Pam Spaulding

Tony Perkins on CNN: McCain must embrace Palin's beliefs

Filed By Pam Spaulding | September 10, 2008 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Media, Politics
Tags: fundies, John McCain, palin, religious right, Sarah Palin, Tony Perkins

This is the kind of crap Tony Perkins wants continue foisting on America with McCain/Palin's help.

Wow. Just wow. The Dominionists, feeling full of themselves because of the selection of Palin, simply cannot help themselves. They've taken Palin's mile-wide, inch-deep celebrity as a sign that most of America wants the fundies in their wombs and bedrooms.

Beltway "Christianists" like Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council is basically calling for McCain to endorse Sarah Palin's social conservative beliefs...or else. Someone should have warned McCain that it's never enough with these people. They didn't only want the figurehead nod of a veep - they want religious right policies.


Evangelicals are closely watching whether the McCain campaign embraces Palin's religious views or shies away from them, Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, told CNN.

...[T]he next few days, next couple of weeks will be very critical because as you pointed out, her faith has become an issue. It's being attacked, being used as a weapon against her. People are watching. It will be very important how the McCain campaign handles this. If they become defensive and run from it and try to hide the fact that there is this element of faith, then I think it's going to turn off social conservatives, evangelicals, orthodox Christians.

If they say, "Hey, why should someone have to check their faith at the door and move towards the base," I think it's going to energize, you know, the socially conservative voters more. It's very important how they deal with this in the next few days.

If McCain really had any cojones he would have told these folks to take a hike as he did back in 2000. That would, ironically, have done more to save the GOP from the clutches of the fundies, but alas, he thought bedding down with them was the better idea. Hope you like those fleas, Johnny.

I welcome the Right's attempt to publicly hold McCain/Palin accountable to their view of the country as they'd like to see it. I will be delighted to hear their views on ex-gay therapy and whether, under a McCain administration, these churches would receive faith-based funds. This is a legitimate policy question, since Tony Perkins has now thrown down the gauntlet.

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(using old-fashioned language) Doesn't that photo of Tony Perkins just scream "Closet Queen!" ???

Thinking of old fashioned, he does favor Brig Anderson. "Are the men and women of Washington really like this?"

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | September 10, 2008 9:40 PM

If McCain really had any cojones he would have told these folks to take a hike as he did back in 2000.

McCain has sold his soul to the devil in this run for the Whitehouse. Ironic, isn't it, that the main way he did it is by jumping into bed with the Religious Right?

I believe it is, Brynn. You don't hear him denouncing the religious right anymore, do you?

They seriously won't stop until they control the entire country. Like that line from McCain in that Lisa Nova video... "What have I done?"

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | September 11, 2008 10:27 AM

"Thought crimes?" How Orwellian is that? When "1984" was written in the mid 1940's to warn the world about government control of everything and creation of enemies of the state to justify crushing domestic dissent we were supposed to have learned something.

Her faith would be much more of a serious factor if there was any indication she took it seriously. She claims to follow Jesus, but is willing to hold hatred in her heart. She used the full weight and power of government to go after the boss of her ex-brother in-law. When he couldn't find means to fire him as a police officer, Palin fired him. She also fired a librarian for not immediately joining her in her fight to remove books. Then we find out she is not above bearing false witness against anyone in her way. Just the same way she lied about Obama "palling around with terrorists" she also lied about another fellow christian, John Stein, a Lutheran. She spread rumors that he was a Jew, with emails the way they say Obama is a Muslim. This kind of thing actually works with her evil followers. This is the kind of thing that says that being Jewish or Muslim is something to be accused of. I don't take her faith seriously because when it comes to elections, neither does she.