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Saturday, October 22, 2016

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According to an LAPolitics report, right-wing activist and former Louisiana state representative Tony Perkins is considering running for Congress in Louisiana’s 6th District, a seat that is currently held by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R).

Even by the far right-wing standards of this House of Representatives, Perkins — who is best known as the president of the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has classified as an anti-gay hate group — is too extreme to serve as a representative in the people’s House.

Here are five reasons why Tony Perkins is unfit for Congress.

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  • Sand_Cat

    You just cited five reasons why the SOB will probably be elected in a landslide.

  • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

    Given the way Republicans have managed to gerrymander just about every electoral district south of the Mason-Dixon line, Tony Perkins has a good chance of being elected. God help us all if he does, as he makes Michelle Bachmann sound reasonable!

  • disqus_fsqeoY3FsG

    Why do people follow these false prophets? If they believe in God as devoutly as they claim, why do they not see that people like Tony Perkins are not speaking the word of God. If God created us ALL in his image, than white, black, brown, yellow, heterosexual and homosexual are all in God’s image. If you hate one you hate God.

    • jointerjohn

      People like this live on fear and hatred. It is what defines all their positions on issues and they trade in it publicly. Sadly, fear and hatred are hot commodities and easy to sell, especially in the red states. I think if I owned both Hell and Louisiana I would live in Hell and rent Louisiana out.

  • midway54

    Perkins in office can hardly be worse than Cruz, the newly arrived demagogue from the Loon Star State in the Senate.

    • Jim Myers

      Don’t bet on it.

      40 years ago, no sane person would have believed our Nation would stoop as low as the SCUM who control the Tea Party.

      Now, the Tea Party seems to think they are the only “true” Americans.

  • johninPCFL

    ” “Can you imagine George Washington, Ronald Reagan, or any other president telling children that it’s okay to be immoral and that they’ll eventually feel better about it?” Perkins asked.”
    How about Dick Cheney?

  • Jim Myers

    I still cannot wrap my head around the so called “Christian” Bible Thumpers who rant and rave about the “sins” of the Left, while advocating a nearly 180 degree departure from the teachings in the New Testament, the backbone of Christianity.

    • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

      That’s because most of them stopped with Leviticus and all those punishments for doing great evil like traveling too far on the Sabbath, or eating a kid cooked in its mother’s milk, to worry about reading about forgiveness and love.

    • Ford Truck

      The more I see of the political actions of the “Christian Right,” the more I thank God I am an atheist!!

      • Jim Myers

        Interesting comment. Thanks.

      • nirodha

        Well put!

    • Sand_Cat

      All those silly and impractical injunctions “Jesus” made about loving your neighbor and all that went out the window with the law (except the parts about sodomy, etc.) when he became the “Risen Christ,” who requires only that one “believe in him” (to do what??? forgive you for mocking everything he said?) to enjoy eternal bliss, plus a ringside seat to watch those who were smarter, kinder, and more generous than you twist and turn in eternal agony because they had pride and tried to be good and kind instead of just having “faith.” Alan Watts said it best: “they kicked him upstairs and made him the boss’s son.” Derrick Jensen also has some good lines about “forgetting his words and deifying his image.”

      • Jim Myers

        You have an interesting prospective of the so called “Christian Right.” Thanks for sharing with us.

  • browninghipower

    As scary as it sounds, I believe he’ll fit right in and probably get elected rather easily. How sad. America continues its ride into 3rd World oblivion.

  • howa4x

    Well you know what they say about people that are so opposed to gays that they become obsessed. You guessed it. Most would say he is in the closet like that virulent hate spewing anti gay preacher Ted haggard that was caught getting a gay massage. People who get over the top on an issue like this are usually afraid of the demons that lurk inside themselves. All these people eventually show up in a situation that is let’s say is embarrassing at best. The more famous they become the more willing a secret lover will be to come out of hiding to cash in on their fame. It has happened many times, from Jimmy Swaggert and a prostitute, to the Bakers and their wild parties with Jessica Hahn, or Rep Foley and the house pages, or Sen Grant trying to pick up a gay guy(Trooper) in the men’s room. Usually the democrats have a affair with a younger women and the republicans with a younger man. At least that is what history has shown. Perkins day is coming.

  • progressiveandproud

    I can imagine George Washington kicking Tony Perkins rear end if Perkins had been around in George’s day.

    Perkins is a puke who should be put away so he can’t hurt anyone with his hatred.

  • Ebenezer Akrong

    What is he going to do over there?

  • Ebenezer Akrong

    We will not accept THEOCRACY it is a thing in the past, unless Republicans think of challenging or competing with IRAN or the TALIBAN (ISLAMIC STATE v CHRISTIAN STATE of AMERICA