Noted transphobe Tony Perkins gets grilled on FOX News

tony perkins hate groupLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — I had to double-check, was this satire? Nope. FOX News was boiling one of its own in a cauldron.

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council has a history of using transphobic statements like “Can you imagine walking into your child’s classroom and meeting a teacher dressed in drag?” to undercut proposed trans/LGBT equality legislation and administrative rules. He found a friendly venue in FOX News to vent hate and fear mongering. Not any more.

Perkins appeared on Fox News Sunday to talk about the recent Supreme Court decision that let gay marriage proceed in 5 states. After bickering with an attorney in favor of marriage equality, Perkins reverted to his “marriage equality is a slippery slope” talking point. At that point FOX’s Chris Wallace took charge (sourced from Raw Story):

Wallace: “What are you suggesting? That there’s going to be polygamy, that people are going to be marrying their pets?”

“I didn’t say that,” Perkins replied defensively.

“Alright, you and your wife live happily in this house,” Wallace said. “There’s a same-sex couple living here. What’s the damage to you?”

“Let’s talk about the wedding vendors that have been put out of business,” Perkins said.

“I’m not talking about that,” Wallace interrupted. “That’s a different issue. I’m asking you, what’s the impact on you and your family to have these people living next to you.”

Perkins insisted that his children would be “taught values and morals against what I teach as a parent at home.”

There’s more, but you get the gist.

They cooked up something special at FOX News yesterday — but is it permanently on the menu? We’ll see.

I previously wrote about Tony Perkins here: https://lexiecannes.com/2012/06/18/under-disguise-of-protecting-business-religious-activist-blasts-transgender-people-enda/

The Southern Poverty Law Center has listed Perkins and his organization as a hate group: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/groups/family-research-council

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/fox-news-host-grills-tony-perkins-whats-the-damage-to-you-if-your-neighbors-are-gay-married/

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Categories: Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights, Transgender, Transsexual, Trans, Transphobia, exploitation, dehumanizing, violence, hate

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7 replies

  1. In my home I teach that people who watch Fox news are from the devil, but then I found my granny at the bar and they have a TV. She’s gonna burn!
    [i’ll believe this when i leave that remote summer camp with my gizzard intact]

  2. >They cooked up something special at FOX News yesterday — but is it permanently on the menu? We’ll see.
    You must not watch a lot of Fox News Sunday. Chris Wallace is always a tough interview. Try breaking out of the cliches on Fox news. Many conservatives need to do the same with MSNBC, New York Times and more

  3. whagt about tony perkins – well basically he’s a Kluxer

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/picture-worth-thousand-memories

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