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Tony Perkins: Supreme Court ruling in favour of equal marriage could mean ‘revolution’

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  1. Didn’t notice a ‘revolution’ in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa or Sweden.

    1. Oh, but it will be a revolution. A revolution over religious bigotry and intolerance. Bring it on!

  2. Garry Cassell 26 Mar 2013, 6:05pm

    How could anybody today in a supposedly great country stand out and spout such hatred and rubbish…What a f****** sh**head…Someone should make the effort to rub that shi**y grin from his face…

  3. So TP says SCOTUS ignores public opinion? Well, that’s what they are supposed to do. They are supposed to base their rulings on the U.S. Constitution and it’s amendments, not on who has the loudest voice.

    1. But, judging by the latest polls, if they did take note of public opinion it would be a slamdunk for us. He’d better be careful for what he wishes.

    2. He’d have insisted on a referendum on the abolition of slavery because the slave owners were opposed.

  4. No, you grinning twunt, it won’t.

    1. I was just about to say…

      He really looks like a self satisfied, hollier than thou, bible bashing, hate spweing… tw@t

      1. *spewing

  5. Timo Fjordson 26 Mar 2013, 6:18pm

    Perhaps the USA needs a revolution, let face it, they are almost at the bottom of the foodchain, as far as human rights go, and by that i mean rights for the (minorities), gay lesbian and trans, but not forgetting, soldiers, prisoners, woman in general, animals, and the protection of the poor.

    1. GulliverUK 26 Mar 2013, 6:31pm

      Sadly we’re becoming a little like that, in terms of wealth inequality, although obviously we’re nothing like the US in terms of universal legal equal rights – in fact we’re at the top of the ILGA scoreboard in Europe ! Their problem is the patchiness – you can be married in New York, then travel to Texas and you aren’t considered married. In one state, in a particularly town, you might have employment protections, but in other parts of that state, or in other states you have none. They have a universal constitution of the US, but states have been allowed to screw with it as they wish, taking rights away piecemeal – it’s a stupid system. Equal rights has to mean equal rights across every state, every town and council, everywhere. And DOMA is as evil as Section 28 – clearly hate legislation, massively discriminatory. They have to put their house in order before telling others to. A lot of people are trying hard to do that, with a lot of success recently, so there’s hope.

      1. David Burdoin 27 Mar 2013, 12:41am

        Well said! Cheers!

  6. Their is a special place for Tony Perkins in hell.

  7. GulliverUK 26 Mar 2013, 6:23pm

    There isn’t going to be any revolution, it’s a simple evolution, supported by the majority. He’s better hope there is no revolution because his tiny band of terrorists and thugs would be obliterated.

    I know it’s news, apparently, but Tony Perkins is always making statements that make him look like he’s just escaped from a high-security mental health facility, but perhaps, given he makes so many, we could just have one general article with his bio, then just keep adding his fuckwittery to the bottom, in date order. Honestly, if you listed all the stupid insane comments he’s made in the past few years — I feel sure someone would assess him then lock him up, to study what’s wrong with him ! :D

    He’s as welcome as a dog turd in a swimming pool.

  8. Silly Billy. Everyone will get used to it in a short amount of time. I’m sure there would still be segregation if he had a say in it. What a prize burke.

    1. I don’t understand how the Supreme Court is still debating the rights of same sex couples to marry, when:
      (A) the constitution provides for separation of church and state,
      (B) marriage IS in fact, a civil right, not a religious entitlement (i.e., we procure marriage licenses from the state, not the church),
      (C) all citizens are guaranteed equal rights and protections under the law, and
      (D) (believe it or not,) gay people are people.
      Therefore, the constitution already guarantees that all citizens, regardless of sex, gender or orientation can marry.
      What’s the debate?
      Maybe the Supreme Court should just get on with important things like declaring the Republican Party an obstructionist, terrorist entity.

  9. They’re trillions of dollars in debt, the World’s biggest arms suppliers, one of the World’s most pollutive countries, etc etc etc, and what is he bothered about – gay equality. What a dlickhead.

  10. I do genuinely feel sorry for him. Imagine being so scared of the consequences of equal marriage. It can’t be any fun to be him.

    Of course, he could just have a good think about it and realise how daft he’s being, but I’m not holding out much hope for that.

    1. Dave North 26 Mar 2013, 7:29pm

      His paycheck comes from the discrimination business.

      It will be interesting too see who he ends up working for when his world crumbles.

  11. Robert in S. Kensington 26 Mar 2013, 6:56pm

    Now let me see. Tony Perkins is protesting far too much to the point of obsession. Methinks this smacks of Cardinal O’Brien syndrome. My gaydar has been on overdrive ever since I clapped eyes on this loon several years ago online. Why do I get the same feeling about Tory MP David Burrowes?

    1. Me thinks that perhaps you are on to something here…!

      I did read that he has five children…
      It appears that, Mr Tony Perkins has something to prove to himself and the world…
      Or perhaps he’s too stupid to use contraceptives?!

  12. Perkins is a nimrod.

    The court – supreme or local – is ALWAYS “above public opinion”. A court should NEVER take public opinion into consideration other than as a mitigating factor when considering “evolving attitudes”. The court should principally consider only LEGAL opinions.

    Besides, if the SCOTUS is taking public opinion into account, well, the majority of Americans appear to be in favour of marriage equality.

  13. I am thinking . . .

    Lost the plot

  14. Robert White 26 Mar 2013, 7:19pm

    I have cause to imagine Cartman (from Southpark) saying “oh ya, that it, its on… race-war! race-war! cummon everybody, race-war.”

    1. Robert White 26 Mar 2013, 7:24pm

      (not to self-reply, but to totally self-reply) This is the _classic_ argument to adverse consequences. On “Drawn Together” some years back I beleive the prediciton for gay marriage was Nazis riding Dinosaurs.

      Both threats are equally credible.

  15. Oh, but it will be a revolution. A revolution over religious bigotry and intolerance. Bring it on!

  16. I would say to Tony Perkins: “Just you try!”

  17. Gay US Attorney 26 Mar 2013, 7:57pm

    Tony Perkins is the one out of touch with U.S. Society which has moved to a majority position in favor of Marriage Equality. His ranting about social upheaval that the country will not survive has been heard repeatedly in America every time a giant step forward toward justice has been taken. From the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s/1960’s back to Women’s Suffrage, social progress naysayers have predicted the “end of civilization [as they wanted to define it]” The last time there was an actual split in America of his imagined consequences was the Civil War, which contrary to revisionists was NOT about “State’s Rights” vs. Federal Power, but about the end of the institution of Slavery as the economic foundation of the Southern half of the country. Those who rebelled, were and remain TRAITORS. My question is, will Perkins and his ilk repeat their mistake and force us and possibly the world to bear the cost of their mistake.

  18. That There Other David 26 Mar 2013, 10:54pm

    I would see it more as an “evolution”, but something tells me Tony Perkins doesn’t believe in that either….

  19. Tony Perkins’ credentials say it all:

    “A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and a former police officer and television news reporter, Tony brings a unique blend of experience and leadership to the pro-family movement. He received his undergraduate degree from Liberty University and a Master’s Degree from Louisiana State University in Public Administration. In May 2006 he received an honorary doctorate in theology from Liberty University.”

    Liberty University is Rev. Jerry Fallwell’s attempt to create an institution of higher learning for right-wing Christians. It’s a third-rate institution with no credibility whatsoever.

    1. That There Other David 27 Mar 2013, 2:01pm

      “A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and a former police officer and television news reporter, Tony brings a unique blend of experience and leadership to the pro-family movement.”

      Maybe I’m being naive here, but what exactly does being a Marine vet, a police officer and a TV reporter bring to the table in terms of parenting experience?

      This list of things does not tally with that list of things, as it were….

  20. 99% of Americans have no idea who he is

  21. jamestoronto 27 Mar 2013, 6:04am

    There were rumours that a revolution would happen in Canada but, sadly, nobody came. (Tongue meet cheek)

  22. Jock S. Trap 27 Mar 2013, 12:18pm

    A typical reaction from those who bully there way to get heard because they are a minority in opinion.

    They clearly would prefer all to suffer them than allow peace and respect but they should be Very careful.

    I mean have not heard of the saying “Treat people how you wish to be treated yourself”?

  23. If the American people have not had a revolution over income inequality and the evidence that this is only getting worse, with millions unemployed and millions now homeless thanks to illegal practices by the banks, why does this idiot think there could possibly be a revolution about something the majority of Americans support?

    The guy is just another religious extremist whackjob, one of the few in the right who wants a revolution and a split in the US. Two smaller areas to rule means more government, more of a chance for these lowlifes to rise to the top of the political food chain, with their religious extremist government in power.

    I a way, I hope it happens. America could end up looking like North and South Korea lol

    Think about that for a moment – an insane group of ideologically driven psychopaths in one half, and a decent, democratic, free and prosperous half.

  24. Liam the God 27 Mar 2013, 1:46pm

    I love how these “Patriotic Americans” are all fine and groovy with the SCOTUSA until it goes AGAINST them, and then they threaten revolution! That’s not the action of a Democratic institution; that is the action of a Dictatorship! That’s what I would call “Doing a Mugabe”! Maybe they should all move to Zimbabwe? They seem to have a lot in common with the leadership.

  25. Obviously, he has been looking at out dated public opinion!

    Research suggests that something like 60% of Americans are now in favour of same sex marriage.

  26. Didn’t his type say similar things about inter-racial marriage …? When are these people going to realise all their silly, childish, alarmist, untrue scaremongering turns people off religion faster than … erm …. peadophile priests

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