CNN failed to inform its audience that Family Research Council's Tony Perkins is a hate group leader and also failed to challenge Tony Perkins' assertion that same-sex marriage is a "slippery slope" to polygamy during a Monday edition of Erin Burnett OutFront about the recent Utah polygamy ruling guest hosted by Jake Tapper, Equality Matters reports:
Perkins, who routinely links homosexuality to pedophilia and refers to homosexuality as a “lifestyle” of “perversion,” was all-too-happy to use this opportunity to revive his organization’s longstanding opposition to Lawrence v. Texas and support for laws criminalizing gay sex.
[Anti-polygamy activist Laurie] Allen, who herself was raised in a polygamous environment and staunchly opposes polygamy, criticized Perkins for attempting to compare polygamous relationships and same-sex relationships, calling his arguments “salacious propaganda.”
Rather than pointing out the absurdity of Perkins’ arguments, however, Tapper went on to quote an FRC statement suggesting that the legalization of same-sex marriage might create a “slippery slope” to the legalization of polygamous marriage in the future, despite the fact that the Waddoups did not actually legalize polygamous marriage.
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