The Anti-Defamation League is up in arms and has publicly denounced the Family Research Council’s hate group leader Tony Perkins and demanded an apology for comparing the ruling against a bigot who refused to bake a gay wedding cake in Colorado to Jews being loaded onto boxcars in Nazi Germany during WWII.
ADL director Abraham Foxman has issued a statement:
Tony Perkins’ invocation of the Holocaust in his statement referring to a judge’s finding that a baker unlawfully discriminated against gay customers is offensive and inappropriate. There is no comparison between contemporary American political issues and the actions of Hitler’s regime during the Holocaust. Such inappropriate analogies only serve to trivialize the Holocaust and are deeply offensive to Jews and other survivors, as well as those Americans who fought valiantly against the Nazis in World War II. We urge Perkins to apologize and to refrain from using Holocaust imagery to make his point.
Where is the coverage on Tony perkins saying such a crazy hateful thing on CNN and MSNBC? The same news channels that host him as a “conservative christian” expert?
If mainstream media outlets are going to continue having Tony Perkins on their shows, they need to really nail him with his own words and extreme beliefs, and not treat him with kid gloves each time he appears. If they can’t do that, they should not have him on at all. If they can’t reveal him for who he is and what he really stand.