Wringing even more propaganda out of last month’s tragic shooting at their Washington, DC, offices, Family Research Council honchos Tony Perkins, Jerry Boykin and Ken Blackwell wrote an op-ed blaming the Southern Poverty Law Center and other progressive groups for “an open assault upon those with whom they disagree.”
Just in case their twisted message wasn’t clear, Blackwell went on WNDTV/Radio America to clarify that the triumvirate lumps President Obama in with SPLC, for branding right-wing Christians as “haters and bigots”:
We think that there is more and more evidence that the Obama Justice Department and the Southern Poverty Law Center work hand-in-glove and that’s disturbing because it’s investing an enormous amount of power that is subject to misuse in an organization that has a political motive in attacking those of us who are strong in our pro-life ethic and strong in our support of traditional marriage. And a Justice Department that is supposed to be neutral is, by all measure, an active participant in this clash of visions; not only this clash of visions but in this mislabeling of people who are exercising their fundamental human rights and constitutionally guaranteed rights as haters and bigots.
Every day of his presidency, [Obama] has done whatever it takes to undermine the Constitution and to empower a strong central or federal government which, by definition, has to be predicated on the weakening and the destruction of the family and chasing God and faith out of the public square or, at a minimum, silencing the church.
So I see this as an extension of that sort of mischief and that sort of wrongheadedness when he attacks those organizations that defend the pro-life ethic, defend traditional marriage, and defend strong families, and who advocate putting a harness on the growth and the reach of government.
If something untoward should happen to President Obama, we’re laying the blame squarely on Blackwell and the FRC for their “open assault upon those with whom they disagree.”
Source: Right Wing Watch