FRC’s Tony Perkins Pushes LGBT Conversion Therapy Torture Plank, Republican Committee Approves It

Tony Perkins RNC Conversion Therapy

Tony Perkins, President of the Christian extremist Family Research Council hate group, who is serving as an RNC delegate from Louisiana, proposed an amendment calling for the endorsement of ex-gay “conversion therapy.” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus met with him about the amendment and, according to Time’s Zeke Miller, told him that he missed the deadline but “can bring it up on the floor” for vote.

The platform committee then voted and passed Perkin’s harmful and dangerous resolution affirming “the right of parents to determine the proper treatment or therapy, for their minor children,” a reference to state laws barring ex-gay therapy from being practiced on minors”.

The draft platform also calls for the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality to be overturned: “Our laws and our government’s regulations should recognize marriage as the union of one man and one woman and actively promote married family life as the basis of a stable and prosperous society. For that reason, as explained elsewhere in the platform, we do not accept the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage and we urge its reversal, whether through judicial reconsideration or a constitutional amendment returning control over marriage to states.

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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  1. July 13, 2016

    […] the planks in the GOP statement are a provision calling for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman, and another supporting the scientifically and medically unsound practice of conversion […]

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