Family Research Council Hate Group Pres. Tony Perkins Thrilled Over Mississippi Anti-Gay Law

FRC's Perkins Celebrates Mississippi’s Hate Bill

Despite many recent setbacks tahat KKK-affiliated hate group leader Tony Perkins has had in the past he is now having a ball over all the backwards GOP states like Kentucky, North Carolina, and Mississippi that are passing or trying to pass Anti-LGBT “Right to Discriminate” laws.

“Lawmakers should be very encouraged by the overwhelming, bipartisan support among Mississippi voters for legislation that ensures the government does not discriminate against individuals and organizations because of their belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Mississippians of all ages and political persuasions agree with state leaders that no one should be punished by the government with crippling fines simply for believing what President Obama believed just a few years ago. Big business and Hollywood have engaged in economic blackmail in Mississippi just like they have in states like Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas.

However, unlike Indiana and Georgia, leaders in Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas have shown that when a strong majority of legislators stand up for the freedom to believe and the freedom to live according to those beliefs, the threats of big business prove empty. Now we know where the voters in Mississippi stand, and we stand with them. Long-term, political leaders who refuse to sacrifice fundamental freedoms under the threats of big business and big entertainment are rewarded with support of voters as their states find such policies lead to stronger economies, stronger communities and stronger families.” – Tony Perkins via press release.

Perkins also responded to a poll (a very circumspect poll)  that was released that stated that Mississippians’ overwhelmingly supported the anti-gay law.

A new poll of registered Mississippi voters shows significant support for a bill moving through the state legislature that ensures the government does not discriminate against individuals and organizations because of their belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

According to the poll, conducted this week by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, 63 percent of Mississippians support such a law. Every segment of the population identified in the poll – by race, age, sex, and political party – expressed support.

“These poll results confirm the broad and diverse support HB 1523 has across the state,” said Forest Thigpen, president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, which released the poll.

“Mississippians understand that religious freedom is the most basic and important of all our freedoms,” said Thigpen. “HB 1523 is narrowly focused to protect sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage being a one-man/one-woman relationship.”

Mason Dixon polling which has been singles out as biased and inaccurate in the past also predicted that Romney would win the presidency over Obama and that Jeb Bush had a huge lead over Marco Rubio.

The Mississippi Center for Public Policy is a conservative think tank in Jackson, Mississippi and its mission is to “promote and protect the concepts of free markets, limited government, and strong traditional families.”

It was formerly known as Mississippi Family Council.

Nuff said.

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and 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 in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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