Thursday, 1 July 2010

This man is not an expert

I have spoken before about the mainstream media treating homophobic bigots as experts when discussing GBLT issues. Why do I even have to explain this? I mean, seriously? You don’t ask raging misogynists about women’s issues, you don’t ask flaming racists about people of colour and you don’t ask bloody homophobes about our issues. Hatred is not a qualification!

So why, in the name of all that is sensible in this world, is Tony Perkins an expert to testify in the Kagan Supreme Court hearings? Let’s be clear here – Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council – condemned by the Southern Poverty law Centre an org that spent $25,000 lobbying AGAINST condemning the Uganda kill-gays law. The Family Research Council has supported the criminalisation of homosexuality, and they want to “export” gays from the US (the word is DEPORT) They have spread the most toxic lies about us they can

Tony Perkins is man who called gay pride month “sexual deviance” month that we are out to destroy democracy and gods alone know how many more and worst things.

Why is this man given even the slightest shred of credibility?