Family Research Council hate group president Tony Perkins is going absolutely apeshit over the fact that his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is in the midst of debating a a local law banning discrimination of LGBT people in areas of housing, employment and public accommodations. Perkins is so mad that he publicly slammed the city saying that by considering the Fairness Ordinance that it send a message that “Christians and conservative businesses that they are not welcomed in Louisiana’s Capital City.” (Drama Queen)
From Ms. Perkins:
“The degrading comments of a city councilman aligned with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and other prominent businesses in my hometown are sending a message to Christians and conservative businesses that they are not welcomed in Louisiana’s Capital City. In attempting to pass a special rights measure based upon sexual behavior last Wednesday, Councilman John Delgado ironically lashed out at opponents in his closing remarks alleging that their opposition to the controversial ordinance was using the council to impose a ‘Christian version of Sharia law on the citizens of Baton Rouge.’ The comments came after three and half hours of public comment on the so-called ‘Fairness Ordinance’, a measure similar to the one recently adopted by the Houston, Texas council and now the focus of a citizen-led referendum to overturn it. The ‘Fairness Ordinance’ would create a new cause of action in District Court for allegations of discrimination on the basis of various categories, including sexual orientation and gender identity, something the Louisiana Constitution explicitly prohibits. While not surprised at how the advocates of these measures slander the opposition, it is alarming that the Baton Rouge Area Chamber would want to be a part of sending a such a religiously-discriminatory message that only certain citizens are welcome to participate in the democratic process.”
Tony Perkins outrage is so deliciously sweet.