Tony Perkins Says Marriage Equality Will Lead To The 'Dissolution Of The Republic'

Tony Perkins, who has previously claimed that marriage equality will lead to a “revolution” and “break this nation apart,” told Janet Mefferd yesterday that he believes advances in gay rights are bringing about the “dissolution of the republic.”

The Family Research Council president told Mefferd that the marriage debate is “is literally about the entire culture: it’s about the rule of law, it’s about the country, it’s about our future, it’s about redefining the curriculum in our schools, it’s about driving a wedge between parent and child, it’s about the loss of religious freedom, it’s about the inability to be who we are as a people.”

Perkins said gay rights advocates are “sowing the seeds of the disillusion of our republic.”

“Once we lose the rule of law, we’ve lost what holds us together and I think there’s coming a point that they’re going to push Christians to a point where they’re not going to be pushed anymore and I think we’re very quickly coming to that point,” he said.

Army Reprimands Ex-General Turned Religious Right Leader Jerry Boykin

Back in 2003, President Bush repeatedly rebuked then-General Jerry Boykin for giving public speeches framing the war on terror as a holy war between Christianity and Islam, speeches that also violated military rules.

Boykin then retired from the military and has since become a full-fledged Religious Right activist who campaigns against the rights of Muslim-Americans and gay people in his role as executive vice president of the Family Research Council.

The Washington Post reports today that last year the Army issued “a scathing reprimand following a criminal investigation that concluded [Boykin] had wrongfully released classified information" in a book he published in 2008.

The reprimand [PDF], released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, says that Boykin “violated [the] Uniform Code of Military Justice” for his “wrongful disclosure of classified information” and “conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline in the armed forces.”

The Department of the Army found that Boykin’s book, “Never Surrender: A Soldier’s Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom,” had “disclosed classified information” and failed to undergo a “classification review before the book’s publication.” The reprimand goes on to cite Boykin’s “gross lack of judgment” and “unprofessional behavior.”

Boykin, however, insists that the reprimand was driven by politics:

Asked why he was reprimanded, Boykin questioned the Army’s motivation, insisting that he had received approval to write his book before it was released and that all information in it had been disclosed previously in other books, movies and news reports.

“You draw your own conclusions,” Boykin told The Post. “Why would they reopen it? What was the purpose of reprimanding me basically five years after they started an investigation? Did it take that long to determine whether I had written anything classified?”



Boykin told The Post that if he “realized there would be this many accusations hurled against me,” he probably would have submitted “Never Surrender” for a Pentagon review before it was published. He didn’t fight the reprimand because he was retired and did not see a point to doing so, he said.

“Any reprimand has to be taken seriously, so I don’t want to come across as flippant about it,” he said. “But at this stage in my life, it really hasn’t had any impact on my life like it would have if it had happened when I was on active duty.”

Pat Buchanan Once Again Hails Vladimir Putin, Regrets Conchita Wurst Victory

Vladimir Putin’s number one cheerleader Pat Buchanan is out with a new column juxtaposing the Russian president’s right-wing push with the victory of Conchita Wurst in the Eurovision Song Contest and praising Putin for rallying the “millions of traditionalists” who are rejecting European liberalism.

Even as more countries seek European Union membership and ex-Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to renege on closer ties with the EU sparked massive protests, Buchanan insists that the EU is in the midst of “disintegration and decay.”

Out of its ashes comes Putin, Buchanan writes, who as “the anti-Obama” is “moving to occupy the cultural-moral vacuum left by America” with his rejection of “Hollywood values” like “multiculturalism, LGBT rights and abortion on demand.”

That victory in the recent Eurovision contest of Conchita, the bearded transvestite drag queen who performed in a gown, though celebrated by much of the European press, sent a message to millions of traditionalists that this is no longer their culture.

Another aspect of the rising populist right, as the New York Times notes, is a grudging admiration for Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

Why? Putin not only publicly rejects the moral relativism of the West, under his guidance Russian social legislation is being consciously rooted in traditional Christian concepts of right and wrong.

Putin is the anti-Obama, moving to occupy the cultural-moral vacuum left by America. As we celebrate multiculturalism, LGBT rights and abortion on demand, Putin repudiates Hollywood values.

WorldNetDaily Explains How To Gay-Proof Your Kids

WorldNetDaily published a column today by Philip Irvin on “tactics for helping inoculate kids against homosexuality.”

Irvin runs a rudimentary website called Imploding Gay Power: No Way Born Gay, where he advises parents to tell their kids about “the absurdity of the ‘born gay’ idea,” which he posits will then spread around the child’s school until nobody is gay anymore. He also advises readers not to trust scientific studies on sexual orientation or the claims made by gay people themselves.

His claims also rely on ex-gay canards about homosexuality being a choice: “A choice becomes a habit, then a compulsion, and then an addiction.”

It might appear that the best way to deploy the tool of logical reasoning would be to share this information with pro-family activists or with friends. But what would we expect them to do? Use it to argue with gay activists? Nobody enjoys arguing with gay activists or appreciates being given tools with the implied injunction to enter the fray.

Rather, the targeted audience for this material is someone who would use it to protect rather than confront. These would be parents, uncles, grandparents, or anyone involved with youth, particularly parents whose kids will be exposed to the increasingly powerful and seductive voices of homosexuality. These adults can use this material to show their children the absurdity of the “born gay” idea.

When Dad shares this information with his son Johnny who may not be at risk of believing he is gay, Johnny is going to share this with his friend Sam who is at risk, and together they will talk to Bill. Eventually, this is going to find its way to the school principal who is forced to confirm that disseminating this material does not constitute bullying. This will lead to the discussions at the Gay Students Club, whose members are powerless to refute these arguments. Eventually, support for the gay agenda is crippled with the collapse of the “born gay” fallacy.

Rick Santorum Hits Ben Carson For Defending 'Indefensible' Stance On Abortion Rights

When Ben Carson lauded Republicans who take a politically-motivation position on abortion rights in order to win elections, one of his fellow potential GOP presidential candidates was not impressed.

In an interview with Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg yesterday, Rick Santorum took issue with Carson’s support for Oregon GOP Senate nominee Monica Wehby’s “savvy” and “pragmatic” pro-choice position, which Carson implied does not comport with Wehby’s personal beliefs. Santorum told Malzberg that Wehby’s stance on abortion rights is “indefensible” and shouldn’t be celebrated.

Carson, a conservative activist who like Santorum is considering a run for president in 2016, yesterday hailed Wehby for supporting a woman’s right to choose because she “knows there’s no way you’re going to win in Oregon” otherwise.

Meanwhile, Santorum still hasn’t commented on the legalization of same-sex marriage in his home state of Pennsylvania.

Right Wing Round-Up - 5/22/14

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/22/14

  • Erik Rush insists that all of his conspiracy theories are not conspiracy theories at all because these conspiracies are all real!
  • A very intriguing headline: "Exotic Dancer Finds Freedom From Demonic Attacks."
  • Liberty Counsel is excited by arguments that atheism/humanism is a religion because it might lead to allowing the teaching of creationism in public schools.
  • Did you know that political correctness is a form of hate? Now you do.
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer says that our culture is like the World Trade Center and right-wing pastors are the courageous first responders who ran in to try and put out the fire.

Robert Reilly Calls HIV 'Nature's Way' Of Warning Gay People About 'Misuses' Of Their Bodies

Robert R. Reilly, the former Bush administration official who recently wrote a book explaining how gay people are worse than murderers, responds in a column today to the new HBO film “The Normal Heart.” Reilly writes that if gay people want to end HIV/AIDS, they should simply return to the closet, just as smokers give up cigarettes and alcoholics stop drinking.

He adds that gay people only have themselves to blame for HIV, calling the virus “Nature’s way of tapping us on the shoulder to let us know that these activities are misuses of our bodies.”

“[O]n every pack of cigarettes, there is a warning that smoking causes cancer, and there are warnings on every bottle of alcohol that it may be injurious to your health,” Reilly writes. “I wonder why there are no warning signs in [Washington Post] Richard Cohen’s column regarding the sodomitical and other sexual behavior he seems to be justifying.”

I have constantly to recalibrate the sense of unreality enveloping the marriage issue because the distance from reality seems to grow day by day. One of my touchstones is Richard Cohen’s column in the Washington Post, whenever he addresses the subject, as he just has again in his May 20 column. The occasion was the release of an HBO film, “The Normal Heart,” a movie version of Larry Kramer’s play about the beginning of the HIV-AIDS epidemic and the apparent indifference of President Ronald Reagan and New York Mayor Ed Koch. The air of unreality in this column could not be thicker.

We begin, of course, with his experience of homophobia as a mere lad of 16, when some yahoo told him about how he beat up homosexuals with brass doorknobs. In benighted America of that time, Cohen tells us, “we knew of racism and anti-Semitism,” but were really unaware of homophobia. I grew up in the 1950s, but I don’t really remember it being okay to beat up anyone with brass doorknobs. I didn’t meet the yahoo with whom Cohen was acquainted, so I can’t contradict him (but I do know that most violence against homosexuals is perpetrated by other homosexuals).



Cohen’s air of unreality also envelops the US court system. On May 19, the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejected a bid to stay the ruling that invalidates Oregon’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Michael McShane said, “I believe that if we can look for a moment past gender and sexuality, we can see in these (same-sex) plaintiffs, nothing more or less than our own families, families who we would expect our constitution to protect, if not exalt, in equal measure.” This is an extraordinary remark, which says, in effect, “if we can only look past what something is, we can see something else there.” Indeed, we can. If we would only look past a giraffe’s neck, we could call it a donkey. On the other hand, we might also wish to call the donkey a giraffe. This might be confusing but at least they would be equal.



I have not seen the Kramer play or the HBO film of it, so I cannot comment directly on its contents. According to Cohen, the film indicts Koch and Reagan for ignoring “a public health menace that needed immediate attention”. Then comes the kicker: “the tendency then and somewhat still today was to blame gay men for their plight. The proposed remedy was to deprive them of their sex life – a remedy some felt was worse than the disease.” This is part of the homosexual martyrology that it is easy to see the absurdity of when it is transposed to other health problems.

How does this sound: the tendency is to blame smokers for their lung cancer, and to propose a remedy – giving up cigarettes – that is worse than the disease; or, the tendency is to blame alcoholics for their liver disease and to propose a remedy – giving up alcohol – that is worse than the disease. According to this logic, the urgent public health remedy would be to find a solution to lung cancer that would allow smokers to continue to smoke and a treatment for liver disease that would allow alcoholics to continue to drink. Analogously, as implied in Cohen’s analysis, we must find a remedy for AIDS that would allow active homosexuals to continue to behave promiscuously. However, the purpose of medicine is to restore an organ to health, not to allow its continued abuse.

Does that sound too harsh? Yet on every pack of cigarettes, there is a warning that smoking causes cancer, and there are warnings on every bottle of alcohol that it may be injurious to your health. I wonder why there are no warning signs in Richard Cohen’s column regarding the sodomitical and other sexual behavior he seems to be justifying.



Yet might not these diseases, along with HIV-AIDS, be Nature’s way of tapping us on the shoulder to let us know that these activities are misuses of our bodies? Isn’t it good news that, thanks to medical science, we now know which of our activities help engender these diseases, so that we can change our behavior? Shouldn’t we tell everyone about this?

We seem to have gotten that message out in regard to tobacco and alcohol, but not yet in terms of homosexual behavior. Putting a generative organ in an excretory organ is hygienically compromised.

Lars Larson Claims Anti-Gay Activists Face Same Plight As Those Killed For Blasphemy

Conservative talk show host Lars Larson and Breitbart columnist C. Edmund Wright added their voices last week to right-wing outrage over NFL recruit Michael Sam’s televised kiss with his boyfriend, linking the kiss to supposed anti-Christian persecution in America.

Suggesting that all Christians are hostile to gay rights and gay people, Wright said he “doubts” Christians who work for ESPN “share all of this celebration that’s going on throughout the media and their employer.”

Larson, for his part, compared media coverage of Sam’s kiss to laws making it a capital crime to insult Mohammed: “You know what I compare it to, if you go to certain countries on this planet and you say a harsh word about Mohammad, the penalty is death. In America, if you say a harsh word about somebody who is homosexual, the idea is a public death or an economic death or a career death. So what’s the difference in that kind of thinking?”

Wright criticized ESPN anchors for “slobbering” over Sam, adding that it was "not necessarily a great moment for America.”

“They want to be celebrated and elevated and they want to quash anyone who dares not do that,” he said.

Reassuring his audience that he has “friends who are gay,” Larson claimed coverage of Sam’s kiss reveals the “ugly” side of “homosexual advocacy groups.”

David Kupelian Says Revulsion To 'Yucky' Michael Sam Kiss 'Is Something Of God'

WorldNetDaily managing editor David Kupelian argued this weekend that the negative reactions to Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on TV actually came from God.

“If you take a 5-year-old who looks at that and he says, ‘Ick, that’s gross,’ that is something of God, of innocence, goodness and wholesomeness in that child who sees something yucky,” he told “Mission America” host Linda Harvey.

He alleged that the “gay agenda” wants to “confuse” children, thereby “destroying that child’s mind and soul for life.”

Even though Kupelian’s boss, WorldNetDaily founder and editor Joseph Farah, wants to recriminalize homosexuality, Kupelian said conservatives like him “could care less if the people down the street from me are gay.”

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