Tony Perkins: GOP Convention Had A Pro-Gay Speaker, But Democrats Won’t Allow An Anti-Gay Speaker

Most of us would object to homocon Peter Thiel being characterized as pro-gay. Just in via press release:

Last night, I could hardly walk 20 feet on the convention floor without being stopped by a reporter. They all asked the same question: Was I outraged that Peter Thiel, an openly gay businessman, was speaking at the RNC Convention after me? My answer — no. While I may disagree with someone’s choices, this is a political party (unlike the Democrats’) that allows people with differing views to take part.

That said, the stated principles of the Republican Party clearly reflect the view of the majority of Republican voters, which is that natural marriage and sexuality are sacred. While most of the press were looking for an opportunity to divide conservatives and create controversy, Thiel’s speech highlighted a significant contrast between the GOP and Democratic parties. Does anyone honestly believe that the Democratic National Convention would allow a proponent of natural marriage to speak on next week’s program? Of course not. As I explained last week, the GOP Platform Committee allowed these minorities’ views about homosexuality to be introduced and debated, and the result was that the elected delegates from the states soundly rejected them.

To suggest that the Republican Party shouldn’t allow people to participate because we disagree with them is unreasonable. If we’d invite them to our churches, which we absolutely should, why not a political party? Of course, the purpose of inviting them to join us in our churches is to introduce them life-transforming truth of the gospel. Likewise, we should use the opportunities within the confines of the GOP to have a conversation about those same truths. This means we have frank conversations; we challenge views where necessary. For example, Thiel’s claim that “Fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline,” is…well a fake claim. Social science has proven, quite convincingly, that the attack on moral values and faith is real. And it’s the demise of those faith and family bedrocks that’s helping to drive our nation’s economic decline. We cannot tax, spend, and borrow enough to substitute for marriage.

Most of us think of marriage as a cultural and religious institution — but it’s also an economic one. And what happens to the family has big implications for federal and state spending. Each year, as Georgia State University found a few years ago, the government has to fork over $112 billion dollars in welfare, anti-poverty programs, criminal justice bills, and education initiatives just to keep broken families afloat. In one decade, that means the decline of marriage is taking $1 trillion dollars out of taxpayers’ pockets.

Unlike the Left, we aren’t afraid to have the conversations — and even the debates — about our positions because we stand on the side of truth. We must simply refuse to be silent, because silence is no longer an option.

  • bkmn

    Fuck off Tony.

    • Fifth-and-a-Half Element

      Also too:

    • KCMC

      Trae Crowder: “Fuck all the way completely off”

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          Amber has a crab infestation and so do you

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    • teeveedub

      I’m all out of expletives this week, so I’ll just thank the other fuck-offers on this thread.

    • b

      And by the way, Tony Fuck, the gospel is SILENT on homosexuality. Jesus, whom you claim rules you, says divorce and re-marriage are sinful, the equivalent of ADULTERY.

      That’s your candidate, bitch.

    • Homo Erectus

      Oh, and Toni:

      • Homo Erectus

        Kiss my ass!

        • Marides48

          Kiss all of OUR asses!

        • nowhereman

          My goodness! I like the two supervisors in the foreground.

        • Jeffrey

          Looks like a lot of my weekends in Palm Springs

        • Craig Howell

          You say that like it’s a bad thing!

        • Consul52

          “Moon River.”

        • mikeinrkfd

          Hmmmm, some of those look familiar…

        • Good Shot Green

          Mmmmm….naked men are my favorite men.

          • Homo Erectus

            Honey, you’re preaching to the choir.

        • rayy

          Classing up this thread with some art! πŸ™‚

          • Homo Erectus

            Art’s in there too – He’s the 4th from the right in the bottom row πŸ˜‰

        • Luke Owens

          Those flabby Republican asses? NEVER! I don’t DO sex outside my own species; I stick to human men!

        • Kruhn

          No. No. No. No. Yes! No. No. No. No. No. No Yes!

          https://youtu.be/fnJdpN1GGh4

        • BudClark

          Tony only washes his boxers on Lincoln’c Birthday.

          ORGY TIME

  • Herald

    His lies, distortions and over-weening self righteousness are just sickening, and those are his good traits.

  • Michael Smith

    “I can’t believe the National Organization for Women won’t let a misogynist speak”

    – Tony Perkins, probably

    • Palmer

      “I can’t believe the NAACP won’t let a KKK Grand Dragon speak.”
      -Tony Perkins, probably

      • Christopher

        “I can’t believe this preschool won’t allow NAMBLA to speak.”
        -Tony Perkins, probably

        • “I can’t believe the US Conference of Catholic Bishops won’t let a child molester speak!”

          (I could barely type that with a straight face.)

    • Good Shot Green

      Is there a difference between “misogynist” and “chauvinist”?

      (I just finished reading Naked Came the Stranger so ’60s sex terminology is fresh on my mind.)

  • Michael Rush
  • Ninja0980

    A pro gay speaker who thinks women should have no rights and Democracy should be done away with.
    A speaker like that I can do without.

    • teeveedub

      It’s not like Tonette hasn’t had enough influence and made his feelings known after all these years of spewing anti-LGBT hate.

    • nowhereman

      Any gay person who will vote for republicans is a GINO.

      • Todd20036

        A better term is GIBSO

        Gay in Butt Sex only

  • David

    His entire statement makes absolutely no sense.
    It’s like saying 2+2=giraffe.

    • Ben in Oakland

      It doesn’t? Do you mean home skoolin’ is bogus!

    • Duane Dimitrov

      I’m sure you could find validation for that belief if you look in the Bible!

      After all, a book of Iron Age fairytales can be made to say whatever it is you want!

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      That actually makes sense, because Sarah says 2+3= Turnip

  • Michael Smith

    “Why won’t the NAACP allow a racist to give his side of things?”

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Donald Trump did.

      • Chucktech

        Actually, I thought he skipped that. “No votes there for me…”

        • JerryRich

          This is correct. Trump declined an invitation to address the recent NAACP convention.

    • abel

      I’m sure Miss Tonette would be happy to oblige! He and David Duke could set up a duologue presentation. And host a lynching afterward.

    • Todd20036

      The “pro gay” speaker didn’t denounce heterosexuals and claim you were all sinners

    • RickCabral

      Exactly! These people see things in black and white only. Queenie La Churchmouse can’t even begin to see what’s wrong with that statement.

      • Exactly! He’s a typical binary thinker…all “either/or” with zero shades of grey or any other color

    • Exactly. Yet again, Perkins has his brain on inside-out. We’re intolerant for not promoting wiping ourselves off the face of the earth. WWJKF… Who Would Jesus Kill First? These evil rethuglican sons-a-beaches have been spewing anti-human speech and are so proud they let subhumans like us praise them so they can as Poopins says pat themselves on the back and at the same time “disagree” that is look down on us. Mighty white of em, eh? Oh thanks straights and fake straights! For continuing to try to destroy OUR families. This RNC also showcased black alleged tops ready for leather bar Uniform Night explaining that poor people are criminals and that “blue lives matter”. Since the GOP has been SO generous, the DNC ought now invite a speaker espousing the main GOP agendae: bringing back slavery [“Law & Order”], deporting anyone who looks or believes different from Debbie in Kansas [“Border Control & Immigration”] and heck, since they almost didnt mention removing all gay rights [except _throughout_ their platform, why cant them durn liberals be truly openminded and lead with a Kill Teh Gayz speaker, am-i-right? _He_ aint right in the head. I just hope at the convention Mr Wholesome didn’t slime any sweet young rent boys, much less stiff em.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Will this man ever realize that his cause is lost? Who am I kidding it’s all about his God, the dollar bill.

    • His god, Mammon.

    • Just A Tranny

      I keep a black marker in my purse, I black out the word god on every bill I spend, his god may be the dollar but his god is not on any of the money I spend and it is dispicable that it is on the currency of a government set up to be secular. Politicians really screwed the pooch in the 1950s when they allowed dogma into the government.

      • Cboulder

        But they sure showed those godless commies/s

    • Good Shot Green

      Am I the only one who reads these posts in Karen’s high-pitched shrill voice?

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Nope πŸ™‚

  • Tigernan Quinn

    We aren’t afraid to have the debates. They’re settled – that’s why we aren’t having them anymore.

  • Smartypants

    Oh Tony. The Democrats had these debates 15 years ago and came down on the side of inclusion and equality. But thanks for your concern.

  • Henry Mwawasi

    They have influence in writing an anti-gay platform but not enough influence to disinvite an openly gay man from speaking on the podium. I’m confused

  • Michael

    Sounds like the angry false prophet needs to be directing his complaints to Steven Anderson of Tempe; Roger Jimenez of Sacramento; Kevin Swanson of Colorado, Donnie Romero of Fort Worth and the Westboro Baptist “Church,” among others.

  • Acronym Jim

    Of course the DNC won’t allow an anti-gay speaker. Removal of LGBT rights isn’t part of our platform.

  • Bluto

    ..

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Maybe it’s because antigay speakers lie their asses off about gay people. Don’t suppose that occurred to a lying bigot.

  • 2amor

    “Each year, as Georgia State University found a few years ago, the government has to fork over $112 billion dollars in welfare, anti-poverty programs, criminal justice bills, and education initiatives just to keep broken families afloat. In one decade, that means the decline of marriage is taking $1 trillion dollars out of taxpayers’ pockets”.

    Tony I have a suggestion, Tax all churches and faux groups like the one you head up…. Just a thought.

    • zhera

      And he failed to mention that SSM doesn’t change anything for those ‘broken families’.

      And what the fuck is that about education initiatives and criminal justice bills? All criminals are from ‘broken homes’? There are so many things to question in this press release, I don’t know where to begin.

    • Homo Erectus

      ..

      • bkmn

        The christers should have no problem with the people that will be fed, housed and taken care of, but we are talking Tony & Co. so they would have extreme butthurt.

    • Good Shot Green

      Tax the rich, feed the poor.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg6xaFZStEI

  • Facepalm.

    • Good Shot Green

      Anyone who posts anything related to the Belchers gets upvoted.

  • delk

    Bigots gotta bigot.

  • So Perkins objects to Thiel being allowed to speak because he views gay people basically as blasphemous, abnormal subhumans…and wants the Democrats to let homophobic bigots like him spread a message of hate and intolerance at their convention, too.

    Sorry, asshole, ‘tolerance’ isn’t giving you a soapbox upon which you can denounce other people for living their lives as they wish to. And while you’re at it, make up your mind: Either you object to the GOP allowing Thiel to speak or you don’t have a problem with it “in the name of diversity.” Which is it?

  • canoebum

    The difference, Tony, between the Democrats and the GOP is the Democrats believe in Constitutional government, and the guarantee of equal rights for all citizens. The GOP wants a theocracy that can pick and choose who is allowed to live freely as an American, and who is not.

  • Jordan E. Spivack

    Oh yeah, like the GOP isn’t anti-gay and anti-just about anything else – dream on, liar. Of course the Dems aren’t going to have an anti-gay speaker – that’s not an example of diversity, it’s an example of hatred – that’s what we have the GOP for. The Democrats are forward thinking: pro civil rights, pro women’s rights, pro LGBTQ rights. And proudly anti-GOP=Tea Party. Tony Perkins isn’t stupid, but he is a gay hater.

  • Cuberly

    There’s no trust or level reference point we can debate from Tony. You said it yourself. You blame SSM for the “decline of the family and economy”. Assertions you make with zero evidence.

    Funny how no common ground was an option when it came to the RNC
    platform. The lone dissenting opinion was roundly mocked and frozen out
    of the discussion.

    There is no reasonableness to be had in you Tony. We know what you are.

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/9ba20c4891d00aaaf661afd8d81e99a8/tumblr_mh7217uNdT1s2rwaso1_500.gif

    • Acronym Jim

      A snake in snake-skin clothing?

      • Cuberly

        That works.

    • Ninja0980

      I would trust the Boa over Tony any day of the week.

      • Cuberly

        True, at least the boa isn’t pretending to be a kitten.

      • Zeldacat

        As would I. Snakes are awesome creatures. They are very uncomplicated and direct in how they interact with the world. Tony is anything but, with lies and misdirection being his stock in trade.

    • LackofFaithify

      Don’t drag something as pretty as an emerald tree boa into this as an insult! Try something like…

      • Melanoma after a chemical peel.

      • Todd20036

        The baboons think they are pretty

    • vorpal

      Emerald Tree Boas (and Green Tree Pythons) are beautiful snakes :-).
      Don’t associate them with Tony Perkins, please.
      (Former snake owner here… hubby and I had five way back, and they are awesome pets. Tony Perkins, on the other hand? Not so much. I’d have him put down.)

    • vorpal

      Me and my former Coastal Carpet Python. Loved that girl! Had to give her away, finally, because the place we were living had crap heating and she got a respiratory infection. We didn’t want to risk it happening again, so we rehomed her. I still miss her a ton. I would wear her out in public when the weather was right for it and people were either fascinated or would cross the street to avoid us.

      • Todd20036

        Got any such photos sans shirt?

        • vorpal

          Haha not with my snake, but I do have plenty and plenty of sexy / dudeoir (as my Danish friend calls them) photos :-). Happy to share if you want to see, but prefer not to post publicly! If you want to see, msg me at vorpal 20 at hotmail dot com.

        • vorpal

          If you email me, I’ll do my best to make it worth your while ;-).

      • Cuberly

        Awww…two cuties πŸ˜‰

  • bambinoitaliano

    Religious peddlers never stop. This con man will just continue to spin his yarn to squeeze more dollar from his donors. This is the reason why religion should be taken off from tax exemption clause. If Disney/Pixar have to pay taxes selling their fictional characters, so do these assholes. I wish Disney would have bought the pattern of God and Jesus, that will eliminate many middle men such as this scammer.

  • Mark

    Oh PerKKKy, you just had to go there. And, once again…

    RUN!!! The sky is falling!

    WOLF!!! WOLF!!!

    Don’t throw that water you fool!

    Your xtianistic rule of panic and fear is done and over. This moaning is soooo last year….right about June 26th of last year to be exact.

    B-bye!

    • Homo Erectus

      Did you notice that the GA study Perkkkins references (without citation) is by his own account “several years old” and marriage equality has only been the law of the land for the past year?

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    so your brain on drugs looks exactly as your brain does digesting republican logic.

  • Chucktech

    Tony, you shit head, there are only three reasons to be against marriage equality:

    1. Misplaced religious fervor (and religious fervor is always misplaced).
    2. Fag hating masquerading as religious fervor
    3. Plain, old, bald faced fag hating.

    So not only is there no reason to have any of that shit at the Democratic Convention, the fact that a gay man speaks at your shit fest should show you, in sharp relief, handwriting on the wall regarding where gay rights in general are heading in this country. Exhibit A (and there are so many): Economic pain and suffering in North Carolina.

  • so concerned over the state of marriage yet does not advocate making divorce illegal

  • Baby Dave

    Homocons are the token gay friends of the Far Right. They claim they can’t be bigots, since they got Peter Thiel to support them.

    • sherman

      You say token gay. I say house faggot. Tomato tamahto

      • Sporkfighter

        You say potato, I say kaposexual.

  • Randy

    You try to avoid it, but sometimes “Asshole” just says it all.

    • perversatile

      I find ‘anal wart’ to be a much better epithet

  • BeaverTales

    TP wants to vote TP—but he can’t do it and be true to himself now. Persecution!

  • shellback

    “…we stand on the side of truth.”
    Toni, you wouldn’t know the truth if it came in a festively decorated box labeled “TRUTH.”

    • Chucktech

      “What’s this?”

      “Some faggy lookin’ box with writing on it…”

      • shellback

        That’s pretty much what I was thinking while I typed.

  • Dear Tony,

    In case no one has taken the time out of their busy day to let you know: You are a fuckwit.

    Love, –David.

  • Todd

    The guy said he’s proud to be gay ………and a rich Republican.

    Hardly ‘pro-gay’, Tony.

    He also praised Republicans. You’re welcome to the DNC if you praise Democrats …………. how about it ???

  • PLAINTOM

    Tony, don’t ever to talk to be about moral values. You endorsed and support an unrepentant adulterer as your nominee. A man who public stated he has never asked God for forgiveness because he has never done anything wrong. Your self proclaimed moral integrity is a fraud solely used to gain money and power. You sir are a damned fucking hypocrite and conman.

  • bob

    Idiot ! That’s cause there’s no such animal that is supporting Hillary that’s anti lgbt !

  • WIGuy

    Anti-gay = hate and aint nobody got time for that!

  • William

    Uhh, wut???

  • JT

    Yeah, we won’t allow a Nazi either, dipshit.

    • So that means Tony’s not invited? Oh, sorry, he’s KKK not Nazi. Sometimes it’s all a guy can do to keep these hate groups and their leaders straight.

  • Bill Post

    Theil is pro money not pro gay.

  • BockMcMillan

    What is “natural marriage”? Do any other animals perform ceremonies where they promise commitment to each other? The answer is – self evidently – “NO”.

    Marriage is an unnatural ritual created by human lawmakers.

  • j.martindale

    Yeah, we will fit you guys in right between the Neo-Nazi and Klan speakers, Tony. Twit. We limit our tolerance to people who aren’t crazy, sociopathic and bigoted.

  • AtticusP

    Of COURSE the Democrats won’t allow anti-gay speakers.

    WE are decent people, after all..

    (The “You asshole, you!” Is implied.)

  • anne marie in philly

    LIAR LIAR LIAR! you suck, h8er! FUCK YOU!

  • Marc

    “We must simply refuse to be silent, because silence is no longer an option.”

    Oh, I’m sorry, Tony. When were you ever shutting the hell up about anything?

  • Clive Johnson

    “Social science has proven, quite convincingly, that the attack on moral values and faith is real. And it’s the demise of those faith and family bedrocks that’s helping to drive our nation’s economic decline.”

    Social science has “proven” no such claims. And there’s no evidence that increasing irreligion and lack of faith is connected with any economic decline. In fact, all the evidence that exists (that I’m aware of, anyway) seems to point in precisely the opposite direction:

    The Chronic Dependence of Popular Religiosity upon Dysfunctional Psychosociological Conditions
    http://evp.sagepub.com/content/7/3/147470490900700305.full.pdf

  • Marti386

    “Tony Perkins: GOP Convention Had A Pro-Gay Speaker, But Democrats Won’t Allow An Anti-Gay Speaker”

    Well of course not, Tony. Because we’re not anti-gay.

  • JerryRich

    The first state to allow gay marriage (Massachusetts, 2003) has the forth lowest divorce rate (9.1%).

    Link: U.S. Divorce Rate Statistics

  • FAEN

    That’s the biggest bunch of BS I’ve heard since G W said he was a ‘compassionate conservative’ Tony.

    Fuck you and let’s not forget-DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR!

  • ohbear1957

    Natural marriage. Which one? Same-sex marriage is natural for me. Betty can take it from here;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFkeKKszXTw

  • Sporkfighter

    I saw a gay Republican speaker. Who was the Republican pro-gay speaker?

    • Homo Erectus

      Probably some guy like the pro-black speaker (Dr. Stabby).

    • I heard two [openly] gay republicans speak at the RNC.

  • 1Truth1

    OH MY JOE GOD…. Seriously?? Was this idiot dropped on his head as a baby? The RNC trotted out their token gays for all to see and all the while they have the most anti LGBT platform in history. Does Perkins even listen to himself? How do you call yourself inclusive of other ideas with a willingness to hold the conversation when everyone knows that you would never ever change you bigoted views? Why would anyone want to engage you when your just a bigoted brick wall? Listen up Tony, allowing an openly gay man to speak at your convention isn’t seen as inclusive, it’s seen as blatant pandering to the LGBT community. The RNC brought out a conservative who happens to be gay, can you send over a liberal who happens to be straight? Do you see the difference Tony? Fortunately, gay people are way smarter than you. We see through the phoniness. As witnessed this week, the RNC certainly has no problem allowing bigots to speak, but don’t expect it from the other side.

  • David in Palm Springs

    So where exactly is this anti-gay hate monger that happens to be a Democrat? Here’s a clue: They don’t exist. But thanks for playing, asshole.
    Oh, and if the decline of marriage has a massive economic impact, OBVIOUSLY allowing more people to marry (regardless of their sexual orientation) will be beneficial to society. So thanks for making it clear that your position is based solely on bigotry, Tony.

    • zhera

      Well there was this ‘lady’ called Kim Davis. But she converted to the Asshole Party when she got her 15 minutes of fame.

  • Sam_Handwich

    2020 needs to be a slugfest between Cruz and the teavangelicals and the otherwise demented half of the party

  • Dale Snyder

    Damn.

    How many christian wigs does it have?

  • Richard B

    Tony is such a confused silly bigot.
    One more time:
    Marriage is a civil contract between two people who love each other.
    Holy matrimony is a religious contract between two people who love each other.
    Natural marriage is just a phrase Tony and his fellow religious bigots made up.

  • zhera

    Oh sure, you’re so welcoming and friendly. You even let a homosexual get up on the stage to speak! Wow!

    Of course, you won’t allow it without judging, and condemning, him. You won’t allow him to make his own choices about how to live his life. You won’t allow him the same rights and protections that you yourself have. But he can come to your church!

    Fuck you, PerKKKins. With multiple cactii.

  • The GOP convention did not have a pro-gay speaker. The convention had a gay speaker, but that speaker did not denounce the GOP’s platform’s anti-gay planks nor advocate for gay rights. The only LGBT right advocated onstage was that Muslims overseas shouldn’t kill gay people. That just means they’re hoping anti-Muslim hatred will woo gay voters despite everything else, nothing more than that.

    • Ginger Snap

      They are hoping they hate Muslims more than themselves to cast their votes for tRump.

  • TampaZeke

    Silly, lyin’ Tony, there hasn’t been a single Democratic National Convention in history where anti-gay people haven’t spoken.

  • Ninja0980

    Bite me Tony.

  • David in Palm Springs

    “…the stated principles of the Republican Party clearly reflect the view of the majority of Republican voters, which is that natural marriage and sexuality are sacred.”

    Meanwhile, your party’s presidential candidate has been married THREE times. No doubt Donald treats “natural” marriage as totally sacred… again… and again… and again. Oh, and be sure and say “hi” to adulterous whore Kim Davis, who has been married FOUR times. Thanks, Tony.

    • Homo Erectus

      Don’t forget that Donald is also fighting several rape charges involving minors.

      • Sporkfighter

        Rape charges involving opposite sex minors. If you’re sick and twisted, that makes a difference.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Straight rape. No Homo – right Donnie?

      • Reality.Bites

        A lawsuit has been filed. No charges have been laid.

        • Homo Erectus

          I shoulda said allegations.

    • Ginger Snap

      But, but, but jesus.

  • David_M

    This man. I don’t believe there’s a person on this planet whom I loathe half as much as I do Tony Perkins. He is walking human garbage.

    • Amanda B. Rekendwith

  • Homo Erectus

    Toni, honey – you said: ” Each year, as Georgia State University found a few years ago, the government has to fork over $112 billion dollars in welfare,
    anti-poverty programs, criminal justice bills, and education initiatives
    just to keep broken families afloat. In one decade, that means the decline of marriage is taking $1 trillion dollars out of taxpayers’ pockets.” I don’t think that comes from gay marriages. The truth is that the broken families are mostly southern baptists. Can I get an Amen?

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      LGBT people also make families. The difference is about half of all birth to heterosexuals are unplanned. We don’t do that. Perhaps if you really cared about children, you should promote same-sex marriage.

      • Sporkfighter

        “The difference is about half of all birth to heterosexuals are unplanned.”

        Moreover, when you adopt a child to build a family, your taking care of a kid two of us heterosexuals couldn’t or wouldn’t. That counts double.

  • Gustav2

    You poor dear, what a heavy cross you bear.

    • LackofFaithify

      They do get rather heavy when you make them out of gold from all those “tithes” people send in.

  • Tor

    There you have the answer. There is no difference between the church and the Republican Party.

  • Mike in Texas

    Is this supposed to make some sort of sense?

    • Ginger Snap

      LOL!

    • Treant

      It’s Tony, so…no.

  • Ginger Snap

    It’s because we do not condone hate anymore Tony.

    • Steve Teeter

      It’s called moral progress.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Hey Tonnette, you wanna come speak and the DNC convention? It it were up to me, come on down! I’m sure a fun time will be had by all.

    See, the difference is your side invites tokens who will support your platform, token Black, token Hispanic, and yes, token homo who was willing to say how great your party is. Are you going to speak at the DNC and say how great our party and platform is like Thiel did? I’m thinking, not so much.

    You spew hate for financial gain. Someone like Dan Savage or Barney Frank will speak the truth, even when it doesn’t help them financially. Whore / Not a whore.

  • margaretpoa

    Allowing a platform for somebody to spew hatred and lies isn’t “allowing a conversation”.

  • JT
    • Homo Erectus

      Ooooh – I’ll be right back.

  • Treant

    We don’t need, or want, a token bigot.

    You needed a token queer to justify the shit you’re pulling.

    Appreciate the difference. We do. And bigots are not welcome.

  • Blobby

    no – the GOP had a billionaire speaker who happened to be gay. They didn’t have a gay speaker. When it’s the GOP – $$$$ is what matters.

  • Sashineb

    “marriage is sacred.” Yes, just ask Josh Duggar.

    • Tor

      Ask Donald Trump.

      • Sashineb

        Ask Kim Davis.

        • StraightGrandmother

          Ask New Gingrich

          • But they’d annul _our_ marriges in a heartbeat.
            O how they loooove families.
            grrrrr

    • LackofFaithify

      Wasn’t his fault, I..err..the devil made him do it. Over and over and over and over….

      • Sashineb

        And the devil made Geraldine buy that dress.

      • Mark NeΓ© Fuzz

        Obama and Hillary made him do it.

      • Todd20036

        I made the devil do it….

    • FAEN

      Or Donald Trump whose ass has little space left with Tony’s head so far up it.

  • Fritz Keppler

    Can’t imagine an antigay speaker who would be permitted to support Mrs Clinton.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Again the knee jerk to, and I quote, “Social science has proven”

    They don’t like abortion, hate birth control, but then on the other hand they begrudge society supporting poor children. There are no virgins who walk down the aisle any more tony. We are never going back to the 1940’s and 50’s. Women control their reproduction now, no more shotgun weddings and a lifetime spent in bad marriages. And your stupid “Purity Pledges” don’t work!

    • abel

      What do you want to bet that Miss Tonette was among those convention attendees partying with the male escorts, as reported by the NY Post? I swear that man is going to come screaming out of the closet someday, and it will not be pretty. When that happens, I’m in favor of applying his own religious principles and stoning him to death.

    • BobSF_94117

      What makes you think they wouldn’t cut aid to the poor entirely?

      The only kind of “assistance” Perkins likes is govt grants to “pro-family” groups who provide counseling, which consists mostly of “you gotta stay married” hectoring. (not to mention a whopping profit margin)

  • Christopher Smith

    “I can’t believe Black Lives Matter won’t let a Klansman speak.”

  • Daniel Leyva

    LOL, Tony the Pony.

    • Jay George

      I think I’m gonna start calling him Turdy Perkins.

      • Bryan

        Pony Twerkins?

  • Mark NeΓ© Fuzz

    If GOP had a shred of decency, they would not have allowed your hate speech either.

  • DaddyRay

    See, the GOP Circus is a big tent – they allow any hater to speak

  • GanymedeRenard

    WTF has the supposed decline of the heterosexual family have to do with letting two people of the same gender marry, which is a very recent thing, pray tell? Asshole.

  • Gustav2

    Poor JMG, Hillary announce already. He needs to party a bit before sleep.

  • They don’t let nazis or klan members speak either. Something about crimes against humanity or some bullshit like that.

  • karen in kalifornia

    hoy boy….

  • Michael Rush

    off topic …

    Bojack Horseman season three is out now !!!

    ( The first seven episodes of season one were fine
    but I didn’t LOVE it until episode 8 .
    one of those things worth sticking with )

    Bojack

    https://s32.postimg.org/eag8bjcb9/Bojack_wall_nude.jpg

    Vincent Adultman

    https://s32.postimg.org/4y2m3q6s5/vincent_adultman.jpg

    …and character actress Margo Martindale

    https://s32.postimg.org/km4qdkx7p/margo.jpg

  • Bill

    This guy needs a heart attack.

    • Bj Lincoln

      A real big bad one with complications from his 6 way bypass!

  • Aww-www… poor Thiel homocon. I couldn’t stand to listen to the thing but I got the lowlights from the headlines.

    Be well, all. I am having more eyesight trouble and find I can’t be online writing or reading too much, books either.

    Best,
    Jake
    PHX

    • Bj Lincoln

      It sucks to have bad eyes. I know.

      • abel

        Amen to that! Getting shots in the eyeballs is the worst, you might think, but laser treatments take longer and hurt more.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Ah, nature. Looking forward to a bumper crop of Zika babies this year.

  • IamM

    Sure, Jan.

  • fuzzybits

    Fuck you and “choices.”

  • Bj Lincoln

    If the “family unit” is such a great thing for the country, they why are they against us getting married? Why have they spent so much time tearing us down instead of promoting the health and welfare of marriage? Think of the programs that money could have been used for good instead. Fuck him and the GOP.

    • Steve Teeter

      We were so useful to them once. They would point at us and decry us as degenerate hedonists who lived only for pleasure, and who refused to settle down and marry and be good citizens. Now that we’re trying to do just that (not to mention serving in the military), they sputter and sputter and say, “B-b-but we didn’t mean THAT!!”

  • Bryan

    Concern-Tony is concerned.

  • Lakeview Bob

    Stupid stupid fucker.

  • Ander

    “We’re willing to allow the gays to speak at our convention and attend our churches so we can tell them in person what degenerates they are. Because we’re more tolerant that way.”

    Golly, Thanks Tony!

  • ceeenbee

    Idiot doesn’t realize that’s because a lot of republicans actually wanted to hear a LGBTQ voice to get across what many of them secretly and not so secretly believe.

    Democrats aren’t clamoring to hear a bigot speak.

    Simple.

  • David F.

    Tony, you bigoted,inflamed pustule on the ass of the universe, it’s not an attack. It’s the Resistance – we’re not putting up with your Stone Age mythology, your using to justify treating everyone who isn’t like you as inferior and your attempt to force it on everyone.

    Viva La Resistance!

  • nowhereman

    What a nice steaming pile of crap. Put a cherry on it and call it a fudge sundae.

  • Gianinatio

    That’s like suggesting that astrology conferences should invite flat earthers. Once you’ve evolved and moved on, why suggest it remains open to debate?

    There is something to debate…it’s called science. Bring some science and let’s talk.

  • exGander

    Fuck you you sanctimonious fucking douchebag.

  • TrollopeReader

    Tony, Tony, Tony. Go Fuckkk your fuckkking self. And maybe, if you’re lucky, Bryan Fischer will blow you, too.

  • NedFlaherty

    The Democratic Party doesn’t invite speakers on topics such as “natural marriage” because that is a religious superstition, invented in the 13th century, by Roman Catholic clergy, to control the sex lives of peasants.

    Using religion to control ignorant, fearful people is what makes for a theocracy.

    That’s why “natural marriage” speakers aren’t invited to any Democratic Party convention.

  • JuanGalicia

    Problem with that is that gay republicans like Thiel don’t give a shit about gay rights … But we do care :U which is why you are not welcome :U

  • Tom G

    He spoke didn’t he? Then it seems fair. Fuck off.

  • dwieboldt

    Yes, but you don’t pay your fucking way asshole. Just another grifter.

  • JohnInCA

    I like how he forgot all those times that CPAC refused to let gay groups speak.

  • Alex Klebenow

    There is just TOO MUCH Bullshit int this post to address it in one volume, much less one comment!!!

  • Tor

    Nobody really wants to listen to RubΓ©n DΓ­az Sr.

    • GanymedeRenard

      Is he still a thing?

      • Tor

        I hope not.

      • NO MORE GOP!

        He was always a thing. Of some sort or other.

  • Piercedchrlz

  • Silver Badger

    Did anyone ask the Democrats to book an anti-gay speaker?

    • TrollopeReader

      Brian Brown offered himself ….

  • TrollopeReader

    If I recall correctly, Gov. Casey (D-PA) spoke heartily on being pro-life at the DNC …

  • billbear1961

    So, Klansman, what OTHER proponents of BIGOTRY should be allowed to speak to argue for stripping OTHER groups of Americans–besides LGBTs–of THEIR civil rights??

    Shall we listen to someone who advocates for letting people turn CHRISTIANS away from their place of business?? (I noticed that since the congressional “religious freedom” bill now states YOU could be turned away by someone who finds YOUR views on marriage immoral, you’ve turned AGAINST the proposed law. How come??)

    Should we listen to a pal of yours from the Klan–say, David Duke?–explain why it should be okay to violate the civil rights of Jews and people of colour??

    Besides YOUR rights, of course, should anyone ELSE’S in this country be safe from violation, you stinking HYPOCRITE??

  • Cboulder

    You’ve had lots of time to speak,and you’ve taken more than your share and still haven’t said anything.

  • Talisman

    That’s because Democrats are adults and accept that some boys like boys and some girls like girls, and that fact has no reflection on their morality or fitness to participate in American life.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Funny, but I didn’t hear a “pro-gay” speaker last night. I heard a homocon who cares more about his money than the LGBT community speak. I heard a man who think his money would save him from being killed.

  • Mark

    Ah doofus, no one asked or has the big boy pants to pull it off – not even Ann Coulter.

  • Mark_in_MN

    Unlike Tony’s claim and party, the Democratic Party is not afraid of conversation and does let people of differing opinions participate beyond mere window dressing and appearance. The difference is that the Democratic Party doesn’t guve platform to the openly bigoted and hateful. Nor does it pretend that such views are just another legitimate opinion among many.

  • Ben in Oakland

    So, tony, are you saying that the republicans are actually gay friendly?

    I’d find myself another party quickly.

  • WarrenHart

    Tony wins my Friday false equivalency award. Congratulation Mr. Perkkkins.

  • mikeinrkfd

    Apples and oranges you douche bag.

  • Good Shot Green

    natural marriage = oxymoron

    $1 trillion dollars = redundancy

  • edrex

    no. we won’t allow an anti gay speaker. that’s what makes us better people.

  • Luther Kreiger

    Tony was devastated when Trump showed up and completely shattered Tony’s lies/second record and has been struggling to make up lost ground ever since…

  • DaveMiller135

    Tony, the difference is that when Peter Thiel says he’s gay, he’s telling the truth. If you, or another anti-gay commentator decide to tell the truth, I’m sure the Democrats will reconsider.

  • sword

    A Jew spoke up for HItler in 1932…why can’t the Democratic Party have a KKK spokesMAN as a speaker in Philadelphia? (Just to be fair).

  • juanjo54

    Hey Tony – we made a music video just for you

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV26OMSb_VQ

  • Westcoast88

    The entire problem is that some have the attitude that being anti- anyone is legitimately equivalent to being pro- anyone. Should anti-semites have equal time for pro-Israel points of view? If a pro-black stand is taken, should it be countered by an anti-black statement? Mental patients like Tony Perkins think the same way as Jerry Falwell, that their anti-gay bigotry demands equal time to anything remotely pro-gay or even neutral comments made.

  • Josh Weinstein

    Republicans are threatened when anyone speaks up for minorities, whether they are gay, black, Mexican or whatever. To them, if you believe in equal rights, then you are dividing the country. If you look at the videos of police shooting unarmed black men and feel there is something wrong, something that needs to be changed, then you are for lawlessness. If you support a woman’s right to choose, then you are a murderer. If you believe in facts, then you are a traitor. That is Republican logic.

  • 2patricius2

    Hillary Clinton is not a bigot. Trump is. And so is his platform.

  • “I am strongly in favor of debating controversial issues…. as long as my side is guaranteed to win. And I am more than happy to listen to other points of view… as long as I’m free to ignore them.”

  • The Milkman

    That’s right, bitch. Because being anti gay isn’t an equally valid position. It’s a possibly biblically justifiable but no longer socially acceptable bias.

  • ByronK

    Isn’t that kind of like asking if a spokesperson for the NAACP gets to speak, why shouldn’t they allow a representative from the KKK equal time at the podium? Or if you let a Jew speak, next up should be a neo-Nazi leader?

    • Reality.Bites

      I’ll let you know after they ever let an NAACP spokesperson speak at the Republican convention.

      • Or better yet, someone from the SPLC.

  • gays + blacks = old white men pay more in taxes. this is the dogwhistle.

    whatever, Toni. the truth is old white men are costing working blacks and gays a lot of money. we support a lot of you, and you know it. i’ve lived in TX and other places where i know who is really “on the county.” statistics reveal that white people receive more govt aid than any other group, just sayin.

  • Bobby P

    “Each year, as Georgia State University found a few years ago, the government has to fork over $112 billion dollars in welfare, anti-poverty programs, criminal justice bills, and education initiatives just to keep broken families afloat. In one decade, that means the decline of marriage is taking $1 trillion dollars out of taxpayers’ pockets.”

    I fail to see the connection or correlation of this and allowing marriage equality. Apparently this is now our fault?

  • “Of course, the purpose of inviting them to join us in our churches is to introduce them life-transforming truth of the gospel. Likewise, we should use the opportunities within the confines of the GOP to have a conversation about those same truths.”

    So, the Republican party is a church? Good to know.

    Oh, and about that “life-transforming” part: So what were you like before you became a lying weasel?

  • LovesIrony

    I object

  • George Wilson

    I do appreciate the fact that Perkins’ point of view was presented, apparently, in its entirety. And Perkins is right. In 1992, the Democrats refused to allow Bob Casey, the pro-life governor of Pennsylvania, to address the Democrat convention.

  • “Most of us would object to homocon Peter Thiel being characterized as pro-gay”

    Why’s that? Did he support Prop 8? Does he support reparative therapy?

    He did donate money to Cruz’s campaign, but so what? There are Bernie Sanders supporters who can’t stand Hillary but who are nevertheless going to vote for her this year, simply because they hold some issues as being of greater importance than others.

    That is politics. Not everyone who supports some positions of Trump (or Cruz or Clinton or Sanders) is a Nazi or an anarchist/communist.

  • Jay Silversmith

    “Each year, as Georgia State University found a few years ago, the
    government has to fork over $112 billion dollars in welfare,
    anti-poverty programs, criminal justice bills, and education initiatives
    just to keep broken families afloat.”
    So, I ask you: Are these gay families? Or are they the result of hetero divorce, unwed mothers, lack of education, funding, abstinence, poverty, healthcare, and especially religious brain-washing? Who keeps breeding these welfare recipients? Oh yeah, and are they predominately in the South? You either take care of Americans FIRST, or you use our GDP to perpetuate wars and social division.

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  • lattebud

    So, the DNC Convention has a Catholic speak Therefore, the RNC Convention should have Satan. Oh, that’s right. Trump spoke at the RNC Convention

  • Gigi

    It’s not as though the GOP invited Thiel talk about how (allegedly) proud he is to be gay, or that they’re supportive of gay people. He just happened to mention it during his speech. Why would the Democrats want to invite an anti-gay speaker to the DNC? Tony’s really flailing these days. Grasping and gasping.

  • Sean

    What’s that Tony PerKKKins? I was distracted by you ILLEGALLY interfering in & control the lives of LGBT Americans against our free will through law that our tax dollars pay for. It will NOT be tolerated anymore. MY life, MY rules. MY [email protected]$king tax dollars, MY rules. MY body, MY rules, MY family, MY rules, MY marriage, MY rules. Democrats understand that that is NOT open to negotiation or debate – you have NO right to opinion of anything that has to do with me or my life until you fork over some f#$kign cash for me to live MY life as you order me to as if I were you property you non-human Nazi filth & THAT is why un-American anti-LGBT savages like you are not giving a platform to spout out un-American anti-freedom trash at the DNC.

    YOU WILL NOT FORCE ME TO ADHERE TO YOUR RELIGION THOUGH LAW YOU ISIS WANNABE. The first amendment says so.

  • Statistics Palin

    The hypocritical Republicans invited all thes Christians to their convention but NO LIONS!

  • Gerry Fisher

    “Oh, I long for the good old days of false equivalencies.”

  • Ray Kenyon

    Let him eat the cake they refuse to bake for us…

  • DumbHairyApe

    Toni must have went to the same hair salon as George Bush just did for his hair dye job.

  • Secure

    Invite us to your church’s so we can be converted and start dating your straight children? That’s what you want douchebag?

    And Peter is a “proponent of natural marriage?”

  • JIM W

    I like to pride myself on supporting LGBT owned/friendly businesses. The only thing I can do, after seeing the jerk at the GOP convention, is cancel my PayPal account.

  • Michael Hampton

    Oh. So they “debated” the issues of gay marriage and conversion therapy? According to the one gay person there, they did not. That’s a lie. They simply shut her out. And she was only there for attention for herself.

  • Grafxbear

    Whey had a pro-gay speaker? He doesn’t mean the new VP candidate? Or one of those hateful preachers? Surely he doesn’t mean that self-hating PayPal asshole?

  • that’s because anti-gay speakers have no worth. duh.

    a few years ago, my mum and i were both on two different news programs in canada discussing LGBT-inclusive education in public schools.

    comments-sections on the sites were flooded with (anonymous, of course!) cries that it was unfair that “the other side wasn’t given a voice”

    what other side? the side that doesn’t want to be educated, and continues to drive LGBT youth to depression and suicide?
    Yeah. Canuck news already gets it – “that other side” isn’t worth giving a voice to. and the DNC gets it, too.

  • Luke Owens

    WHEN TONY DIES (SOON,I HOPE). BURY HIM IN A DEADLY RADIOACTIVE VAULT WITH A STAKE THROUGH HIS HEART AND FILLED WITH HOLY WATER SO HIS MIND(?), BODY, AND SPIRIT CAN NEVER ESCAPE!!!

  • Friday

    Surely there’s another banana cream pie out there? If they can put up Thiel, surely we can resort to slapstick just once after all these years. πŸ™‚

    • Gianni

      Yeah, we really need an update of Anita’s pie in the face.

  • John

    Seems like the analogy is off. The opposite of letting a gay guy speak would be letting a straight guy speak.

  • Gianni

    This pro-gay speaker he talks about didn’t say anything insulting, denigrating, derisive, or condemnatory about Republicans or the party. An anti-gay speaker (like yourself, perhaps Tony?) speaking at a Dem party rally would have to say derisive, denigrating, discriminatory things about gay people simply because that’s the thrust of being anti-gay. Legal equality and protection of rights for gay people is nowhere to be found in your anti-gay playbook. Get real, Tony. This gay speaker is neither anti-straight nor anti-republican. An anti-gay speaker would be just that, “against equality for gay people” and would have to trash the Dem party for supporting the equality and non-discrimination policies it fosters.

  • Debate? No. There was one gay woman who proposed weakening the anti-gay language in the gop platform then everyone laughed and voted overwhelmingly for the most anti-lbgt platform any party has ever passed.

  • Kruhn

    Can you day false equivalency, Tony? Yes, yes you can. Homophobia is not a debate position. It is a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.

  • Luke Owens

    If I had my way, I’d turn Tony Perkins’ mouth into a thousand waterless toilets in the Deep South. That would be transgender toilets, of course.

  • argeejay

    Of course not, cupcake. You are a Republican.

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  • Rt1583

    Making a speech about family values and the chosen leader of their pack has been married how many times?

  • NO MORE GOP!

    Shorter: waaaaah!

  • andrew

    Equating those who call for equality with those who call for discrimination is like equating love and hate.