Moral Contradictions

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Fundy Watch: Tony Perkins lie-and-bluster

Thanks to the People for the American Way for pointing out this moral contradiction: Tony Perkins claims that his group never made the filibuster a religious issue.

Yes, this is the same Tony Perkins who was at the forefront of the April 24th Justice Sunday telecast. With that implication many can see he's lying.

However, for the more skeptical, which I like to count myself apart of, the PFAW found some more proof straight from the horse's mouth to show without a doubt that he is simply spewing bunk.

From an April 2005 letter to supporters titled "Justice Sunday: Stop the Filibuster Against People of Faith", Perkins states:

...As the liberal, anti-Christian dogma of the left has been repudiated in almost every recent election, the courts have become the last great bastion for liberalism.

For years activist courts, aided by liberal interest groups like the ACLU, have been quietly working under the veil of the judiciary, like thieves in the night, to rob us of our Christian heritage and our religious freedoms...

Many of these nominees to the all-important appellate court level are being blocked...because they are people of faith and moral conviction....

We must stop this unprecedented filibuster of people of faith. Join us on Sunday, April 24, as we observe Justice Sunday.

May 19, 2005 email:

Senate Democrats, upset that most Americans feel Republicans can run this country better than they (the Democrats) can, are now shutting down most business in the Senate...

...The ferocious attacks by Senate Democrats and their allies have increased since debate has begun. A graphic posted on the web site, the same group that played "Bush is Hitler" ads in the 2004 elections, attacks the new Catholic Pope. I reiterate, our side never made this about religion. However continues the religious intolerance promoted by groups like People for the American Way and the National Organization of Women. I condemn religious bigotry when it appears on either side of the aisle, where is the outrage from the left? (emphasis mine)

Oh, there's outrage all right, but not just from the left. There's outrage from the center and some of the right at the lies and hypocrisy you espouse. How can you host a political rally in a church, call upon religious themes, and condemn those who support upholding the Constitutional authority of the Senate as being against people of faith, and still say your side never made it a religious issue?

How do you sleep at night?

Why don't you go buy another mailing list from David Duke and give another speech to the white-supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens, then try to hide the money and get fined again? Maybe you'll do less damage that way.

Indeed, where is the outrage?


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