Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FRC's Tony Perkins comes under fire for implying that gays want to start a 'Holocaust' against Christians

FRC's Tony Perkins
Thank you Anti-Defamation League and Abraham Foxman for doing what should be done on more occasions - calling out Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council for their odious comparisons of gays to Nazis.

From Equality Matters:

On June 6, Perkins blasted a Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruling finding that a baker had violated the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to bake a cake for a gay couple,  asking on his radio program Washington Watch,  "I'm beginning to think, are re-education camps next? When are they going to start rolling out the boxcars to start hauling off Christians?" Perkins' remarks echoed his statement in April that the LGBT movement "reminds me of Nazi Germany."

In a June 10 statement, ADL President Abraham Foxman denounced Perkins' comments, calling them "offensive and inappropriate":
Tony Perkins' invocation of the Holocaust in his statement referring to a judge's finding that a baker unlawfully discriminated against gay customers is offensive and inappropriate.
There is no comparison between contemporary American political issues and the actions of Hitler's regime during the Holocaust. Such inappropriate analogies only serve to trivialize the Holocaust and are deeply offensive to Jews and other survivors, as well as those Americans who fought valiantly against the Nazis in World War II. We urge Perkins to apologize and to refrain from using Holocaust imagery to make his point.

Don't count on Perkins to apologize. In his version of the Bible, humility and the admittance of wrongdoing have probably been crossed out. No matter. Tune in to this blog tomorrow morning because I'm working on something special with regards to Perkins, the religious right, and their love of comparing lgbts to Nazis.


Erica Cook said...

As a granddaughter to a Jewish woman, and someone who knows some of her family died in concentration camps, I am interested in seeing what you have ready for us tomorrow.

Annette said...

When I first heard what Perkins said I was livid! I am Jewish and I'm also the mother of a gay man. Tony Perkins has no idea what discrimination really is! He needs to keep his mouth shut more often! Here is the link to an article I wrote in response to Perkins' disgusting statement: