Tony Perkins: The Media Is Lying About Mississippi’s Hate Law

Virulently anti-gay Tony Perkins sent out an email today claiming Mississippi’s new anti-LGBT law has nothing to do with businesses turning people away.

Someone should remind Perkins that lying is regarded as a sin in the Bible he claims to love so much.

The media writes, but does it read? Too few seem to, based on the coverage of Mississippi’s new religious liberty law. After Governor Phil Bryant (R-Miss.) signed a bill that essentially reaffirmed the First Amendment, headlines across the country screamed that Mississippi had just given Americans a “license to discriminate.” “Mississippi governor signs law allowing businesses to deny service to gay people,” some read — regardless of the fact that the measure does no such thing!

Governor Bryant, like the 20 states with religious liberty laws before him, didn’t create a new “religious right” for businesses to turn people away. No believer I know would want that, let alone lobby for it. Despite what the Left would have you think, this debate isn’t about Christians discriminating against anyone — it’s about stopping the government from discriminating against them!

All that Mississippi leaders have done is make sure that the state can’t punish, fine, fire, or block someone from a government work for believing in natural marriage. The Left lies about what the bill does because they know if people knew the truth, they’d probably support it! And a level playing field — the same one they used to demand for their own values — is not what they want for men and women of faith. Forced acceptance is.

Ok, so let me set this straight: government doesn’t punish folks for “believing in natural marriage.” Government gets involved when these business owners “belief” becomes a misguided justification for denying protected minorities goods and services.

You know, those pesky public accommodation laws that require private businesses to treat everyone fairly.

But then, what do you expect from a guy who bought a mailing list from the KKK when he ran for office because he knew those were the kind of folks he wanted to reach?

Tony Perkins Lying On Fox News: Kim Davis Isn’t Forcing Her Beliefs On Anyone

Here’s hate group leader Tony Perkins lying again on Fox News.

Perkins continues to spin the tale of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples due to anti-gay animus.

Perkins tries to say Davis is not “forcing her beliefs on anyone,” but the fact is she won’t do the job she was elected to do and issue marriage licenses to gays.

Perkins alludes to her “deep religious beliefs” but Davis has no problem issuing marriage licenses to divorced folks – which is clearly a sin in the Bible. You have to wonder why is it only the gay sin that offends her?

Of course, Perkins is hawking his new book here, which the host says “points out a lot of (pause) ‘interesting’ stories.”

I couldn’t agree more.

Tony Perkins Applauds Franklin Graham Over Boycott Of LGBT-Friendly Companies

Hate group leader Tony Perkins

In light of Rev. Franklin Graham’s statement yesterday calling for a boycott of major corporations who show support for the LGBT community, hate group leader Tony Perkins sent this out to his followers:

“Wells Fargo may be the first American bank to feature a lesbian ad — but it may also be the last.

“The outrage over these in-your-face commercials is finally reaching a boiling point with consumers, who are sick and tired of watching companies pitch agendas over products. American powerhouses like General Mills, Tiffany & Co., Amazon, Starbucks, Tylenol, Target, Nabisco, Alaska Airlines, and even Betty Crocker are tripping over themselves to pander to 2.3% of the buying public with intense LGBT advocacy.

“Like us, Rev. Franklin Graham has had enough. In response to Wells Fargo’s new ad, the son of evangelist Billy Graham is making an enormous withdrawal: his ministry’s accounts.

“On Facebook, Franklin challenged Christians to take a long, hard look at where their money is going. Are your dollars financing the war on your values? If so, maybe it’s time to do something about it.”

The great irony in all this is Graham moved his bank accounts from Wells Fargo (longtime LGBT ally) to BB&T, which will be sponsoring the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and has an 80% approval rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.

#EpicFail

Via Right Wing Watch, listen to Graham explain his banking decisions below on the anti-gay Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch:”

Tony Perkins: Pastors Will Be Dragged “Kicking And Screaming” If Marriage Equality Becomes Law

Tony Perkins, of the virulently anti-gay Family Research Council, tells the audience at this year’s “Watchmen On The Wall” conference that within five years pastors will be dragged from their pulpits “kicking and screaming” if the Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage.

The fear mongering this man whips up knows no limits. Of course, the whole notion he presents here is a load of crap.

Note the very dramatic five second pause at the :30 mark.

Tony Perkins Introduced As Hate-Group Leader On FACE THE NATION

Finally! This just makes my day that a network news show exposes Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council for who and what they are.

Via (appropriately) Crooks And Liars:

During a discussion about marriage equality on Face the Nation, CBS host Bob Schieffer began by noting that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) had determined that Perkins’ organization, the Family Research Council, was a “hate group.”

“The Southern Poverty Law Center has branded the Family Research Council an anti-gay hate group,” Schieffer explained as if it were a warning to his viewers. “We have been inundated by people who say we should not even let you appear because they, in their view — quote — you don’t speak for Christians.”

Following Perkins, Evan Wolfson of Freedom To Marry spoke with Schieffer about the momentum of the marriage equality movement.

It’s reported that Perkins refused to appear face to face with Wolfson, and would only appear “back to back.”

Video: Matt Baume Breaks Down The Anti-Gay Marriage Lies

Matt Baume does an excellent job of breaking down just about every lie and untruth anti-gay Tony Perkins has put out to the public in this short video.

Perkins is about to distribute a DVD to hundreds of church (for the low, low price of just $20) that primes the hate factor against same-sex marriage just in time for the oral arguments at SCOTUS next week.

With just the tiniest bit of snark, Matt breaks down all the homophobia and untruths for you. Hit play and see all the “arguments” disintegrate.

Must see.

Mike Huckabee: Gays “Won’t Stop Until There Are No More Churches”

Mike Huckabee appeared on anti-gay Tony Perkins “Washington Watch” radio show yesterday wherein he described a bizarro world things mean “the opposite of what they are.”

“It is a classic example of — really a page out of ‘1984,’ when what things mean are the opposite of what they really are. And that’s what I’m seeing here is that in the name of tolerance, there’s intolerance. In the name of diversity, there’s uniformity. In the name of acceptance, there’s true discrimination.”

Kinda like conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas repeating over and over that their “religious freedom” laws had NOTHING to do with the gays.

At the end of the clip Huckabee threatens that the gays “won’t stop until there are no more churches.”

Seriously? And the LGBT community is the one inciting riot?

Folks like Huckabee and Perkins use the same tactic over and over again. Repeat, repeat, repeat, and hope uninformed people pick up the hateful chant.

Listen below via Right Wing Watch:

Haters Screaming For A Veto In Indiana Over RFRA “Fix”

The haters are losing their minds over the proposed “fix” for the Indiana state “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” because it deprives them of their true goal – which was to discriminate against LGBT folks.

From Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage (via email):

Stung by a furor of false accusations against the Indiana Religious Liberty Restoration Act, some Republican legislators are proposing to “fix” the law by stripping it of any chance to protect people of faith against being forced by law to participate in same-sex ‘marriage’ ceremonies that violate their deeply held religious beliefs. Worse, they are rewarding gay activists and celebrities like Miley Cyrus who intentionally and massively mischaracterized the legislation passed last week with expanded “anti-discrimination” provisions that will be used as a club by these same activists to punish people of faith for supporting biblical principles in the way they live their lives.

Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, recently tweeted: “This Indiana ‘compromise’ is a train wreck. It should be voted down.” This “fix” legislation must be defeated! It is like paying ransom to a kidnapper — a complete abandonment of principle in the face of political pressure from those bent on redefining marriage and imposing a radical agenda on the country. Please sign this petition immediately so that Governor Mike Pence and top Republican legislators realize that we will not stand for this abandonment of people of faith in order to reward the radical left who have grossly mischaracterized the Religious Liberty Restoration Act.

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (via press release):

“On the eve of Good Friday, Big Business is encouraging elected leaders to take the silver over religious freedom.

“This new proposal guts the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and empowers the government to impose punishing fines on people for following their beliefs about marriage. Religious freedom should not be held hostage by Big Business. Big Business is now putting religious freedom in a worse place than before RFRA was signed into law.

“Gutting RFRA in this manner would put people of faith in the crosshairs of government discrimination as never before. Far from being a ‘clarification,’ this would gut religious freedom in Indiana. Religious freedom doesn’t need a ‘fix.’

“This proposal would force religious businesses and even nonprofits deemed ‘not religious enough’ to participate in wedding ceremonies contrary to their owners’ beliefs.

“If the government punishes people for living their faith, there are no limits to what government can control. We urge the governor to veto this measure that will be used by the government to bring financial ruin on people like florist Barronelle Stutzman, bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein, and wedding photographer Elaine Huguenin.”

Megyn Kelly Gives Anti-Gay Tony Perkins A Soapbox To Support Indiana’s “License To Discriminate”

Lots of panels discussing the Indiana debacle going on yesterday.

I have recently been impressed with Megyn Kelly for being fair-minded in a few interviews lately. But here she digresses to clearly biased in her position on the SB101 issue. Over and over she tells Mark Hannah to let anti-gay Tony Perkins finish, but when Perkins continually interrupts Hannah, she says nothing.

And then when she chimes in to reiterate that Indiana’s law is “the same” as other state’s RFRA laws… Not sure why I’m surprised.

Of course, Tony has to bring up the ever famous “ham sandwich” scenario in a jewish deli… Tired.

Tony Perkins Plans To Take “Leading Role” In Religious Liberty Blah Blah Blah

Tony Perkins of the anti-gay Family Research Council

Hate group leader Tony Perkins of the anti-gay Family Research Council announces he will testify at a Senate hearing regarding “religious liberty.”

“One of the benefits of putting conservatives in charge of Congress is that the agendas in most committees change — and issues that weren’t getting as much attention under liberal leaders are now front and center.

“Tomorrow [today], one of FRC’s greatest priorities, religious liberty, will be the subject of a Senate hearing in the Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. As FRC takes more of a leading role in the debate, I’ve been asked to testify before the committee at 2:00 p.m. and hopefully highlight the need for greater engagement on what we see as a fundamental human right.

“With the persecution unfolding before our very eyes in the Middle East and Africa, the United States has an obligation to speak on behalf of religious freedom through every possible diplomatic avenue. After six years of silence, it is up to this Congress to repair the damage done by this administration’s indifference to persecuted Christians and other minorities.

“Our moral voice and supporting actions have been increasingly and noticeably absent with regard to international religious freedom. I’ll encourage the Senate to once again find that voice.”

I think it’s rich that Perkins claims that FRC will be taking “more of a leading role” in the religious liberty debate.

(via press release)