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FRC's Tony Perkins Freaks Out Over Gays in 'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Video Game

In a radio bulletin called 'Rebel Fleet Surrenders to Gay Empire' the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins urged his listeners to bombard video game maker Bioware with comments over its decision to include gay relationships in its Star Wars: The Old Republic video game, Right Wing Watch reports:

Perkins_swSaid Perkins:

"In a new Star Wars game, the biggest threat to the empire may be homosexual activists! Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. In a galaxy not so far far away, Star Wars gamers have already gone to the dark side. The new video game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has added a special feature: gay relationships. Bioware, the company that developed the game, said it's launching a same-sex romance component to satisfy some complaints. That surprised a lot of gamers, since Bioware had made it clear in 2009 that "gay" and "lesbian" don't exist in the Star Wars universe."

RWW has the audio.

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  1. Knowing that George Lucas supports gay rights and gave money to the No on 8 campaign, I think we can assert that Tony Perkins is once again wrong.

    Posted by: Kevin | Jan 27, 2012 11:29:12 AM

  2. Why are these people so obsesses with homosexuality? They think about it more than us gays do.

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Jan 27, 2012 11:31:30 AM

  3. *snort* Isn't it funny what these wingnuts focus on?

    Promotion of 'alternate religions' aka The Force: No comment
    Video Game violence: No comment
    Allowing Gay relationships: What?! zOMG!!!

    Posted by: Ozymandias71 | Jan 27, 2012 11:41:07 AM

  4. Do you have a link to George Lucas supporting No on 8? I haven't heard that before... so I'm just curious.

    Posted by: endo | Jan 27, 2012 11:41:37 AM

  5. They're not special features, they're EQUAL features!

    Posted by: John in Houston | Jan 27, 2012 11:46:07 AM

  6. I hear Tony Perkins is totally into Wookie fisting porn.

    Posted by: homer | Jan 27, 2012 11:51:47 AM

  7. Endo,

    here is link to Lucas' contribution:

    Posted by: Steve | Jan 27, 2012 11:52:12 AM

  8. Thanks. That is really cool to see that.

    I'm pretty critical of Lucas because of his tinkering with the original SW trilogy... but I'll try to be nicer. :)

    Posted by: endo | Jan 27, 2012 12:09:05 PM

  9. Why they are obsessed with homosexuality? Because it pays. A lot.

    Posted by: FMB | Jan 27, 2012 12:14:42 PM

  10. Wow this guy is JUST OBSESSED WITH ALL THINGS GAY........he needs therapy...and quick.

    Now, just for a moment - could you imagine a Gay person, going on TV, never ending droning on and on about heteros and thier sex lives? ...Ohhhh actually THAT would Make a GREAT Parody of Tony Perkins........any Takers?

    we need 2 volunteers to Give TONY the Force at Both ends,at the Same time! LOL

    Posted by: Gay American | Jan 27, 2012 12:25:13 PM

  11. Bioware has included same-sex relationships in most of its recent games and it's really something people expect from them by now.

    This is nothing new. Same as in KOTOR (though it's only hinted at that there), Mass Effect or Dragon Age

    Posted by: Steve | Jan 27, 2012 12:33:59 PM

  12. Tony Perkins is barking up the wrong tree. Bioware has had sex pairings since Jade Empire.

    On another note, I did not think the same sex relationships had gone live in The Old Republic. If so, it's time to buy it.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Jan 27, 2012 12:45:26 PM

  13. It doesn't matter what Bioware may have said...if George Lucas says there are gays and lesbians in the "Star Wars" universe, then there are gays and lesbians in the "Star Wars" universe.

    Posted by: Keith | Jan 27, 2012 12:46:02 PM

  14. Note to Ms Perkins: I made a gay Jedi that has gone through Reparative Therapy and as a result of that therapy, he is only able to make evil Dark Side choices. So many deaths.

    I hope you are happy now.

    Posted by: Azgaard | Jan 27, 2012 12:48:46 PM

  15. What is it with Tony Perkins that he is 24/7 obsessed with gay people, especially gay men? Is there something lurking beneath the surface? He is repugnant and hateful but I am beginning to feel nothing but pity for him.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jan 27, 2012 12:54:25 PM

  16. Hate to tell this idiot, but the dark side is run by about recruitment issues.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jan 27, 2012 1:04:39 PM

  17. There's really only one possible comment ; a$$hole !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jan 27, 2012 1:09:13 PM

  18. Damnit! As if my red-winged, hero running around Gotham, Metropolis, and Central City in a harness and red, bikini briefs shooting fire out of his dual swords wasn't gay enough. Now I've got to get into the new Star Wars MMO and create a couple of gay Jedis just to piss off Perkins!

    Posted by: Mike | Jan 27, 2012 1:25:14 PM

  19. oh, my GARSH, tony, NO! homos in a VIDEO GAME? what's the world coming to?

    dude needs to get his buttcherry popped already, so he can stop obsessing about what he so obviously wants in such a bad way that it scares the bejeebers outta him.

    Posted by: jim | Jan 27, 2012 1:56:49 PM

  20. Miss Perkins wants a big Jedi lightsaber up her ass. It's obvious for all to see.

    Posted by: Alexander | Jan 27, 2012 2:04:10 PM

  21. What about the androids?

    Posted by: anon | Jan 27, 2012 2:08:40 PM

  22. These guys like Tony Perkins would support an Oppressive Empire like the one in Star Wars. He practically implied that. Very worrisome.

    Posted by: Redebbm | Jan 27, 2012 2:17:24 PM

  23. Has anyone ever seen any empirically validated, peer reviewed research come out of the Family Research Council? Do they even do any research, or is it just another lie to make them sound like they have some expertise?

    Posted by: rayrayj | Jan 27, 2012 2:19:21 PM

  24. "Fallout: New Vegas" and "Skyrim" have gay characters and same-sex relationships too by the way

    Posted by: Steve | Jan 27, 2012 2:20:13 PM

  25. Ughhh, too bad SW:TOR sucks

    I played 10 minutes in beta and bailed. great graphics, story, and awesome sound affects BUT they spent like 90% of the 30 mill to make it on sound while the mechanics went lacking

    Customization sucks, tracking & movment sucks, etc etc.

    The Secret World by funcom is coming out april 1 2012 and is much anticipated by serious gamers due to it breaking the mold with NO levels, No Classes, total customization , game extension into real world via facebook, internet searches for clues and info etc

    Posted by: say what | Jan 27, 2012 2:22:31 PM

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