Lesbian.com, June 13, 2012
Apparently Tony Perkins doesn’t approve of Pride Month. While filling in on the American Family Association’s radio network last week, Perkins fielded a call from an individual claiming that right-wing commentators were ignoring actual societal ills in favor of promoting misconceptions about the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
Ironically confirming the caller’s accusation Perkins began, “The month of June is Gay Pride Month,” later going on to say, “Now, I have not yet seen where they have declared Adultery Pride Month; I have not seen where they have declared Drunkenness Pride Month. We’re not celebrating those other forms as a society; we’re not promoting [them] and teaching [them] as normal in our schools.”
Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council, a conservative organization whose agenda could be described as being diametrically opposed to that of LGBT civil rights proponents.