Perkins: Gay Rights = Terrorist Attacks on Christians Abroad

Tony Perkins is still bleating out this ridiculous claim that if Christians aren’t allowed to do anything they want to the people they dislike in America, this somehow emboldens Muslim terrorists to attack Christians in the Middle East. Because there’s obviously a direct cause and effect connection.

Following a discussion of the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision and the persecution of conservative Christians that groups like the FRC claim will result from it, Perkins told the congregation, “We have allowed our own government to send a message that Christians in America don’t care about Christianity here at home. How could they possibly care about it in the Middle East?”

He then related a horrific tale of four Christian boys being beheaded by ISIS, violence that he claimed the American government gives a “green light” to because of its “hostility” toward U.S. Christians.

“We’re not being asked to die for Christ in America. We’re simply being asked to live for Christ in America,” he said. “But when we as Christians here in America shrink back from living for Jesus and we tolerate our own government’s hostility to Christianity, terrorists and tyrants in other governments will see that as a green light to persecute and to kill our brothers and sisters, and we cannot tolerate that as Americans.”

Is there anything bad that gay rights is not responsible for? It causes floods and droughts (simultaneously!), earthquakes and hurricanes, destroys whole civilizations and now causes terrorism too. And if Tony Perkins gets a headache, I’m sure it caused that too. Behold the power of The Gay!

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  • thebookofdave

    Thank God that America has leaders like Tony Perkins, who are not afraid to take a bold stand to defend innocent Christian lives all over the world. And by stand, I mean standing within the safety and comfort of his own home. And by defend, I mean with your resources and dollars. Come to think of it, just send him the dollars.

  • frankgturner

    More black and white thinking. Either Xtians are allowed to do anything they want including oppress the views of other religious believers or they are being oppressed by NOT being allowed to force their views on other who are automatically forcing their beliefs on them. False dichotomies sure seem to be common among conservative thinkers.

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    People like Tony Perkins are sad individuals.

  • jufulu

    “We have allowed our own government to send a message that Christians in America don’t care about Christianity here at home. How could they possibly care about it in the Middle East?”

    Christians are funny people, they don’t care about themselves according to Tony Perkins and appear to be self destructive..

  • blf

    Is there anything bad that gay rights is not responsible for?

    They even made the local Italian coffee shop — who do perhaps the best cappuccino in the village — run out of lemon ice cream. I had to make do with melon. Clearly the fault of Teh Gay.

  • theguy

    Dances-with-White-Supremacists-Shitkin’s entire argument is based on the assumption that gay marriage equals hostility to Christians. It doesn’t concern Christians (except those who want to marry another person of the same sex). Never mind that Al-Qaeda and ISIS murder gay people.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Most of ISIS’s victims are other Muslims. If we could instantly teleport all Arab Christians at risk from ISIS to safety Perkins would be quite happy to see those murders continue.

  • Hoosier X

    Yes. By all means, let’s put a stop to gay marriage because it upsets Muslim extremists.

    Geez Louise!

    Can we please stop using the meme that it’s liberals and progressives that want to knuckle under to the terrorists?

  • Al Dente

    timgueguen @6

    If we could instantly teleport all Arab Christians at risk from ISIS to safety Perkins would be quite happy

    Perkins would be quite unhappy if a bunch of brown-skinned ragheads showed up in the US, no matter what their religion is. Besides, most Arab Christians are Melkite Catholics, Antiochian Greek Orthodox, or Maronites, not sects likely to appeal to a fundamentalist, evangelical Protestant.

  • Al Dente

    timgueguen @6

    If we could instantly teleport all Arab Christians at risk from ISIS to safety Perkins would be quite happy

    Perkins would be quite unhappy if a bunch of brown-skinned Middle-Easterners showed up in the US, no matter what their religion is. Besides, most Arab Christians are Melkite Catholics, Maronite Catholics or Antiochian Greek Orthodox, not sects likely to appeal to a fundamentalist, evangelical Protestant.

  • StevoR

    @ ^ Al Dente : I think you forgot Coptic Christians notably from Egypt where Daesh (IS-IL/S) seems to be advancing into currently at least on the Sinai peninsula side.

  • matty1

    Let’s apply the same logic the other way round. America allows Tony Perkins to say things like, thus sending the message that American law doesn’t care if gay people (or straight people) find him offensive. This encourages Islamic fundamentalists to execute people on charges of homosexuality