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Tony Perkins

Midterms 2014: An Extremely Brief Autopsy

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The electorate that votes in midterm elections is older and whiter and looks more like the viewership of The O'Reilly Factor than anything that accurately reflects the true racial and ethnic diversity of this country.

House Speaker Tilles, Please Leave My Marriage Alone

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Annie L. Scholl

I got married last Friday night. Our plan was to go to CVS to pick up prescriptions for my future mother-in-law, but instead we decided to go to the Register of Deeds office in Greensboro, N.C., to get hitched.

A Tent Too Large: the Republican Party and Anti-LGBT Bigotry

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

RNC Chair Reince Priebus yesterday said something predictable and something startling in response to the Supreme Court's refusal to overturn court decisions clearing the way for same-sex marriage.

Michelangelo Signorile

Family Group President Doubles Down On Claim Of Link Between Homosexuality And Pedophilia

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices

At the Values Voters Summit over the weekend, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, had two words for LGBT and progressive groups wh...

Igor Bobic

Gay Marriage Finds Scant Mention Among Republicans At Values Voter Summit

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The need to preserve "traditional" marriage was on the minds of many at the opening day of Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of r...

Remembering Berry Berenson Perkins, a Victim of 9/11

Carole Mallory | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Carole Mallory

Berry Berenson Perkins was the personification of unconditional love. On 9/11 after the towers fell, I was driving to a meeting to be with my sober family when my cell phone rang.

Smithsonian 'Ignores The Destructive Side Of Homosexuality' With New Exhibitions, Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Tony Perkins isn't pleased by the Smithsonian Institution's recent addition of "Will and Grace" memorabilia as well as other historical documents rele...

GOP Rep Thinks U.S. Foreign Policy Focuses Too Much On Abortion, LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said in a radio interview last week that U.S. foreign policy under President Barack Obama focuses too much on abortion and L...

How to Build a Better Murderer

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

What are homophobes to do when their anti-gay rhetoric loses its power? They try a new tactic: God may do nothing, but the gays will hurt you directly! Unprovoked, gays will lash out! Gays are walking time bombs! Gays are murderers! Beware the killer gay!

Sending Harvey Milk Throughout the Planet

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As marginalized people, we are pushing the boundaries unwilling any longer to accept the repressive status quo. In coalition with other disenfranchised groups and allies, we are refusing to buckle under and to assimilate into a corrupt system.

Pundit Believes Bakery's Gay Discrimination Case Has Holocaust Implications

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.09.2014 | Gay Voices

No stranger to eyebrow-raising declarations, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins compared a Colorado court's anti-gay discrimination ruling...

Is Megyn Kelly Homophobia's Best Ally at Fox?

Equality Matters | Posted 05.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Equality Matters

Megyn Kelly was supposed to be a harbinger of Fox News' "gay rights revolution," but she's used her primetime spot to enable some of the country's most extreme anti-LGBT activists.

Freedom of Religion in the Workplace

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

We're already seeing the beginning of the end: Those people who rail about their right to say offensive things about lesbians and gays are becoming increasingly embarrassing to the party.

The Gay Community Is Fighting Godzilla With a Slinky Toy

Alvin McEwen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

A good army doesn't fight each other. They zero in on the enemy who is keeping them outside the gate. And right now, the lgbt community isn't acting like the good army we need to be.

Conservatives Fume Over Rand Paul's Abortion Comments

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may have alienated some of his socially conservative supporters this week after he sounded surprisingly ambivalent on the issue...

Whining About Google Bus Protests Get Us Nowhere

David Paul | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Protest -- whether about income inequality, bank lending practices, gentrification, LGBT rights, Black Power, immigrant rights, the wearing of animal fur, the list goes on -- is deeply rooted in Bay area culture and history.

Tony Perkins Hints At Potential Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, suggested Wednesday that he may run for David Vitter's Senate seat should the Republican senat...

Gay Rights Will Make Humans Extinct, Right Wing Pundit Claims

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has certainly made his share of eyebrow-raising remarks about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgende...

Why Does Jesus Have to Be Such a Lousy Role Model?

Derek Penwell | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

So, Jesus is exactly the wrong guy to appeal to as the inspiration for a 21st century version of the personal morality police. And it's kind of sad, really. For a large segment of Christianity, Jesus' lack of moralistic rigor cannot but appear embarrassing.

Rep. Fleming: NDAA Religious Freedom Language Not a 'Touchdown' -- New Talking Points Needed

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Back in June, when the House passed its first version of the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the anti-gay crowd was doing a victory dance over the fact that the House version of the bill included Rep. John Fleming's (R-LA) so-called "religious freedom" amendment.

The 'Real Feel': Why I Love Being Out in the Community

Tony Perkins | Posted 02.04.2014 | DC
Tony Perkins

We live in a region that is blessed with such diversity; there are people of so many different races, creeds, and colors. But they all share one thing in common: they truly want better for their community.

The END(A) Of Anti-Gay Religious Rhetoric In Politics

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) As a law extending workplace protection to gay, bisexual and transgender workers makes its way through the Senate this week, there’...

Values Voter Summit: Has GOP Homophobia Been Shoved Into the Closet?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Since its inception in 2006, the Values Voter Summit, sponsored by the Family Research Council, has never failed to deliver when it comes to anti-LGBT bile hurled during prime-time events by Republican presidential contenders. But this year's conference seemed a bit different.

Religious Right Will Cheer Tea Party Extremism at Values Voter Summit

Peter Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

The Values Voter Summit makes clear how completely the Religious Right's leaders are working to merge their activists' anti-abortion and anti-gay zeal with the anti-government extremism of the Tea Party. Actually, it goes beyond that.

Clueless in Gay America

Lew Whittington | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Lew Whittington

After the Supreme Court's rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 last week, the anti-gay crusaders made their grave pronouncements about 'God's law' and 'founding fathers' and the 'sanctity of marriage' on the Sunday talk shows.