Tony Perkins Applauds Australia For Killing Marriage Plebiscite (Which We Actually Wanted Them To Do)

Upon the urging of LGBT groups, yesterday the Australian Senate voted to formally kill a non-binding national plebiscite on same-sex marriage. We’ve known for weeks that the plebiscite was never going to happen, but Tony Perkins is calling the vote a victory for White Jesus. Via press release:

So much for the worldwide movement to redefine marriage! Remember when liberals tried to paint people who believe in natural marriage as backwards and out-of-touch? Of course you do — they’re still trying. Well, they’ll have a tougher time of it now after the global pushback. A month after tens of thousands marched against same-sex marriage in France, Australia is protesting in an even more important way: legislatively.

After 14 long months of debate, the Aussies defeated a push to legalize the idea earlier today. Despite the usual LGBT propaganda, the Australian Senate voted down the effort to hold a referendum on same-sex marriage 33-29, dealing an enormous blow to the liberals Down Under. “If the Labor Party wants to block [it] then there will not be a vote on same-sex for this term, and I anticipate that will probably be our policy heading into another term of government,” said leader Andrew Broad.

Unfortunately for Americans, our country would have almost certainly had the same result if voters had the benefit of representative government on the issue! Instead, the Left pressed the courts to decide the issue until ultimately, five unelected justices did. Over time, liberals — with the help of the media — managed to create this phony impression of support — even when the ballot boxes and state laws told a different story. As House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) admitted this spring, “Legislatively, we couldn’t really succeed, but from the courts… that victory has been won.”

The Left finally owned up to the fact that they had to force the redefinition of marriage on the country illegitimately. And that proves a powerful point: The reason same-sex marriage is legal in America is not because the people or their elected officials demanded it. It’s because the courts forced it on an unwilling country — finding in the invisible ink of the Constitution a “right” to destroy the most stable institution in the history of civilization. Congratulations to Australia for deciding the issue the way it was intended: democratically!

From ABC Australia:

The Federal Opposition, joined by an increasing number of gay and lesbian groups, argued it would result in divisive debate that would have hurt vulnerable members of the community. It also attacked the proposed $170 million price tag for the plebiscite.

Greens senator Rachel Siewert said the gay and lesbian community had lobbied strongly for the plebiscite bill to be defeated. “I’ve lost count of the number of my LGBTIQ friends who have urged and begged us not to support this plebiscite.”

Chair of Australian Marriage Equality Alex Greenwich said supporters of same sex marriage should refocus efforts on a direct vote in Parliament to change the Marriage Act. “We know that a majority of Australians, indeed a majority of parliamentarians, support this reform.” “We hope that we can all work together to finally get this through our Parliament.”

  • bkmn
    • But hopefully not before his ERECTION. Because that’s just sad.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      How can he come before an erection ?

      • Because he’s Jeeezus, silly. He can do ANYTHING, don’cha know?

    • vorpal

      Jesus has the longest refractory period in the history of man. SAD!!!

    • Crow on a Top Hat

      Many going out for tacos will probably see him.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Kneel with me Toni and let us pray.

    The Lord Trump’s Prayer

    Our Father, which art in Trump Tower,

    Sociopathic Liar be thy Art.

    Thy Alt-Rights come.

    Thy will be done in media,

    as it is in real life.

    Give us this day our dose of Lies.

    And forgive us our Believers,

    As we never forgive them who bring forth the truth against us.

    And lead us not into a black church,

    But deliver us from the Access Hollywood tape.

    For thine is the Kingdom of Gold,

    The Power of Gold, and the Glory of Gold,

    Forever and Ever.

    Amen…..

    • Oikos

      Stealing this!!!!

  • PickyPecker
    • Joe in PA

      Happy Election Day Mister Pecker!

      • PickyPecker

        YAYAYAYAY! xo

  • AtticusP

    You can put away the white robes and the pointy hat now, Tony PerKKKins.

    Your boy is going down in flames tonight, you slimy, lying, hypocritical excuse for a man.

  • bkmn

    Tony will take credit for Hillary winning, if he thinks it will bring him more money.

    • Reality.Bites

      Oh he does indeed deserve some of the credit for her winning.

      Imagine if a sane, pro-choice, pro-marriage candidate somehow became the Republican nominee? It would have been extremely difficult for her to win.

  • well of course Tony Perkins would lie about the nature of the vote and what it means…his side is desperate for a “win” and so even a fake one will do.

    The truth is that the Plebiscite was terrible, especially the way they did it, and we wanted it voted down. now it time to allow a free vote on it…and it would pass.

    Tony Knows that his followers will not be up on the facts so he lies to make his case look better.

  • Treant

    OT: That was fun. An hour and twenty minutes to vote due to some address screw-ups and me having to move from line to line to line, but I did eventually get to cast my vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    I was voter #359 in the eventually-correct line.

  • ByronK

    The most stable institution in the history of civilization? Really, Tony? You do realize Donald is trying to make history for the third time right? I don’t think all the lights on your Christmas tree are working…

    • David in Palm Springs

      Perhaps we should ask Tony’s spokeswhore quadruply-married Kim Davis to tell us about the stable institution of marriage?

      • D. J.

        Only if she agrees to talk to Jeebus while handling rattlesnakes. Maybe she can juggle them or something. You have to do something for the spotlights.

  • TampaDink

    May Toni be Duggared by a Dingo.

  • delk

    It’s because the courts forced it on an unwilling country — like the way a guy would force his fingers into his four-year-old sister’s vagina.

  • If the issue went to a free vote it would pass. so while Tony pretends that the legislature would vote it down the opposite is true.

    secondly same sex marriage won the last 4 times it was on the Ballot in the US. he is citing old votes over the current reality of public support.

  • Barry William Teske

    The HATE Extremists like to brag, that our weakness is in letting a despicable view, not acceptable in civil society, be repeated over and over until it doesn’t seem wrong anymore.

    Exhibit One : Tony KKK Perkins.

    HATE has it’s followers, but Tony KKK Perkins considers himself a leader.

  • SoCalGal20

    Shut up, Tony.

    As an antidote watch this very sweet video from the Clinton campaign. There was a gay marriage proposal at the Philly rally on Nov. 5. This is the story. (I sent this video to Joe so he might post it).

    https://youtu.be/xIyN6_xHlo4

    • skyweaver

      So beautiful! THanks so much for sharing this

    • vorpal

      I finished cutting those onions up over an hour ago, but they seem to be acting up again… :’)

      • Richard, another Canuck

        same moist eyes in this household…

    • Cackalaquiano

      Awesome, thank you for this!

    • Joe in PA

      To quote Hillary in the clip: “Oh my god, that is so adorable.”

      Stronger together. Nice.

  • Todd Allis

    Wait, is he this clueless about the plebiscite, or is he just trying to spin it? I would believe either.

    • I would also believe either. If he did not follow it and just read headlines about a public vote for same sex marriage being voted down he could take that as the legislature not being in support. But given how long this has been kicking around I am more inclined to believe that he knows exactly what happened and is lying about it.

      • I’ll take “Lying” for a thousand, Alex.

        Don’t ever kid yourself — Perkins knows exactly what’s going on and has no compunctions about lying about it.

        • Reality.Bites

          And it doesn’t hurt that the RWNJs are called Liberals.

  • Herald

    Lying about a win by the marriage equality forces in Australia, so typically perkkkins. But his base will be thrilled and that means $ in perkkins pocket, which is the whole point after all.

  • Listen Bitch, when you’re actively trying to elect neo-Nazi here in America, you lose ground to talk about morality here, let alone talk about morality in Australia.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Ha-Ha Tony, typically you don’t have a clue.
    Soon there will be rending of clothes and gnashing of teeth when Civil Marriage is passed legislatively in Australia. We are gonna WIN!
    You know Evan Wolfson is consulting in Australia, right? What a great man.

  • Lazycrockett

    Since I don’t give a shit bout Tony, here’s my EC 2016 prediction.

    I am seriously expecting a huge Latino/Hispanic turn out in Hillary’s favor.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1b1f6b078dafd7e24646e20211b6948159c4fed3b06b09a12c245ef947cc29db.png

    • TampaDink

      Your prediction looks like what I’ve been dreaming of….along with a Democratic controlled Senate.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        And house. If you gonna dream, dream bigly !

        • TampaDink

          The biglier, the better.

    • Bruno

      Will NE-2 be a tie?

      • Lazycrockett

        No its red it just gets lost in the sea of. I’m still iffy bout Ohio but last night seemed to confirm that the AA vote in Franklin and Cuyahoga was now at the same rate as 2012.

        • Bruno

          You have it greyed out actually, which means tRump is short one vote.

    • At this rate, if the GOP keeps alienating Latino and Black voters, that TX-38 may turn blue within a decade or so.

    • Lena

      I didn’t realize DC had 3 electoral votes?

      • Reality.Bites

        Neither did I, but I checked and it does, thanks to a 1961 Constitutional amendment.

        • Lena

          Ja, you are right. 23rd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution entitles DC to three electoral votes in the election of the president and the vice president.

    • TK
    • Earl

      I’ll just be crazy and predict a Hillary sweep. All 50 states. 🙂

    • Belthazar

      I agree with your map except AZ & GA (this cycle). But, here’s to being wrong :)!

    • zhera

      I want Utah to go blue because Jeeziz.

    • ShawnSwagger

      I like, but I’m still hoping McMuffin can steal Utah away from Trump.

    • Gustav2

      That would be nice, but we expect rain in Columbus for the after work voters. Not a good sign for D’s and no one will want to wait outside in lines.

  • TK

    Saw this retweeted by JK Rowling — Tony could learn something

    https://twitter.com/YosefRapaport/status/796007917094891525

    • skyweaver

      Wow

    • TampaDink

      Onion chopping Ninja alert.

    • Todd20036

      Somehow, I suspect that Orthodox Jew isn’t going to vote for the bigoted cheeto

      • ‘Cause the bigoted Cheeto sounds disturbingly like one Adolf Schickelgrüber, itinerant artist from Austria.

    • barrixines

      I am always taken aback when someone overtly religious does something completely decent.

      • Nic Peterson

        I am not above suspecting ulterior motives when orthodoxy of any flavor presents itself.

    • That made it worth getting up this morning.

    • PLAINTOM

      I want at least one major newspaper to have the headline ” The Wrath of Khan” subhead ” Trump loses”

      • NancyP

        Yup. Although I have to say that I might want to ask the parents first.

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  • Halou

    Am I getting too old now? I remember the days when the homophobes were all about putting gay rights up for a vote and subjecting fellow citizens to the dictatorship of the majority. Now suddenly plebiscites are bad because the likely outcome isn’t what he wants it to be.

    This is just like in Britain now, where all the “brexit” folks who were talking about the sovereignty of parliament are now opposed to parliament voting on important issues. All the people who ranted about the need for the UK courts to be supreme are now up in arms over a court decision they don’t like.

    • boatboy_srq

      It says a lot when the people who once demanded popular approval of some LGBT-specific item are now running g from the potential popular vote against them.

      As for Brexit, protest votes have a knack of haunting those who cast them. Remember President Nader and how well his administration handled all the difficulties it encountered?

    • Robert Pierce

      Now that our High Court has ruled that Parliament must have a say in triggering A50, the Supreme Court will probably uphold the decision in December according to some QC’s I’ve spoken to, in spite of Theresa “Mayhem’s” confidence that it will be overturned. If the Supreme court decides for a Parliamentary vote, what what will do is remove the chance of hardliners getting a hard Brexit, total severance from the EU without any trade deal. Remain MPs and moderate Leave MPs who want single market won’t let May get away with it this time. There’s no way they’d vote for a hard Brexit irreparably damaging the country, jobs and security.

      As for the Australian plebiscite being shot down, it was the right decision. Parliament should do what its supposed to do, legislate and pass it, which it will do as the UK’s did with equal overwhelming support.

  • SoCalGal20

    Hedwig election special in L.A.!!!! (Btw, the place was packed on Sat. night when I saw it). This is an excellent deal.

    https://twitter.com/hedwigonbway/status/796010623742214144

  • Mike C

    It’s supposed to be Tony’s BIG day to Make America Great and he’s issuing press releases about Australia. Such confidence!

    • Bruno

      Just about NO ONE really believes tRump will win at this point. Doesn’t mean he won’t in and of itself, though. Polls have gotten way too close for comfort lately.

    • Halou

      Tomorrow’s headline: He was never involved in election campaigning, 501(c) and all that… 40 years from now Tony’s kids will be like: He was always a firm supporter of gay rights, now please support our campaign to deny the rights of X, Y, and Z minorities.

      It’s what these people did after they failed to defend segregation and racism became unpopular.

      • Ernest Endevor

        Particularly Tony’s gay kids.

      • Reality.Bites

        Although we now know from Trump it’s never been unpopular.

  • Ninja0980

    As Joe pointed out, none of us wanted this so how is it a victory?

    • barrixines

      It’s really infuriating isn’t it when this was a complete slapdown of the Perkins-alikes in the Australian parliament.

    • kirtanloorii

      The truth is that most anti-LGBT people don’t understand what happened and Tony is trying to convince them that their money is being put to good use and that they should send more.

  • Cackalaquiano

    I’m just here to report that my taco consumption has begun. Tres tacos al pastor. Viva Taco Tuesday!

    • Earl

      Hey, is Taco Tuesday just for Yanks? Or can the foreigners who are looking over your shoulders join in too?

      It’s been years since I had a taco.

  • Crow on a Top Hat

    Oh, nos! Gay marriage is legal in the United States! The LGBT+ illuminati wants to make everyone gay-married now! 😮 /s

    • (((GC)))

      The Onion called it twelve years ago!
      http://www.theonion.com/article/massachusetts-supreme-court-orders-all-citizens-to-1135

      “BOSTON—Justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled 5-2 Monday in favor of full, equal, and mandatory gay marriages for all citizens. The order nullifies all pre-existing heterosexual marriages and lays the groundwork for the 2.4 million compulsory same-sex marriages that will take place in the state by May 15.”

  • Belthazar

    Someone re-post the MGM – “Go Fuck Yourself”!

  • djcoastermark

    Here’s a silly relief update that I have been reporting on for the past couple of weeks. It doesn’t look like the saga of the wild Rhesus monkey will be determined today. Wildlife officials though they got the little guy with a tranq dart, but he fooled them. It is being reported he escaped and is still on the loose. Polls say he will head farther into St Pete where conditions are friendly for him as lots of people accidentally leave bananas out in their backyards. Go monkey Go ! Last sighting is the black spot on the map. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8554c15cd8bed0e7ea55d3bde09dd185842f27130cc03def59ae8e9c446facec.jpg

    • Reality.Bites

      It’s no accident.

      They leave the bananas in hopes madcap adventures will ensue when would-be burglars attempt to break in and slip.

      • djcoastermark

        Hopefully with a hidden camera to catch all the hilarities. But on the serious side, because of those “forgotten” bananas and apples, the last monkey now named Cornelius, escaped capture for over 3 years. It was a hoot following his journey. He is now at a wildlife sanctuary and a newly proud Papa. I hope this little guy has such a happy ending.

  • PickyPecker
    • Belthazar

      I asked and received – thank you!!!!

  • Megrim Twist

    A dingo ate Tony’s soul.

    • TampaDink

      Too bad he wasn’t more hungry. Dingos need more than empty calories. ;-p

  • SoCalGal20
    • DonnaLee

      That is so cool!

  • Randy Ellicott

    So apparently this just cam across my feed: http://viralliberty.com/wikileaks-just-dropped-one-last-bomb-hillarys-entire-political-platform-destroyed/ SO apparently Hillary can bend space and time for her staffers who can send in email in 2014 about a discussion that would happen in 2016… morons…

    • Bruno

      I just hope there are plans to get Julian MangeAss back to Sweden after the election.

      • Randy Ellicott

        Well at this point he has blown his load and shown that he doesn’t really care about transparency so much as gaining power and influence for himself… and failed.

        • Bruno

          Trying to get tRump in so Sweden can drop the charges and he can get out of “jail.” Fucking asshole.

      • ChrisMorley

        Julian Assange to be questioned by Ecuador over rape allegation
        WikiLeaks founder will be interviewed at embassy in London with Swedish police and prosecutor present on 14 November

        https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/nov/07/julian-assange-to-be-questioned-by-ecuador-over-allegation

  • GayOldLady

    Give up Tony…….You lost this battle long ago. Soon we’re going to see marriage equality worldwide, maybe not tomorrow, but IT WILL HAPPEN.

  • skyweaver

    He’s like Trump. They know their audience, which hasn’t much interest/grasp of either complexity or nuance. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2443989b2970a7a458ef061837c439f470790612f62d9b37ba8baa10b9ab5159.jpg

    • boatboy_srq

      Not much of a hold on history, either. Else all Perkins’ demands for the Voice Of The People* to be heard would now be held against him.

      * The People being upstanding hetero Xtians,whose votes are the only ones that count.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Earl

    Rights aren’t things you put up for voting on. Otherwise the majority might do something really dumb. Everyone, but goons, knows that.

    • david fairfield

      But but but but….gay!

  • Perkins has a real talent for turning reality on its head.

  • another_steve

    Get a hernia, Tony.

  • PLAINTOM

    Memo to Tony : You are supporting Trump so you have no right to talk about the sanctity of marriage ever again. FUCK OFF !

  • David in Palm Springs

    No such thing as Natural Marriage™, Tony. But, you already knew that, you lying sack of crap 💩

    • TampaDink

      Additionally…
      “There is no such thing as natural beauty….now you remember that or we’re BOTH out of a job!” Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) to Annelle (Daryl Hannah) in “Steel Magnolias”.

  • zhera

    Don’t you just love how he makes it sound like pro-equality people are AGAINST ‘natural marriage’?

    Tony, dear. We don’t want to stop people from marrying. You can get ‘natural married’ as much as you like. Just leave the rest of us out of it.

    • david fairfield

      Right. I picture a nudist colony.

      • NancyP

        Yes, I imagine a marriage along the lines of Deanna Troi’s Betazed-style marriage – the couple and the audience are supposed to be nekkid. How’s that for geek?

  • Macbill

    The Bible justifies slavery. Maybe if we made Tony a slave, he would understand the concept of “human rights”.

    • boatboy_srq

      Slavery was only for women and Those People, unless it was a memento teach His Chosen People some particular lesson — hmm…

  • Andy King

    “Congratulations to Australia for deciding the issue the way it was intended: democratically!”

    How much you want to bet this is not what he’ll be saying if the Australian legislature legalizes SSM?

    • Baltimatt

      We need to save his stupid comments for when that happens.

      • david fairfield

        That’s one big book!

  • lukefromcanada

    I am not sure he understands what really happened, he sees a headline vote down ssm and goes with it. He does tend to have tunnel vision. A bit of context would go a long way but then he would not always look like an idiot and thus his failure would be far less entertaining for us

  • Gerry Fisher

    >Over time, liberals — with the help of the media — managed to create this phony impression of support

    I wonder where “marriage equality” polls these days. LGBT folks in the military? I’d guess very highly.

    • Baltimatt

      It took 30 years after Loving v. Virginia imposed interracial marriage on 16 states before a majority of the population approved of black/white marriage.

    • david fairfield

      Exactly correct. Answer is they no longer publish polls because they are the opposite of what they want us to see. Plus throw in some fact checking and, well…..so if we do get a poll from Tony frothing at the mouth Perkins it will be a lonely poll from Mississippi or the like.

  • Baltimatt

    Tony seems to forget voters in three states approved same-sex marriage in 2012, while voters in Minnesota voted down a constitutional ban on SSM that same year and changed the composition of the legislature so that SSM would be approved the following year.

  • olandp

    Right Tonette, it would be voted down like in Washington state, Maine, Maryland, and Minnesota.

  • david fairfield

    Tony, we’re not trying to paint you as backward and out of touch. We don’t put any effort in you or your ilk. Whatever picture you paint is the picture YOU paint.

    Does anyone actually make it all the way through his insane rambling posts? He has no idea how to make a point, but instead writes a twenty page commentary trying to convince everyone that his opinion is one of a sound person rather than a screaming banshee. And as always GO FUCK YOURSELF!

  • Cboulder

    The reason we had to go through the courts was because denying people access to a civil institution requires reasoning beyond mere animus! Fuck Tony, I knew you were hateful, but it wasn’t clear yet if you were a complete fucking moron or just an asshole

  • Gianni

    According to Tony, taking a case to the courts and getting a decision that he doesn’t like, makes the method “illegitimate”. Tony, WTF is the matter with you? (beside the fact that your mind is thoroughly warped from all that biblical interpretation bullshit)