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FOX News Anchor Megyn Kelly Asks Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Why Gay Activists are So Intolerant: VIDEO

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Near the end of a segment about the suicide of Rick Warren's son, FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly turned her attention to the issue of gay rights, and seemed to support hate group leader Tony Perkins' and other religious right hatemongers' assertions that Christians are being victimized and oppressed by those who support equality.

KELLY: A lot of people thought, think, that Pastor Warren is on the wrong side of the gay marriage issue. You can relate to him in this way – not the being on the wrong side, I’m not passing a judgment on that – but you also oppose gay marriage and have been the subject of attacks, and it seems like some, not all, but some of those who want tolerance and acceptance, in their effort to get it, are very willing to pass judgment, alienate, attack, and go about it in a way that may be undermining the very thing they seek.

PERKINS: Absolutely, I think you’re absolutely correct. I mean, just to show a little bit of human compassion to a parent who has lost a child would go a long way in showing that they just want to be accepted and enjoy tolerance.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via equality matters)

ADDENDUM: Jeremy Hooper notes how the media should really behave when Tony Perkins is around.

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  1. Imagine what she would have said about civil rights activists in the 60s doing sit-ins at lunch counters. If they were more tolerant, they would have gotten up when nicely asked!

    Posted by: ChicagoR | Apr 9, 2013 12:28:35 PM


  2. Well, gee, Megyn, I'd bet the totally-warranted verbal attacks happened BEFORE the son killed himself, but let's not let any facts get in the way of painting all gay people as intolerant jerks, OK?

    Posted by: johnny | Apr 9, 2013 12:29:49 PM


  3. Kelly went on to complain about those intolerant Northerners who just couldn't not be hypocrites and respect the rights of others to own slaves.

    no - it's not intolerant to not refuse to tolerate someone else's intolerance.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 9, 2013 12:33:02 PM


  4. Perkins is liar that's why we hate him. Too bad the dimwit can't call him out on that.

    Posted by: qj201 | Apr 9, 2013 12:42:04 PM


  5. Hmmmm. Preconceived reporting at it's best. Megan shall we bring up Uganda's Kill the gays bill which has Southern Baptist Pastor Rick Warren's dirty hands all over it. Although I don't agree with people attacking he and his family during this awful time and find it in poor taste. Rick Warren does preach hate to a whole section of the population.

    Posted by: Rob | Apr 9, 2013 12:43:49 PM


  6. Sorry but I've already bet my farm Warren's son was gay and had mental issues stemming from having a HUGE homophobic bigot for a father.

    btw, this whole "you're so intolerant of my intolerance" line is going down in history as one of the most pathetic aspects of this.

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 9, 2013 12:52:39 PM


  7. Kelly is but one of innumerable reasons why I cannot and will not watch anything at anytime on the Faux Noise channel. This warped product from Rupert Murdoch is bereft of contemporary intelligence, fair play and actual trustworthy news.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Apr 9, 2013 12:53:21 PM


  8. i think there's room, Rob, for a nuanced mention that Rick Warren has utterly contributed to a culture that has led to many LGBT people being disowned by their families and many more to take their own lives.

    he has actively played a role in creating a prejudiced culture, which has driven many young people to suicide.

    and now he knows the sting of losing your own. alas, he'll likely not learn a bloody thing from it.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 9, 2013 12:55:29 PM


  9. the issue with the Warren suicide is this - the family is dismissing it as a "lifelong battle with depression".

    yes. sure. much easier to dismiss it as some chemical thing that a cocktail of pills either can or cannot treat. much harder to sit and be honest about the psychological factors and compounding triggers that exacerbate the experience.

    in truth - it doesn't even matter if he was gay or not - warren and his family need to simply wonder IF he was. and IF he was how THEIR years of intolerance and prejudice were compounding factors. and how those factors have led to the deaths of countless people from, you know, OTHER families.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 9, 2013 1:02:20 PM


  10. i'm totally intolerant of the intolerance of tony perkins and his ilk and i'm just fine with that.

    Posted by: alguien | Apr 9, 2013 1:03:06 PM


  11. Yeah, let's be tolerant of being officially designated "intrinsically defective " in the Catholic doctrine catechism;
    let's be tolerant of the gay-bashings in Greece and elsewhere this week;
    let's be tolerant on Margaret Thatcher's infamous Clause 28;
    let's be tolerant of the bullying of Tyler Clementi and the killing of Matthew Shepherd;
    let's be tolerant of DADT;
    let's be tolerant on discrimination in the work place,ENDA;
    let's be tolerant of gays married in the Netherlands not having the same rights as straights who married in the Netherlands all of whom live here with their American spouses;
    let's be tolerant of the hanging of two gay boys in Iran and the stoning to death of another gay;
    let's be tolerant of the evangelical poisoning of Uganda;
    let's be tolerant of the pathetic pricks who quote Leviticus;
    let's be tolerant of the Evangelical Preachers who denounce us as sinners but take rent boys on vacation, or send out for muscle sex and meth........Reckers and that other clown.

    Megan Kelly, the stupid, know this :
    I for one am more than willing to pass judgment on you and the dumb viewers who "tolerate" your second rate garbage.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Apr 9, 2013 1:06:48 PM


  12. Who are these intolerant people they are talking about? Are they actually making a news story out of random anonymous postings on the internet, or has any actual gay rights leader said something *intolerant* about the Warren suicide?

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Apr 9, 2013 1:07:53 PM


  13. There goes Kiwi again, showing us how smart he is.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 9, 2013 1:09:48 PM


  14. i think what they're getting at, Dastius, is "it's so intolerant that those gays and liberals are drawing parallels to the suicide of a man whose bigotry has been the cause of other people's suicides!"

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 9, 2013 1:11:10 PM


  15. Jack, I think you are thinking of the late Baroness Young of Farnworth.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 9, 2013 1:12:50 PM


  16. My guess is this is Faux News throwing a sop to the Christian Right after O'Reilly called them "Bible bangers" recently with Megyn Kelly sitting right by his side and not saying a WORD to refute it.

    They *might* have a point if "opposing gay marriage" was ALL Perkins and Warren had ever done but that is far from the case. Look at the things they have ACTUALLY said and done, not some revisionist history. There are very good reasons why the SPLC has called Perkins and the FRC a "hate group" when many others who have spoken out against gay rights were not.

    Posted by: Caliban | Apr 9, 2013 1:15:27 PM


  17. I love how right-wingers always spin things and make it seem like they are the victims. "Why aren't gays tolerant of our hate and ignorance towards homosexuals?" LOL!

    Posted by: PeteG | Apr 9, 2013 1:15:27 PM


  18. Are we supposed to be intolerant of smart people now DH?

    When Kiwi writes he usually shows us how smart he is - and I don't have a problem with that.

    Posted by: antb | Apr 9, 2013 1:16:40 PM


  19. @Michael I have the same suspicion. There are licensed psychiatrists and psychologists part of the Christian counselling industry, which has strong ties and a lot of overlap with the ex-gay industry. Homophobic households and anti-gay "therapy" can create and/or exacerbate depression, bipolar and other illnesses. The licensed clinicians medicate the symptoms that they're in large part responsible for and--voilà--you become part of the mainstream mental health system. This is exactly what happened to me.

    Even if he wasn't gay, it's implausible that his family's fundamentalist Christianity didn't worsen, if not create, his mental health problems. He might have recovered if he had broken away from his family and any inadequate and destructive Christian prescriptions for his real or imagined problems.

    Posted by: Kyle | Apr 9, 2013 1:19:20 PM


  20. as a follower of Jesus Christ My heart goes out to rick warren and his family over there loss.

    as a follower of Jesus Christ I know that God loves us all and that he would walk besides us in our fight for marriage equality.

    One has nothing to do with the other

    Posted by: Rev. Joseph Shore-Goss | Apr 9, 2013 1:24:00 PM


  21. I have nothing nice to say about Rick Warren but I'm not going to comment about a situation I know little about, his son's suicide. No matter his sexuality it's a tragedy for his family.

    But seriously, how do you differentiate between Evangelical Christianity and mental illness, hearing voices that AREN'T Jesus? In either case you're seeing the world through a lens that doesn't match objective, observable reality.

    Posted by: Caliban | Apr 9, 2013 1:26:10 PM


  22. Awe poor baby, I'm "sorry" that I am not tolerant of your intolerance. I'm "sorry" that I choose not to bend over so Tony Perkins can bash me with his "Bible" no matter how much it pleases him the f@#k people over. GROW THE F@#K UP!!!

    Posted by: RMc | Apr 9, 2013 1:27:22 PM


  23. Let see Meghan, why don't you ask all the parents whose gay kids committed suicide because of the hate spewed by FRC and ass wipe Perkins. I just don't know why the LGBT movement does not do more to expose this hate organization in the mainstream.

    Posted by: RK | Apr 9, 2013 1:27:49 PM


  24. My prayers and thoughts are with Pastor Warren during this very difficult time. Only God can console anyone who has lost someone through such a horrific manner.

    Posted by: Jake | Apr 9, 2013 1:31:01 PM


  25. Should I be tolerant of her chocked had and concerned puppy dog look like she is trying to appear compassionate?

    Posted by: zeddy | Apr 9, 2013 1:34:09 PM


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