On Tony Perkins “tak[ing] a break”

Christina here…

The suicide of Matthew Warren, Rick Warren’s son, is tragic.

As with any tragic event occurring in the life of a public figure, especially one who is frequently maligned, insensitive comments related to the tragedy are pretty expected.

Of course, I’m actually not writing this directly about Rick or Matthew Warren, but rather about Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

Perkins said, of the Warren tragedy and the ensuing negativity:

There was a time when as a country, we would take a break when someone suffered such a great tragedy.


That’s funny Tony, considering you didn’t take a break when suicide rates went up in the military, choosing to blame secularization and the end of DATD:

The volume of these decisions coming out of this administration is unbelievable, unbelievable. The stress in our military, when you look how they have used the military for their social experimentation: driving Christianity out, putting homosexuality in, suicide rate going through the ceiling.

You also didn’t take a break when a security guard at your own building was shot, instead politicizing such a tragic event by blaming the Southern Poverty Law Center:

The attacker, Floyd Corkins, “was given a license to shoot an unarmed man by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center,” Perkins said.

You didn’t take a break when the media reported of a cluster of teen suicides, and instead chose to write:

I would not be surprised if most of the “bullies” did not have the positive benefit of both an active mom and dad in their lives…There is no empirical evidence to link this with society’s general disapproval of homosexual conduct…Some homosexuals may recognize intuitively that their same-sex attractions are abnormal

Here Tony, let me finish your sentence for you:

There was a time when as a country, we would take a break when someone suffered such a great tragedy. I don’t do that kind of thing though, especially when I can further vilify gays or secularism.

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