Perkins: There Will Be No Statement On Wes Goodman

Yesterday the Christian Post published a lengthy recounting of the Wes Goodman sexual assault scandal and resulting coverup, concluding their story with this sentence: “The Christian Post reached out to FRC and Perkins for comment, but was told the organization will not be releasing a statement on the issue.”

Meanwhile right wing columnist Rod Dreher lays into Perkins at the American Conservative:

Remember, it was only two years ago that Perkins, in his capacity as head of the Family Research Council, got sandbagged by the Josh Duggar scandal. What, if anything, did he know about Duggar’s sex life before he signed Duggar up to be an FRC national leader? Maybe nothing, but the Goodman fiasco is the second prominent example of Perkins’s bad judgment — and in the Goodman case, we have documentation (in the form of a letter from Perkins) that Perkins knew about Goodman’s homosexuality and habit of coming on to young men, and let him go into politics as a conservative, pro-family Christian anyway.

To be clear, Perkins did say in that private letter to Goodman that he (Perkins) cannot endorse his entering politics, given that he had not shown that he (Goodman) had dealt with his sexual disorder. But why did Perkins remain silent when Goodman entered an Ohio statehouse GOP primary — and won? In his 2015 letter to Goodman, Perkins recognized that it would be a disaster for the conservative movement, as well as for Goodman personally, if his past were to be exposed. As an Evangelical pastor friend texted today, in deep frustration, “This is what people think Christianity is.”

Perkins last posted a tweet five days ago.

  • djcoastermark

    First time that loud mouth has shut up when asked his “opinion”.

    • /

      I guess all their shrieking has turned out to be not entirely inaccurate:
      Homosexuality CAN silence a conservative.
      (Especially when your dick is in his mouth.)

      • KevInPDX

        Or the mouth is full of Bro-tein. Alpha-tein?

    • VodkaAndPolitics

      I’m hoping he’s too busy having his legal team try to silence all the kids he’s diddled himself.

    • Gregory B

      It’s only a matter of time before Tony is outed as one of Wes Goodman’s “good time boys”.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/244f1b7d8c3fd32597cdd75688f73671070291f3776f9eacdfc7bfbabec4f134.png

  • Tor

    May they crash and burn. Amen.

  • Gustav2

    Months before Wes Goodman quit, he denied to Ohio House leaders he was gay, unfaithful

    “Several months before his Nov. 14 resignation was demanded for allegations of improper conduct with a man in his Riffe Center office, senior Ohio House officials met with Rep. Wes Goodman to discuss “rumors and innuendo he was gay” and warn him not to have inappropriate contact with House staff.”

    “The House chief of staff and chief lawyer met with Goodman in early summer after a non-House employee provided computer or cellphone screenshots implying Goodman “was gay and not faithful to his wife,” a House spokesman told The Dispatch on Monday evening.”

    http://www.dispatch.com/news/20171120/months-before-wes-goodman-quit-he-denied-to-ohio-house-leaders-he-was-gay-unfaithful

    • clay

      He was warned to stop using his office computer to arrange hook-ups,
      so he decided to use his office, instead?

      Somebody wanted to be caught and punished for his desires.

      • Gustav2

        He used the messager form his own Facebook account containing pics of the happy heterosexual Christianist couple.

        • clay

          . . . while asking about dick size.

    • Dramphooey

      And yet he persisted.

    • BobSF_94117

      I’m sure they go after straight pols having affairs with just as much enthusiasm…

      • Gustav2

        They got rid of two heterosexuals in the last month. One legislator and one aide. A “D” and a “R”

        This is talked about more because of Goodman’s involvement with ultra conservative Christian causes.

        • BobSF_94117

          The circumstances of those two cases were quite different, no?

          They are most assuredly not going after hetero affairs that do not involve harassment or sexual abuse charges.

          • Gustav2

            BIG HINT TO OHIO LEGISLATORS:

            DON’T HAVE SEX IN YOUR OFFICE.

          • BobSF_94117

            Cuz that would never happen.

            — Newt Gingrich’s desk

          • Gustav2

            Newt had a desk in The Riffe Tower?

            If Goodman had been more discreet he would have been able to play for decades as others have.

          • BobSF_94117

            If Goodman had boinked a woman in his office, he would have been able to play for decades.

          • Gustav2

            No, He may not have been reelected as a Family Values anti-gay anti-choice Republican in his rural district, but the legislature is cracking down on gay and straight on messing around on state property and state time.

          • Joseph Miceli

            In all fairness, after what it had seen the poor desk just couldn’t go on. Therapy being unsuccessful, it shot itself in 2008.

    • Randy503

      And in Wes’s defense, he really isn’t gay! He’s just an alpha seeking another alpha. IT doesn’t count if you don’t kiss. And if it isn’t even real sex, it’s not cheating on the wifey.

  • /

    “This is what people think Christianity is.”

  • Kevin Perez

    Disorder? Fuck them!

    • Gustav2

      That is the conservative Christian politically correct phrasing. The person needs to go get the cure.

    • ted-

      Uh, not even with your dick I won’t.

      • Todd20036

        I’ll do it, when Trump’s severed one.
        It’ll be easy, I won’t even need lube.
        I’ll get the needle nose pliers to retrieve said penis first.

        • ted-

          LOL and gross!

  • netxtown

    Perky ain’t gonna say shit cuz perkkky left a ‘stain’ on Goodman’s shirt….

    • Robincho

      A Christain, methinks…

  • gaycuckhubby

    WTF?
    He thinks he can get by with zero accountability. But demand it from others?
    Privelege at work, folks

    • Frostbite

      Nah, just good old Christian hypocrisy!

    • David Walker

      “Don’t you know who I am!”
      “Yeah, and I know who you were. I’d offer you some popcorn, but it’s against prison rules.”

    • Ninja0980

      Hypocrisy at its finest.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Good for you, ChristianPost

    • Robincho

      Infighting is funny…

    • gaycuckhubby

      They have a pretty good reputation as a paper, right?
      Or am I thinking of something else?

      • RyanInIllinois

        Maybe you’re thinking of the Christian Science Monitor?

        • gaycuckhubby

          Yeah. I think I was.
          The Christian Post is all over the place

    • AdamTh

      CP = Christian Propaganda. Ocassionally they will get something correct.

    • Chucktech

      Yeah, I guess…

      “Why didn’t Perkins speak out when he knew he was a goddam homo?”

    • jerry

      Meanwhile, American Conservative still labels homosexuality as a “sexual disorder”.

  • DaddyRay

    Could this be the first time Tony Perkins doesn’t have a comment on TEH Gay

    • Chucktech

      Perkins on enabling sister-diddling Duggar: He needs help. (At least he’s not a homo.)

      Perkins on enabling a homo: *crickets*

  • Bambino
    • Treant

      I must know if this is a real logo or made to be intentionally funny!

      • Dramphooey

        I am certain it was made to be intentionally funny. If you want something to be shared widely pretend you made a mistake so everyone will share your “gaffe.”

    • Gregor

      Still can’t get over this. Who green lighted it, I wonder?

      • clay

        Someone who thinks parsley should be vermilion?

    • TampaDink

      I don’t know much about art but I know what I appreciate.

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Bambino

      This will further solidify Moore voters. See? They did it too! Pedophilia is now being normalize.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Well, it’s hard to argue that it’s just a GOP problem.
        The question is how will the Dems respond

        • Bambino

          How they respond is not relevant because the GOP will use it to neutralize their own dirt. Not only solidify their own support base but also getting the cross over votes. Because we are still not addressing sexual assault issue at the level that we should be. The avalanche of victims will continue while the mudslinging to gain seats in Capitol Hill continues.

    • kladinvt

      Meanwhile, where’s the investigation into the 20+ sexual assault allegations (included an alleged rape of a 12 yr old girl) against Comrade Cheetos???

    • gaycuckhubby
      • BobSF_94117

        If you work for someone driving them and their guests around, you drive them and their guests around. It’s not “sexual harassment” against you if some of those guests are boinking your boss.

        This is getting ridiculous.

        • gaycuckhubby

          That isnt the harassment that is being alleged. Just part of the story

  • ZRAinSWVA

    “This is what people think Christianity is.”

    What could you possibly mean? Lies? Sexual misconduct? Abuse of power? Self-hatred?

    • clay

      hypocritical self-righteous judgment of others’ sexuality?

    • Dramphooey

      Trump ain’t helping, either. I’m hoping that was the evangelical pyrrhic victory.

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
    • amati1684

      “The rain falls on the just and the unjust.” I guess we know where that rain landed.

      • mad-dog

        “The rain it raineth on the just
        And also on the unjust fella.
        But mostly on the just, because
        the unjust took the just’s umbrella.”

      • Danieruw

        When the rain begins to fall…

  • Butch

    I believe that your lack of a statement is itself a statement, Tony old chap.

    • Todd20036

      Well said. If Wes were black, or non Christian, or even were a white, Christian liberal, you can bet Tony would be commenting.

  • Gustav2

    Press Release: The Boston Declaration – Challenging the Corruption of Christianity

    Today, a group of progressive Christian clergy and scholars released a declaration taking on racism, militarism, homophobia, and just about every ill ailing the church today.

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2017/11/20/press-release-boston-declaration/#UZq6fOAhswvLOwes.99

    • djcoastermark

      Interesting read. Bets on the evenjellies will be the first to scoff at and disregard the declaration ?

      • Gustav2

        Yes, they will. because the people listed are not the political power players.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Not sure how much good it will do, but good for them

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Sadly, it will be mostly ignored because it doesn’t promise prosperity or pander to make people feel superior.

  • LSMC1987

    christianist vice Christian.

  • TampaDink

    Sending Tony PerKKKins my thoughts & prayers.

    • I was thinking about doing the same. Perhaps we should go into together so he gets an extra super bundle of T & P

  • Gustav2

    There is an issue Rod Dreher does not cover. More and more younger Evangelicals do not find homosexuality a sin, they may be creeped out by Goodman, but they don’t believe a “cure” is needed or possible for teh ghey.

  • marshlc

    I love this, because there is no need for our side to do anything except maybe a little mild condolence, which of course will stick in their craws…”too bad he didn’t feel able to come out and live a happy authentic life”

    They keep trying to squish sex into one neat little hole – man/woman, married, procreative – and it keeps bursting out in all its messy glory.

    • Reality.Bites

      No, he lost our sympathy when he assaulted that 18-year-old.

      • lattebud

        Being a closeted, lecherous guy who was attempting to coerce guys into sex by the “alpha-on-alpha” crap…. I don’t feel sorry for him hitting rock bottom,

  • rednekokie

    I’ve often wondered just how much Mr. Perkins dabbles in “that way” with so-called virtuous men!! He often protests too much about it. That, to me, is a very red flag.

    • lattebud

      I’d love to ask the young men who were interns, especially those in his inner circle, at the Family Research Council.

  • IDavid

    He’s probably terrified Goodman is going to out him. Every good Christian man has a guy on the side, they just have to deny it, hypocritical and irrefutedly. And of course, it’s alright. Just don’t get caught.
    They are constantly like, ‘did anyone just hear me fart right there’?

    • Reality.Bites

      Why would Toni have revealed anything about himself to Goodman that Goodman could use against him? Toni had all the power there.

  • AtticusP
  • kareemachan

    Chickenshit.

  • mikeinftl

    She sure is suddenly quiet.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Why did Perkins remain silent? Because he didn’t want to be SUED.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    This is what rational people know American Christianity is.

  • DN

    That texter is right. Hypocrisy and judgmentalism is exactly what I think christianity is

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      They don’t get to whine that people notice they say one thing then do another.

  • Randy503

    “Our legal team told me to not comment at all, and cease all discussion of the issue with anyone except them.”

  • Thoth

    As an Evangelical pastor friend texted today, in deep frustration, “This is what people think Christianity is.”

    We don’t think, we know.

  • AdamTh

    The hard-core christians will tell you this happened because Goodman did not go through one of their “sexual re-orientation” programs, as Tony P requested in one of the e-mails.

    Of course, the real problem is Goodman grew up in a christian environment where he was forced to hide his true sexuality in order to be accepted.

    • lattebud

      Not just hide it… Loath it. Suppress it. Deny it. Etc.

  • Randolph Finder

    BTW, in regards to the Christian Post, the first word in their current main story on the front page is “Amercian”, so there is an editor that needs to find other work…

  • -M-

    Dear Evangelical pastor friend,

    This is what Dreher’s and Perkins’s “Christianity” is.

    PS Duh!

  • Kevin Andrews

    The rest of the history of this Vile Cock-Breathed Charlatan rests on the shoulders of its founder George Alan Rekers (of and the Rent-Boy Scandal & father of Repairative Therapy) with whom this Christ-O-Fascist maintained a 20+ year relationship. This is nothing new for Perkins. His ilk are latent homosexuals who are self-hating homophobes.
    This scum of the Earth deserves to meet his maker sooner rather than later. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3630959ba3ec6920201629aa56a42e0a4e7d1d0a4644342a7a68463985b5a9c9.png

  • EdA

    Nobody expects honesty or integrity to come from any of the Christianist fundamentalists. On almost every occasion, they ask themselves, “WWJD?” (What would Jesus do?) — and proceed to do the opposite.

  • joe ho

    Never forget that Jesus was a colossal dickhead anyway.

    More than any other character in the Bible, he threatens people with eternal torture in a lake of fire for not following him.

    That’s the kind of person you want to be following, right?

    It’s sad that all the liberal faithheads chose to overlook that reality about Jesus’ vicious character and pretend that he’s all love and gentle kindness.

  • 2patricius2

    “As an Evangelical pastor friend texted today, in deep frustration, ‘This is what people think Christianity is.'”

    You got that right. With right wing “Christian” Evangelical support for a self proclaimed women assaulter president, and for a deposed judge with a likely past history of assaulting girls, it is only natural for people to write off Christianity as a corrupt system of charlatans and money grubbers.

  • disqus_D9pH1OIG67

    From Perkins’ perspective, it may be very wise to keep quiet. We don’t know what he knows and he may know something that would implicate him criminally for keeping quiet, such as Goodman fucking underage boys–or maybe Perkins participated.

  • Paula

    Tony practices what I call Mephitic x-tianity.

    • Homo Erectus

      He’s a Mephotist?

  • Chucktech

    Why, oh why did Perkins remain silent when Goodman entered an Ohio statehouse GOP primary — and won?

    Yeah, I fucking wonder “why”…

  • juanjo54

    Well we know know that acceptable casualties are okay with Tony in order to achieve his Republican Agenda. Moore can sexually assault 14 year old girls and this scum can sexually assault 18 year old men.

    • LeeCMH

      People as far back as the 70s said that much of the hatred against gays was redirected rage they feel at themselves.

      History seems to confirm that analysis more and more.

  • coram nobis
  • Hue-Man

    How many more men with a “sexual disorder” is PerKKKins hiding in his closet?

  • Joseph Miceli

    I think we might finally be reaching a turning point. People have given conservatives and evangelists exactly what they wanted: everything. They have the state legislatures and all three branches of government and what are they doing with them? Mass graft, incompetence and misrule. Yes, people do thing that “this is what Christianity is” because this IS what Christianity is: an opportunity for the wolves to be let loose amongst the dull minded sheep.
    Tony Perkins is just another bloody wolf. We’ve known that for years so It’s only apropos that they get to know it too.

    • Jmdintpa

      nawwww not white people. its what they want. they want strong dominant white males to tell when to shit eat drink suck fuck etc. its why they all look to russia and putin now. they want theology and white rule. they love this all of it. these scandals are only fake news and deep state nonsense trying to bring down jeebus.

      • Priya Lynn

        I misread that at first as ” they want strong dominant white males to tell when to eat shit…”

      • ECarpenter

        Oh honey, this isn’t a racial issue. The majority of the people who oppose the Evangelical Right are white, too. And too many black Evangelical preachers are equally hypocritical.

        Why bring race into everything? Racism is very real, because too many people believe we’re really split into “races”, but the idea of race is entirely made-up.

        Every generalization about the members of any “race” falls apart when you start looking at actual people. We’re not really split up that way.

  • Ninja0980

    But the next time any member of the LGBT community whose out does something, you will be all over it as “proof” the entire community is evil and doesn’t deserve rights.
    STFU you POS hypocrite.

  • Jim Maloney

    The way Wes acted you’d think he was intentionally trying to do damage to the anti gay movement. What a guy.

  • TheManicMechanic

    In this case, his silence can be used against him.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    “This is what people think Christianity is.”

    No, this is what people know Christianity is. Christianity, though more specifically evangelicalism, is now solely about politics, power, and whiteness.

  • JWC

    Tony oh Tony all those dity little lies What WILL fall out of your tree when that tree getas a firm shaking

  • sfmike64

    This is what people think “christianity” is, because they’re not morons. It IS what “christianity” is.

  • TrollopeReader

    Gosh. Quick-to-Condemn-in-the-name-of-GOD won’t issue a statement?

    How odd. How odd, indeed.

  • CB

    Awww. Give Tony a break. It takes time to figure out how to keep the grift going without people laughing at him and pointing out his hypocrisy. And the only thing he cares about is getting $$$.

  • ECarpenter

    Remember when God destroyed his home with floods to punish him for his wickedness and he jut claimed that God was “testing his faith”? Tony’s more slippery than J-Lube.

  • Alternative Facts

    Time for his god to smite Tony’s house again…

  • Secure

    Tony’s last tweet was about bones? NOT A SURPRISE!

  • JCF
  • Homo Erectus

    Duggar Duggar Duggar Duggar Duggar Duggar Duggar Duggar Duggar Duggar

  • Sean

    Tony PerKKKins brings all the hypochrISIStians to the yard. The “family values” crowd is lousy with what they call “sexual deviants”. Oh right I forgot that their rules don’t apply to themselves. Tony PerKKKins was probably jerking off to the memories of what he covered up. He’s probably a pedophile also. They won’t release a statement because this another one of their own caught with his mouth on the “forbidden fruit” this year (Ralph Shortey being the other).

  • Maura Hart

    people know that is what christianity is. you bemoan and protest gay people, but you protect closeted gay predators. you protect pedophiles. you make girls hate their bodies. you blame women for rape. christians are detestable

  • dzerres

    Yes, I agree: THIS is what Christianity is (or what it has become).