Hate group, Family Research Council President, Tony Perkins seems determined to affirm his status as a hyperbolic buffoon. Before claiming that SPLC is losing its credibility, desperate and motivated solely by money, Mr. Perkins would be wise to compare financials. In round numbers (000 omitted):

2010 Contributions and Grants 11,988 32,773
2011 Contributions and Grants 12,249 36,125
Percent Change 2.2% 10.4%

Nevertheless, Tony uttered:

With its credibility drying up, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
is determined to cement its status as the homosexual movement’s greatest
ally. Desperate to regain its status in the civil rights debate, the
group is following the money to the gay community, where it hopes the
partnership will help SPLC regain some of the legitimacy it lost
bullying mainstream conservatives. Their latest attempt to claw their
way back into the spotlight is a lawsuit aimed at destroying the ex-gay

No (sigh). It is aimed at putting quacks  out of business. Has Mr. Perkins even bothered to read the complaint?

That’s as ridiculous as suing Weight Watchers because they promised
you’d lose weight and you didn’t. The only people guilty of fraud are
the ones who claim people with same-sex attractions can’t change.

The difference, Mr. Perkins, is that when people don’t lose weight, they don’t require years of therapy to undo the damage. Furthermore, Mr. Perkins, every single mainstream medical and counseling association has concluded that this “therapy” is both toxic and ineffective. Of course you know more than the AMA. Maybe you can explain all the penis waving that seems to have been part of the “treatment” protocol.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.