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Tony Perkins Joins the American Taliban

April 19, 2005

With the Family Research Council's "Justice Sunday" coming on April 24th, FRC head Tony Perkins has earned a charter membership to the American Taliban.
Perkins has led the Family Research Council since 2003, after previously founding the Louisiana Family Forum to fight the "increasing influence of the homosexual community on public policy issues" and authoring that state's covenant marriage legislation. Perkins likes to refer to the "homosexual death-style" and labels civil unions "a serious threat to the health of our culture."
With Bill Frist, Perkins is at the center of the judicial filibuster fight, proclaiming after the death of Terri Schiavo that the courts "are suffering from a persistent state of arrogance" and "no longer respect human life." Along with Dobson and other junior members of the American Taliban, Perkins is hosting the April 24th "Justice Sunday" event to protest the judicial filibuster as an attack "against people of faith."
Not one for irony, the Avenging Angel notes that the same crackers who once filibustered against anti-lynching legislation now run the country under the auspices of the GOP.


Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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