|Family Research Council's Tony Perkins|
A lot of people on Twitter are NOT happy that Family Research Council's Tony Perkins was appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Needless to say, they are being very vocal with their disapproval.
Tony Perkins, who— Leanne Naramore (@LeanneNaramore) May 17, 2018
-supported Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill
-called pedophilia "a homosexual problem"
-claimed gay men "recruit" kids into homosexuality
just got appointed to an international commission that will make policy recs to Trump / Congress / etc https://t.co/bnUWr8OAXN
If you identify as #transgender “what’s to keep you from saying you’re an animal?” - Tony Perkins, president of the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council and recent appointee to U.S. Commission on International Religious “Freedom”— Bryan Dawson (@BryanDawsonUSA) May 17, 2018
They fight for you’re right to hate them pic.twitter.com/2fI5Z9sG0n
A lot of the #Exvangelical crowd has already said this, but I'll come in with my two cents.— Oppress South Park Fans (@LyanaRodriguez1) May 17, 2018
Tony Perkins is not an exception. He's the rule. #EmptyThePews pic.twitter.com/0lfWrcYQHH
— Media Matters (@mmfa) May 17, 2018
Family Research Council is terrible, and its president Tony Perkins just got appointed to an international commission https://t.co/uqRbls0qmJ pic.twitter.com/r0jhmYRnFl
Tony Perkins of FRC/CNP, supporter of Uganda's "Kill The Gays" law, is going on the federal payroll - after covering up for > 2 GOP child sexual predators in 2015.@SenateMajLdr appointed him.— random facts girl. (@soychicka) May 17, 2018
I wonder who else he's covering for now.https://t.co/CZP7oYTBmK
Every appointee is chosen to do the opposite of what the program they are meant to lead was established to do.— Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) May 15, 2018
“International religious freedom”?
Tony Perkins is a virulently anti-LGBTQ Christianist nightmare. https://t.co/Cp4rjhW0rN
Dominionist leader Tony Perkins of the Dominion-theology-driven Family Research Council is just as scary in real life in his own right s hate-monger as actor Anthony Perkins was in reel life as the fictional Norman Bates of “Psycho” fame, & here’s why: https://t.co/wDPUfmvMBZ— Satiricus Rex (@SatiricusRex) May 18, 2018
‘Emails reveal Tony Perkins knew GOP lawmaker sexually assaulted teen — but kept it quiet’— RynheartTheReluctant (@TheRynheart) May 16, 2018
He was also head of the Council for National Policy at the time. Pence recently joined. Bannon, DeVos, Conway, Mercer and Erik Prince also sit on the Council. 😐https://t.co/UExmvW6rkj
10 things you need to know about Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council - Southern Poverty Law Center https://t.co/rbhQ5nbwub— Living the Liminal (@Liminal) May 18, 2018
And those were some of the "nicer" ones. I also noticed that a lot of the tweets linked to articles from various sites which details how FRC and Perkins denigrate and stigmatize the LGBTQ community. It underlines what I said before. With more spotlight because of their growing influence in the Trump Administration, anti-LGBTQ groups like FRC and figures like Perkins are receiving more scrutiny. And that's exactly what we want.