:

    I am very, very sorry that you are an ass-wipe.

    Posted by: mikej | Nov 27, 2010 11:28:01 AM

  9. All of the above would not exist if the three great Religions, based upon Abraham, had stuck to their original precepts. However, a science evolved and it was proven that the universe did not revolve around earth; and illnesses were caused by germs and microbes (not by some God's punishment for "Sins") and when the King of England told the Pope in Rome to "Go To (you know where)" and nothing happened, all kinds of "New" religions, called collectively "Protestant" were created. And how did these New Religions differ from the old religions? BY creating various classes of "Sinners" to hate and preach against. Think of: "Witches" hung in Salem; "Herratics" burned at the stake all over Europe; (It took until just a few years ago for the Pope to finally agree that the Earth revolves around the Sun.

    But the greatest evils perpetrated by all these new, as well as old, religions were the result of a hateful, disgusting, human being named Leviticus. He realized that many people were breaking away from the strictness of some of the "Rules" and that the dues paying members of the faith were not growing. What was the problem? It was all those that were enjoying the pleasures of humanity without producing children to grow up and financially support the religious leaders in the style they wished.

    That is where Leviticus came in. He decided that if these people did not produce children then let us get rid of them, ie; Kill them. Who were these people? They were married men who committed adultery; They were single men that associated with prostitutes; They were married or single men that "Slept with each other" instead of women.

    Get the picture? It all boiled down to adding dues paying members to the faith.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Nov 27, 2010 12:21:12 PM

  10. Perkins, it would only take a few drinks and maybe a bump, dontcha think?

    Posted by: Joe B. | Nov 27, 2010 12:46:50 PM

  11. Gayface.

    Posted by: MarkDC | Nov 27, 2010 1:32:39 PM

  12. FRC doesn't have the courage of their convictions because if they emphasized the harm of divorce they would lose a ton of donations. Social ills like divorce are more pronounced in the South. The very place where people supposedly cherish traditional values and family. However, education and careers are in shorter supply in the South, resulting in stressful early marriages and high divorce rates. Now they are eating themselves to death too. Oh, but it's so easy to blame someone else for your problems. Then the FRC comes in to the psychological rescue.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 27, 2010 5:40:03 PM

  13. I would like to ask Brian Brown again, as I still have no satisfactory answer, why if this is only about protecting marriage is his group actively fighting against civil unions now? Both groups claim to respect basic human dignity while spitting at gays and saying no matter what you call your love, it is still bad.

    Posted by: jonny | Nov 28, 2010 11:34:43 PM

  14. People like Tony Perkins is the reason I
    am not a Christian....These religious nuts
    turn me off.

    Posted by: carolyne wilkes | Nov 29, 2010 10:41:40 PM

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