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  1. bearish says

    Let it happen. Let these ignorant, lying, backwards clockstoppers have their own country to run into the ground. We’ll see how they like the new freedom. You know–the one that says you can never have sex unless you’re married to a member of the opposite sex, you can’t watch porn, you can’t watch anything other than wholesome Christian programming on television and religious biopics at the movies, you must attend church every Sunday upon pain of inprisonment or death, books are burned (except the bible and certain Tim La Haye trash) and those who act differently are put to death immediately.

    LET CHRISTIAN FREEDOM RING!

  2. Eric says

    Americans on both sides of any issue will, if pushed far enough, pull out the “revolution” card, or the “secession” card, but the fact is that the majority of Americans are WAY to busy to revolt. We’re watching reality television, watching the commercials, then going out and buying things we can’t afford that we saw on those commercials, and trying to pay off those bills. Add to that the constant state of terror and rage the media tries to keep us in all the time, and, well, who has the time?

    BUT. This kind of talk does do one thing: it plants a seed in a very specific kind of person. A person that isn’t too busy. A person that obsesses over it. And that person might decide one day that maybe there would be a revolution, if one person just touched it off by one act of violence. And suddenly, they have a mission in life.

  3. Charlie says

    He feels free to say things like this to friendly news outlets. But when he appears before the mainstream media they need to ask him if he sees comments like this as treason. It is not legal to call for the violent overthrow of the US government.

  4. hugo says

    Don’t we all deserve a grace period after this election where we don’t have to watch, listen to or read any more of what these drama queens spew out? Can’t we impose a ban of silence on the Perkinses, LaSalvias and Browns of the world? The holidays are upon us, aren’t there any jingling bells, brassy trombones, cheerful carolers or rejoicing tabernacle and gospel choirs to drown out those ugly noises? Don’t these guys have turkeys to hunt, pumpkins to slaughter and houses to decorate? They can’t leave ALL of that to their wives, for goodness sake!

  5. Intrigued says

    Would this be a good time to help them materialize the plan of a right-wing white Evangelical takeover of South Carolina (outside Charlston and its suburbs)?

    Instead of the rest of us going back to Africa or wherever – they could pack up the minivans and head for Spartanburg, etc.

    The Palmetto state welcomes you.

  6. Intrigued says

    Would this be a good time to help them materialize the plan of a right-wing white Evangelical takeover of South Carolina (outside Charlston and its suburbs)?

    Instead of the rest of us going back to Africa or wherever – they could pack up the minivans and head for Spartanburg, etc.

    The Palmetto state welcomes you.

  7. jamal49 says

    Uh, Tony? If the Supreme Court repeals DOMA and declares it unconstitutional, you should see it for what is: the rule of law. Your reaction shall be called for what it is: sedition and, perhaps, treason.

    Oh, and, uh, Tony? Go ahead. Revolt. I will be ready to defend my right to live and breath free in the nation of my birth.

    If that requires me to silence you for good, then so be it.

  8. yonkersconquers says

    ~Clutches pearls~

    A anti-gay marriage revolution? What on earth would like look like? Who do these two sinister feckwits think would join? What do they imagine would happen?

    They’re running on empty. Not that I don’t take their explicit threat of violence seriously. They should be run off the air for this.

  9. Dan says

    I don’t think I’ve heard the term “unchurched” till now.

    “Church me, stud! Church me hard! Oh yeah, keep churching me, that feels amazing.” etc etc

  10. jpeckjr says

    Fundraising must be down since the election. Time to scare people again. The majority of Americans aren’t listening anymore, Tony, and your base is wondering why they are wasting their money on you.

    That’s the revolution that’s happening, Tony.

  11. Betocreativo says

    Oh, as exactly the same revolution that happened in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Sweden? All of them are non-existent countries right now just because of marriage equality. *Uttering sarcam tone here* coff coff!

    Tony Perkins is soo delusional.

  12. Lee says

    It’s obvious Tony Perkins and his likes must be losing fundings like water through a sieve. As more and more states will approve gay marriage by popular vote, and more and more gay couples will get married, more and more anti-gay bigots will realize that A) they are fighting a losing battle, and B) gays getting married has no impact whatsoever on them and their marriage. While there will always be (religious) people who might not actively approve of gay marriage, less people will actually be fearful of the consequences of it, since they’ll see it has none for them. And they will certainly no longer donate their hard earned dollars to fund TP and his minions.

  13. Eddie says

    Sounds to me like he’s expecting the Supreme to strike down DOMA and Prop 8. And he’s right, Roberts & Kennedy can see the writing on the wall and must realize ruling against marriage equality can only further portray the Republican party as the out of touch and hateful party. Better for them to vote with Sotomayor, Ginsburg, Breyer and Kagan to help the republicans appeal to the independent, moderate voters that abandoned Romney in droves.

  14. 1equalityusa says

    They also said the sky would fall if same sex marriage were to pass. These people are jokes. Keep your skewed version of religion out of my life. You had better find another minority to pick on, because we are overtaking your hatred by leaps and bounds.

  15. anon says

    It’s unlikely that the supreme court will knock down all the state laws banning gay marriage even if they kill Prop 8 and DOMA. So, his scenario is unlikely to come to pass, luckily for him.

  16. anon says

    It’s unlikely that the supreme court will knock down all the state laws banning gay marriage even if they kill Prop 8 and DOMA. So, his scenario is unlikely to come to pass, luckily for him.

  17. Gast says

    These poor minded individuals keep redefining what natural is. A born gay man is as natural as the sun and the stars. These people are going against God’s creation and they will be held accountable for all the damage the have done and continue to do.

  18. Rick says

    Gay marriage will not be what breaks up the country, but immigration will be.

    White liberals in the Northeast and West Coast seem absolutely intent on turning America into an overwhelmingly non-white, non-Western society and the rest of America wants no part of that and will ultimately not stand for it. It is why the white middle class has deserted California in droves, leaving it to crumble under the weight of a Third World population base.

    The only solution to that will be to split the country up.

  19. Matt says

    Yes, because Canada, Spain, South Africa, Belgium, The Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Argentina, Denmark, Portugal and Sweden have all descended into chaos. Oh wait.

  20. AJ says

    They are just scared that the government is going to treat them how it has been treating us for the past million years. Be afraid, bigots. Be VERY afraid.

    As for me, I am through with worrying about what these tools say. Election Day was practically like Gay Christmas in this country. And here in MN. I plan to sit back and bask in it after one of the most brutal election seasons I have ever endured. All I can say is something I posted on my FB: “Got 99 problems but a b1tch-ass amendment ain’t one!!”

  21. Darren says

    I’m struck by how out to lunch these groups are..?!
    How do they function in the real world.?
    If the concern is of marriage and maintaining “families” , can we first discuss all the marriages that currently end in divorce. Lets discuss and make it impossible for anyone to divorce and remarry.(im sure they already know how far they’d get)
    Let’s first work on the marriages that are currently in place and force all those individuals to fight for their rights.

  22. Mary says

    Personally I think EVERYONE is too emotional these days regarding the outcome of the election. Obama is a good man, but his supporters should realize he’s not the Messiah. This election was a boost for the cultural Left but they need to guard against the overconfidence that did them in during the 1960’s and 70’s. Evangelical Christians (and I’m one of them) should realize that it was only a presidential election, not Armaggedon. The sun will shine again, Tony. In the meantime please stop embarassing yourself by predicting revolution. And readers of Towleroad, if you want to really get Mr. Perkins, overlook his threats and sing “You say you want a revolushuuhun, weh- hell ya kno uh o…..”

    The whole country needs a chill pill right now.

  23. says

    I want to point out there is nothing natural about marriage: gay, straight, or otherwise. That’s why this fight is only about the legal definition. Outside the law, marriage doesn’t exist!

  24. Diogenes Arktos says

    @Bearish: you forgot the part about sex is only in missionary position with the man on top under the covers with lights out.

    @Dan: “unchurched” has been around for quite some time. It was used by Christians who went to church to refer to other people, presumed to be Christian, who didn’t go to church.

    @Lee: you’re forgetting the problem of sex education in the schools. Since it started however many decades ago, there has always been controversy about how much to teach – even when it was just straight sex for all the presumably straight students. I’m sure there are people today who still want only purely proceative sex taught (in particular, no foreplay).

    *-*-*-*-*

    In general, many LGBT-phobes sound so much like the racists I’ve read about. The racists were up in arms over Brown and threatened secession. The racists didn’t want schools to teach that blacks were as good as white. The racists…

  25. Diogenes Arktos says

    Oops! I meant to continue…

    @Lee: It’s a pity that the Religious Right confuse a justifiably local discussion of sex education curriculum with the state and federal civil rights of marriage. But that’s one of the issues:(

  26. Jerry6 says

    Tony; It was the law of several states that a White person could not marry a Black person. Apparently a majority of the American electorate have twice shown that that was not really a good idea. Now, several states have already shown that Gay people are good enough to be elected to the Congress, and Senate as well as to other state offices. It looks like you are a sad, sick minority.

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