Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council is a desperate man. He’s losing the fight over LGBT equality and he knows it, but he has to keep the money flowing in somehow. What’s a good Christian to do? Lie through his teeth, of course, something Perkins is both experienced and adept at.
“The idea that conservatives or Christians can get along with this agenda and fall in line is just false,” Perkins said. “I’m going to tell you, those who follow Scripture will not yield on this.”
Disregarding the Supreme Court’s 2003 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas, Perkins incorrectly stated that gays “have always have been able to do what they want in the privacy of their own homes.”
Well sure, as long as you ignore the more than 400 years in which you could be thrown in jail or even put to death in this country and the colonies that preceded it. And Perkins knows this because 12 years ago, when the Supreme Court finally put an end to such laws, he threw a fit about it just like he’s throwing a fit about Friday’s ruling — and for all the same reasons, too. He railed then against unelected judges overturning the will of the people and “judicial activism” and how the Supreme Court was thumbing its nose at God.
Now he suddenly pretends that there was never a need for the ruling he raged so loudly against because gay people were always free to be gay in this country! Voila, history rewritten, narrative rescued from those inconvenient facts.