Perkins: We’re Number One! We’re Number One!

One of my absolute favorite things these days is watching bigots give each other pep talks, desperately trying to pretend that they’re still going to stop marriage equality from becoming a reality despite all evidence to the contrary. Here’s Tony Perkins’ latest attempt to amuse me:

After predicting that President Obama “more than any president in the history of this country, will be recorded in history as undermining the culture and the fabric and foundation of this country,” Perkins likened the Vatican event to receiving a motivational pep talk during halftime at a football game, declaring that anti-gay activists are now “ready to go back out on the field and win the game.”

“This was a moment to step back and get it into perspective of world history, human history, and say ‘you know what? We are on the winning side,'” Perkins said. “This idea that we’re on the wrong side of history; no, we’re on the side of the one who wrote history and we will prevail in this.”

Yeah. The list of anti-progress battles fought by Christian fundamentalists in which they were sure they were going to win because God was on their side is long and quite undistinguished. The slaveowners thought that too. So did those fighting against women’s suffrage and black civil rights. Perkins is wrong just like they were.

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  • anubisprime

    Perkins likened the Vatican event to receiving a motivational pep talk during halftime at a football game, declaring that anti-gay activists are now “ready to go back out on the field and win the game.”

    A few geriatric Cardinals and a rag tag and bobtail contingent of the dissolute club of twisted fatuous reprobates with jeebus in their heart and larceny in their soul and no one of any repute, integrity or gravitas to go out to do battle against the ravening hordes…

    Even the pope is not convinced of their cause…and he is the boss of the gaff…apparently!

    Tolkien does it better anyway…

    Dude is whistling his way past the graveyard at night….tis a busted flush and a done deal…bigots lost!

  • marcus

    I’m not sure if Perkins is a delusional asshole, a lying asshole, or just an asshole.

    However, as has been pointed out here before, none of those choices are exclusive.

  • peterh

    As if marriage equality were not already a fact in at least 30 out of fifty states.

  • John Pieret

    Hey! It’s not like people like Perkins and the rest of the Talibangelicals who went to that conference haven’t brought about social change! 60 years ago none of them would have gone near a conference run by the Whore of Babylon and would have been run out of their churches if they had!

  • Trebuchet

    Actually, Mr. Perkins, you’re number two.

  • magistramarla

    John Pieret,

    Yes, and I remember when my devoutly Catholic cousin used to hate on Billy Graham, calling him “that Baptist!” as though Baptist was a curse word.

  • Electric Shaman

    anubisprime

    A few geriatric Cardinals and a rag tag and bobtail contingent of the dissolute club of twisted fatuous reprobates with jeebus in their heart and larceny in their soul and no one of any repute, integrity or gravitas to go out to do battle against the ravening hordes…

    Even the pope is not convinced of their cause…and he is the boss of the gaff…apparently!

    Tolkien does it better anyway…

    Dude is whistling his way past the graveyard at night….tis a busted flush and a done deal…bigots lost!

    Holy Thesaurus Batman! That’s quite the colourful comment.