May 25th, 2012
12:43 PM ET

Perkins on opposing same-sex marriage

(CNN)–Tony Perkins, head of the conservative Family Research Council, argues that children lose when gay marriage is legalized and that such unions represent the death knell of marriage.

Perkins  spoke with CNN's Brooke Baldwin.

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  1. SouthernGirl2

    "When you learn to set aside your 2000 year outdated book"

    The Word of God is eternal. It will not change to accommodate sin.

    May 26, 2012 at 11:58 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      Prove your god exists before saying something so moronic! That book was written 2000 years ago by men who never met one another. It does not hold any ground in societal laws and should not be used to define what is right or wrong in society. It is not the free worlds problem that you are too lazy to think for yourself but it is the free worlds problem when you try to use your beliefs to justify bigotry and hate. Children and schizophrenics have imaginary friends...which category do you belong to?

      May 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      Sin doesn't exist. It's the poisonous control mechanism crafted by religion to enslave the masses. You've bought into a great lie and gave up the option to think for yourself. But don't feel too badly...you're in good company with so many other sheep.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      And 2000-3000 years if a far cry short of eternity. God never wrote anything..stop believing that it did....men wrote the holy books you hold so dear...primitive, ignorant, bigoted stupid men.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
    • A Serpent's Thought

      AtheistSteve, "Sin doesn't exist. It's the poisonous control mechanism crafted by religion to enslave the masses. You've bought into a great lie and gave up the option to think for yourself. But don't feel too badly...you're in good company with so many other sheep"
      Is it a "crime/sin" to steal? Is it a sin/crime to kill? To say actions against social righteousness are not only criminal, they are even sinful! The difference between a crime and a sin is that sin can be forgiven while a crime cannot be forgiven unless one believes that Christ Jesus can forgive one their sins/crimes! Unforgiveness of one's crimes/sins is a poisonous control mechanism crafted by atheistical secularisits and people who are faithless and hold condemnation in high regards! Your assumptions regarding sin is pure senselessness and goes beyond one's credibility of thought provocations!

      May 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Amen SouthernGirl2.

      The other 2 need to read Job 11:12 .

      May 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      @A Serpents Thought: Sin does not exist outside of the buybull. Anything that does harm to society is dealt with in accordance with the law of the land, not the law of the buybull. We do not use the word SIN because we understand that it is a biblical term. We do not in any way support people who commit crimes of any form. You use sin to define anything and everything. We do not believe or will ever believe that being gay is a crime because we know it isn't, you are wrong to say it is. Crime and sin are extremely different and do not belong categorized together. We are not the ones who are the issue in this world, it is your own bigoted viewpoint that is the issue. As I said to your counterpart SouthernGirl, imaginary friends are for children and schizophrenics...which category do you fall under? You're one of the most immoral people on this blog and until you have evidence to back your god and your buybull, your opinion lacks merit.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      @HeavenSent: Nope, she is a bigot and uneducated. We do not need to read that verse because it does not have pertinence in the real world. Sorry that you missed your meds today and can't accept the reality of the 21st century.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
    • Get Real

      "The Word of God is eternal. It will not change to accommodate sin."

      Oh yeah? None of these "Words of the Lord" have changed then?

      Here's just a sampling from Leviticus. You can look up the other bizarre ones, like a victim of r.ape being commanded to marry her ra.pist and curing leprosy with bird's blood in Deut., Exodus, Numbers, etc.

      (and don't try the "New Covenant" cr@pola as a get-around - the LORD spake this junk and Jesus changed not a dot)

      19:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

      19:19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.

      19:20 And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

      19:23 And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncirc.umcised: three years shall it be as uncirc.umcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.

      19:24 But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the LORD withal.

      19:25 And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am the LORD your God.

      19:26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.

      19:27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

      19:37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD.


      May 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      Crime is one thing. Breaking a civil law as determined by society. Sin is made up. Sin is the defiance of God's will. And like I said before...God doesn't exist. No God...no sin.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
    • sam stone

      How do you know that the word of god is eternal, SouthernGirl?

      May 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      TruthPrevails, sin does exist. I'm living proof of non-believers destroying my career and personal life, then having to pick up the pieces due to their reckless, irresponsible, unrighteous actions.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      sam stone, if you cared to study, comprehend and apply His wisdom to your life to produce righteous outcomes, you'd understand.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
    • Get Real


      It's a shame that you suffered. Problem is, you have picked up the pieces and have sewn them into a Crazy Quilt. If you enjoy snuggling up with it, fine, but please don't try to strangle everyone else with it.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @HeavenSent said:
      "TruthPrevails, sin does exist. I'm living proof of non-believers destroying my career and personal life, then having to pick up the pieces due to their reckless, irresponsible, unrighteous actions."

      You are f*ucking loser! Why? Because you blame everyone else except yourself for your failures. Get a life moron!

      May 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  2. midwest rail

    The Big Lie as practiced by the modern faux Christian – " Love the sinner, hate the sin ". This cutesy bumper sticker philosophy allows them to say whatever hateful things they wish. When called out, their fall back position is " Oh, you misunderstand – we don't hate anyone, we just hate their sin and wish to save them. " Then they go on their way, only to spew more hatred and bigotry, secure in the knowledge that they have the Big Lie to protect them.

    May 26, 2012 at 11:50 am |
    • Voice of Reason

      Thus the group mentality of belonging.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Only Jesus saves. Christians only spread His truth.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
  3. Voice of Reason

    The science and psychology of religion is fairly simple to understand once you have a curiosity to understand. It appears that the need to belong to a group in a social structure is innate in our DNA. That need is stronger in some, while not necessary in others. This is clearly an evolved social trait. Once a person is accepted into a group, that person becomes whole. The odd and unusual byproduct of this acceptance is that even if the group is ultimately wrong or destructive, the person will still adhere to the group. Religion and a belief in a god is a perfect example. As science forges forward and we learn more every day about our neurological processes I feel confident that we will eventually be able to alienate that gene and then figure-out what the heck to do with it.

    May 26, 2012 at 11:34 am |
    • A Serpent's Thought

      The "God-Gene" is as much a falseness as is the gay and/or lesbian genes! They are of the "spiritualized" emotionalisms! Sodomites tend to rant and rave in order to get their way(s) in most matters of civilities in socialistic recognitions of maleable orientations! While the timidness of Christians will hardly ever show anger they would rather embellish anguish then to not show love and kindness! This one fact about Christians is a sodomites most valued asset whenever they rant and rave against the teachings of Christ and God, the father of Creation itself! Timid the sodomites aren't! Like in the days of Noah, our days are now imitating such days! God will not forbade sodomy nor the sodomites wills and wants! Parents of the young and highly impressionable will not be able to stop sodomy from be taught to their children of maleable impressives! Suffer the little children for their parents sakes!

      May 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      True Science and Jesus' wisdom are in harmony. Always were, always will be.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  4. yaddi yaddi yaddi

    A Serpents Thought, just saying, pervert alert, Atheism Is Not Healthy=SAME CHRISTIAN BIGOT

    May 26, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  5. A Serpent's Thought

    TruthPrevails 🙂

    In all your posts , many can see your hatred of many religious folks! Why must you flaunt your hatred and in doing so feel pride in your nastiness rants?

    May 26, 2012 at 11:01 am |
    • Tim

      Christianity preaches so much hatred itself. Don't be so surprised by the reaction.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:02 am |
    • Voice of Reason

      What are we supposed to do, not speak out against inhumanity? We are sick and tired of the likes of the religious and we have all the good reasons we need.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:04 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      I don't hate religious people, just the belief when it impedes on the basic rights of all people. As a matter of fact, I had Catholics in my home yesterday and I had Mormons in my home...none of who tried to impose or would ever impose their belief as being hateful towards humanity, these are the christians I tolerate because these are the christians who do not believe in denying equal rights to all.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • midwest rail

      Having marginalized and oppressed gay people for decades, if not longer, today's faux Christian winces at the backlash. They then wrap themselves in the mantle of victim-hood and cry religious persecution. Pathetic.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:11 am |
    • A Serpent's Thought

      @ Tim, "Christianity preaches so much hatred itself. Don't be so surprised by the reaction."

      Love one's neighbor as one loves thyself! Is this truly a hatred? We of Christian "orientation" cannot help ourselves sometimes when we hate the sinner and the sin! Most of the time we, as Christians do tend to overlook the sinfulness of orientated sinners! If you have young and impressionable chldren in your life, do you really want them to learn about sodomy especially at such a young age? I can see sodomy being taught in a child's teenaged years when they become pubescent! I may well be wrong in my stand against the very young being taught sodomy. If it is God's will for societies to teach the young and quite impressionable children about sodomy, then so be it! Who am I to go against the alphas of socialisms weiighty orientations?

      May 26, 2012 at 11:18 am |
    • AtheistSteve

      Serpent's own words.

      "The evil vileness and social wickedries of sodomy have been set loose upon the United States of North America! Sodomites will never retreat from their actions to bring down "heteralisms" and its' righteousness in God's sight! The sodomite pervertionists of wickedry's sensualisms are the last lusts of forbiddenness! God forbade us not the wills of sensual perplexisms!"

      Now if that isn't a hate filled pile of claptrap then nothing is. The issue you seem to have is not being able to make your own decisions. You've been brainwashed by your cult into this position. You think your God has set the boundaries about what is proper and good but there isn't a shred of empirical evidence to back it up. Your God doesn't exist so your ideas about what God does or doesn't want us to do is meaningless. The only vileness here is your inability to think for yourself. Like a broken record you just spew the same old tired misguided and erroneous tenets of your faith.
      Incidently... TruthPrevails doesn't hate Christians...we have wonderful Christian neighbors...they are good people and are not judgmental idiots like you. She just points out how behaving in accordance with stupid bigoted religious doctrine is the real harm to society.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:18 am |
    • A Serpent's Thought

      @ AtheistSteve

      I wrote, "God forbade us not the wills of sensual perplexisms!" What part of this did you fail to surmise? If one is going to teach the very young and highly impressionable about sodomy, then teach it as it is and don't just sugar coat it for crying out loud! Teach the young about sodomy and a sodomite's "customs" for Christ's sake!

      May 26, 2012 at 11:47 am |
    • AtheistSteve

      And I wrote "God doesn't exist so your ideas about what God does or doesn't want us to do is meaningless."

      What part of this did you not understand?

      May 26, 2012 at 11:50 am |
    • AtheistSteve

      And who exactly is teaching young children about sodomy? As far as I can tell young children are only being told that if you have a Mommy and a Daddy or two Mommies or two Daddies is NORMAL. And it is normal. Only your twisted perversion of religious bigotry says otherwise and must be purged at every opportunity. Anachronisms like you are being left behind.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Tim, Jesus teaches the truth about life and the hereafter. Christians follow His truth. If you have a problem with Jesus' truth, it means you need to work on issues. If not, you can shove them under the rug and ignore theml. Ignoring your soul's growth is not being the best that Jesus wants you to be.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  6. Voice of Reason

    It is very unfortunate for the people that have contracted the Aids virus. Science and medicine continue to search for a cure. Now here lies a perfect example that illustrates religion's contribution, nothing, nothing except criticism and condemnation. Religion and a belief in a god is not good for humanity, in fact if it is not obliterated it will be the downfall to our civilization.

    May 26, 2012 at 10:56 am |
    • Tim

      VoR strongly agree with your post.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:00 am |
    • A Serpent's Thought

      Voice of Reason, "Religion and a belief in a god is not good for humanity, in fact if it is not obliterated it will be the downfall to our civilization."

      Sodomy and teaching the very young and highly impressionable is not good for humanity, in fact if it is not obliterated it will be the downfall to our civilization."

      May 26, 2012 at 11:05 am |
    • Voice of Reason

      @A Serpent's Thought

      Very early on I thought you may have made some sense but the more I read your posts I think you need to put away into a cave very deep into the earth with all the other religious idiot's.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • A Serpent's Thought

      @ Voice of Reason,

      So then, sodomy is in your mind, not a sickness to be avoided but in fact, taught to the very young of age and quite innocent and of such very impressionable ages of which their entire lives following will be the centralities of their onward aging? Do parents leave their children who are yet old enough to wander about aimlessly and without guidnace? Maybe it is right to teach a child in their impressionable years sodomy and just what entails in the beings of sodomites. Teaching the fluff about sodomy and not what it truly entails is heresy and hypocritical.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:36 am |
    • Voice of Reason

      @A Serpent's Thought

      What you say falls upon deaf ears. There is no cause or reason to attempt to have an intelligent conversation with you.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:43 am |
    • HeavenSent

      Wow unreasonable, you are so off the mark as you make up these lies. I know many Christians in research as well as outreach positions pertaining to Acquired Immune Deficiency.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
  7. Hypatia

    What a farce! Xians abusing others. Gee, we never see that after they've ingested 'God's t-p'.

    May 26, 2012 at 10:47 am |
  8. Voice of Reason

    Can I say Tony Perkins is a f*ucking idiot?

    May 26, 2012 at 10:28 am |
    • preacherman

      You can indeed!

      May 26, 2012 at 10:37 am |
    • Tim

      and you would be correct if you said that.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:01 am |
    • HeavenSent

      Go figure. More non-believers complaining about humans that follow Jesus' truth. Try reading Jesus' wisdom so that you can be the best that He wants you to be. Oh, I know I'm asking too much for you lazies to get off your duff and learn how to live righteously. Instead, you take the lazy way out and complain about how your soul has stagnated.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
  9. Nii

    The many gays in the West may be cos marriage is a privilege and hard to come by so the govt declaring it a right is a good thing. time to sue for free weddings.

    May 26, 2012 at 9:50 am |
    • Tim

      Then how come your god created so many gay animals? Nearly universal among animal species. Do some reading beyond your bible fictions and you might learn about reality before it slaps you harder in the face:


      May 26, 2012 at 10:59 am |
    • sam stone

      Nii: Where do straight people get free weddings?

      May 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  10. AGuest9

    Oh, please! Marriage is nothing more than a cottage industry for lawyers.

    May 26, 2012 at 9:34 am |
    • HeavenSent

      LOL. Thank you for the laugh. It's true, the courts and lawyers want the responsible folks to pay for the irresponsible folks outrageous (aka sinful) spending habits.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
  11. Pedos are gay and vice versa.

    Rai Rain GAY away
    Don't comeback anyday
    Let the children want to play

    May 26, 2012 at 5:01 am |
  12. Evangelical

    Hom-o-s-e-xuality is a sin. It is clearly spelled out in the Bible. I never thought I'd live to see the day where this sin is accepted. Woe unto those who make evil good and good evil. As Christians we must speak out against this abomination for the sake of our nation. We must turn from our worldly ways or else God will turn his favor away from us.

    May 26, 2012 at 1:59 am |
    • Mirosal

      You're just a hypocritical bigot. There's nothing more to say about you. There is no such thing as "sin". Doesn't your big book of fairy tales tell you that you shall not judge others? Yet you've done so. There is ample scientific evidence to show that being ga'y is NOT chosen. To use one of your beliefs, your "god" created all of us, therefore "he" created the ga'ys as well. So you're mocking "god's" creation, hence mocking "god" itself. How's that going to go over, huh? I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that since 5 billion humans on this planet are NOT christian, you've as'sumed they are all going to your "hell" because they don't believe as you do, aren't they?

      May 26, 2012 at 2:23 am |
    • Flamespeak

      I believe the negative passages in the bible refer to 'man laying with man as he lays with a woman' as being the bad thing.

      IF you are taking that literally, it just means no three-ways involving two guys.

      May 26, 2012 at 5:17 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      The absolute ignorance and bigotry of some people is what is destroying this world. Ho.mo.se.xuals do no harm to anyone and deserve every right the rest of us have. It is time to put away the 2000 year old book and realize that this is the 21st century where we have updated scientific evidence proving that book wrong.
      In the end it doesn't matter, the world will move forward and beliefs like yours will fade to a memory.

      May 26, 2012 at 6:14 am |
    • HotAirAce

      The only good use of The Babble and similar books of religious crap is as fuel for producing heat. Burn 'em all soonest!

      May 26, 2012 at 7:01 am |
    • Mirosal

      I'm not a big fan of the book burning, history will show why. But, you did say "crap" ... those "sacred" text pages can sure come in handy for emergencies when you need to take a HOLY sh!t lol

      May 26, 2012 at 7:12 am |
    • pervert alert

      Ho mo se xuals did no harm? Qu-eers gave the world AIDS !

      May 26, 2012 at 7:14 am |
    • martog

      If being Gay is a sin,,,,why do so many 'GOOD' Christians have Gay children? Must be Gawds will eh?

      May 26, 2012 at 7:16 am |
    • pervert alert

      There is no "gay" only qu-eer. All people have sins of their own to deal with. Qu-eer only seems larger because qu-eers are in your face with their filth. Thieves, liars and the prideful do not whine in public about their sins. I have a right to steal, gimme,gimme gimme, doesn't happen.

      May 26, 2012 at 7:26 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      pervert alert: Your opinion has already been determined to be bigoted and uneducated. GAYS did not give the world AIDS nor are they only ones spreading the disease. If you had a working brain cell, you'd know that AIDS is spread by various other means. You're a wretched person and completely useless to society! Sorry, I can't stand bigots and people who use a 2000 year old out-dated book to justify hate. Ignorance is bliss and you seriously need to get help for those delusions. People like you should not be walking the streets freely.

      May 26, 2012 at 7:45 am |
    • Mirosal

      Thievery is a CRIME under civil law. Being ga'y is not. It's just that simple. This country is governed by CIVIL law, not the ramblings of a 2000 year old book filled with 3000 year old stories. If you want to start your own theocracy, go ahead and leave here. We won't mind. I haer Iran is a good role model for that if that's what you're aiming for.

      May 26, 2012 at 7:45 am |
    • pervert alert

      A long trail of dead qu-eers, all the way back to ground zero, Montreal, Canada. A bizarre Canadian qu-eer with hundreds of contacts. Sadly the plague started by qu-eers did get into the hetro community so as well as killing many according to their filthy lifestyle AIDS has also killed millions of innocents. Thanks qu-eers for all you do.

      May 26, 2012 at 8:01 am |
    • pervert alert

      Sodomy and deviate se xual intercourse are crimes in many areas of this country. Qu-eer is criminal as well as sinful.

      May 26, 2012 at 8:07 am |
    • Mirosal

      There is no such thing as sin, and even IF the old laws about sodo'my are on the books, you will NEVER be able to prosecute any consenting adult for it. Are you going to use the babble .. I mean bible as a means to prosecute them in a court of law? Oh, and if you have ever given or received or'al se'x, you're guilty as well, you hypocrite.

      May 26, 2012 at 8:24 am |
    • Jen

      Aids came from Montreal Canada? That is the absolute stupidest thing I have ever heard in my entire life. What is it like to be extremely unintelligent? I couldn't imagine going through life being uneducated and with a low IQ. What a pathetic sad life you must have.

      May 26, 2012 at 8:37 am |
    • pervert alert

      Do some research jen Ground zero (AIDS) = traced back to one sick Canadian qu-eer.

      May 26, 2012 at 8:53 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      "The first recognised cases of AIDS occurred in the USA in the early 1980s (more about this period can be found on our History of AIDS page). A number of gay men in New York and California"

      Sorry if this offends any of my good friends to the South but pervert alert tends to speak without actually having facts to back him/her. Once a bigot, always a bigot!

      May 26, 2012 at 9:13 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      Just to add to that and taken from the same article:
      Four of the earliest known instances of HIV infection are as follows:

      A plasma sample taken in 1959 from an adult male living in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.11
      A lymph node sample taken in 1960 from an adult female, also from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.12
      HIV found in tissue samples from an American teenager who died in St. Louis in 1969.13
      HIV found in tissue samples from a Norwegian sailor who died around 1976.14

      May 26, 2012 at 9:16 am |
    • pervert alert

      Time, Newsweek articles detailing the scientific trail of the AIDS virus. "liar" prevails well known as a Canadian who has a long history of inaccurate or incomplete "facts". As much as the ho mo se xual community would have us believe AIDS originated somewhere else the grim fact remains... Qu-eers gave the world AIDS and ground zero was a perverted Canadian qu-eer from Montreal Canada.

      May 26, 2012 at 10:12 am |
    • SouthernGirl2

      I concur. Think on these things Jesus said...

      If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.

      May 26, 2012 at 10:31 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      pervert alert & Southern Girl: You're both bigots and horrible examples of christians, so I do not give your opinion any merit. When you learn to set aside your 2000 year outdated book of fables and live in the 21st century where we have actual evidence to back the fact that 'gay' is natural, then your opinion on the matter will be given thought. It is when your belief in an unproven deity impedes on the basic rights of ALL humans that your belief fails. Suck it up you two, the world is moving forward and your belief will die off eventually. You two and others like you will not prevent the world from moving forward. I can't imagine how either of you live with yourselves being such hateful individuals...what pathetic losers!

      pervert alert: no matter what facts are in your face, you'll always deny them, so please stfu...you are a complete idiot.

      May 26, 2012 at 10:38 am |
    • A Serpent's Thought

      @ Evangelical,

      The evil vileness and social wickedries of sodomy have been set loose upon the United States of North America! Sodomites will never retreat from their actions to bring down "heteralisms" and its' righteousness in God's sight! The sodomite pervertionists of wickedry's sensualisms are the last lusts of forbiddenness! God forbade us not the wills of sensual perplexisms! As was once the days of Noah so are these days now reflective of Noah's time-period!

      Suffer all the very young children as they in their impressionable minds do try to understand the adult perplexities of human sensualisms! Saddened are many adults for their children's sakes! The love of God will find its' way in the end! For as social creatures does mankind orientate themselves in life's submissives!

      May 26, 2012 at 10:38 am |
    • preacherman

      Ah yes, that humble Christian belief that they are just too good for where they actually live – that they are persecuted like Jesus and that they are hand-picked by the creator to spend eternity in perfection.

      May 26, 2012 at 10:41 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      @pervert alert: one further thing, if you are going to spew inaccurate information, be sure to back it with the link...I researched what you said and there is nothing to back you...LIAR and in your god's eyes SINNER. I at least back my information with facts that are based on peer reviewed information and can be verified with actual websites, sadly all you have is your delusions.

      May 26, 2012 at 10:45 am |
    • pervert alert

      We have already established "liar" prevails is inaccurate, now we know why. Researched the web ? Right.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
    • sam stone

      Evangelism is the personification of arrogance, and Evangelical's post confirms it yet again

      May 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      True believers judge, not according to their own standard Matthew 7:1-2.

      "Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment." John 7:24 (Ephesians 5:11, 1 Corinthians 5:12)
      "But he who is spiritual judges ALL things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one." 1 Corinthians 2:15 (1 Corinthians 6:2-3; 10:15; 14:29, Romans 16:17)

      Yes, and why, even of yourselves, do you not judge what is right? (Luke 12:57)

      What is right?

      The statutes of the Lord are right (Psalm 19:8).


      May 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
    • Get Real

      "True believers judge, not according to their own standard Matthew 7:1-2."
      "What is right?
      The statutes of the Lord are right (Psalm 19:8)."

      Right there there YOU have made a judgement... that all of the words in the Bible are truth.

      There is not a shred of evidence that the supernatural beings and events told about in that book are real.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Get Real, did you ever hear the saying "be careful for what you ask for, you just may get it"? You want to refuse to believe ... so Jesus obliges you 2 Thessalonians 2:11.

      May 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  13. Bootyfunk

    take a look. this is the face of evil in a modern world.

    May 26, 2012 at 12:10 am |
  14. SouthernGirl2

    Born again African American Christians WILL stick to scripture. Polls LIE. African Americans in my neck of the woods are outraged at President Obama. I don't care how black he is, they're not going against God.

    May 25, 2012 at 11:37 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      i'd vote against god. he's done a cr@ppy job so far.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:11 am |
    • preacherman

      The fairy tales are real, real-world information is a lie, and a girl whose grandparents knew segregation is withholding civil rights from other minorities. Religion poisons everything.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:16 am |
    • sam stone

      Of course they will, SouthernGirl....some people just need a scapegoat. And now they can look down on others

      May 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  15. Reality


    ONLY FOR THE NEWCOMERS––>>>>>>>>>>

    "Abrahamics" like Perkins believe that their god created all of us and of course that includes the g-ay members of the human race. Also, those who have studied ho-mo-se-xuality have determined that there is no choice involved therefore ga-ys are ga-y because god made them that way.

    To wit:

    1. The Royal College of Psy-chiatrists stated in 2007:

    “ Despite almost a century of psy-choanalytic and psy-chological speculation, there is no substantive evidence to support the suggestion that the nature of parenting or early childhood experiences play any role in the formation of a person’s fundamental heteros-exual or hom-ose-xual orientation. It would appear that s-exual orientation is biological in nature, determined by a complex interplay of ge-netic factors and the early ut-erine environment. Se-xual orientation is therefore not a choice.[60] "

    2. "Garcia-Falgueras and Swaab state in the abstract of their 2010 study, "The fe-tal brain develops during the intraut-erine periodin the male direction through a direct action of tes-tosterone on the developing nerve cells, or in the female direction through the absence of this hor-mone surge. In this way, our gender identi-ty (the conviction of belonging to the male or female gender) and s-exual orientation are programmed or organized into our brain structures when we are still in the womb. There is no indication that social environment after birth has an effect on gender ident–ity or s-exual orientation."[8

    3. See also the Philadelphia Inquirer review “Gay Gene, Deconstructed”, 12/12/2011. Said review addresses the following “How do genes associated with ho-mose-xuality avoid being weeded out by Darwinian evolution?”

    Of course, those gays who belong to Abrahamic religions are supposed to obey the rules of no adu-ltery or for-nication allowed.

    And because of basic biology differences said monogamous ventures should always be called same-s-ex unions not same-s-ex marriages.

    From below, on top, backwards, forwards, from this side of the Moon and from the other side too, gay se-xual activity is still mutual masturbation caused by one or more complex se-xual differences. Some differences are visually obvious in for example the complex maleness of DeGeneres, Billy Jean King and Rosie O'Donnell.

    Yes, heteros-exuals practice many of the same "moves" but there is never a doubt who is the female and who is the male.

    May 25, 2012 at 11:25 pm |
  16. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things .

    May 25, 2012 at 10:51 pm |
    • martog

      prove it....

      May 26, 2012 at 7:17 am |
    • just sayin

      You are here. God bless

      May 26, 2012 at 7:27 am |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Prayer changes things
      Proven !

      May 26, 2012 at 7:28 am |
    • AGuest9

      Atheism is just sayin

      Proven !

      May 26, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  17. My Life My Way

    Lol, condemns female genital mutilation yet has no problem with male genital mutilation... I don't agree with either but find it hilarious that some don't see the hypocrisy in this.

    May 25, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
    • AGuest9

      It's never "discrimination" when it's done to a male, obviously.

      May 26, 2012 at 9:38 am |
  18. mandarax

    Her interview indeed had an agenda, and I think that in good journalism there should be a clear distinction between reporting and editorializing. Sadly, that seems to have been lost in the past 10 or 15 years (largely as a result of the success of the FOX News model, I would argue).

    However, an honest journalistic approach would include questioning the factual basis of his statements. What "forty years of social science research" is he referring to? If that's the case, why does literally every single professional association of social scientists offer a statement indicating that homsexuality is not a choice, is not a mental disorder, and does not harm to children?

    I will agree with Jim to the degree that journalism has gone the way of emotionalism and anecdotes over facts and figures ( because US citizens are raised on a steady diet of hyperbole but poorly educated to weight facts and figures), but a number of his "facts" appear to be downright fabrications.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
    • Really-O?

      @mandarax –

      I believe you're far to generous; Mr. Perkins' is an evangelical bigot. Sometimes you have to call-a-spade-spade.

      May 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
    • mandarax

      Oh yeah, he's an ignorant scumbag, no doubt about it!

      May 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm |
  19. Jim

    I think he handled her unprofessional interviewing style quite well.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm |
  20. A Serpent's Thought

    The love of a man for a woman and her love for her man is one of the most treasured understandings in God's revealing eyes! I do not hate you yet I do sorrow for your vanities sakes! I do though beseech you sodomizers to reconsider your own actions and how God views sodomy as being vile and wicked actions! Even the "heteralists" do sometimes commit the actions of sodomy! The five heads of S.e.x.u.a.l.i.s.m with the "heteralist" head being the most prominent and the (4) LGBT heads being the least heightened do hold the five crowns of s.e.x.i.s.m!

    The fruits of all Life is in their sensualisms pleasantries giving rise to many ills of socialisms' diseased constructs!

    With the herds of sodomites gaining ground, the moralities of vain liberalism will draw many people overtly against the normal rationalisms of life abandoning all righteousness sakes for but a few moments of bliss in infidelities regards! The cares of the world's masses have been leaned and weaned to just being the simpletons!

    The pleasures in living righteously have become stained with actions berating and devolving them back to that of the animals! The futures are set and the games all completed yet all that is needed is to say the match is over and won! The filth can no longer be washed clean! For the water can noo longer be rinsed away to being a cleanly waters! Even the springs flow forth with filthiness!

    May 25, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
    • Really-O?

      PTHPTHPTHPTHPTH! Nothing else to say.

      May 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm |
    • tallulah13

      There is ample proof to indicate that hom.o.se.xuality is innate. It is not limited to humans. Personally, I have known many gays and lesbians, and NOT ONE of them has chosen their orientation.

      On the other hand, there is not a single shred of proof to support the existence of any god, Religion is the unnatural thing here.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:38 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      @A Serpent's Thought: Does being a bigot not bother you in the least? I understand that the world you live in allows you to be a hateful person but it doesn't cut it in the real world. How do you live with yourself every day? I sincerely hope that one day one of your children comes home with their same gender partner, then you'll understand how natural it truly is.

      May 26, 2012 at 6:33 am |
    • A Serpent's Thought

      @ tallulah13,

      Being innate and not limited to humans are sorry excuses to be sodomites! As was in the days of Noah so it is nowadays fast becoming a fact! Just because freedoms abound in a nation; sensual freedoms should be as well are what sodomizers want to ease their ill-felt feelings! Throw all into the pan and fry us all!

      Sodomites want the young and impressionable to taste all freedoms of "adult" sensualisms and so all the doors of basic elemental education have been torn down all for the sakes of teaching the very young about "adult orientated" actions of sodomite sensualisms! As once a great and grand nation, the United States of North America is fast becoming a nation-common! Suffer the young at heart children for the sakes of the sodomites' will and emotional forlornments!

      May 26, 2012 at 8:27 am |
    • A Serpent's Thought

      @ TruthPrevails 🙂

      Why must you resort to namecalling an individual by being judgmentally orientated upon individualisms? Is your mind so orientated you cannot help yourself from being judgmentally bound and against individualness? My social orientations are many and they are all learned traits in socially orientated characteristics! I, therefore see sensualized social orientations as being what they truly are, as chosen emotional avenues of one's senses in character analysis!

      May 26, 2012 at 8:49 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      A Serpent's Thought: Why must you resort to trying to deny equal rights to EVERYONE? Intolerance of intolerance is a good thing. I'm not the one coming here and using a 2000 year old outdated book to try to take away rights from people. I'm defending those people. Those people who are gay are doing no harm to you or anyone else, so why do you hate them so much? I do not hate anyone as you may think. I have zero tolerance for ignorance and it is all you seem capable of. Try having some compassion...everyone deserves the sames rights in this world and the only way for those rights to be taken away are via a court of law, not your imaginary friend. It really is time to reside in the 21st century!

      May 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
    • A Serpent's Thought

      TruthPrevails :-), "Why must you resort to trying to deny equal rights to EVERYONE?"

      Should we give "equal rights" to children to have s.e.s.ual relations even before they come of sensual age? Should society allow teens to be sensually active even before they know what they want to be and/or become? Should sodomy be taught to the very young children and not taught as a sugar coated perspective? I hold in reserve that teenagers should be taught about sodomy and all its' customs without a sugar coated relativism taking away the truths of just what sodomy entails!

      May 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
    • pervert alert

      There is no right to perversion, never has been, never should be.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
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