Politico reports that anti-gay Family Research Council president Tony Perkins was disinvited from a prayer luncheon at Andrews Air Force base recently because of his remarks on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell":
"The Family Research Council has been lobbying lawmakers to oppose the repeal of don’t ask don’t tell. 'Do not let our military be used to advance a radical sexual agenda,' says an item on the council’s web site.Comments like that were too much for the military base…'The Chaplain’s office retracted Mr. Perkins’ invitation after his recent public comments made many who planned to attend the event uncomfortable,' the Andrews base public affairs office said in a statement issued to CNS News late Thursday.'This was a local decision made by the chaplain’s office who wanted the luncheon to be inclusive for the entire base community,' the statement said. 'The chaplain’s office respects and defends Mr. Perkins right to express his opinions, and regrets any inconvenience to him. We thank and respect him for his prior military service.'Perkins argues that what happened to him is just the beginning of a trend in the military where civil rights will trump the religious freedom to oppose homosexuality."
Perkins talked about gays this weekend at Nashville's Grace Chapel.
In related news, Media Matters notes that Perkins was spreading his misinformation and distortions regarding DADT on FOX News Sunday.
Said Perkins: "You've got 80 to 100 men that will live in one room, shower together, they stay together. I mean, it's — you don't have much privacy. But, secondly, and I think more importantly is the impact that this will have on national security from the standpoint of its impact upon military readiness. And now we've had 14 congressional studies in the last 16 years or congressional hearings and they've all come to the same conclusion that good order, morale, unit cohesion is essential to military success, and this policy, the current policy — 'don't ask, don't tell' — upholds that. So, this is not just our opinion. Congress has come to the same conclusion 14 times in the last 16 years."
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