Tony Perkins: Unlike Romney And McCain, The Trump Campaign Didn’t Fight Us On Anti-LGBT Issues [VIDEO]

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch:

In a conference call for Ohio pastors organized by Citizens for Community Values today, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins urged listeners to rally their congregations to support Donald Trump in the presidential election, warning that if Hillary Clinton becomes president, the nation will become a “very, very hostile environment” for Christians. But a Trump presidency, he said, would give the church space to save a country that’s “hanging by a thread over a raging fire.”

Perkins, who boasted that he “wrote a large portion” of the Republican Party’s platform at the GOP convention in Cleveland this year, said that Trump’s campaign was the only Republican presidential campaign in the past 12 years not to put up a fight as he attempted to insert his hardline anti-LGBT and anti-abortion-rights stances into the party platform.

“I have had to fight every Republican campaign, including George W. Bush’s campaign, John McCain’s, Mitt Romney’s, on the platform over life issues, marriage issues, human sexuality,” he said. “I’ve had to fight every campaign except Donald Trump’s campaign. They actually worked with us on the platform, in fact whipped, meaning gathered votes, on one of my amendments on the Johnson Amendment.”

  • kirtanloorii

    How many times does God need to destroy this guy’s home before he realizes that HE is the bad guy?

    • Judas Peckerwood

      Next time the FSM should make sure Tonette is at home.

      • Snarkaholic

        And that the high winds blow his entire collection of (gay) kiddie porn magazines (with the mailing labels – addressed to him – still attached) directly onto the doorstep of the local police station.

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        • Chuck in NYC

          I see that Tony’s been dipping into the Clairol Nice’n Easy Natural Light Caramel Brown again. He’d been letting some gray peek through after the flood, but apparently that old ego devil Satan has tempted him back to the Dye Side.

    • Nic Peterson

      Hubby and I had weather machine that week and we got distracted by the Chardonnay, natch. If you want to pin it on imaginary gawd, that’s cool.

    • agcons

      As many times as it makes us laugh, I guess.

      • kirtanloorii

        lol. Works for me.

    • disQusTed

      He knows it.

  • barrykyle415

    Of course they didn’t fight them. Trump and his folks likely told them everything they wanted to hear. It’s not like Trump will feel obliged to honor that if he were elected. He wouldn’t give them the time of day.

    • Reality.Bites

      I know – this is among the most reassuring things about Trump I’ve ever heard. If it’s true.

    • bkmn

      The only thing in the GOP platform that the Trump team cared about was the section about the Ukraine.

      • Gerry Fisher

        ^^^this^^^

    • Uncle Mark

      Perkins is just one of the ‘Brown Shirts’ to Trump, and we all know what happened to them just as Hitler was seizing power.

    • David Walker

      Part of the lovely Tony PerKKKins’ problem(s) is that he thinks he’s a major player and that the Drumpf will show his gratitude through some particularly wonderful for the two Corinthians. Why Tony doesn’t grasp is that Drumpf has this demonstrable record of not honoring promises, not doing the payment thing, and really couldn’t care less about anybody…ANYBODY… after the election. I think you’ve put yourself and your fellow grifters in a good position to be thrown under his election bus (should the unthinkable happen) because he doesn’t care. Tony and fellow haters don’t mean shit to him. Only he means shit to him.

      • abel

        Exactly. And NO, they DON’T realize this. Trump can’t fix anything, and he doesn’t keep promises, except those relating to his vengeance. You can count on those. So if, God help us, the asshole wins, Clinton should definitely hightail it to some obscure island.

  • shellback

    the nation will become a “very, very hostile environment” for Christians.
    Yeah! Ship them all to Russia.

    • McSwagg

      The Russian Orthodox Church is hostile to all other x-stain denominations. The Evil-jelly-cals won’t find succor there.

  • PLAINTOM

    Of course not, Putin loves that shit.

    • RoFaWh

      It has struck me that Putin’s objectives, to cause political dissension and fragmentation in the west, have been well worked on by the American facists.

      When was the Tea Party taken over by Putin’s operatives?

      • boatboy_srq

        When was the Teahad NOT ripe for such a move?

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Trump also let Tony keep his hood on during the meetings. So there’s that.

    • Earl

      If you were fucking Tony, you’d insist on him wearing a hood too.

      I’d wear one too, wouldn’t want anyone to know that I would fuck someone like him.

  • I found this gem. I doubt anything is gonna change the Green Party dolt who thinks they have a perfect candidate (even though she’s probably more evil than Hillary), but at least you can use this argument the next time one of them spews the “Hillary didn’t support gay marriage” line. People minds can change and the Democratic candidates were always more willing to listen.

    https://66.media.tumblr.com/ecc693793d5978ef6d3e8a46ae53c440/tumblr_og1g7gOjAb1qf2zy0o1_1280.jpg
    https://66.media.tumblr.com/c9df12127ae03dd79662cbd08b53f7ba/tumblr_og1g7gOjAb1qf2zy0o2_1280.jpg

    • Dramphooey

      It won’t because right now Green is all about cis white privilege. They think they’re safe from a Trump candidacy.

  • John P.

    I have to keep in mind that if I didn’t read JMG, i would most likely never know who Tony Perkins is…

    • Joseph Miceli

      But Tony Perkins would still be working to disenfranchise you even if you never heard of him.

    • Silver Badger

      Tony will be long remembered in Denver. We still have a pot of tar and some feathers waiting for him.

  • delk

    Tony, would you consider shoving your fingers into your four year old sister’s vagina the same as grabbing a pussy?

    • TampaDink

      Nah. He considers that just business as usual in a family with deeply held religious beliefs that always include denying rights to others. They just have a slightly different phrase for this particular vile act….”poking a kitten”.

  • bkmn
  • Michael Smith

    That can’t be right. Homocons have insisted that Trump is great on LGBT rights. They couldn’t be wrong.

    • Chucktech

      Somebody’s not telling the truth…

    • Dramphooey

      That’s the great thing about Trump as a candidate. Somehow, they’re both right.

  • safari

    They certainly like the metaphor of human(s) hanging over a pit of fire. It’s served them well over the centuries, but they need a new slogan.

  • greenmanTN

    It’s all fun and games until somebody puts out a life.

    • dcurlee

      They don’t care no matter what they say to the contrary

    • Matthew Delemos

      Except that notion *is* their fun and games. They worship death, not life.

  • Jake

    Romney and McCain fought back on LGBT rights? What planet?

    • Chucktech

      I think what he means is that when the christians put public hangings and internment camps for homos in the platform, McCain and Romney gave them a “Tsk, tsk, tsk, that’s not very nice” upbraiding.

      • abel

        That sounds about right.

  • Jeffrey
    • EweTaw

      Awk! My eyes! My eyes!
      Please! Make it stop!

    • dcurlee

      I’m laughing my ass off

      • Jeffrey

        Hey, a friend once walked in on me rubbing one out. But he stayed, because he was a true friend.

        • Todd20036

          I like your friends.

          I like you.

          • Jeffrey

            True friends lend a hand during hard times, Todd.

          • TampaDink

            Consider me a friend.

        • DaddyRay

          Pics or it didn’t happen – you are allowed to do a reinactment

        • dcurlee

          From your photo I would have stayed also 😜

    • BudClark

      ROFLMQAO. Osteen needs to look up “rub it out” in the Urban Dictionary!

      • BobSF_94117

        I’ve never liked that phrase.

        • Mike__in_Houston

          I don’t care for it either; actually, I’ve never heard “rub it out” in that context, just “rub one out.” And I like “junk” even less; I mean I like the word “junk” even less.

          • gothambear

            Agree 100% on both – I think “rub it out” is an expression straight women use to describe male masturbation since it seems more genteel, perhaps…?

    • Nic Peterson

      Jesus’ second coming always takes a little more work, totally worth the devotion though.

    • Clive Johnson

      “When things get hard, Jesus will relieve you of your load.”

      • TK

        This is all so wonderfully BAAAAAD!!! You fucking sinners!! I luv ya!!

    • FAEN

      Jeebus Joel-please acknowledged that you love cock already.

    • Silver Badger

      I’d give it to this guy. He has that well hung look about him.

      • TK

        Bend over, Joel….. Jeezus is cumming!! Even bigger smile!!

        • Talisman

          Is Jesus the gardener or the poolboy?

        • The_Wretched

          Jesus will have a second coming.

    • TK

      OMg.. I can’t believe he actually said such things. Say whaaaat?? I’m not even venturing where this could go. It sounds like a Beavis and Butthead joke… heh heh heh. Rub it out. Down your throat. Snark snark. And he’s SOOOOO cute. Sure got a purty mouth!! And I love it when Jeezus cums first!! I know… I’m going to hell. Boo hooo!

      • David Walker

        His teeth are so white because Jeezus cums first.

        • TK

          And it strengthens his enamel and fights gum disease too!!

          • Earl

            There’s a reason I have all 32 teeth at my age. It’s not just the brushing and flossing.

    • Rt1583

      If I rub one out in the name of jesus is it still a sin?

  • boatboy_srq

    Of course tRump didn’t argue. He told you exactly what you wanted to hear. Just like he told LCR what THEY wanted to hear. The “play to his audience” factor for tRump is pathological.

    If there were ever a need for evidence that the FundiEvangelical Xtian movement is a crock, this should be enough.

  • Canadian Observer

    As a strictly educational enterprise, I would be quite willing to be part of a group willing to demonstrate to Perkins, in person, what constitutes a hostile anti-Chrisitan environment. Actually, wouldn’t have to be as part of a group…

    • EweTaw

      Ya know, if Christians weren’t such fascist assholes I’d probably like them.

      • Canadian Observer

        To each their own. I still think they taste too bitter unless you season the hell out of them. Maybe double up on the cumin and the cayenne.

        • EweTaw

          I said “probably” — the whole idea is theoretical.

        • TampaDink

          I dunno about that….having enjoyed Cream of Priest a time or two.

  • dcurlee

    Please let this horror show be over soon

    • William

      I had the most lovely dream last night that it was Wednesday. Then my partner stepped on a dog on his way to the bathroom.

      • dcurlee

        Damn him 😁

  • 2patricius2

    Tony Perkkkins: “The Trump campaign is as much against those nasty LGBT people as we and the KKK are. So we are sticking with the bigot that stuck with us.”

  • BudClark

    So it’s just fine to vote for an adulterous, alleged child-molesting thief, racist, etc.

    Ain’t KKonservative KKKriSTAINist KKKults just GRAND???

    • Jamie_Johnson

      Tony Duggar Perkkkins and Josh Duggar hisself feel right at home with tRump. Birds of a feather…

    • Gustav2

      How are you doing?

      • Gene

        yes…like Gustav, I have also been wondering.
        Well, I hope

    • Chucktech

      Do it fer jeezis. Hillary is the anti-christette, you know…

    • Henri205

      Bingo! Adultery….no problem. Divorced…..no problem. Multiple bankrupt and cheated investors……no problem. Sexual predator and pervert…..no problem. These hypocrites make me crazy!! Newt’s just as bad and they’ve embraced him. FFS

  • Mark

    Like Tonetta is gonna wail any louder or longer when Trump ignores the almighty Xtian anti-LGBTQ ‘plank’. Bitch is on the TV every other day and no one really gives a shit now.

  • TrollopeReader

    Awww…. you’re patting yourself on the back — a narcissist like Donnie. Bitch.

  • SoCalGal20

    Trump was too busy getting that Pro-Kremlin, anti-NATO plank into the platform to pay attention to what you were doing, Tony.

    In other news, here’s the last of PPP’s public polling – MI, CO, VA.

    https://twitter.com/ppppolls/status/794627736417529860

    Early voting numbers for those states (in MI it’s absentee voting, technically not “early voting”).

    https://twitter.com/ppollingnumbers/status/794630471711858688

    Early voting numbers for the states that PPP dropped polls for earlier today.

    https://twitter.com/ppollingnumbers/status/794571735760797697

    https://twitter.com/ppollingnumbers/status/794562547462635524

    • EweTaw

      It may not be true, but this all makes me happy and sort of calm.

  • PickyPecker
  • Rex

    Doesn’t that tell you something Tony? Trump will say anything to get support behind him, but he’s con man that will sell you down the river faster than you can say “praise Jesus”. Trump couldn’t care less about you and your agenda. He couldn’t care less about the LGBT community. He cares about one thing – himself. Some other Republican candidates may have at least understood that LGBT citizens are CITIZENS of the United States. You, Tony, are a piece of shit just like Trump and I hope you both get your ass handed to you.

  • fuzzybits
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    If you’re ” hanging by a thread over a raging fire”, chances are – you are already toast.

  • Hank
    • PickyPecker

      HA! that’s cute.

  • bryan

    And Perkins reciprocated by not complaining about Trump being a con man and a sexual predator. When Trump goes low, Perkins goes lower.

    • DaddyRay

      IOKIYAR

  • FAEN

    DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR! The universe thinks you’re an asshole.

    • bkmn

      Has anyone asked Tony if he will be counseling his prodigy Josh Duggar through his pending divorce?

      • FAEN

        He’ll blame the wife ergo it will be as if the marriage and divorce never happened. Praise Jeebus!

      • abel

        Josh’s wife Anna may be as stupid as a box of rocks, for all I know, but I sure hope she escapes from Duggarland. And takes her kids with her.

        • bkmn

          It sounds as though she has a new group of friends (probably neighbors) that have talked some sense into her (also probably against what her father would have wanted her to do). Let’s hope she cuts the cord with the fundie crowd for good.

  • fuzzybits

    Two words Tonette: Black Mold!

  • Blake Jordan

    But isn’t drumpf supposed to be the best candidate ever for LGBTQ+s!?!?!?

    The House faggots lied… 😱😱😱😱

  • FAEN

    For traitorous gay republicans-how you push your ‘Trump loves the gays’ while they aren’t fighting Perkins on his LGBT animus.

  • Tiger Quinn

    But both sides are the same. Stone face emoji.

  • Chucktech

    That’s because the Trump campaign doesn’t give the first shit about loony christians like you.

    If, in bizarro world, Trump wins, you and your god goofy sheep will be ignored, if not thrown under the bus, just like Moron did.

    • Friday

      Actually, if Trump and the Republicans won, he would probably be in a ‘Persecute the LGBTs’ echo chamber and the fact he’d also probably screw the Christian Right toadies any given day would be of little consolation to us.

  • another_steve

    Man and I made a quick stop at the local booze shop today to stock up for Tuesday night. My intention is to go into a semi alcohol-induced trance on Tuesday night, but not severe enough so that I can’t keep track of the electoral count.

    Any other recommendations re how to proceed would be much appreciated.

    • Pot.

      • another_steve

        Can’t do pot and booze at the same time, hon.

        Makes me queasy in the stomach.

        • Silver Badger

          Booze is bad. Pot is good. The choice is simple really.

          • another_steve

            I took abuse as a teenager.

            I was always booze-prone. My buddies were pot-heads.

          • Silver Badger

            Sorry to here that. Many of us had to deal with abuse. In fact, in our generation, it was the norm for gay kids. It made us stronger. Tougher. I’ve read your posts. I know you know of what I speak!

          • another_steve

            I know you understand, SB. 😉

            I was very androgynous as a youth. In my 20s I had a job that involved interviewing members of the public. Half of my interviewees referred to me as “miss.”

            “Thank you, miss — you’ve been very kind.”

            I took it in stride.

            Today I’m still fem (and proud of it), though most (not all) people refer to me as “sir.” 😉

      • Cackalaquiano

        God, I’m afraid I’d be so paranoid watching the results come in!

    • PickyPecker

      ummmm……it’s obvious: TACOS!

      • another_steve

        We have them at the ready, babe.

        Not sure, though, that I want food to dilute the alcohol effect on Tuesday night… but we’ll see.

        • PickyPecker

          Don’t drink on an empty stomach. The next day’s effects are terrible.

          • another_steve

            Hon, my esophagus is so scarred after a lifetime of it that I’d have to drink pure rubbing alcohol on an empty stomach to feel even the slightest discomfort.

          • McSwagg

            Your discomfort and you would be short lived. Isopropanol (rubbing alcohol) is highly toxic. I’d recommend against it.

      • Friday

        I’m going to be kicking myself if I forget the taco-making stuff in all the fuss. 🙂

    • abel

      I would prefer to be knocked out Tuesday evening and then, if Trump wins, someone can just finish the job. I do not want to be awakened.

      • another_steve

        Suggest you put a sign near your bed that reads, “Do not resuscitate if, come November 9, Sarah Palin is a potential Cabinet appointee.”

  • Michael Smith

    Today’s bizarre right-wing claim is about Hillary being a witch, which is true. She turned me into a newt. I got better.

    • If Clinton was an open follower of Wicca, that would make my vote for her a solid lock.

      If I hadn’t already voted for her, which I did last week.

      • Michael Smith

        No, I think they mean a Satan worshipping, Hansel and Gretel kind of witch.

        • Chucktech

          Figures. Hey, they believe Satan is an actual thing.

        • Silver Badger

          I wish they’s make up their minds. Monday she was a demon.

          • Friday

            (They really just have Column A of Bad Things To Call People and Column B of Bad Things to Call People. They shuffle at will.)

        • Those aren’t witches, never were. Satan worship buys into the Christian mythos.

      • Friday

        There are other kinds, but if she were, I’d feel pretty represented. 🙂 (Strictly speaking the Wiccan Rede is about as American as it gets, actually: “If you aren’t hurting anyone, be and do freely.”)

    • CottonBlimp

      She turned me into a newt.

      She turned you into a serial adulterer lying hypocrite manbaby?

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      I hear she also floats like a duck.

  • Bill Post

    They were too busy eating tacos.

  • Anybody who thinks Donald is the most pro-LGBT candidate the Republicans have ever run for President is either a craven liar or a deluded idiot…or more likely both.

    • On the other hand, Tony doesn’t seem to realize that the entire basis of Trumpy’s campaign is he says whatever he perceives his audience wants to hear. The only position he’s ever held his ground on has been his desire to be America’s authoritarian fascist dictator rather than President. He already has stated he thinks elections are a waste of time and money.

    • FAEN

      You’ve just described the baggers /alt right and too many voters in the South.

  • The_Wretched

    Perkins getting full, unlimited support from Trump is clear evidence that a Trump admin would be a horror show for LGBTQ folks (and many other groups and races).

  • KnownDonorDad

    This smug theocrat has far too much power in this country.

    • Friday

      Kinda hoping that’s past tense. But if he wants to chain himself to Trump and Trump to the bigoted RNC platform, I say let him. Forever.

  • anne marie in philly

    kiss my fat ass, you closeted tonette!

  • Friday

    So, Mr. Duggar-Perkins, you’re admitting you lied to your own flock and America about three Presidential candidates you endorsed ‘for Jesus’ *all* over the corporate and Fundie media, *and* want to chain both the RNC platform and yourself together with Donald Trump? Deal. Our move.

  • June Gordon

    America’s Pharisees for Trump, Y’all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6lqbd_f9k8

  • Talisman

    We already knew that the dumpster doesn’t really want to be President – Mike Pence is really going to be running the Executive Branch. The dumpster will spend his term running around promoting himself, hosting “state” dinners with his closest celebrity friends, and generally continuing his lavish lifestyle – and making it even more lavish since he’ll be using OPM (ours).

    And now we learn that he’ll basically rubber-stamp anything and everything the crazy Republicans throw at him. When Pence can drag his sorry ass into the Oval Office to sign the bills.

    • Friday

      He’d fuck things up too badly and too quickly for much pomp and circumstance. (Also he probably overestimates how many other world leaders are crazy, so ‘state dinners’ would involve Putin and various racketeers and Fundies. You know the Queen won’t be dropping by.) Loose cannons make crappy puppets.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    “very, very hostile environment” for Christians bigots whose sole joy comes from discriminating against their fellow man, and pissing and moaning if someone that is not exactly like them has the same rights.

    There, fixed it.

    • Friday

      Funny thing is probably the most of them just wish they could *find* more LGBT people to persecute, that’s why they had to look to peripheral wedding services and Catholic teachers getting *married* for people they could whine about being persecuted by not being able to persecute.

  • jm2

    so? what? you’re actually telling us that Trump really hates queers? i think we already knew that from his various interactions on t.v. both during the campaign and his own shows that were jokes…

    • Friday

      He’s trying to convince the Fundies and general deplorables that Trump *really really hates queer people with a cross and two Corinthians on top.* So they’ll basically overlook he’s the embodiment of their self0-fulfilling Antichrist prophecies.

  • Cuberly

    Oh toni….the bargain you’ve made.

    “Faust: Who holds the devil, let him hold him well,
    He hardly will be caught a second time.”
    ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: Part 1

  • June Gordon

    “Trump only tricked Tony Perkins into *thinking* he is anti-gay by being anti-gay!!!!” — Statement by Log Cabin Republicans.

  • coram nobis

    And some corroboration, in an earnest plea over at Slate.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2016/11/04/to_the_gop_parents_of_my_gay_best_friend_don_t_vote_for_trump.html

    Four years ago, I wrote you an open letter, arguing that, while I could appreciate your long loyalty to the Republican Party, voting for Mitt Romney meant voting against the interests of your gay son, my best friend since college. This year, the stakes for our nation and the world are even higher than they were then, and Donald Trump’s record on LGBTQ equality can seem insignificant considering his record—and character—when it comes to so many other critical issues.

    To me, though, and to your son, it’s anything but insignificant. That’s not only because Trump’s positions on LGBTQ rights are far worse than they may seem. It’s also because one of the things I’ve grasped in newly visceral ways …
    — lede

  • Supercubby

    Trump has so successfully grifted the Religious Right. It’s their fault for being so gullible.

  • Paula

    Fuck you, Tiny!!! Pass all the laws you want. We will still be here and straight people will continue to have Gay kids. One day, we may just get fed up with your bullshit.
    I’m just sayin’.

    • CatCope

      AMEN Paula!!!
      Hey, Tonette, These Times, they are A-Changin’!!
      Bye, BYE!!!!!!!!!!!
      Oh, by the way, these ‘bills’ of which you speak: ??????????????????????????

  • Orly

    That’s because he simply didn’t care. And if he makes it into office, he’s still not going to care.

    Pence on the other hand…

  • olandp

    Let me get this straight, Trump in in total agreement with FRC and Tonette, and he will be the most pro-LGBT president in history. Cognitive dissonance much?

  • Richard

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.
    – Martin Niemoller

    Don’t think this can’t happen here ! We have the FBI interfering with the election, white supremacists and anti-gay hate groups with seats at Trump’s table. LGBT equality could be wiped out by one election……. we can’t let it happen…VOTE BLUE !

  • Secure

    Hey God – you can destroy Tony Perkins house as often as you like until he gets the message that you don’t hate gay people.

  • Richard B

    Tony Perkins implies a scary scenario for sure, but if he really trusts that Donald Trump isn’t 100% focused on Donald Trump’s wealth and power accumulation and is really in the troglodyte religious right’s pocket, then Tony is far less sage than I thought and as delusional as most clear thinking LGBTQ think.

  • occono

    Trump would tell you he’ll paint your house if you vote for him.

  • Bj Lincoln

    Not surprised this happened in Ohio. I hope I don’t have to go back for a long time.

  • TXpoast

    But Trump said he would be The Best For The LG…BT….Qs!

    • Yann

      still thinking he was describing a sandwich in his head…

  • Self hating closet case says what?

  • NancyP

    Sure, pastors, violate your 501c3 status and make your church the taxable for-profit it is.

  • The only hostility between Fundamentalist Christians and Hillary Clinton will be coming from the Fundies.

  • Etranger

    and we are fed a lie continually that trump is somehow going to protect lgbt rights. and there are lgbt who buy this crap!! oh what a sad day 🙁

  • Richard B

    I am tired of this guy making trouble for our kind..
    Tony Perkins is a potent enemy and welds significant influence with the power brokers in republican politics.
    He needs to be discredited.
    His life’s work is to marginalize the LGBTQ community through government public policy and empowering religious zealots to legally discriminate at will.
    Every homophobic bigot has a vulnerability and you can safely bet Tony is hiding a secret.
    We need to conduct thorough research, ferret out what Tony Perkin’s secret vulnerability is, and then discredit this colossal bigot off the playing field for good.

  • DaveMiller135

    You know in a movie when the hero says, “It’s quiet. Too quiet.” Perkins, if he had any wit, would be saying, “That was easy. Too easy.”

  • Rt1583

    “I have had to fight every Republican campaign,…except Donald Trump’s campaign”
    This only proves that those campaigns were run by people with a semblance of intelligence.

  • Rick James Brown

    <>

    Of course he didn’t! Because he CLUELESS about what it takes to win…or he would have fought you tooth-and nail over anti-LGBT language (see also: Gov. McCrory)….and it’s just 1 reason of a zillion Trump is going to go down to a spectacular defeat on Tuesday, and (happily for us) drag you along with him. FRC’s remaining days are few Tony. “Enjoy” them while you can.

  • Earl

    If Trump and Perkins are men of God, I’m happy not to be in their company.

    I wish I could say I was surprised.

  • Jay Silversmith

    the Johnson Amendment…..snigger

  • John Calendo

    By all means, Tony, get rid of the Johnson Amendment, the law that forbids churches from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Currently, it’s a law “more honored in the breach.” So let the churches openly campaign. Let them overstep and overreach and expose themselves for what many of them are, political operations.

    It won’t take long after that for a Congress, differently constructed than the present Republican stranglehold, to argue that there no longer is a rationale for not taxing these big-money political actors. Churchs woul have to pay to play, like everyone else. Taxed churches would quickly cut down on religion as an easy avenue for get-rich-quick con men … like Tony Perkins.