Tony Perkins, Meet The Google

Tony Perkins is a salesman. What he’s selling is the highly dishonest narrative that President Obama cares only about gay rights and spends all his time working on it rather than, say, attacking ISIS. That’s why he ignores the plight of Christians and children being brutalized by them.

“Christian children being slaughtered, being killed in Iraq, and what do we hear from our administration? Nothing, absolutely nothing, because they’re too busy pushing their own radical social policy agenda,” he said, before blaming the White House’s focus on social issues for the recent cyberattack on the Office of Personnel Management.

“This administration is dangerous,” he said. “They’re not doing what they should be doing because they’re distracted out pushing their own agenda. Better watch them in the last 18 months, this could be a very, very dangerous 18 months for our nation.”

Mr. Perkins, let me introduce you to this newfangled thing called The Google. Or just go to the State Department website and do a search for ISIL and children or ISIL and Christians and instead of “nothing, absolutely nothing” you’ll find lots of statements, reports and other material on those very subjects on which you are lying to claim they’ve said nothing about it.

Or you could have read the newspaper literally one day before you said this and found that we are in the middle of a huge ramping up of bombing raids against ISIS positions in both Iraq and Syria. But those are facts and facts tend to get in the way of this dishonest narrative you’re selling to your followers, who also can’t be bothered to look up anything contrary to it. They think they can trust you and they believe you when you tell lies like this.

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  • Kevin Kehres

    Well, none of that is on Faux News, so I guess he can be forgiven his ignorance…right?

  • erichoug

    Look, I don’t mean to be cold or unfeeling to the children of Iraq and Syria but, why? Why is it our job to sort this out? The last time we got involved in this sort of stuff it de-stabilized the entire region and left a huge power vacuum into which the current ISIS stepped with relative ease.

    Now we’re going to go back in and bomb the region back to peace? How’s that going to work? About as well as it did the last time? Great! sounds like an awesome way to spend my tax dollars.

    I will say, what really pisses me off is that these people don’t give a flying fuck about these kids if they are Sunni or Shia or Buddhist, but if they go to church on Sunday then the US MUST INTERVENE. Seriously, go fuck yourself.

  • Die Anyway

    That’s exactly right Kevin. It’s not on Fox News because it’s not true. It’s propaganda generated by the Obama-run government… you can’t trust anything out of there. If we’re bombing ISIS at all it’s with flowers and candy and satchels full of American dollars. Obama knows the name and address of every single Christian in the region and has sent the list to his ISIS buddies with instructions to behead them all.

    And now that I’ve revealed the truth, the Obama-led goon squad will be at my door to drag me off to the FEMA concentration camp. If you don’t hear from me again…

  • Trebuchet

    Look, I don’t mean to be cold or unfeeling to the children of Iraq and Syria but, why? Why is it our job to sort this out? The last time we got involved in this sort of stuff it de-stabilized the entire region and left a huge power vacuum into which the current ISIS stepped with relative ease.

    Your third sentence provides the answer to the first two. It’s our fault.

  • freemage

    Kevin Kehres says

    July 14, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Well, none of that is on Faux News, so I guess he can be forgiven his ignorance…right?

    Indeed, if Perkins and his fellow-travelers hadn’t spent so much time and energy on an obviously doomed fight, the other media outlets, bored by a fait accompli legalization of gay marriage, might’ve spent more time on other issues, including the plight of Christians and children in Iraq (especially if the right-wing noise machine had been used to amplify the discussion about them). So, if anyone’s to blame for Perkins not hearing anything about this from the Obama administration, it’s… Perkins and his ilk.

  • raven

    The USA has done a huge amount of harm to the xians of the middle east.

    1. A lot of Palestinians are xians. They’ve been filtering out of Gaza and the West Bank for decades.

    2. Iraq had something like 1 million xians. Half of them are now dead or refugees somewhere.

    Perkins would be right if he was whining on about George Bush, one of the more recent Disasters to happen to the…xians of the middle east.

    Of course, Perkins doesn’t really care about the xians in the middle east. He is selling hate, lies, and hypocrisy for money.

  • raven

    The USA has done a huge amount of harm to the xians of the middle east.

    1. A lot of Palestinians are xians. They’ve been filtering out of Gaza and the West Bank for decades.

    2. Iraq had something like 1 million xians. Half of them are now dead or refugees somewhere.

    Perkins would be right if he was whining on about George Bush, one of the more recent Disasters to happen to the…xians of the middle east.

    Of course, Perkins doesn’t really care about the xians in the middle east. He is selling hate, lies, and hypocrisy for money.

  • colnago80

    Re raven @ #6

    To be perfectly clear so that there be no misunderstanding, the Christians leaving the Gaza Strip are leaving because of the depredations of the Hamas Government there which consists of fanatical Sunni Muslims.

  • colnago80

    Re raven @ #6

    To be perfectly clear so that there be no misunderstanding, the Christians leaving the Gaza Strip are leaving because of the depredations of the Hamas Government there which consists of fanatical Sunni Muslims.

  • raven

    I will say, what really pisses me off is that these people don’t give a flying fuck about these kids if they are Sunni or Shia or Buddhist, but if they go to church on Sunday then the US MUST INTERVENE. Seriously, go fuck yourself.

    True.

    The groups getting killed and made into refugees in Iraq-Syria include xians, Shiites, Sunnis, Arabs, and Kurds.

    It’s an all around disaster for anyone who lives there.

    Perkins is just playing tribal hate politics. It’s all he has. And his tribe is pretty limited, right wing haters mostly from the deep south USA from the fundie perversion of xianity.

    And really, he doesn’t care about those middle eastern xians either. It’s just something for him to babble on about.

  • abb3w

    @-2, Tony Perkins

    what do we hear

    If you don’t hear anything, it could be there’s no noise, or it could be you need your hearing checked.

  • abb3w

    @-2, Tony Perkins

    what do we hear

    If you don’t hear anything, it could be there’s no noise, or it could be you need your hearing checked.

  • whheydt

    Re: erichoug @ #2….

    Gen. Douhet should be living in this time….

    Re: DieAnyway @ #3…

    Around 1970, the humor columnist for the SF Chronicle (Art Hoppe) after a report came out that it cost the US $100K per Viet Cong killed, wrote a column proposing dropping bundles of $100K in US currency on the grounds that a hit was as good as a miss. If you hit someone with it, they’d be dead. If you missed, you’d’ve created an instant capitalist. Hoppe wrote a lot of material lampooning the US efforts in Viet Nam.

    Re: raven @ #6…

    In the mid-1960s I met a fellow who was a christian born in Baghdad who had moved to the US. At the time, he was a professor of Poli Sci at the local junior college. This was in Chula Vista, the second largest city in San Diego County (at the time) and third largest in the San Diego metropolitan area. He decided to try to put what he taught into practice. He ran for the Calif. State Assembly…and won. I heard later that he’d moved on to the State Senate. I did some precinct work for his first campaign.

  • whheydt

    Re: erichoug @ #2….

    Gen. Douhet should be living in this time….

    Re: DieAnyway @ #3…

    Around 1970, the humor columnist for the SF Chronicle (Art Hoppe) after a report came out that it cost the US $100K per Viet Cong killed, wrote a column proposing dropping bundles of $100K in US currency on the grounds that a hit was as good as a miss. If you hit someone with it, they’d be dead. If you missed, you’d’ve created an instant capitalist. Hoppe wrote a lot of material lampooning the US efforts in Viet Nam.

    Re: raven @ #6…

    In the mid-1960s I met a fellow who was a christian born in Baghdad who had moved to the US. At the time, he was a professor of Poli Sci at the local junior college. This was in Chula Vista, the second largest city in San Diego County (at the time) and third largest in the San Diego metropolitan area. He decided to try to put what he taught into practice. He ran for the Calif. State Assembly…and won. I heard later that he’d moved on to the State Senate. I did some precinct work for his first campaign.

  • John Hinkle

    They’re not doing what they should be doing because they’re distracted out…

    To be fair to the Obama administration, they were at the last Dead concert at the time.

  • John Hinkle

    They’re not doing what they should be doing because they’re distracted out…

    To be fair to the Obama administration, they were at the last Dead concert at the time.

  • colnago80

    Perkins might want to read the Jerusalem Post. Almost everyday, they post an article about the number of air strikes against ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria. I have noticed that, indeed, we are ramping up as the numbers are escalating. The attacks seem to me to be well targeted, focusing on support of ground forces. They have certainly aided the Kurds in Syria who are on the move.

    http://goo.gl/Ej0uxu

  • colnago80

    Perkins might want to read the Jerusalem Post. Almost everyday, they post an article about the number of air strikes against ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria. I have noticed that, indeed, we are ramping up as the numbers are escalating. The attacks seem to me to be well targeted, focusing on support of ground forces. They have certainly aided the Kurds in Syria who are on the move.

    http://goo.gl/Ej0uxu

  • raven

    He ran for the Calif. State Assembly…and won.

    The former governor of Oregon, Atiya, was an Iraqi xian.

    There are a lot of American Arabs in congress. Unfortunately, one of them is…Darryl Issa.