Tony Perkins Is Very Angry At People Who Note The Irony Of Steve Scalise Being Saved By A Black Lesbian

Last night hate group leader Tony Perkins issued a lengthy raging attack on anybody who dares to even casually observe the supreme irony in Steve Scalise having had his life saved by a married black lesbian. He writes:

If there was hope that the Left would tone down its rhetoric after last Wednesday’s shooting, they’ve been quickly dashed. Thanks to the likes of MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid and CBS’s Scott Pelley, the culture of civility was short-lived — at least in the liberal media. In a crass display that showed how incapable the Left is of restraint, Reid openly attacked House Whip Steve Scalise’s (R-La.) views while he lies in serious condition in a hospital bed!

“Everybody is wishing the congressman well and hoping that he recovers,” Reid said, “but Steve Scalise has a history that we’ve all been forced to sort of ignore on race. He did come to leadership after some controversy over attending a white nationalist event, which he says he didn’t know what it was.”

She went on, “Because he is in jeopardy and everyone is pulling for him, are we required to put that aside?” Flashing up his “extreme” beliefs on everything from marriage to health care, she also tweeted that Scalise was shot by a white man and saved by a black woman.

Fellow MSNBC host Joe Scarborough could hardly believe his eyes. In a string of social media posts, he fires back at Reid. “If you are attacking Steve Scalise’s voting record right now, do yourself a favor and just stop now. I can’t even believe what I’m seeing. Who would even think for one second that it is appropriate to attack a man who is fighting for his life after an assassination attempt?”

As for Scalise’s values, he tweets, “So let me get this straight. If you’re a practicing Catholic and you believe what the church says, you are open to attack after being shot? He’s fighting for his life right now. What is wrong with you? Until he’s out of ICU, why don’t you take it up with the Pope?”

Unfortunately, Reid wasn’t the only one who couldn’t contain herself. CBS’s Scott Pelley had the nerve to say Scalise’s gunshot may have been self-inflicted, a suggestion Howard Kurtz called “appalling.” Less than a week after a madman left Scalise fighting for his life, some liberals are already blaming the House Whip — or worse, implying that he deserved it. This is exactly the mentality that inspires violence like James T. Hodgkinson’s.

With rhetoric like this, liberals like Reid and Pelley are implying that they don’t just want to eliminate your opinions, they want to eliminate you! That’s the difference between the far-Left and most conservatives, who think everyone has worth, even if their ideas are worthless.

Surely we can all agree that no one deserves to be attacked, have their lives threatened (or their livelihoods) for holding diverse opinions. In a free society, we should be able to challenge flawed ideologies of all kinds. But challenging ideologies is different than threatening people. And that’s a distinction liberals will have to understand if there’s any hope for healing our nation of this deadly disrespect.

Like Tony Perkins, Steve Scalise is a former Louisiana legislator. Also exactly like Perkins, Scalise infamously spoke at a meeting of white supremacists. Scalise was even heard to remark that he is like “David Duke without the baggage.”

Scalise is the author of Louisiana’s constitutional ban on same-marriage and has co-sponsored multiple anti-gay bills once reaching Congress, something he openly brags about on his official US House page.

  • bkmn
  • Jonathan Smith
  • kaydenpat

    Scalise is a homophobic racist so it is ironic that one of the police officers who saved his life is a Black married lesbian and the other is a Black man. There’s nothing horrible about pointing out the truth.

    • Jonathan Smith
    • Rambie

      The GOP’ers hate that facts have a liberal bias.

      • Dagoril

        You mean they hate all facts? πŸ˜‰

        • Rambie

          Except for the ones they make up. πŸ˜‰

    • Uncle Mark

      Scalise is out of danger now, so while he’s convalescing in bed now is the perfect time for him to reflect upon his incorrect ideologies, poor decisions, and prejudices. He might even wish to dwell upon how his god put a Black lesbian angel there to save his life…as well as to teach him a lesson about God’s diverse children.

      Perkkkins would do well to ponder upon that as well, but that would hurt his bottom line.

      • Mark

        You’re asking way to much of him.

      • Hank

        That is a stretch of imagination, that is probably impossible for either Scalise OR Perkkkins!!!

      • teedofftaxpayer

        I don’t think it’ll make any difference to him. He’ll still be the same old bigot. Usually nothing changes for assholes like him.

      • Andymac3

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    • Lawerence Collins
      • Joseph Miceli

        How dare you! The man was shot! That automatically transformed him from a bigot to a snowy white mass of goodness and sunshine! His poor family must be as devastated as the many families Steve worked so hard to keep hospital visitation rights from! Shame on you!

        • BudClark

          /s

          • Joseph Miceli

            I’m so glad to see you are back! Hope you feel better!

        • Andymac3

          I hope when Scalise is well enough he will personally thank the police woman and man that saved his life and apologise for all the harm that he has caused to gays and lesbians and blacks and anyone that isn’t white in his shitty selfish bigoted misogynistic life.

          • Joseph Miceli

            I won’t hold my breath.

      • kaydenpat

        Perfect!!

    • teeveedub

      But we’re in Trumpworld now, so stating facts is now apparently tantamount to treason.

    • Gerry Fisher

      We can speak the truth and wish him a full recovery.

    • AJScease

      Republicans don’t understand irony. It’s like a kind of mental color blindness.

  • Blake Jordan

    PerKKKins exists at rock bottom, and he is in no place to look down on anyone…

    He makes a living by demonizing LGBTQ+s:
    I would feel comfortable in betting that his words/actions have resulted in homo/transphobic attacks and LGBTQ+ teen suicides…

  • crewman

    If there was hope that the Left would tone down its rhetoric

    Stop there. Ted Nugent started with acknowledging the need to tone down his own rhetoric. I will listen to the next thing he has to say. Perkins is among the worse extremist voices in the country and starts off by blaming others, so no need to hear anything else he has to say. It will just be more poison.

    • romanhans

      Ted Nugent already had his chance after the van attack on the mosque in London. Violence by the right wing, silence from Ted. He’s still a fundie loon but now that his people are in power he’s changed his game.

  • Jonathan Smith

    i WAS going to ask “why do they have this fuckwad on the TV anyway. “hate.Gay.Hate.Gay.”” then i saw Fox news in the corner….. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c229b097819f85e69dbe0fb5f47b30e6afd892dd30a012dbabf5c5bfff6f8744.jpg

  • Silver Badger

    Why does this asshole expect other to tone down their rhetoric but refuses to tone down his?

  • Ninja0980

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/lost-battle-redoubles-pain-for-partner-of-missouri-trooper-killed/article_cad0e489-a498-5a72-a10c-74778f174086.html
    Simply read this story to know what would have happened to Officer Griner’s wife if she had died if bigots like Scalise and others had their way.
    Dennis Engelhard put his life on the line for the people of Missouri and when he died, his partner got left with nothing, as so many others did.
    Scalise getting shot doesn’t undo the harm he did to so many others and there is nothing wrong in pointing out that he was saved by someone he doesn’t view as worthy of having civil rights.
    That isn’t bigotry or encouraging violence, it is simply stating the truth.

    • Randy503

      And how many times have we heard that an “immoral” gay person or whatever got their just punishment from God?

      • Steverino

        Indeed. We heard that all the time from fuckwits like Perkkkins during the height of the AIDS crisis back in the 1980s.

        • Ninja0980

          My friend heard that from her former in laws when her first wife died.

          • Jonathan Smith

            and when they get cancer?

        • BudClark

          It would be supremely appropriate if Tony PerKKKins died slowly and painfully from diverticulosis.

          • Joseph Miceli

            I will marshall our prayer warriors !

  • dcurlee

    Just like Trump, Tony is running scared. He knows his agenda is a dying breed

  • Butch

    So accurately describing someone’s history is an “attack?” And if Pelley is a “liberal,” then I intend to assume my rightful place as queen of England.

  • Michael R

    I’m told he wears frilly pink panties under his suit
    when he takes his hate money to the bank .

  • Friday

    Just think of the other homophobic racists on that field that did *not* get shot thanks to a married black lesbian cop’s heroism, Tony. I bet that *really* gets your goat, …. By the way, trying to claim to be Mr. Civility while demonizing liberals as a ‘violent threat’ while admitting rhetoric like your own gets people killed… May not be as convincing as you thought it would sound.

  • netxtown

    “you’re a practicing Catholic and you believe what the church says”

    the church isn’t law. his belief isn’t law. His problem is trying to make them law.
    Dumbass.

  • Tawreos

    The man who spews hateful lies every chance he gets about the LGBT community and demonizes them all the time for fundraising purposes is worried about civility? There are not enough Fuck Yous in the world to express my true feelings.

  • Joe in PA

    Surely we can all agree that no one deserves to be attacked, have their lives threatened (or their livelihoods) for holding diverse opinions….

    Why yes Tony, I agree. But you first, k?

    Does he even get what he’s saying? SMFH!

    • Rambie

      It feeds into their persecution complex; They are the ones being attacked.

    • mark99k

      At this point it’s 100% unsurprising — Perkins has no shame and no awareness of the irony in his comment. But I hope others can be made to see the issue: Scalise’s life was saved by a black lesbian. He (and the world) deserves to be reminded of that, every fucking day for the rest of his life. I personally have no sympathy for his injuries, as he has never shown any for mine.

  • “Tony Perkins Is Very Angry…”

    Excellent headline, Joe. I’m sure the post is scintillating, but I really don’t need to read any further to be satisfied.

    Yep, that’s all the internet I need for the day. See y’all tomorrow!

    • Stubenville

      Does anyone else hear Elmer Fudd saying “Vewy, vewy angwy” when they read this?

  • Carl

    I’m not going to pretend Scalise is the new MLK, all right conservatives? One of your white nationalist creeps got shot by a deranged terrorist. That’s the story.

    • Jonathan Smith

      but….but…..but….he was a REPUBLICAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • romanhans

    If there was hope that the Right would give up the hypocritical game of pretending the Left is more violent after last Sunday’s van attack on a Muslim mosque, it’s — yeah, we’re better with language too — been quickly dashed.

  • joe ho

    Tone down rhetoric?

    A GOP PAC has been running ads linking Ossoff to the shooting. “Democrats are out to kill Republicans.”

    • CanuckDon

      They absolutely hate their reflection.

    • Lizard

      Enough projection to open an IMAX theater.

  • Joe in PA
  • Rex

    One person’s statement of facts is another person’s open attack.
    Scalise’s history of anti-lgbt and pro-gun stances can’t be debated and pointing out the irony isn’t an attack. Deal with it.

  • Ernest Endevor

    I don’t have time for this. I’m working on my abs.

    • kanehau

      Can I work on your abs?

  • olandp

    No one is worthless, it is just everything they believe that is worthless. That’s civility, isn’t it?

  • Tomcat

    Tony Perkins is very angry PERIOD.

  • Matt

    Funny how all of a sudden, “politicizing” events such as this is the worst thing possible, when in reality, the GOP does this every single day about every type of person they don’t like. “They deserved it.” “They shouldn’t flaunt their lifestyle – there are consequences.” “They should follow Jesus.” Whatever. Fuck you, PerKKKins and anyone who believes a single word you say.

  • AmeriCanadian

    Why is Joe Scarborough even on MSNBC? Wouldn’t he be much happier at faux news?

    • Tomcat

      He would be very happy in the trump administration.
      Lets get him to apply for Spicy’s job.

  • Dejerrity

    Poor Tony’s gonna fly right out of his Hayne’s pantyhose and bust his girdle.

    The simultaneous venom and glee he experiences and expresses at the death of any gay person renders his opinions on etiquette to be complete and utter BULLSHIT.

    Fuck you and fuck Scalise, you closet monster.

  • barrixines

    Liberals and lefties you have got to stop giving a shit about rightwing outrage. Stop trying to jump through hoops for the hypocrites. President Arsetrumpet was making political capital from the UK terrorist attacks whilst people were still laying dying on the street. Nothing you do is ever going to stop these fuckers from condemning you. They hate you and they love that they can make you feel guilty.

    • Tomcat

      To just ignore them allows them to grow even faster. Expose their lies instead.

      • barrixines

        No I don’t think ignore them. Laugh at them and don’t give a shit about their complaints. Scalise deserves every bit of liberal commentary there has been no matter how much Tony Perkins wails.

    • alguien

      i don’t feel guilty. i am laughing at the phony outrage from the right.

      • barrixines

        Maybe I am thinking more of your political/media representatives. Why do they let the Repugs set the agenda after a shooting? It’s exhausting listening to rightwingers saying now is not the time to discuss it. I just don’t see the required tenacity on the liberal side either in politics or the media.

        • Gustav2

          Because the MSM needs to have both sides to argue to have a show and get ratings. If they told the truth, Republicans are the minority party in the US. they would lose eyeballs and clicks.

        • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

          It’s never “the time to discuss it” because there’s always another shooting on the horizon.

          • Shy Guy

            That’s what they’re counting on.

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      “They hate you and they love that they can make you feel guilty.”

      They can’t make us feel guilty, but they can do a lot to make our lives miserable.

  • Tomcat

    Any one that tries to make money off a hate act is deplorable Tony.
    That means you are.

  • RJ (TO)

    Anyone care to pull up Perkins’ comments after the Pulse massacre?

  • Marti386

    “Tony Perkins Is Very Angry At People Who Note The Irony Of Steve Scalise Being Saved By A Black Lesbian”

    I think we would save a lot of time around here if we just edited that to:

    “Tony Perkins is Very Angry”

    • Jonathan Smith

      shorter. more to the point:
      “Tony Perkins is an idiot” ?

      • Tomcat

        Or Tony Perkins, GOP!

    • numinari

      Dharma. We don’t deserve to suffer, we do create and perpetuate our own suffering.

  • saucetin

    It’s not “deadly disrespect” ’til he dies, dipshit.

  • GayOldLady

    WE WILL NOT have our opinions pushed back into the closet because we acknowledge the IRONY of Steve Scalise LITERALLY being saved by the heroic, self sacrificing actions of a Black Lesbian. A category of Citizen whose civil liberties Steve Scalise has worked diligently to undermine. Tony Perkins can save his moral prattling for someone who cares.

    • Gustav2

      And aren’t the little snowflakes trying to censor our speech?

      • GayOldLady

        Yes, they are. Jeff Flake and others said if it hadn’t been for the Capitol Police and specifically Griner it would have been a slaughter.

  • Boreal
  • Gustav2

    The lovely people in some of the chats are saying just because Scalise treated Blacks and gays as second class citizens in legislation doesn’t mean he doesn’t like them!

    • Tomcat

      With friends like that, who needs enemies then.

    • Ninja0980

      Guy Benson and others are saying Scalise and his wife “love” Crystal and treat her and her wife like family.
      Sorry, if you think your religious beliefs mean I don’t get to have equal rights under the law, then you don’t love or respect me.

      • Gustav2

        That is the Republican hypocrisy in DC. For decades Gays working all around and for them, but demonize them in the home district.

        • Ninja0980

          Yup and in their home states.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Boreal
    • Tomcat

      Caitlyn, the shooter was NOT shooting at the baseball.

      • Todd20036

        Caitlyn is a quisling, much like Milo, or anyone on LCR. They’re disposable.

        • BudClark

          Caitlyn’s hormones and lack of testicles have scrambled her brain.

    • GayOldLady

      Not to mention she was armed with a .9 mm Handgun, the shooter had a 7.62 Semi-automatic Rifle and a .9 mm handgun. The shooter had much superior fire power to the officers. Without her risking her life by drawing fire away from Scalise, he would have been a sitting duck lying wounded in the infield. She drew his fire, suffered a wound, was covered by her partner, got up after suffering a bullet wound to the ankle and killed the shooter. Scalise should be kissing her feet. SHE SAVED HIS LIFE.

      • canoebum

        9 mm. A .9 mm bullet would look like a carpet tack. Just saying. Otherwise, I heartily agree.

        • GayOldLady

          Silly me!!! And I actually own firearms. A .38 and .22 handgun and a .22 rifle. I do know better. πŸ™‚

  • AtticusP
    • Tomcat

      AMEN!

    • Xuuths

      We understand anyways.

    • BudClark

      Tony — snowflakes aren’t STRONG enough to wipe shit-encrusted asses like yours. Try a car-wash nozzle instead.

      • AtticusP

        Good to see you back, Bud! I hope you’re well.

  • hdtex
  • CJAS

    It’s too bad he’s displeased. The truth is that if our culture were ordered by preferences of Scalise or Perkins, she could not have that job. She’d be a permanent third-class citizen, instead of a de facto second-class one.

    • OdieDenCO

      she’d be property and not a citizen at all

  • Gustav2

    Hey Joe Scarborough! Since we are both Protestant American citizens what the bishop of Rome says just doesn’t matter. Both our faith and Constitution tell him to bugger off.

  • Blake Jordan

    O/T: Julian Assange is blaming Joy Reid for the USA – Russia increased “tension”* in Syria…

    *Even though it is just an act to help deflect from the collusion investigation.

    https://twitter.com/joyannreid/status/876940216971513861

    • Gustav2

      Oh my. She should have such power.

    • Tomcat

      Julian has lost all semblance of respect already.

      • GayOldLady

        He never had any!!!

        • Todd20036

          Wikileaks started out as a respectable idea. Now it’s just a propaganda arm for the Nazis.

          • RaygunsGoZap

            I think it is now exactly what he always intended it to be – a prop for his own insecurities and a weapon to attack people, institutions and ideas he doesn’t like. He’s just never been honest with himself about his intentions.

          • I think it says volumes that Chelsea Manning hasn’t said one word of boo in Assange’s direction despite Assange looking to hide behind her once again.

            Like, everyone he exploited to get to his position knows what a piece of shit he is and slowly everyone else in the world is learning that lesson as well.

    • Boreal

      I fucking love her!

  • paganguy

    Yes, right-wing blowhard interrupts regularly scheduled rhetoric to denounce left-wing rhetoric before resuming his rant. Color me surprised. Not.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Live by the ad hom, die by the ad hom.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Here’s hoping a cop, gay black woman or otherwise, looks the other way should you find yourself in the same sitch, Tony. That should end this “discussion.”

    • Karl Dubhe

      I hope for the opposite, should the worst occur. I’m not nearly as merciful as you seem to be. πŸ™‚

  • Ninja0980

    Glad to see that on twitter, Joy Reid hasn’t come groveling to the right for an apology for daring to be honest about Scalise’s record.
    Enough is enough with the apologies, especially when she made it clear she didn’t condone or encourage the violence inflicted on him.

  • Bad Tom

    “Personal beliefs” sound so innocuous, don’t they Tony? Sacred, even.

    Until you realize those beliefs involve the dehumanization of other people, making them less, and unworthy of basic human rights and equality before others.

    Then those “personal beliefs” become and are, despicable.

    • jmax

      “Personal beliefs”, “religious freedom”, “not politically correct” – all right-wing double-speak for asshole-ish bigotry.

  • Halou

    CBS’s Scott Pelley had the nerve to say Scalise’s gunshot may have been self-inflicted … some liberals are already blaming the House Whip β€” or worse, implying that he deserved it.

    Contrasted to the far-right’s reaction to the van attack in Finsbury Park, London which is… what?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCwMEPdXoAANDyI.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCrOi4CXkAAfywf.jpg

  • Stogiebear

    “Surely we can all agree that no one deserves to be attacked, have their lives threatened (or their livelihoods) for holding diverse opinions.”

    What is the bubble he lives in constructed of?

  • MikeBx2

    Remember when the Right was so sympathetic and kind towards Secretary Clinton when she had a concussion from falling? Me either.

    • Ninja0980

      In fact, I remember Richard Grenell, Guy Benson and Tammy Bruce mocking her for it.

  • Southeast PDXer

    I’ve held a belief for quite a while that people who have a conservative slanted brain can only have one path of thought at a time, whereas people who have a liberal slanted brain can hold contradictory pathed thoughts at the same time. And time and time again, conservatives prove this to be true.

    I can both think good thoughts for Scalise, while at the same time think that it’s ironic that he who has shown both racist and anti-LGBT behaviors and was saved by a black lesbian. But conservatives can’t handle that. I can think that it’s deplorable what Kathy Griffin did with the severed head photograph and at the same time think it’s ironic that Trump supporters had a fit over the issue but were fine when it was done to Obama. But my conservative friends were up in arms over these two contradictory statements.

    It’s called critical thought, people. Look into it! ::sigh::

    • Steve Teeter

      Your belief about “one path of thought” versus “contradictory pathed thought” brings to mind another distinction between right and left. one probably related to yours. The left, when faced with disagreement, tends to say, “Well, I disagree with you, but you’re entitled to your opinion.” The right, on the other hand, says, “No! You’re wrong!! And you have no right to be!! We will crush you!!!” Unfortunately, when you’re trying to motivate your political troops, the second riles them up much better than the first. This is one reason we have so much trouble winning.

      • Southeast PDXer

        It’s also why Rush can call his followers “Dittoheads” and be absolutely correct. But we on the left have the complexity in our brain to see all sides of a point. And yes, that makes it harder to get us to move together.

  • MonochromeMouse

    It’s like RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIN…

    • edrex

      it’s like a married black lesbiaaannn, saving your homophobic racist ass…..who have thought to figure?

  • JT

    Yeah, irony is so aggressive. You’re an asswipe, PerKKKins.

  • safari

    I’d only be upset if she said something wrong. She didn’t. He’s a shit politician.

  • Tomcat

    The main difference between Democrats and Republicans is,, Democrats can see bad and good in ALL parties.

    • Lizard

      I dunno, I’m kinda out of patience with Libertarians ATM.

      • Helen Damnation πŸ‘β„’

        Libertarian is just another word for narcissist.

  • greenmanTN

    Poor, poor Tonette!

    https://youtu.be/ciPszqk703k

  • HZ81

    Aw, sorry some can’t feel compassion of this piece of shit racist.

  • greenmanTN

    Nobody puts Man-Baby in the corner!

  • Mike Knife

    Tony’s life could be saved by a LGBTQ person.

    • ByronK

      By accident. Just kidding. Kind of.

    • Uncle Mark

      Wouldn’t that just kill him inside…mwhaaa….haaaa…haaa

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      “He gave me mouth to mouth…AND I LIKED IT!

  • Robert Adams

    So I guess only “liberals” are capable of bringing it on themselves?

  • JWC

    Tony Just shut the fuck up Gop once again put the ” em PHAS is on the wrong syl LAB le” Facts are facts and irony is iron and thisa dministraton and the whole GOP is extremely thin skinned

  • Mike C

    Scalise’s voting record is HIGHLY relevant to why a man openly carrying a long gun was able to just waltz onto a ball field in VA and start shooting people.

  • andrew

    I am a strong believer in the need for civility in our political discourse. There was nothing uncivil or inappropriate in the comments of Reid and Pelley. There are almost always uncivil and inappropriate things in the comments of Tony Perkins.

  • TimJ

    Slightly OT, yesterday Tony and his pal Rep. Ted Poe were talking about the Syrian war and shooting down the Syrian fighter jet. Tony referred to the Syrian War as a “barroom brawl”, he and Poe had a good chuckle. Over a war with over 320k deaths, including nearly 100k civilians, and 11M internal and external refugees. “Barroom brawl” haha, good one Tony f’ing Perkins.

  • Diogenes Arktos

    “everyone has worth” — that’s an odd statement from those who believe I’m a child of Satan; “have livelihoods threatened because of our beliefs” (more or less a quote) — that’s also odd since I believe LGBT should not be dismissed because of their identities, especially if they choose to be married

  • Talisman

    Perkins says, “everyone has worth”. Except, of course, the gay children that have committed suicide as a result of the vitriol he spews at every turn.

    • Cattleya1

      If he were to accidentally fall into a tree chipper, it would be an awful accident wouldn’t it?

  • And this is coming from the group that called us snowflakes. Sure, they can dish it but cant’ take it. It’s sad he was shot, but don’t pretend to be above it all when you spent 8 years bashing Obama and every other democrat in existence.

  • Amanda B. Rekendwith

    That’s the difference between the far-Left and most conservatives, who
    think everyone has worth, even if their ideas are worthless.

    Oh, my sides. Seriously Tony?
    Keep it up, and your lies like will make your Gawd send you for another unplanned canoe trip.

  • Secure

    It’s ironic Tony because Scalise’s life was saved by someone whose life he’d like to destroy.

    Keep being a nasty person Tony, and God will flood your house again! You’re the one who suggested God sends natural disasters because of gays you fucktwerp!

    • Stubenville

      Oh, lets mix it up; how about asking God for a plague of locusts or killer bees?

  • Joseph Miceli

    I love how I’m supposed to sit here and say, ” Well, this man has made life miserable for tens of thousands of people, he’s worked to hurt me and my friends and family directly and with animus, he’s contributed to a climate of hate that drives little kids to suicide…but the man just got shot! Can’t we all just agree that he deserves our best wishes and a speedy recovery?”
    No.
    No, I don’t want you shot, Steve, because I’m better than you, but you don’t have my well wishes and the pain your family is going through might help you to understand the pain a family of a teen goes through when he kills himself because of YOUR work.
    Convalescing or not, a bigot is still a bigot.

  • Eric Mory

    Since when has the FRC and Tony Perkins not politicized the tragic death of LGBT people to voice their own anti-LGBT views. I sometimes wonder whether the activists on right don’t care about their obvious hypocrisy, or if they are unconsciously projecting.

  • Stubenville

    I swear someone is feeding all these pieces of pond scum talking points. First Ted Nugent, now this mealy-mouthed wack job being so offended that people push back and have the temerity to state the obvious.

    And I hope Agent Griner makes a full recovery from her injuries.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    “Don’t politicize this tragedy” says the men who do so on a regular basis.

    We’re going to need a new word to describe the intensity of this irony, because irony itself is too mild a term.

  • TheSeer

    What a miserable excuse of a human being.

  • This coming from a person whose followers and himself has hounded LGBT youth to death. Who has made it seem godly for xtian parents to beat, at times to death, their LGBT children. And have made it perfectly acceptable to turn these children out of their home, to a certain death on the streets.

    If he wants to talk about civil discourse, he first needs to get down on his knees, in front of a bank of cameras and rend his clothes and grovel and beg for forgiveness for what he has done to LGBT children. After that he can begin to apologize for the wrongs against anyone who isnt lily white.

    This……person should be publicly shunned for the rest of his life.

    • BudClark

      He should walk the streets of our great cities barefooted in sackcloth and ashes, and beg for food out of dumpsters … I’VE HAD TO!

      • That’s the ticket!

  • Jack

    Damn. A homophobic racist just can’t get a break in this country.

  • CottonBlimp

    Tony Perkins is the kind of piece of shit who would interfere with a gay couple’s hospital visitation rights, so he can take his faux outrage about attacking a man on the hospital bed and shove it up his ass so far he chokes.

  • Franciscan

    White supremacists defending other white supremacists’ reputation. Not really news.

  • JCF

    FuKKK PerKKKins!!! [And use your downtime for some repentance, sKKKalise.]

  • xzargo

    Suck my dick, Tomi Perkins.

  • Commentator8

    He would have to have a higher sense of thinking to appreciate the irony