|FRC's Tony Perkins is gloating now. He won't be later.|
Leave it to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council to gloat about SCOTUS ruling of Trump's trans ban:
The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will allow the Trump administration’s transgender military policy to go into effect while litigation continues. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, a Marine veteran, released the following statement:
“It’s refreshing to see the U.S. Supreme Court rein in lower court judges who are bent on telling the commander-in-chief how to run the military. Those charged with the difficult and complex work of keeping our nation safe cannot do their job with rogue judges injecting their personal opinions into every social issues case which reaches their courts. With different judges issuing these different opinions all over the country, our nation will quickly become paralyzed. There is a reason the Constitution so clearly explains that the president is the final authority on military policy. The Constitution grants judges no power to divert military resources away from preparing to fight wars and into social engineering.
“There are literally hundreds of conditions or physical limitations disqualifying people from military service. Does that make the military exclusionary? Yes. But the Pentagon isn't in the business of equality. It's in the business of fighting and winning wars. Either the military's priority is protecting America -- or it's helping people on the path to self-actualization. It can't do both.
“The U.S. Supreme Court is right to leave the responsibility for keeping our military strong and country safe where it belongs: with our commander-in-chief,” concluded Perkins.
Mr. Perkins should remember that SCOTUS did not rule on the merits of the ban, just the fact that it could be implemented while the lawsuits against it are going through the courts. Mr. Perkins should also be aware that we know that the reasoning for the ban is highly faulty and that he was one of the parties involved in crafting it. Mr. Perkins and his hate group, as well the others involved in creating faulty reasoning for the ban, should be aware that the truth will come out about every lie, every bit of cherry-picked science, and junk science y'all used to create this monstrosity.
The country is going to know the low caliber of so-called morality groups and figures who have the audacity to smear transgender men and women fighting for their freedoms all while claiming to be Christian.
So I'm patient. I'm pissed at how transgender men and women are being harmed and disrespected, but I'm not worried. Your brand, on the other hand, should be.