Perkins Still Waiting for Christian Persecution

Perkins Still Waiting for Christian Persecution July 10, 2014

Tony Perkins thinks the government is going to start rounding up Christians and putting them in prison…any minute now. And he’s set a convenient deadline on it — he thinks it will happen in his lifetime. That conveniently allows him to keep fleecing his followers for money by peddling paranoia until the day he dies.

The Family Research Council president told Starnes: “I do think that it could very well come to that in our lifetime. A few years ago I didn’t think it would, not this quickly, but as we have seen the aggressive nature of this administration and this president and the open hostility of this administration toward orthodox faith — we have seen it in the HHS mandate, we have seen it in the numerous cases regarding marriage — I think it is going to come down to that.”

Of course you do. Just like the UN or China are always on the verge of invading from Mexico to take over the country. And we’re always just moments away from the government taking everyone’s guns away. It’s like the old cartoon of the donkey with a stick tied to its head, dangling a carrot just in front of his face as he walks, only in this case the carrot is a paranoid delusion.

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  • raven

    and this president and the open hostility of this administration toward orthodox faith

    Since when did the Oogedy Boogedy xians become “orthodox”. This is another way of saying Real, True xians.

    or·tho·dox

    1. (of a person or their views, especially religious or political ones, or other beliefs or practices)

    conforming to what is generally or traditionally accepted as right or true; established and approved.

    from dictionary.com

    Fundies have a problem. One minor one is what they are called. Fundamentalist was their name but it became somewhat derogatory as people ended up not like them. So they switched to “Evangelical” which isn’t completely accurate. “Evangelical” is becoming derogatory as people…end up not liking them.

    They need a new name for themselves. Orthodox isn’t going to fly though. It’s already taken.

    Real, True xians would work and is what they mean. But they can’t use it without upsetting the majority of xians, those Fake Xians, and they need them from time to time.

  • D. C. Sessions

    raven, the various subspecies of Christian have been fighting (and killing, and …) over who is the Real, True, Authentic, Original, One, and Only Christianity™ for just about 2000 years now. If they want another name to claim it at this point they’re going to have to invent one because all of the others have been used, abused, bent, folded, spindled, and mutilated. Several times over.

  • coragyps

    “And we’re always just moments away from the government taking everyone’s guns away.”

    Didn’t they already do that in 2009? There sure was a lot of talk about it, anyway……

  • bahrfeldt

    Is that Putin’s version of the Russian Orthodox church? Or is he shilling for one or all of the Serbian, Greek, Syrian or Lebanese Orthodox prelates?

  • raven

    Needless to say, Perkins and the fundies constantly contradict themselves.

    1. The USA is a xian nation, god and jesus’s favorite country.

    2. Xians are going to be rounded up and sent to the FEMA camps any day now because they are a persecuted minority.

    They use either message at will, depending on which one will bring in the most money at any given time.

  • To be fair, it was supposed to have started already, but Obama delayed the Persecution Mandate.

  • Perkins’ delusions may have a smidgen of merit. As christian privilege fades some are making more brazen attempts of holding on to their “rights”. Their boycotts and laughable marches on Washington continue to look weaker and weaker. Those “call to arms” could result in more people taking them seriously and trying to jump start a revolution. Then we will see christians being rounded up and sent to prison.

    I see this as a slim possibility, but a possibility still.

  • John Pieret

    I do think that it could very well come to that in our lifetime.

    Hey, isn’t that the same date the End Times is supposed to arrive? Why worry about it you are going to be Raptured away?

  • cptdoom

    To be fair, it was supposed to have started already, but Obama delayed the Persecution Mandate.

    And I believe John Boehner has made that unconstitutional action the first complaint in this lawsuit against the President.

  • busterggi

    Christians are always claiming to be irredeemable evil natural-born sinners incapable of doing anything on their own to salvage themselves, worthy only to roast in Hell in torment for eternity.

    Maybe they should start with themselves if they don’t want to be persecuted.

  • Nick Gotts

    Why worry about it you are going to be Raptured away?

    Maybe you can’t be raptured from a FEMA camp? It’s probably specified in Revelations.

  • “I do think that it could very well come to that in our lifetime. A few years ago I didn’t think it would…”

    Pretty sure that second sentence is a lie. Perkins has been spreading paranoia all his adult life.

  • the donkey with a stick tied to its head, dangling a carrot just in front of his face as he walks, only in this case the carrot is a paranoid delusion.

    And the ass is walking backwards!

  • But nutters like him also think that Jebus is coming back before they die, and bringing presents and Easter eggs to the good boys and girls.

    So maybe the Christianists being put into prison is the trigger that will bring on their awaited rapture and return of their zombie Christ?

  • Tsu Dho Nimh

    Just like the UN or China are always on the verge of invading from Mexico to take over the country.

    The Chines have been waiting on the border so long that they have married local women and opened restaurants.