The top 12 lies of Tony Perkins and the Fascist Research Council

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Posted by alvinmcewen at 4:47 am
October 14, 2010

Recently, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council published a piece in The Washington Post spouting his usual brand of anti-gay distortions.

And he was lambasted from all corners. From Box Turtle Bulletin, to Pam’s House Blend, to Media Matters. Even those responding to his post pointed out Perkins’s deceptive tactics of half-citing studies and relying on bad research.

Since I was ill yesterday, I missed the fun and games. It made me feel like Walter Payton finally making it to the Superbowl and not being able to score a touchdown.

But what happened yesterday was an unfortunate rare occurrence – a religious right figure caught red-handed publicly lying and called out for it. That’s a problem to me. Why does it happen so rarely?

What Perkins tried to do yesterday was not an anomaly. It happens all of the time. In their talking points, on their web pages, and even in their so-called research papers (usually done by one of their phony experts), religious right groups distort legitimate science or rely on junk science to create a false image of the lgbt community.

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