Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Soledad O'Brien and Tony Perkins Interview

Soledad O’Brien called out Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council for accusing all gay men of being a pedophile.

“A pedophile has sex with children,” O’Brien pointed out. “Are you saying that someone who’s gay is a pedophile?”

“No, I never said that,” the Family Research Council president insisted. “I’m saying that they’re trying to create an environment that is protective the children. This doesn’t make it more protective. There is a disproportionate number of male on boy pedophilia — when we get into pedophilia, it’s male on boy. There’s a higher incident rate of that. We never said all homosexuals are pedophiles or all pedophiles are homosexuals.”

Perkins quickly backtracks from calling gay men pedophiles.

Brien's question answers itself. Perkins doesn't give a damn about discriminating against gays and lesbians.

“Because it’s discriminatory,” O’Brien observed. “Do you worry you’re on the wrong side of history on this? Do you think that you’re going to look up and say, ‘We were on the wrong side in this debate, that this was an organization that ultimately stood for discriminating against some people.’ Don’t you worry about that?” “The question for the scouts is, are we going to continue in our mission and are we going to provide the safest possible environment for these boys or are we going to cave in corporate dollars?” Perkins replied. “That’s the question before the board today.”

Perkins doesn't give a damn about history or facts. What is really pathetic is Perkins keeps accusing gays and lesbians of being pedophiles. When pressed he isn't courageous to say it outright.

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