Wolf in a Black Sheep's Clothing

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Wolf in a Black Sheep's Clothing

Although this was posted on Atrios, I wanted to comment because the Family Research Council has a very special place in my heart.

This morning I was especially delighted when I read this:
Four years ago, [Family Research Council's President Tony] Perkins addressed the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), America's premier white supremacist organization, the successor to the White Citizens Councils, which battled integration in the South. In 1996 Perkins paid former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke $82,000 for his mailing list. At the time, Perkins was the campaign manager for a right-wing Republican candidate for the US Senate in Louisiana. The Federal Election Commission fined the campaign Perkins ran $3,000 for attempting to hide the money paid to Duke.

As the emcee of Justice Sunday, Tony Perkins positioned himself beside a black preacher and a Catholic "civil rights" activist as he rattled off the phone numbers of senators wavering on President Bush's judicial nominees.
Perkins issued a flat denial that he had ever had anything to do with Duke, and he denounced him for good measure. Unfortunately, Perkins's signature was on the document authorizing the purchase of Duke's list.
The article is worth reading, as it also has a rare mention of the powerful right-wing secret society, The Council for National Policy.

So, thank you dear Tony Perkins for making my day. I think I may write him a letter, so he can know that he personally made a liberal, card-carrying-ACLU-member, Jewish lesbian in a same-sex marriage very happy. Thank you, Tony Perkins, for not only being a douchebag but also for not being wise enough to hide it better.

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