Perkins Lies About Obama. Again.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A major religious right figure, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, has told a whopper of a lie about President Obama, one that is easily disproved with a few seconds on the Google. He no doubt does this safe in the knowledge that his followers neither know nor would care if they did:

Everyone else’s eyes are wide open, thanks to the avalanche of attacks thundering down on anyone with a natural view on marriage — from network television and bank brokers to Internet companies and city councils. Even the President of the United States, who only recently hopped aboard the same-sex “marriage” express, is piling on with outlandish public statements against a sentiment he used to share. On the 10th anniversary of Massachusetts’s court-imposed same-sex “marriage,” the White House marked the day by railing against “homophobia” and “transphobia.” The same President who couldn’t be bothered to acknowledge Armed Forces Day found more than enough time to lecture Americans on an agenda tearing apart the very military he ignored.

And lookey there, right there on the White House website was the president’s declaration for Armed Forces Day.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

In every generation, there are men and women who stand apart. They put on the uniform and put their lives on the line so the rest of us might live in a safer, freer, more just world. They defend us in times of peace, times of war, and times of crisis, both natural and man-made. On Armed Forces Day, we honor the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who render the highest service any American can offer.

The patriots who stand sentry for our security are a proud link in an unbroken chain that stretches through the centuries. This generation has distinguished itself on mission after mission, tour after tour. Because of their heroism, the core of al-Qaeda is severely degraded and our homeland is more secure. Thanks to their extraordinary sacrifice, we are winding down more than a decade of war and strengthening alliances that extend our values. These are the gifts they have given us, and this is why we owe them a profound debt of gratitude.

It is our obligation to ensure our troops have all they need to complete their missions abroad, but we must also support them when they return home. We must care for the families who serve alongside them and fulfill our promises today, tomorrow, and forever. And we must demonstrate our thanks by building a Nation worthy of their sacrifices, a Nation that lives up to our founding ideals and allows every citizen to write their chapter of the American story.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, continuing the precedent of my predecessors in office, do hereby proclaim the third Saturday of each May as Armed Forces Day.

I direct the Secretary of Defense on behalf of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, and the Secretary of Homeland Security on behalf of the Coast Guard, to plan for appropriate observances each year, with the Secretary of Defense responsible for encouraging the participation and cooperation of civil authorities and private citizens.

I invite the Governors of the States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, to provide for the observance of Armed Forces Day within their jurisdiction each year in an appropriate manner designed to increase public understanding and appreciation of the Armed Forces of the United States. I also invite veterans, civic leaders, and organizations to join in the observance of Armed Forces Day.

Finally, I call upon all Americans to display the flag of the United States at their homes on Armed Forces Day, and I urge citizens to learn more about military service by attending and participating in the local observances of the day. I also encourage Americans to volunteer at organizations that provide support to our troops and their families.

Proclamation 8984 of May 17, 2013, is hereby superseded.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.

They would cross the street to tell a lie rather than stand still and tell the truth, as long as it serves their agenda.

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  • Pen

    Yeah, he lied. The president supports a culture that’s militaristic but slightly more egalitarian than previously.

  • hunter

    Well, it’s Tony Perkins. Lying is what he does for a living.

  • http://www.atomiccitizen.net/ EricJohansson

    What the heck is a “natural view on marriage”?

  • busterggi

    Perkins made an honest mistake.

    I got a million of ’em.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    This Perkins serves as strong evidence there are no such things as ghosts. If there were the famed actor of the same name would come back from the beyond and haunt the current bigot for smearing his good name, by associating it with assholeism.

  • John Pieret

    Even the first part isn’t strictly true.

    Even the President of the United States, who only recently hopped aboard the same-sex “marriage” express, is piling on with outlandish public statements against a sentiment he used to share.

    The comments about homophobia and transphobia were in regard to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, not in relation to the anniversary of Massachusetts same-sex marriages, although they fall on the same day.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/05/16/statement-president-international-day-against-homophobia-and-transphobia

    I’m sure Obama has always held that “no one should face violence or discrimination — no matter who they are or whom they love.”

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Don’t go to Massachusetts! I had to drive through it, and by the time I got to New Hampshire Massachusetts’s Black Robed Tyrants had already forced a court-imposed same-sex “marriage” on me. Sure, brunch and the gayhomo mansex are great, but other than that it’s awful!

  • bushrat

    Poor Modusoperandi, another manly man fallen to “The Ghey Agenda-da-DAAAA”. He’ll be arranging flowers and wearing comfortable slacks with matching shoes before you know it. It’s as the Prophet Perkins has foreseen.

  • timberwoof

    Matching shoes are a sign of teh Gay? Well, hell, no wonder people often spot me: I always make sure that my left shoe matches my right one.

  • moarscienceplz

    What the heck is a “natural view on marriage”?

    Oh, that’s easy. A natural view on marriage is any view that agrees perfectly with Perkins’ view on marriage. Any view that deviates from his view in the slightest is therefore unnatural. QED

  • http://Reallyawakeguy.blogspot.com somnus

    Oh no! Courts are now mandating gay marriage! It’s a good thing I’m already married to my wife, so I can’t be forced to marry another dude! At least, not until court mandated divorce or court mandated bigamy comes along.

  • anachronistes

    Oh no! Courts are now mandating gay marriage! It’s a good thing I’m already married to my wife, so I can’t be forced to marry another dude! At least, not until court mandated divorce or court mandated bigamy comes along.

    I’ll be damned if I’m going to marry a bigam!

  • dingojack

    Somnus – look on the bright side, your wife might forced into marrying a hawt lesbian. So not all bad.

    :) Dingo

  • blf

    I always make sure that my left shoe matches my right one.

    You wear both a left shoe and a right shoe? That’s yer mistake. They should go on different feet.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “I’m sure Obama has always held that “no one should face violence or discrimination — no matter who they are or whom they love.””

    I’m willing to entertain the thought that his views may have morphed to “… no matter who they are or whom they love, except those FUCKING REPUBLICANS OVER ON THE HILL.”.

    “so I can’t be forced to marry another dude! At least, not until court mandated divorce or court mandated bigamy comes along.”

    Homomawwiage a twois.

  • bahrfeldt

    “from network television and bank brokers to Internet companies and city councils”. The buzzwords for “from Jews and more Jews, to pointy headed intellectuals and urban minorities”.

  • Jared Ragland

    It’s apparently a feature, not a bug, of the Christian right to let obviously, blatantly, and continuously lying jerkbags like Perkins, Dobson, and co. speak for them. I would think if conservative Christians had any character worthy of the description they might denounce such dishonest douchebaggotry loudly, frequently, and in no uncertain terms, but that does not happen, and to my knowledge, hasn’t happened ever.