Tony Perkins, head of the anti-gay certified hate group Family Research Council, claimed yesterday that the Left — not the Right — is trying to create a theocracy. Perkins appeared on the radio show of fellow hate group head Don Wildmon of the American Family Association.
Kyle Mantyla of Right Wing Watch offers this explanation:
To say that the Religious Right is apoplectic about the Obama administration’s contraception mandate would be a bit of an understatement. It has seemingly been all that they have been capable of talking about for the last week and that trend continued today as Tim Wildom [sic] and Tony Perkins hosted Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) on this morning’s edition of “Today’s Issues.”
Wildmon and Smith wondered how HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, or anyone other politician for that matter, could consider themselves to be Catholic if they support reproductive rights, while Perkins wondered how anyone who did so could even consider themselves to be a Christian.
The discussion eventually turned to President Obama and his citation of scripture in support of his political views, which Smith claimed was all part of a long-term effort by population control proponents to undermine Christianity by using Scriputure [sic] to promote evil, which prompted Perkins to responded by claiming that it is “the Left” that is out to create a theocracy.
Note the obvious hypocrisy here. You have a Republican Congressman claiming that you cannot be a Catholic and support the right of women to choose — but it’s the Left that is trying to create a theocracy.
I mean, seriously?
Welcome to radical religious extremism 101: Pin your evil ways on your opponents and hope people buy it.
We don’t, Tony.
Editorial note: Stay tuned – later today we’ll have an exciting report out on Tony Perkins!
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