Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Morals-based Family Research Council is a little, uh, racist.

Shocked, shocked I am, at these recent developments:

Senate majority leader Bill Frist appeared through a telecast as a speaker at "Justice Sunday," at the invitation of the event's main sponsor, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins. "Justice Sunday" was promoted as a rally to portray Democrats as being "against people of faith." Many of the speakers compared the plight of conservative Christians to the civil rights movement. But in sharing the stage with Perkins, who introduced him to the rally, Frist was associating himself with someone who has longstanding ties to racist organizations.

Four years ago, Perkins addressed the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), America's premier white supremacist organization, the successor to the White Citizens Councils, which battled integration in the South. In 1996 Perkins paid former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke $82,000 for his mailing list. At the time, Perkins was the campaign manager for a right-wing Republican candidate for the US Senate in Louisiana. The Federal Election Commission fined the campaign Perkins ran $3,000 for attempting to hide the money paid to Duke.

Ah, for the good old days, when darkies knew their place and, if they didn't, well, there were always police dogs and fire hoses. I'll bet Perkins just lies awake at night, waxing nostalgic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An addition to the excellent report on the Family Research Council , Canad for October of 2006. Tony Perkins stated recently that gay men have a greater propensity to molest children. For those who aren't aware; the vast majority of pedophiles and sexual predators are heterosexual. Source ? The RCMP , FBI , Interpol , and Scotland Yard(UK). This kind of inflammatory slander is the direct cause of the fact that in Canada over the last ten years, according to criminologists, over one hundred gay men have been murdered in brutal hate crimes.What the hell ever happened to legal charges of defamation of character ?