Perkins, Huckabee Display Boycott Hypocrisy

Perkins, Huckabee Display Boycott Hypocrisy April 17, 2014

One of the most amusing things to me about the Christian right is how utterly oblivious they are to their own contradictions (alternatively, how cravenly dishonest they are about them). On Tony Perkins’ radio show, he and Mike Huckabee said that Christian conservatives would never target a company over its support of gay rights. Yes, your head should be hitting the desk right about now.

Huckabee says that “nobody” is boycotting Starbucks over their liberal stances and Perkins says, “Yeah, I think that’s a good point.” As Right Wing Watch points out, Perkins is, in fact, one of the leading boycotters over gay rights in the country:

Of course, Perkins was being totally disingenuous as he has personally endorsed several boycott campaigns…including a boycott of Starbucks over its stance on gay rights.

Perkins and his group, the Family Research Council, championed a boycott of Girl Scouts cookies, and helped lead boycott campaigns targeting companies like McDonalds and Wal-Mart [PDF] over their stances on gay rights.

Last year, Perkins called for a boycott of Betty Crocker after the company donated custom cakes to same-sex weddings after Minnesota approved marriage equality.

This one is too stupid and hypocritical even for their own followers, who surely know that they’re being called on constantly to boycott businesses by the very people who are denying that they ever do so. They lie as easily as they breathe.


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