OFF THE DEEP END

Tony Perkins Thinks That Forcing Bakers To Make Gay Wedding Cakes Means Christians Will Be Sent To Death Camps

tony_perkins-670x446Tony 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

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21 Comments

  • DistingueTraces

    It’s going to be an awfully confusing moment for my gay pastor when he has to load his own congregation onto that death camp train.

    Or maybe it’s someone else who is confused.

  • BitterOldQueen

    Oh calm down, TP; they only have to go to the Death Camps if their cakes are bad.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    For Perkins to even have that in his mind makes me wonder if he fantasizes about “loading us all onto a train.” It may even be a way of communicating this to his followers in a subconscious sort of way. This guy is getting worse. I think he is trying to kill his own desires by sublimating his craziness onto our community. What a fucktard. The world would be a better place without this kind of blatant hatred. He really is a nut job.

  • Cam

    The closer he is to losing his job the more hyperbolic the rhetoric gets.

    They are claiming that far worse things are going to happen to Christians if bakers have to make “Gay Cakes” than they were if gays got married or joined the military. LOL

  • AzLights

    Tony Perkins has really gone off the deep, deep end with this latest outburst. He’s clearly projecting–this is what he, given a chance would love to do to any LGBT person that crosses his path.

    It is an insult to every person that died in the Holocaust. How in the bloody hell can being required to obey a non-discrimination be compared with losing one’s livihood, one’s home , and ultimately, one’s life?! It is an insult as well to their loved ones. As far as I am concerned, Tony Perkins is a SCHMUCK.

  • gayspud-1

    perkins need to get a life.

  • dbmcvey

    Well, hey, that’s what happened before WWII, the Jews were forced to bake wedding cakes then they were sent to concentration camps.

    I think Perkins thinks that because he would send gay people to death camps if he could we would want to do the same thing to Christians. What a horrible man.

  • Mezaien

    It`s not the GAYS who is sending the Christian to a death camps! I am doing it.

  • Lvng1tor

    “Christians” like him have been saying this would happen to true believers for ever. It’s almost like they want it to happen. Their very own day against the lion to prove how devoted they claim they are to GOD. It’s freakn perverse almost a fetish.

  • corvaspikenard

    @Lvng1tor: It’s part of their ‘end times’ mythology; that Christians will become the persecuted just before Christ returns.
    I once read the script of a Christian play about the ‘End Times’ and it was pretty lol. Christianity had been outlawed and the few remaining ‘true believers’ had taken to the mountains and forests of Canada, hiding in old churches while the evil atheists hunted for them to exterminate them.
    Seriously, they’d love that crap. They would eat it up.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    These pants shitters would crump at the first sign of persecution. Even a big house cat let into the arena would have them quaking in their zip-up boots. Bullies are usually big chickens.

  • misterhollywood

    If stupid had a favorite picture … It would be of this guy. What a complete idiot.

  • DickieJohnson

    @Mezaien: I’d be very happy if they’d just send YOU to a mental institution.

  • DickieJohnson

    Do all these crazy far-right nitwits have the same speach writer, who gets more deranged as time passes? Their BS just gets more insane as they get closer to losing.

  • Ken A.

    Fearmongering brings in money from the sheeple.

  • Harley

    No way. These tea party bozos don’t want the federal government to spend taxpayers dollars on trains, concentration camps, and ovens. No, better for the Christians to self emulate on the courthouse steps. The ashes will just blow away in the wind. No taxpayer expense except to power wash the steps afterwards.

  • sejjo

    I’m always amused when people claim Christianity is a weak group politically or that Christians are a persecuted minority.

    “Before you start slandering a community, you might want to consider how they suffered from the very thing of which you’re accusing them.” Unfortunately Queerty, amongst your members who I assume are gay (and many more out there), there are those who now persecute transgendered persons in much the same way (just judging by the appalling comments in some of your clips about transgendered people). I guess suffering persecution does not make us righteous, because we then turn around and pay another minority in kind.

  • Mike

    All they have to do is put a big crucifix on the door and I’ll know to spend my money elsewhere.
    (Oh, and for the record Queerty, it was a MALE same sex wedding in the case of the baker from Lakewood, CO, not two women)

  • Maude

    Okay I get it.
    I’m gay and so are most of my friends.

    That said, The question must be asked….Why can’t the lesbians go to another bakery?
    Why must it be this specific baker whose cake will be filled with hate?

    If we just want to make a point, I think it’s been made, and in the making of the point, we’ve brought undue hatred against us in every future attempt for respect.

    For the want of one cake, as symbolic as it once was, it now is the haters symbol against us.

    Its been useful, but now it’s lost. Let go already!

  • Musk

    Can someone explain how “undue hatred” works?

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