Donald Trump is still the answer to many conservative evangelical leaders’ prayers. Or at least to their continuing grievances. They embrace Trump the policymaker, says Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, despite being uneasy about Trump as a man.
“We kind of gave him — ‘All right, you get a mulligan. You get a do-over here,’” Perkins told me in an interview for the latest episode of POLITICO’s Off Message podcast. Weigh a paid-off porn star against being the first president to address the March for Life, and a lot of evangelical leaders insist they can still walk away happy.
Evangelical Christians, says Perkins, “were tired of being kicked around by Barack Obama and his leftists. And I think they are finally glad that there’s somebody on the playground that is willing to punch the bully.”
What happened to turning the other cheek?, I ask. “You know, you only have two cheeks,” Perkins says. “Look, Christianity is not all about being a welcome mat which people can just stomp their feet on.”
Remember Tony Perkins and the Christian Nationalist motto: It’s only a sin if we don’t like you.
“He said that he misspoke and that he misphrased something and that he apologized…I’m the kind of person that believes that I would like to be evaluated by my entire career and my entire life, not two words that I would misspeak and then later apologize for,” he said. “So he’s in a tough spot.”
Cameron states in the interview that it comes down to “two words”.
Two words”…….I thought what I heard was nonsensical medical theory coupled with an attempt to undermine the definition of rape in common law that has stood since long before the USA was even founded or ‘discovered’.
So, yes, fine – let’s judge Akin by his whole career – that whole disgusting career of wanting to refuse abortion for victims of rape and incest by using lies and propaganda.
In an article on Politico today on Michele and Marcus Bachmann Crazy Overdive titled Gay Rights Groups Go After Bachman written by Ben Smith which takes a long hard look at how the gay community is reacting to Michele Bachman and husband Marcus’ extremely anti-gay opinions, none other than Maggie (I am ashamed of my husband) Gallagher – Srivastav of the National Organization for Marriage talked about Bachmann and her admiration for her and how wonderful it is that the LGBT community is going after her.
“The more that they attack Michele Bachmann on these grounds, the better her chances of winning the Iowa caucuses are,” said Maggie Gallagher, the president of the National Organization for Marriage, who said she’d admired Bachmann since 2004. “The Iowa base is extremely upset about same-sex marriage and I don’t think they’re going to look kindly on these attacks.”
The article which also includes comments from David Mixer, Michael Cole – Schawartz and none other than Chris R Barron of GOFuckyourself GOProud also has some interesting stories about Michele Bachmann including the time that as a state legislator in Minnesota, Bachmann led the drive for a gay marriage ban in 2004 and referred to her stepsister’s lesbianism as “part of Satan.” And how a gay Minnesota state senator recently recalled to the Washington Post that he once found her praying over his desk, and speculated that it was for his salvation from homosexuality.
Politico followed Kathy Griffin as she threw a dinner at Washington D.C. restaurant and told her guests, which included Arianna Huffington, (and of course Joe Solmonsleaze) about her activities thus far, which included meeting Barney Frank.