Bil Browning

Tony Perkins: Excuse Me, I Have a Log in My Eye

Filed By Bil Browning | June 23, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: AT&T, culture wars, Family Research Council, GLAAD, T-Mobile, Tony Perkins

"This incident exposes the seamy relationship between homosexual activists, government, and big business. For example, activist groups have persuaded some liberal jurisdictions to adopt 'equal benefits ordinances,' forcing corporations to offer 'domestic partner benefits' to homosexuals or forfeit government contracts. They then tout those benefits policies to bring pressure on other companies - never mentioning the policies were only adopted because of such 'pay-to-play' demands. After using government to pressure business, the activist groups may have used business to put pressure on the law this spring when it was rumored that Coca-Cola pressured law firm King & Spalding to drop the Defense of Marriage case - an action widely criticized in the legal community. But GLAAD crossed the line - even with their supporters - in accepting a corporate payoff in exchange for their own effort to pressure government regulators. Corporations would be on safer ground if they would steer clear of groups like GLAAD and simply remain neutral in the culture wars."

-- Family Research Council president Tony Perkins on GLAAD's recent AT&T controversy. Perkins conveniently overlooks completely all of the corporate sponsors for religious right groups and their never ending demands to boycott some company or another for not taking their side in "the culture wars."

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Coming from the FRC this statement is sooooo hysterical.