Tony Perkins is a hysterical guy, and not in the haha kind of way. In his latest outburst, Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, claims that it won’t be long before LGBT advocates start shipping Christians off to our very own Dachau.
What prompts this Holocaust paranoia? A baker. Specifically, a baker in Colorado, Jack Phillips. Phillips refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple having a commitment ceremony, although he is willing to make cakes for doggie weddings. The couple filed a complaint with the state Civil Rights Commission, which ruled last week that Phillips has to make wedding cakes for gay couples.
That decision has the religious right in a lather. The ever-reliable Bryan Fischer called it “slavery,” but Perkins one-upped him in the quest to find an even more offensive analogy.
“I’m beginning to think, are re-education camps next?” Perkins mused in a radio interview. “When are they going to start rolling out the boxcars to start hauling off Christians?”
Here’s a brief history lesson for Perkins: when the boxcars really were rolling, it’s gay men who were among the occupants. Before you start slandering a community, you might want to consider how they suffered from the very thing of which you’re accusing them.
Of course, that would require thought and sensitivity, two qualities not in abundance in Perkins’ world.
Listen to the whole rant here:
H/t: Right Wing Watch