Tony Perkins, president of the virulently anti-gay Family Research Council (whenever you see “family” in such a context, read it as “bigot”), is being mentioned as a potential Republican candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu in 2014.
While multiple GOP sources tell The Daily Caller they think Perkins is interested in a campaign, other Republicans in Louisiana and Washington say they haven’t heard anything about Perkins gearing up for a run.
Other conservatives in the Christian conservative community are reacting favorably to the idea.
“Tony Perkins is a thoughtful public policy leader, credible candidate for U.S. Senate and someone who has represented Louisiana values in Washington DC and not the other way around,” Gary Marx, the executive director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, told TheDC.
Only on Planet Wingnuttia would Perkins be considered a “thoughtful public policy leader” rather than a bigoted theocrat.
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