For Tony Perkins, leader of the hate group Family Research Council, demonizing minorities is second nature. We sometimes forget that Perkins has direct connections to David Duke and the Klan. There are probably white sheets with eye-holes in Perkins’ closet.

Last night Perkins sent out an email to supporters with this bit of sunshine:

Protestants are finding it more difficult to communicate openness to men and women outside the church when increasingly people define themselves by their sexual behavior. We can and should embrace all people who are created in the image of God, but that does not mean we can or should embrace behavior that is contrary to Scripture. There’s a difference between welcoming sinners and affirming their behavior. And on that, the Church must be clear.

Gay people don’t define themselves by their sexual orientation and sexual orientation is not behavior. Perkins’ views are shaped by greed and a genuine animus for his fellow LGBT taxpayers and citizens.

The animus exists because Perkins is on the losing end of the culture war that he helped to start in the first place. While thumping a Bible and waving the American flag, Perkins is as un-American as borscht. Americans have always stood for fairness and equality. Perkins is headed for a meltdown. Think Carrie at the prom (without the telekinetic powers of course).

And really, Tony, shelve the love-the-sinner crap. That’s just your justification for spreading hate and discord.

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.