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UPDATE – FRC Hate Group President Tony Perkins Threatens To Sue Dan Savage

NOTE: Updated at bottom of story 7:30 p.m. EST

Family Research Council hate group President  Tony Perkins, appeared on Mike Huckabee’s extreme right wing radio show yesterday and responded to Dan Savage’s remarks that he made recently during a speech at Winona State University saying that “every dead gay kid is a victory for the Family Research Council” and that Perkins “sits on a pile of dead gay kids every day when he goes to work — and he calls himself a Christian.”

Said Perkins:

“As my teenagers would say, he has some issues. He is a man with some real deep-seated issues … and Dan Savage is nowhere near, he’s a hundred and eighty degrees from the positions that we have taken. It’s wrong and I will tell you this, we are pursuing everything possible to deal with him because he is out of control. This is the bottom line, Mike: is that if you don’t embrace and celebrate homosexuality and everything associated with it, then you are intolerant. And the truth of the matter is, let’s just be very, very truthful, and that’s what we deal in is the truth, that even is society embraced homosexuality, there would never be that sense of self-fulfillment because it’s outside the way God created man and woman. And that’s the bottom line. They cannot erase that, even if they get every law on the books changed, it will never change that.”

Dan Savage couldn’t be so lucky as to be a defendant in a defamation law suit brought by Perkins. “I spoke the truth about a scumbag professional gay basher” is an absolute defense. Let us pray that Perkins’ neurotic god makes Perkins file such a nonsensical lawsuit.

And speaking of which.  If Perkins brings a case against Savage is there any lawyer out there that would be interested in takin a pro bono case for me to sue Tony Perkins and the Family Research Center over the  slanderous lies and propaganda its purposely spewed over the 30 years against LGBT people which by the way is publicly documented.

Go on Tony, I DARE YOU.  Open this can of worms.

I could really use the money.


Dan Savage replies to Tony Perkins:

Sue me, Tony. I’d love to see you talk about my “issues” on a witness  stand.

I realize that this isn’t how you think the world is supposed to work, Tony.  You believe—and you’re old enough to remember a time when—people like you were  free to say vile and disgusting things about people like me without anyone  objecting. Certainly people like me weren’t allowed to call people like you out.  You still believe you should be free to lie about me and other LGBT people with  absolutely impunity—we’re all pedophiles and terrorists and Satanists—and that  we should have to shut up and take it because… well, I’m not sure why you  think we’re not allowed to respond when you lie about us.

Maybe that’s something we could get to the bottom of during the  depositions.



Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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