Yet again we are recruiting kids - turning them gay or trans
Yet again we are recruiting kids – turning them gay or trans

Tony Perkins actually says that we are out to “recruit and confuse” children. Isn’t that rather passé?

Ten days ago I wrote about Jonathon Van Maren’s hissy fit over Kellogg’s special “Together With Pride” cereal in conjunction with GLAAD.

Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins rarely misses an opportunity to demonstrate some anti-LGBTQ bigotry. Mr. Perkins has perfected the art of money-grubbing. He asks for funds by claiming that he and his constituency have been victimized. LGBTQ people and corporate America are frequently portrayed as victimizers.

Poor fucking Tony. The only time Perkins appreciates anyone is when they join in on the bigotry. Otherwise, Perkins is always pissed and his god is always pissed off. Come to think of it, his sidekick, General Jerry (Boykin), is always pissed off.

Chutzpah n. 1: Tony Perkins calling others “extreme” or “radical.”

Metamucil + ProzacWould some kind person please send a bottle or two of Prozac to Family Research Council? They probably need a few large size cans of Metamucil as well.

Getting back to the cereal that Tony Perkins doesn’t like:

But before you can read a word of Tony Perkins’ diatribe, there is this:

Gimme, gimme, gimme! The text of the screed isn’t any more lucid:

“Boxes are for cereal, not people,” the company insists about its new Together with Pride rainbow edition that donates $3 from every box to an extreme LGBT group, GLAAD, who’s out to recruit and confuse your children. Of course, anyone who’s been online or walked the aisles of a grocery store knows that some companies will do anything to pander to the radical Left. But this June, these brands are on a collision course with a group of fired-up American shoppers who might just eat them for breakfast.

You have to wonder whether or not Perkins’ supporters still believe that sexual orientation and gender identity are subject to “recruitment.” That notion is pretty stupid.

Moreover, knowing that LGBTQ people exist doesn’t confuse anyone capable of cognitive thought — including kids. It is an indisputable fact that LGBTQ people exist.

Furthermore, it is Mr. Perkins who seeks to “confuse” children through his misinformation about human sexuality. Perkins claims that sexuality is defined by those ancient chronicles of dubious provenance. That is unless you are a Muslim. Their ancient chronicles are counterfeit according to Family Research Council.

Tony Perkins has never had a real job in his life. Anyone who has tried to make a profit without begging for donations knows that Kellogg’s is out to sell cereal. That’s it. This is from the Kellogg’s corn flakes Christmas ad:

Kellogg’s was not pandering to Jesus or even to Tony Perkins. It’s just trying to sell some damned cereal. Were Perkins Jewish he would be bitching that the ad marginalized Hanukkah. Were Tony Perkins Jewish we would desperately try to convert him to something else.

“Perkins and others absolutely require an enemy. No enemy — No fear. No fear — No donations.”

Another Perkins tactic is to claim that there are millions of people who are simply outraged over whatever Perkins is pissed off about. Outraged over what exactly? A cereal box? Surely people have far more important concerns; concerns that actually affect them:

After speaking out against Georgia’s election reforms, the fixture in American soda has taken a major hit — not just in profits, but in PR. Thirty-seven percent of Americans (myself included) say they’re less likely to buy Coke products now, leading several CEOs to wonder: go woke, go broke?

  1. People upset with Coca Cola over their stance in Georgia are Republicans.
  2. The link is to Rasmussen which has nearly a four point bias towards Republicans.
  3. 25% said they were more likely to buy coca cola products.
  4. Not many people are going to get upset over a box of cereal. Elections affect them. Cereal does not.
  5. People who say that they will not buy or will buy a product due to corporate policy rarely follow through.
Few consumers who report positive attitudes toward eco-friendly products and services follow through with their wallets. In one recent survey 65% said they want to buy purpose-driven brands that advocate sustainability, yet only about 26% actually do so.

What Perkins never gets is that about 40% of Americans have a family member who is LGBTQ. On top of that people have friends, neighbors and coworkers who are LGBTQ.

Perkins et al seem to have come to the realization — to some extent — that attempting to demonize gay people is far less effective than it used to be. Therefore, they have switched their animus to transgender folks.

Trans people amount to only about 0.5% of the population. However, Perkins and others absolutely require an enemy. No enemy — No fear. No fear — No donations. It is a very cynical calculus.

Enemies, enemies, enemies!

There are rainbow Skittles, gay Mickey Mouses, custom Converse, even Love Is Love Le Creuset, but they’re coming on the market at a time when most Americans are saying: Enough! They don’t want their cereal preaching transgenderism or their drinks fighting voter ID. By a 3-to-1 margin, they don’t want corporations openly involved in political activism at all.

It wasn’t 3-1, it was specific to Georgia politics and it has nothing to do with companies demonstrating support for the LGBTQ community. Doing so is good for business. It is good for business because people want to align themselves with companies that treat their friends, family, neighbors and coworkers kindly.

This should look familiar to Tony Perkins:

Okay, that’s from 1960. However, Tony Perkins is from New Orleans and he has direct ties to the Klan. And, no, I am not comparing the struggles of Black people who originally came here as slaves to LGBTQ folks. I am comparing the tactics.

“Tony Perkins is presumably frustrated with Trump out of office. He knows that no one in the Biden administration is interested in his religious zealotry.”

Later on, more victims:

And yet, when the media does acknowledge people’s reservations and tries (however nominally) to present both sides of the transgender issue, they’re torn to pieces for it. Just this past Sunday, when “60 Minutes” aired a segment on the Arkansas law that protects minors from transgender treatments, Leslie Stahl dared to also talk to people who had transitioned — and regretted it. It was barely five minutes of content, but the network was hammered for it by Leftist and LGBT extremists for even including it.

Everyone who disagrees with Tony Perkins is an “extremist.” I wrote about the 60 Minutes matter. For me the issue was that the trans desisters — all adults, who transitioned as adults — have no relevance whatsoever to the Arkansas law.

Furthermore, kids do not need protection from treatments which means protection from their doctors and protection from their parents and protection from the overwhelming consensus of medical science. Kids need protection from idiots like Tony Perkins.

Furthermore, Perkins is a dishonest hypocrite. Somehow, with respect to the Equality Act:

This is an all-out assault on parental rights, on the family, and on the millions of people of faith in this country.

What about the parental right to have their children treated according to the clinical practice standards of the American Academy of Pediatrics? Or is the AAP part of the sinister conspiracy?

Do tell Dr. Perkins:

What psychology and medicine are doing by ignoring the risks and regrets is only leading more children down an irreversible and painful path. “We already have girls, physically health girls, who are being referred for double mastectomies at age 13,” Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, warns. “This is institutionalized child abuse.”

First of all that is a lie. 13-year-old girls are not being referred for mastectomies because they are trans boys. Why would anyone give a flying fuck what Michelle Cretella has to say? Cretella is not even licensed and has not practiced medicine in years Furthermore, Cretella is more obedient to the catechism of the Catholic Church than to medical ethics.

“A pathological liar like Tony Perkins claiming that a company is deceiving young people. From a box of cereal?”

Moreover, note the absence of real risks in Perkins’ text. Risks that Tony Perkins cannot detail. Furthermore, Tony Perkins isn’t concerned with the health of children. Perkins is defending scripture. So is Cretella.

Moreover, the American College of Pediatricians is a minuscule hate group based in Gainesville, FL with annual revenues of about $150,000. The real professional organization is the American Academy of Pediatrics which has annual revenues of more than $175,000,000.

Once again, Perkins is deceptive. He would have people believe that the little Florida hate group is authoritative.

Add some science denial:

And companies like Lego, Levi, Kellogg’s, Disney, Mars, Target, and others are celebrating it with their specialized toys and fun rainbow colors. At the end of the day, those are all just a distraction from the real heartbreak: that changing genders won’t fix anyone’s problems. Only a changed heart, turned toward God, can.

Notice the emphasis on transgender kids rather than LGBTQ kids. Moreover, kids do not “change” their gender. Transgender persons affirm their gender. According to the research, kids who are supported in their gender identity do very well.

Perkins is telling parents to pray rather than seeking professional clinical care. Does that pass as concern for the wellbeing of children?

Rallying the troops:

To contact Kellogg’s and complain, email them here or Tweet them @KelloggsUS. For a list of their family of brands, click over to their website, so that you aren’t unknowingly contributing to their mass deception of our young people.

A pathological liar like Tony Perkins claiming that a company is deceiving young people. From a box of cereal? Furthermore, companies are long past paying attention to religious fanatics.

Brian S. Brown used to do the same nonsensical pandering to the faithful. Remember “Dump Starbucks?” How about “Dump General Mills?” How about trying to rally the masses with the “Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance?” Brown lost every battle and Brown lost the war over marriage equality.

Tony Perkins’ constituency is probably dying out. Young people are increasingly less likely to be religious fanatics. Pew Research reported: “Adults under 40 are less likely to be religiously affiliated.” The people who might have flown airplanes into buildings for Tony Perkins are diminishing in number.

This is the third post in two days regarding Tony Perkins. That says more about the odious Perkins than my taste is subjects. Tony Perkins is presumably frustrated with Trump out of office. He knows that no one in the Biden administration is interested in his religious zealotry.

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.