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Tony Perkins Calls for Withholding GOP’s Allowance Until It Learns To Be More Anti-Gay

Jim Burroway

April 12th, 2013

In a blog post and email blast to supporters yesterday, the Family “Research” Council’s Tony Perkins called on supporters to stop donating to the Republican Party until Grandpa’s Old Party learns to be more anti-gay:

As the RNC debates its future at meetings in Los Angeles this week, we called on the Committee to pass a resolution reiterating the GOP’s support for the party platform that was overwhelmingly adopted in Tampa last year. In the meantime, instead of trying to appease millennials, Republicans should try educating them on why marriage matters. …

Until the RNC and the other national Republican organizations grow a backbone and start defending core principles, don’t give them a dime of your hard-earned money. If you want to invest in the political process, and I encourage you to do so, give directly to candidates who reflect your values and organizations you trust–like FRC Action. At least then you can relax, knowing that your money will be spent advancing faith, family, and freedom!

Efforts by Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus to nudge the party to become more “inclusive and welcoming” have stoked a fierce backlash from the GOP’s anti-gay wing. As a result, the RNS is expected to overwhelmingly approve today an anti-gay resolution opposing same-sex marriage and supporting Prop 8 and DOMA.



April 12th, 2013 | LINK

“START defending?” What does he think they’ve been doing so far?

Lindoro Almaviva
April 12th, 2013 | LINK

Tony Perkins, ensuring a democratic majority in congress in 2014

April 13th, 2013 | LINK

I just wish they’d follow Perkins’ advice — the loons would all peel off and maybe give the Republican party time to recover its collective sanity.

Eric in Oakland
April 13th, 2013 | LINK

“…advancing faith, family, and freedom!”

Hate groups sure love alliterative slogans, don’t they? ( Ex. Kinder, Küche, Kirche)

April 13th, 2013 | LINK

This man is not much older than I am. WHERE WAS HE IN THE 60’s and 70’s, UNDER A ROCK?!?!?!

Jim Hlavac
April 13th, 2013 | LINK

I just love the logic — heteros are destroying marriage, they’re the ones not getting married, the unwed moms, the abortions, etc etc – and Tony Perkins’ only solution, the only way he has to “strengthen” heterosexual marriage is to ban government recognition of what they know exists: gay couples. It just makes no sense.

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