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posted Friday, April 26, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 17
Sex, guns, and hypocrisy - If there's a way to blame Gays for the Boston bombing, Tony Perkins will find it
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Sex, guns, and hypocrisy - If there's a way to blame Gays for the Boston bombing, Tony Perkins will find it

by D'Anne Witkowski - SGN Contributing Writer

The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun - who is not having Gay sex.

This seems to be the line of reasoning the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins is using, both to cheer the failure of gun-control legislation in the U.S. Senate and to blame the Boston Marathon bombing on anything sex-related that Perkins does not personally approve of.

'If Congress wants to stop these tragedies, then it has to address the government's own hostility to the institution of the family and organizations that can address the real problem: the human heart,' Perkins writes.

Got that? The real problem is the human heart. Perkins' problem, specifically, is that he does not have one.

He continues, 'As I've said before, America doesn't need gun control, it needs self-control. And a Congress that actively discourages it - through abortion, family breakdown, sexual liberalism, or religious hostility - is only compounding the problem.'

See? You've just got to self-control yourself, and this stuff won't happen. Unless you're Gay, then Perkins wouldn't mind personally controlling you by thwarting your attempt at full civil rights. But guns & well, numbers indicate that people are very good at killing each other with guns all the livelong day as though we live in a godforsaken war zone. That is working out really well for us.

WHOSE RIGHT TO LIFE?
Gloating about the gun-control failure, Perkins sneers, 'Senate liberals, who baited members with a gallery full of Newtown and Aurora families, quickly learned that it would take more than emotional manipulation to win leaders to their side.'

Ah, yes, the Newtown and Aurora families. Those manipulative bastards, shoving their dead relatives in our faces. What they don't understand is that 'Right to Life' ends as soon as you check out of Hotel Uterus. After that, you're on your own. So there's no point in focusing on a bunch of dead kids when there are live gun owners with rights to protect. In other words, stop trying to win Perkins over with an emotional argument. As we've already discussed, the man has no heart.

If murdered children aren't a Christian concern, guns clearly are. 'As Christians living in very dangerous times, we not only have a right - but a responsibility - to protect our families from threats of violence, which only increase as America's focus moves from personal control to more government control,' Perkins writes.

'There seems to be this notion, at least among liberals, that more laws will protect us - but as we all witnessed in Boston, that isn't necessarily the case,' Perkins goes on. 'Stronger background checks wouldn't have prevented the deaths of three people at the finish line [in Boston].'

ILLIBERAL LOGIC
First, I call your attention to Perkins' notion that it's 'liberals' who believe 'that more laws will protect us' and his warning of a movement 'from personal control to more government control.' To this I add: ROTFLATSHOIA (rolling on the floor laughing at the sheer hypocrisy of it all). This from a guy who supports all manner of anti-Gay laws, many of them antithesis to the 'small government' conservatives like Perkins pretend they favor, in the name of 'protecting' society.

Second, pointing out that tougher gun-control laws wouldn't have stopped the bombing at the Boston Marathon is a non-sequitur. It's like saying, 'Well, wearing a seat belt won't prevent cancer, so why bother?' Such an argument is what the Founding Fathers, I believe, used to call 'asshattery.'

Also, according to Perkins, Jesus wants you to have a gun: 'Not only did Jesus tolerate weapons, he instructed His disciples to buy them! In Luke 22:36, we read, 'He said to them... if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.'

Apparently the modern translation of the word 'sword' is 'assault weapon with high-capacity magazine,' which is obviously the answer to the age-old question: What would Jesus shoot?

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