One of my absolute favorite things these days is watching bigots give each other pep talks, desperately trying to pretend that they’re still going to stop marriage equality from becoming a reality despite all evidence to the contrary. Here’s Tony Perkins’ latest attempt to amuse me:
After predicting that President Obama “more than any president in the history of this country, will be recorded in history as undermining the culture and the fabric and foundation of this country,” Perkins likened the Vatican event to receiving a motivational pep talk during halftime at a football game, declaring that anti-gay activists are now “ready to go back out on the field and win the game.”
“This was a moment to step back and get it into perspective of world history, human history, and say ‘you know what? We are on the winning side,'” Perkins said. “This idea that we’re on the wrong side of history; no, we’re on the side of the one who wrote history and we will prevail in this.”
Yeah. The list of anti-progress battles fought by Christian fundamentalists in which they were sure they were going to win because God was on their side is long and quite undistinguished. The slaveowners thought that too. So did those fighting against women’s suffrage and black civil rights. Perkins is wrong just like they were.