Perkins Still Pushing Non-Existent Causal Link

Tony Perkins is nothing if not a persistent salesman. And the idea he’s been selling for the last year or so is that “intolerance” of Christians here at home somehow fuels persecution — real persecution, not the fake kind he claims exists here — abroad. Like if you don’t let a pizza shop discriminate against gay people in Indiana, Muslims in Pakistan will murder more Christians than they otherwise would have.

“As we allow this religious intolerance to spread here at home, persecution will spread abroad. We have to stand and defend this faith because Christians abroad will suffer if we don’t.”

This argument is brought to you by people who are totally incapable of using logic.

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  • John Pieret

    This argument is brought to you by people who are totally incapable of using logic.>/I>

    Not necessarily:

    P1: The people who listen to and donate to my organization and pay my salary aren’t very bright.

    P2: If I tell them something scary, they’ll donate more.

    P3: Not very bright people will not care if the scary thing makes no sense.

    S1: My salary is paid.

  • StevoR

    Totally incapable of using logic? Or just totally unwilling to do so?

    I’n sure they could think logically if they really tried couldn’t they?

    “intolerance” of Christians here at home somehow fuels persecution — real persecution, not the fake kind he claims exists here — abroad. Like if you don’t let a pizza shop discriminate against gay people in Indiana, Muslims in Pakistan will murder more Christians than they otherwise would have.

    Well there’s one sense in which that’s kinda right : Intolerance fueled by US homophobic “Christian” bigots had been fueling – financially and through political and economic influence – the real persecution of non-heteronormative people overseas in places like Uganda.

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

    To be fair, he’s got a point. They hate us for our values. As such, they willl follow our example, for some reason.

  • Sastra

    The failure to distinguish between reasoned criticism and brute force suggests a secret preference for the latter.

  • abb3w

    The planet seems kind of large for an Overton Window effect. Contrariwise, there may be some slight validity to his thesis, due to exactly such marginal O.W. effect. Nohow, he seems to neglect that Christians might via reciprocity deserve treatment they would term “persecution” under some circumstances, such as when “Christians” start lynching people for their race, burning non-conformists at the stake as witches, conspiring to kidnap Jewish children from their parents to raise them as Christian, and other extreme shenanigans.

  • Chiroptera

    Actually, he has it backwards. The persecution the Islamophobes want to inflict on Muslims here may very well intensify the persecution of Christians over there, because their bigots think like our bigots: we should treat the people in our midst according to how totally different, unrelated people in other places behave.

  • theguy

    What, is Shitkins upset because he can’t even pay a shitload of money to neo-Nazis without being criticized for it?

    The people responsible for persecution of Christians abroad are the people actively endorsing and carrying out that persecution. Anti-discrimination laws are not the problem.

    Right-wing Christians are whining that they have to follow the same laws that everybody else has been following, without a fuss* for decades now.

    *The fuss was mostly from right-wing racists.