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  1. TampaZeke says

    It’s about f’ing time. Perhaps under new leadership EQCA has found their cajones and is now going to get down in the trenches and fight fire with fire.

  2. Jonathan says

    I’m interested in what these “ties to the KKK” are. If it’s just sharing space on a list at the Southern Poverty Law Center, I’m not sure that’s exactly “ties.”

    I’m not saying there aren’t any, but this is the first I’m hearing of any ties other than also being a hate group, which FRC unequivocally is. If there are more concrete ties, I’d like to know what they are.

  3. candide001 says

    I hope this time around our side will start going for the jugular. But this video is seriously flawed. It needs a proequality voice pointing out the lies. A printed text does not carry the weight of the spoken voice. So it’s Tony’s antigay talking points that are dominating the presentation instead of the refutation. Why does our side have such a hard time finding top-notch political media consultants to craft effective messages?

  4. ohplease says

    I’m one of the army of voices that have not let up on EQCA ever since they blocked anyone else from having any control over fighting Prop 8 and then intentionally threw the fight themselves for reasons that today remain known only to the people at EQCA who made the choice to fail and betray us.

    Finally, they’re calling a lie a lie. Finally, they’re calling a hate group a hate group. Finally, they’re explaining why something is right and saying who’s good and who’s bad.

    This is a very good step forward. This is the organization they refused to be in 2008. This, however, also better be only the beginning.

    It is very frustrating that they’re only doing the job they should have done in 2008 when it mattered most, but this is a good start and they better only get more aggressive and never let up for one single second from here on out.

  5. XbonzHD says

    “Four years ago, Perkins addressed the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), America’s premier white supremacist organization, the successor to the White Citizens Councils, which battled integration in the South. In 1996 Perkins paid former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke $82,500 for his mailing list. At the time, Perkins was the campaign manager for a right-wing Republican candidate for the US Senate in Louisiana. The Federal Election Commission fined the campaign Perkins ran $3,000 for attempting to hide the money paid to Duke.

    …Six years later, in 2002, Perkins embarked on a campaign to avenge his mentor’s defeat by running for the US Senate himself. But Perkins was dogged with questions about his involvement with David Duke. Perkins issued a flat denial that he had ever had anything to do with Duke, and he denounced him for good measure. Unfortunately, Perkins’s signature was on the document authorizing the purchase of Duke’s list. Perkins’s dalliance with the racist Council of Conservative Citizens in the run-up to his campaign also illuminates the seamy underside of his political associations.”

    http://pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com/2010/10/12/the-wapos-justification-for-tony-perkins-oped-it-held-a-liveblog-with-dan-savage/

  6. says

    OHPLEASE – thank you for saying what so many of us often say. Quit asking others to do your work. You want to know? Look it up. That’s the beauty of the ‘Net and why it is the force that it is.

  7. TampaZeke says

    There is a picture of him addressing the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC aka KKK), complete with rebel flag emblazoned Klan flag proudly displayed behind him.

  8. ophu says

    I don’t think they would mind the FAIR education act if we weren’t included in there. It just goes to show that they’re willing to screw over other disadvantaged groups, even the disabled, to get to us.

  9. KEW says

    That is not an effective ad. Just flashing the words, “Lies” or “Scare Tactic” in the background is incredibly weak.You need to immediately shoot it down on its lack of merit, perhaps coming from attractive, minority school parents in front of a picture of Bayard Rustin, Harvey Milk or other hero of note.
    The public have short attention spans.You’ve given smooth-talking Tony his chance to make his points (for free!),fail to directly engage them and then try to clear it all up at the end.Flashing words comes across as yelling because you don’t have anything else to back you up.
    I’m sorry but in my opinion, I think this one could do more harm than good.

  10. Chitown Kev says

    Or you can keep on playing up Perkin’s ties to Duke, the KKK, and racist rhetoric.

    Don’t let up on that angle.

    In fact, I dare Perkins to respond and answer questions about this (and I don’t think that he’s ever been asked by tweety Matthews, Anderson Cooper, or the usual suspects that continue to give him airtime.)

  11. Keppler says

    Jumpin’ Jesus! What a difference a tiny leadership change seems to make. Finally, EQCA isn’t rolling over and playing dead! I stopped contributing to this organization after Geoff Kors lost us the Prop 8 vote. It sounds like it might be time to look again. Nice work EQCA!

  12. Daniel says

    Horrible ad. They have handed over the entire spot to Tony Perkins- offering him another opportunity to talk about his agenda.
    EQCA needs a more effective campaign than this.

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