Tony Perkins, a Ted Cruz supporter and the leader of listed hate group the Family Research Council, has been selected as a delegate to the Republican convention for the state of Louisiana. Perkins was also elected to the Republican platform committee which sets the official priorities and positions for the Republican party.
— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) March 15, 2016
In a rather smug press release, Perkins wrote::
“We may not know who will be representing the GOP at the Republican National Convention, but I know one person who will be representing Louisiana — me! For the second time, I’ll be serving as a delegate for my home state when the Cleveland event gets underway July 18. Just as importantly, I’ve been elected by the delegation to serve on the Republican Platform Committee, which is where some of the most significant debates over the party’s core values occur.
“In 2012, my role as a delegate gave me the opportunity to play a key role in amending the marriage plank, which led to the committee approving a much stronger version than 2008’s. We also tightened language on obscenity and pornography, protected conscience rights, explained how abortion hurts women, and supported the Second Amendment in D.C. And while the platform work is usually overshadowed by the pageantry of the broader convention, make no mistake: What happens over those two days could dramatically impact the direction of — not just the presidential campaign — but the entire Republican Party and the country.”
Perkins last year voiced his support for former employee Josh Duggar in the wake of a molestation scandal in which Duggar admitted to sexually abusing his sisters when they were teenagers.