Friday, November 30, 2012

Hate Group FRC: Uganda Is Exemplary and "Prospered by God"

FRC president and white supremacist loving Tony Perkins continues to whine about FRC's designation as a hate group, but then continues to make statements and support positions that do nothing but confirm that the Southern Poverty Law Center's hate group designation of FRC was 100% on the money.  With horrific anti-gay legislation before Uganda's joke of a Parliament, Perkins is lauding Uganda as "exemplary" and stating that Uganda is a "modern example of a nation prospered by God." Obviously, Perkins either has never been to Uganda or he's drinking even stronger Kool-Aid than usual.  I have a friend working with a support agency in Uganda and while their is much natural beauty, by any other measure the country is an utter hell hole.  If it's an example of a nation "prospered by God," we all need to be fleeing Uganda's example as quickly as possible.  Here are article highlights from The Advocate on Perkins' batshitery:

Tony Perkins claims that his tweet supporting Uganda's president had nothing to do with the headlines the country's Parliament generated by renewing consideration of the so-called "kill the gays" bill.

The timing of his tweet, he claims, is a coincidence. Perkins blames the media for a conflation and specifically calls out the Human Rights Campaign, which condemned Perkins as president of the Family Research Council for supporting Uganda at this critical moment.

In a newsletter today, Perkins downplayed his tweet, in which he said "American liberals are upset that Ugandan Pres is leading his nation in repentance — afraid of a modern example of a nation prospered by God."

As he often does, Perkins attacked the media. "With fewer journalists able to separate the news from their personal politics, groups like FRC are no longer fighting bias — but outright deception," he wrote today. 

Saying that Uganda is a "modern example of a nation prospered by God" apparently doesn't necessarily include its active consideration of a law that criminalizes homosexuality and potentially puts gay people to the death penalty. Activists are watching the country's Parliament with renewed alarm in recent days after its leaders pledged to pass the bill.

It's unclear what the FRC believes should be the consequence for engaging in "gay and lesbian acts," but in the very least it has in the past backed campaigns to stop shopping at businesses that support LGBT employees. It has also defended so-called "reparative therapy" as a plausible remedy despite the dangerous consequences warned of by top psychological associations.

No one knows more about lies and deception than Perkins.  Virtually every word that comes out of his mouth is a lie and deception of one sort or another.  Nowadays, the best way to identify "family values" Christians is by the incessant lies they disseminate.

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