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FRC's Tony Perkins Says Gays Want Marriage to Fill a Perpetual 'Emptiness Within Them': VIDEO


American Family Association's Tim Wildmon spoke with fellow hate group leader (and frequent MSNBC commentator) Tony Perkins about why gay people care about getting married, Right Wing Watch reports.

It's not to dignify their commitment and love for one another under the law, it's to fill the vacuum inside that comes from being a homosexual, Perkins explains.

Says Perkins: "Not every person that identifies as a homosexual or a lesbian is an activist trying to redefine the laws. I do think and many of those who have come out of the homosexual lifestyle will tell you this that they are looking for acceptance, there is an emptiness within them, they are looking for that acceptance and they think that if society will redefine the norms of behavior that will make them feel content, and it won’t because they are operating outside of nature and outside of God’s plan and design. It will be something else next; redefining marriage will not be the end of this. We’re already seeing this in California, SB 48, the measure that took effect this month, now all of the “positive” contributions of those in the GBT, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender population have to be taught in the public schools, so it will be the indoctrination of our kids to teach them that homosexuality is normal."


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  1. This twit cannot be raptured soon enough.

    Posted by: evan | Jan 25, 2012 10:02:18 AM

  2. You're supposedly straight, and your only job is to 24/7 hate gays - and you think our lives are empty?

    Posted by: CraigC | Jan 25, 2012 10:05:49 AM

  3. I want marriage to fill the perpetual emptiness that comes from not being able to marry the person that I love.

    Mr Perkins seems to know an awful lot about gay people without, apparently, ever having talked to one that isn't F'd up by religious guilt and self loathing (encouraged by the likes of Perkins himself).

    Posted by: Chadd | Jan 25, 2012 10:08:58 AM

  4. My partner and I want marriage equality so there is some boundary that keeps our estranged families from picking at our bones.

    Fair enough?

    Posted by: Jerry | Jan 25, 2012 10:10:27 AM

  5. The emptiness is in his head... at least the area not fill up with Bullsh_t.

    Posted by: AJACs | Jan 25, 2012 10:11:18 AM

  6. If there were a vacuum, were, it is created by groups so insecure in their own ability to establish thoughtful relationships based on love and respect,instead of based on religious dogma. They must project those insecurities on segments of society they deem a threat, not to society, but to their agenda; an agenda that seeks control of the minds of said society.

    Posted by: The Realist | Jan 25, 2012 10:12:48 AM

  7. The oppressor blaming the oppressed for feeling bad. It is his worst nightmare for gay people to have self esteem.

    Posted by: RealRick | Jan 25, 2012 10:17:03 AM

  8. Hateful bastard...

    Posted by: Rich F. | Jan 25, 2012 10:27:28 AM

  9. something is seriously wrong with Perkins.....he THINKS OF GAYS.Gay male sex 24/7...365 days a yr.

    Posted by: Gay American | Jan 25, 2012 10:28:04 AM

  10. People who find meaning in their lives by constantly expressing their hatred of others are the ones with emptiness in their lives.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Jan 25, 2012 10:32:23 AM

  11. He may have a bit of a point. The emptiness could be caused by having all of the civic and social responsibilities of heterosexual members of our society - abiding laws, paying taxes, showing 'respect' to those who would rather see us dead for absolutely no good reason - but none of the basic rights and societal benefits of those same people.

    I do agree - he does spend an inordinate amount of time fantasizing and obsessing about gays having sex for one who purports to be a heterosexual christian.

    Hey Tony, here's a thought... How about acting on that christian faith you claim to have and accept that your god has the situation under control and all your resistance and fighting his plan is rather futile.

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Jan 25, 2012 10:38:06 AM

  12. My husband filled an emptiness within me last night.

    Posted by: endo | Jan 25, 2012 10:40:30 AM

  13. This crap is ridiculous. Change "homosexuals" to blacks or jews and imagine the outrage from the media. The big question is when society will grow a pair and once and for all call these people out.

    Posted by: MikeH | Jan 25, 2012 10:48:53 AM

  14. Where do you even start.... It's a bit like arguing with a 4 year old about concepts they are unequiped to understand. I just saw yesterday that the acceptance in America for same sex marriage is equal to the acceptance of interracial marriage here in the late 1990's. Mind blowing how fast things are moving, and this year will be huge. So hold into your nickers Tony, you're about to become even less relevant than you are.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Jan 25, 2012 10:49:15 AM

  15. P.S. to add onto my previous comment... we should all write all the networks and tell them to not hire these bigots as commentators and for that matter not even give them a platform to spew their hatred on the air. They don't allow the KKK to come on, why these anti-gay hate groups?

    Posted by: MikeH | Jan 25, 2012 10:52:39 AM

  16. Enough with this pathetic closet case.

    I use to be amused by him, now it's just tiresome.

    Posted by: Matt | Jan 25, 2012 10:56:55 AM

  17. Stupid f#ck.

    Homosexuality IS normal. It is a normal part of the makeup of every community on this planet, whether people act on it or not.

    Time to come out of the 18th century, Tony.

    But it's so DIFFICULT when your little instruction manual is 2000 years old, isn't it?

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Jan 25, 2012 10:58:52 AM

  18. I feel the same way as Chadd. The emptiness that Mr. Perkins refers to is the same for the heterosexual: emptiness -- un-fulfillment, if you will -- that has its remedy in finding someone to share life and build a future impossible for a single person to have. That this be recognized and honored by the rest of us is the logical, and necessary fulfillment of the whole thing. Straight people already have this last part; gay people, thankfully, begin to have it in more and more areas of the world.

    Posted by: Bruce | Jan 25, 2012 11:00:27 AM

  19. ....that emptiness couldn't possibly be the void left by a society and culture that tells, nearly all of us (from a very young age) that we will never be loved or seen as creatures of worth, right?

    i never get why these anti-gay bigots say "you gays can't make relationships last!"


    you have a culture of people, the majority of whom face anti-gay prejudice and bigotry from their own families. so we have families, supposedly the Strongest Bond of Love of All, who disown, show disgust, and discriminate against their own family members when they find out they're gay. what does THAT teach lgbt people about LOVE? that love isn't real? that family isn't forever? that just because you think someone has been there for you they always will?

    of course many lgbt people can't form long-lasting adult relationships - their own families haven't been able to express or show unconditional love, trust, acceptance. confirmation bias, anyone?

    an anti-gay bigot who encourages people to be disgusted by their lgbt family members then says that those lgbt people have a perpetual "emptiness inside them" - yeah, the emptiness you ensured would be there, you pig.

    the good news - the tide is changing. where in many communities being gay made one a pariah, we're now seeing the flipside: being ANTI-gay will make one a pariah.

    being gay will no longer mean that people are along. being anti-gay will mean that people die alone. as it should be.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jan 25, 2012 11:03:17 AM

  20. I wonder how much money being the anti-gay spokeswhore pays?

    Posted by: homer | Jan 25, 2012 11:06:47 AM

  21. PURITANISM = the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.

    Posted by: Tonic | Jan 25, 2012 11:08:59 AM

  22. Poor Tony and the emptiness he suffers from being trapped in a marriage with a woman--no wonder he knows so much about it.

    Posted by: Danny | Jan 25, 2012 11:44:43 AM

  23. I did feel an emptiness when my husband of 28 years died. Our children and our friends got me through that horrible time.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jan 25, 2012 11:55:15 AM

  24. Not all straight people want to get married either, does that mean other straight couples that desire a union should be ignored? There is no logic in any of their arguments. This man is an idiot, but I have heard the same rhetoric from everyday folks around my city and my hometown.

    Posted by: Michael J. Hildebrand | Jan 25, 2012 12:15:57 PM

  25. I agree with Endo. When I feel an emptiness I like to have my boyfriend fill it. Then fill it again. Then again. Over the past 20+ years he's filled my emptiness countless times.

    I think a lot of straight women could sympathize with wanting to have their emptiness filled.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Jan 25, 2012 12:18:20 PM

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