Tony Perkins last night told CNN’s Piers Morgan that his children won’t be gay because he is teaching them the right ways in life. The conversation was due to North Carolina passing the anti-gay Amendment One ban on same-sex marriage. Perkins, head of the certified anti-gay hate group Family Research Council, was promulgating the destructive myth that people can choose to be gay or straight.
“I offered the nation’s first covenant marriage law. I have been working on marriage law for over 15 years,” Perkins told Morgan. “And the reason it’s important, Piers, quite frankly, is because public policy shapes the culture. And when we’re – what we’re talking about here is not shaping policy or creating policy based upon an individual here or an individual there, but what the social science tells us is best for society as a whole.”
CNN called it a “spirited discussion“:
As the lively and engaging interaction continued, the host asked the 49-year-old father of five how he might handle one of his children being gay:
“Well we would have a conversation about it,” answered the guest. “I doubt that would happen with my children as we are teaching them the right ways that they are to interact as human beings.”
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Morgan asks Perkins to explain how a gay couple can damage civilization by getting married.
Perkins goes on to ostensibly connect same-sex marriage with divorce under the umbrella of “tinkering” with public policy. Morgan, who lambasts Perkins for flattery attempts instead of answering his questions, lets that one go.
Perkins adds that because of no-fault divorce marriage now is “almost meaningless to some.”
Tony Perkins arguments about wanting to protect marriage hold as much water as blaming the weather for the problems marriage has.
CNN has no business hosting a certified hate group leader — certainly not identifying him as such is irresponsible journalism.
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