Dan Savage Welcomes A Tony Perkins Lawsuit
Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council who is constantly demonizing gay people, this week suggested that he would file a lawsuit against journalist and activist Dan Savage for Savage's tenacious, constitutionally protected protest of FRC's homophobic lies.
"As my teenagers would say, he has some issues. He is a man with some real deep-seated issues," Perkins told Fox News' Mike Huckabee. "I will tell you this, we are pursuing everything possible to deal with him because he is out of control." Well, Savage welcomes any such action by Perkins, whom Savage describes as "robustly heterosexual".
From Savage's response, "Is Tony Perkins Threatening To Sue Me?":
Sue me, Tony. I'd love to see you talk about my "issues" on a witness stand.
I realize that this isn't how you think the world is supposed to work, Tony. You believe—and you're old enough to remember a time when—people like you were free to say vile and disgusting things about people like me without anyone objecting. Certainly people like me weren't allowed to call people like you out. You still believe you should be free to lie about me and other LGBT people with absolutely impunity—we're all pedophiles and terrorists and Satanists—and that we should have to shut up and take it because... well, I'm not sure why you think we're not allowed to respond when you lie about us.
Maybe that's something we could get to the bottom of during the depositions.