January 18, 2015

The Bryan Fischer Award is given to those who display a breathtaking lack of self-awareness, accusing their enemies of their own worst sins and being completely oblivious to their own contradictions. And hoo boy, does Tony Perkins do that in spades here, saying Islam is wrong because it’s a “judicial philosophy” and a political one.


September 18, 2014

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council has a rather bizarre explanation for ISIS, or at least for the small number of Americans who have apparently joined with them. What causes that? Would you believe the separation of church and state? I’m not making that up.


June 26, 2014

The Christian right constantly, and wrongly, accuses “the left” of being moral and cultural relativists. But in a recent email to his followers, Tony Perkins suddenly transforms himself into a cultural relativist — but only for a single issue. And yep, it’s all about The Gay.


June 6, 2014

As the Christian right recognizes more and more that it’s losing the battle over equality, the rhetoric gets more hyperbolic and absurd. Tony Perkins sent an email to his terrified followers, from whom he hopes to keep extracting money, telling them that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will be just like Nazi Germany.


June 2, 2014

There have been all kinds of dumb things said about the Isla Vista shootings, but this one is just baffling. On his radio show, Tony Perkins said that “nothing is being said about how Hollywood has sexualized everything where it’s almost like Obamacare, you have a right to healthcare, you have a right to sexual gratification, almost.” Uh, what?

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November 14, 2013

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council went on Fox and Friends on Monday to talk about his crusade to make sure that religious owners of companies can deny their employees contraception coverage in their insurance policies and he made a rather ironic reference to the Pilgrims.


April 10, 2013

Tony Perkins, president of the virulently anti-gay Family Research Council (whenever you see “family” in such a context, read it as “bigot”), is being mentioned as a potential Republican candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu in 2014.


January 24, 2013

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council gave a self-fulfilling prophecy on his radio show, saying that gay people are innately more depressed and suicidal because of their “destructive lifestyle” and that therefore the “It Gets Better” project is a deceit.


May 8, 2011

Tony Perkins, in a talk at the Oak Initiative last month, declares that gays are hateful, vile and — of course — controlled by Satan himself. One wonders if the man owns a mirror.

May 9, 2020

Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, like most right-wingers sees voting by mail as a horrible idea even if it means millions of people can’t vote. On a recent blog post, he claimed that voting by mail is a plot to let Democrats take over. Conservatives love to talk about the wonders of democracy, but only if it doesn’t involve actual democracy.


September 4, 2019

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council put in an appearance on Trump’s favorite show, Fox and Friends, and blamed mass shootings on Godlessness and the teaching of evolution. That hoary old argument is trotted out to explain virtually every bad thing in the world. It’s amazing what it can explain.

December 2, 2017

When he’s not busy covering up the sexual misconduct of his “pro-family” and “Godly” associates, he likes to invent paranoid tales of imagined persecution. But these days, he’s positively giddy that Donald Trump has finally made it legal to say Merry Christmas again.

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