Perkins: Gay Marriage Will Send Country ‘Into a Tailspin’

I’m kinda disappointed in Tony Perkins. He’s usually one of the frontrunners in the ongoing contest among Christian right “thinkers” in making the most outlandish and hyperbolic predictions, but the best he can seem to muster about the impending gay marriage ruling is that it would send America “into a tailspin.”

What is the rule of law? In a free society, a democratic society, the rule of law is generated, over all, [by the] Constitution and general consensus. We agree. And when you go too far out, which this administration has and these courts are, it doesn’t work. An unjust law is no law at all.

And they are setting themselves up to lose credibility and put, I believe, our country into a tailspin. Because I’m not going to listen to these courts that are wrong, when they have taken away the rights of the people and just imposed upon this nation a viewpoint that is not shared by a majority of the people. Even if it was, it’s inconsistent with nature itself, certainly inconsistent with scripture.

Really, Tony? That’s it? Come on, man, where are the Hitler analogies? Where is the wholesale destruction of the country, or Western civilization, or the human species itself? Where’s the threats that you big mean invisible friend is going to beat us all up over it? Are you turning soft on me? You better be back to spewing wildly exaggerated bullshit by next week or I’m going to file a complaint with the Universal Brotherhood of Right Wing Douchebags.

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  • theguy

    “In a free society, a democratic society, the rule of law is generated, over all, [by the] Constitution and general consensus. We agree.”

    Agree with White-Supremacist-Perkins? Doing whatever the fundies demand isn’t “Rule of law.”

    “when you go too far out, which this administration has and these courts are”

    Wrong again, Shitkins. The courts are overturning laws inconsistent with the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause.

    “An unjust law is no law at all.”

    Thus, your homophobic laws have been overturned.

    “they are setting themselves up to lose credibility”

    Did I mention Perkins’ white supremacist friends?

    “and put, I believe, our country into a tailspin.”

    Oooga booga be afraid!

    “Because I’m not going to listen to these courts that are wrong”

    So much for “rule of law”

    “when they have taken away the rights of the people”

    Means the rights of Christians (and only Christians) to discriminate against everybody else.

    ” and just imposed upon this nation a viewpoint that is not shared by a majority of the people.”

    Read. A. Mother. Frakking. Poll.

    Even if it was, it’s inconsistent with nature itself”

    Homosexuality is found in 1500 animal species. Homophobia in only 1.*

    “certainly inconsistent with scripture.”

    Guess what America doesn’t base laws on?

    *I understand that Mr. Mailing List is trying to make a “natural law” argument, but I don’t believe that right or wrong is based on (alleged) divine purpose.

  • Sastra

    a viewpoint that is not shared by a majority of the people. Even if it was …

    Nice save: it is.

    … it’s inconsistent with nature itself …

    No it’s not. That would mean it’s supernatural.

    … certainly inconsistent with scripture.

    Even if it was … who CARES???

    According to the rule of law, that’s irrelevant. And so we come full circle. Call it a tailspin…

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Huh-huh, “tailspin,” get it?

    Or is it ?

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Oops, I didn’t think this blog would actually try to interpret my joke HTML tags. Lemme try again…

    Huh-huh, “tailspin,” get it?

    [/Beavis]

    Or is it [/Butthead]?

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    So now I just learned there are “Beavis” and “Butthead” tags in the latest HTML. Will wonders never cease?

  • Randomfactor

    He’s confusing his own profitable con-game with the country as a whole again…

  • gshelley

    In a free society, a democratic society, the rule of law is generated, over all, [by the] Constitution and general consensus.

    did he miss the bit where the law was declared unconstitional?

  • dugglebogey

    It will either:

    1)Send the country in a tailspin

    2)Send the country soaring to new heights of success

    3)HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO EFFECT.

    Two of those three are absolutely fine, and one of them seems incredibly most likely.

  • dugglebogey

    The only actual disaster will be their ability to raise money based on this fucking boogeyman anymore.

  • Synfandel

    His logic is unassailable. Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and Uruguay are all in a tailspin.

  • cptdoom

    No it’s not. That would mean it’s supernatural.

    Actually gays and lesbians aren’t of nature. We were created by the alien overlords and hatched in electronic pods. True Story.

  • jnorris

    Dear, dear, dear Mr Perkins; bless his little heart.

  • Francisco Bacopa

    And don’t forget Mexico, where gay marriage is legal in a few areas. Of course, the northeastern parts of Mexico are in a tailspin, but the recent troubles started before gay marriage in Coahuila. The trouble in the south is simply the 400+ year old Mayan War.

  • U Frood

    Surely gay marriage will cause the planet’s core to stop spinning, end our protective magnetic field and cause the Earth to be sterilized by Solar radiation.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and Uruguay …

    Well, sure. THOSE countries aren’t really in a tailspin, but you’re forgetting about American Exceptionalism.

  • anubisprime

    It would appear that the only folks ever likely to get into any type of tailspin would bound to be the bigoted and delusional…like Perkins.

    They tend to the mentally susceptible when they make woe woe and thrice woe predictions of doom and destruction, in the days of ancient civilization their place in the scheme of things has traditionally been on the fringes of society.

    Where they display their latest fashion in stinking rotting rags while dancing and gyrating to the beat of the spirit world, or so they say, usually with the help of a few medicinal herbs and mushrooms. and are tolerated as quaint entertainment and are thrown odd pennies …drachma…shekels…other… and the odd stale bread and auroch bone leftovers for their trouble and class of clown performance.

    It is their chosen profession, cos to each who can the lowliest of mundanity perform so shall ye make it day to day!

    Tony would not do so well I fear, he is not especially dedicated or indeed blessed with a talent for this performing art form. bit of an amateur… simple like so!

  • Donnie

    @Ed Brayton

    Perkins: Gay Marriage Will Send Country ‘Into a Tailspin’

    I skipped to comment, so maybe other have pointed it out, by Tony Perkins is actually correct per the headline lede. The Counties in Ala-fucking-bama are in a Tailspin because head Theocrate Moore, legislating from the bench, has created a crises of constitutional proportions. However, I do not think that is what paid spokes-Iman of the Theocracy meant.

    Note: the extra ‘e’ on Theocrat is my nod to Democrate, because hey….

  • James Robinson

    His word salad has wilted.