As much as I have enjoyed my prestige among religious conservatives, I fear it will be short-lived. This is because I plan to use my newfound bona fides to criticize Perkins and the Family Research Council.Liberal-leaning Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank • Responding to surprisingly positive comments made about him by the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins. While noting that he stands behind a prior column where he criticized liberal organizations that called the FRC a “hate group,” he points out that Perkins missed part of his argument. “I also argued that Perkins should cease the false propaganda his group has put out about gay people,” he says. “Perkins hasn’t followed that advice.”
I think the reason [for the lack of coverage] is, it doesn’t fit the storyline. You know, it’s supposed to be conservatives who are angry, who are filled with hate. And that’s not the case.Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council • Explaining why he believes the media did not give adequate coverage to a shooting at the FRC building in Washington D.C. last week. He also commended the guard wounded in the attack, who he claims at least briefly considering firing upon the suspect, for subduing the alleged gunman without using his own weapon. “The thought came to him,” Perkins told the hosts of “Fox and Friends”, adding, “But he said, ‘No, the Lord told me, don’t do that.’ And he didn’t.” source (via • follow)
» Last year at CPAC: Virulently anti-gay activist Ryan Sorba condemned the 2010 event over the acceptance of GOProud into the fold, and was booed off the stage. This will, it seems, be an ongoing issue for the conference.