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Perkins: If Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage, it could lead to ‘revolution’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch
Friday, November 9, 2012

While discussing the string of election night victories for marriage equality on Thursday, Tony Perkins declared that if the Supreme Court legalizes it Christian conservatives will never accept it because, like abortion, they know that “it’s unnatural for two men to be married.”

If the Court strikes down the anti-gay marriage amendments passed by various states over overrules the will of the people, Perkins warned that it could lead to “revolution” and “just break this nation apart”:

Perkins is president of the Family Research Council, an organization designated as an anti-gay “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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  1. Alarmist, and dumbass.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:04am
  2. Revolution where?

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:05am
  3. bring it on PerKKKins – I’ll meet you locked & loaded

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:05am
  4. what Mr.Perkins needs to realize that it’s ok if the government sanction same sex marriage. It’s a civil ceremony. Churchs can still decide what and where they will perform religious ceremonies. Moving forward Perkins…move with us or get left behind.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:06am
  5. Oh brother.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:07am
  6. That coming from Perkins, and his hate group, is not surprising at all. Sickening.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:07am
  7. It took a civil war to win racial equality. I hope and pray we’re smarter than that now.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:07am
  8. Empty threats can’t halt progress!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:08am
  9. Sure! A revolution of happy people! Those who are happy to finally have equality and those who have been with them and supportive all along! Yeah! We call that revolution Voting. Voting the old white bigots out of office. :)

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:08am
  10. Im ready for a revolution /:)

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:08am
  11. What Perkins meant to say is that if the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage then he and the AFA will become irrelevant. It would be an Irrevolution.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:08am
  12. I will never understand why someone would care what someone else is doing with their life if they aren’t directly affected. I guess they just need attention.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:09am
  13. Bring ON the REVOLUTION! Love always conquers hate!!!!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:09am
  14. Sounds like words from a desperate man tryi8ng to be relevant. So long. Good-bye. Leave. Get a job.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:10am
  15. And Perkins I believe falls into the “squeakiest wheel” catagory. He’s just Begging for the grease. ;)

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:10am
  16. How did he know I am wearing that shirt today? x3

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:10am
  17. it will be a revolution. The people of sanity will be taking over you nut jobs.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:10am
  18. Someone needs to push him out of the closet…he really hates himself.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:11am
  19. They say that a lot don’t they? If Obama wins it could lead to a UN takeover and an American Revolution . . . I think they just want to threaten progress. Seriously … stop and think before you speak for a minute.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:11am
  20. Poor, clueless man. He has earned, but shall not get, my pity.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:11am
  21. Perkins is SUCH a closet case!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:12am
  22. That has already been tried, it was called the Civil War. It didn’t stop the end of slavery, and another war will NOT solve thus issue.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:12am
  23. Evolution, I prefer that.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:14am
  24. Sorry but the revolution has already started and we are WINNING!!!!! :)

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:15am
  25. Mr. Perkins if LGBT people are allowed to get married, in all 50 states. Other then for that and maybe less LGBT youth taking there own lives. Not much else is going to change at all. It’s all to much about the scary, scary for people like you.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:16am
  26. Oh, jeez… The only reason the people would revolt would be if they listened to the actually terrible things our officials are doing and how they’re fucking us over. Those morons are too busy sitting on their fat asses eating Twinkies, watching pro-wrestling, and sobbing into their Romney t-shirts to do anything for their cause.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:17am
  27. michael preach

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:18am
  28. Someone misspelled Evolution.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:18am
  29. What strange people we share our streets with who tell us they will fight us for who we choose to marry…

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:21am
  30. This is called having an exaggerated view of one’s own importance.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:21am
  31. oh okay, so where are the revolutions in the states that currently sanction marriage equality? GO AWAY, Chicken Little!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:23am
  32. You have lost! LOVE will win! Now slowly, no, actually run as fast as you can, back to the rock you crawled out from under! STOP your hate!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:23am
  33. And guess who will lose that battle…. not I said the gay ant… bunch of fing loony toons! REligious fanatics that would kill their own children in order to make their point… these are sick, sick people…

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:25am
  34. i am sure there are more pressing issues.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:25am
  35. Why can this people just practice their beliefs without pushing it on the rest of us?! People having Equal rights does not affect any if them, their freedom of religion is not being taken away!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:26am
  36. amazing since OTHER countries APPROVED marriage equality and not on fell off the planet

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:27am
  37. What kind of world do these people live in that they actually have the time to be concerned about what goes on in someone’s bedroom?

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:27am
  38. Douchebaggery…

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:28am
  39. Closet case

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:29am
  40. Idiot!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:32am
  41. If we want him to go away then why are you even reporting about him? That’s his power, you’re spreading it.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:32am
  42. Im ready!!!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:33am
  43. Seriously wow!!!.can you say stupid idiot!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:36am
  44. They want to move to Canada where its already legal, ha.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:36am
  45. Legalizing Same Sex Marriage would be the Revolution. Moron!!!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:36am
  46. Just another nut!!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:46am
  47. crazy

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:48am
  48. Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:49am
  49. The HATE MONGERERS are screaming out of the wood work….There is NO END to their prognostications and predictions of FEAR, HATE AND BIGOTRY!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:54am
  50. Another Mitt Romney Disease.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:55am
  51. Hell yeah! We could use a little bit of revolution!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:57am
  52. ORRRRR…maybe ‘he’ could just leave…lol… What an idiot!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:01am
  53. What if you threw a revolution and no one came?

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:02am
  54. Frogs will rain from the sky! Dogs and cats, living together! Horses eating one another! IT WOULD BE CHAOS! No… Wait… That was just a dream… My bad! LOL

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:02am
  55. Yeah, because every revolution that’s ever taken place has been initiated by old overweight white people with television addiction and early onset diabetes.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:12am
  56. Is he leading the charge? What a dangerous man this is. Did a revolution occur in Spain? Canada? What a psychopath.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:13am
  57. Perkins is a lunatic, and his alleged Christianity is not within my philisophical and theological knowledge slightly Christian nor centered on Christ, but rather it is a form of Protestantism that which Man is at the Center in the belief that Man has knowledge, wisdom, and wrath of God. But outside of religion this dude is a Theocratic Fascist along with the rest of the Conservative Religious Right!!!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:17am
  58. No, it is exactly the opposite. There will be revolution if we Supreme Court doesn’t legalize same-sex marriage.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:17am
  59. Vive La Revolution!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:19am
  60. How can a person be so discriminatory? If he is ever in a relationship, he and his partner should be forced apart for a while so he knows how painful if people have their partners stolen by the stupid law DOMA.
    People would never know the pain unless they really EXPERIENCE the pain.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:22am
  61. Which is something we really need really soon, Perky

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:24am
  62. As long as they only kill off one another, I’m good with a revolution over this issue.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:25am
  63. Sho, how can anyone have a healthy and loving relationship, when they feel so much hate?

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:25am
  64. It’s not fair anti-gay can love who they love and be together when they want, but that LGBT cannot when they want.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:30am
  65. What a turd – predicting a revolution. Gee, aren’t there a dozen countries around the world that recognize same sex marriage? IT IS A CIVIL MATTER. If his Christian friends don’t like it they can ignore us.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:31am
  66. I am getting my bazooka and rifle see you when you try to take my rights away or those of my family members–

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:33am
  67. Sho, we all agree. Be patient. It’s going to happen all around. Any civil rights battle took time, womans rights, blacks, interracial marriage. We’ll get there, my friend!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:37am
  68. We certainly will. I heard lots of experts expecting we LGBT will have a good future at latest by 2020. But of course, we want it as early ad possible!!!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:47am
  69. It won’t be that far away. We are about 25 or 30 years behind that black civil rights movement. We’re almost there. It’s like a snowball rolling down a hill, it keeps growing. Our snowball is at the point that it’s growing very fast. I wish I was a teen. I could have been out then and not in my 40′s. You’re lucky!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:57am
  70. someone’s priorities are a tad skewed..

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:06am
  71. Oh Tony… It will just make it easier to finally come out of the closet, and be gay.. You know you like men.. just admiit it..

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:09am
  72. And what a great revolution it would be!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:43am
  73. what a dummy..gay people get married all the time in the USA…we want EQUAL CIVIL RIGHTS…your attitude is what is helping gay rights to become a reality sooner than later… and for that, I THANK YOU.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:22pm
  74. Some articles say Supreme Court might repeal DOMA as early as June 2013. If things go well, and DOMA is repealed by then, we will get equality !!!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:50pm
  75. Yeah, right. Sure it will.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:51pm
  76. Revolutions coming whether you like it or not buddy.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:52pm
  77. Repealing DOMA is only the beginning on the federal level

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:18pm
  78. I find it interesting that perkin’s comments allude to the people revolting, when it was the people who voted in favor of marriage equality. #outoftouchbigot

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:33pm
  79. it would cause such a wonderfull revolution i could marry who ever i wonted no matter gender ^.^

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:44pm
  80. Yes, because we all know it leaded to some huge revolution in Canada…

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:04pm
  81. hisstory making yes, a revolution lol only in the ways that ALL people are treated equally.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:13pm
  82. yes, a revolution of LOVE!!!!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:17pm
  83. Some Gay & Lesbian people are already legally married. What does he mean “If”. There is NO IF… It’s happened. 18,000 couples in CA are STILL legally married… Prop 8 did NOT rescind those marriages. That’s the equivalent of saying IF we allow women to vote there’s going to be a revolution. Newsflash: Women are allowed to vote… and no revolution has happened. Idiot.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:58pm
  84. He wants a tragedy to point and say, “See?”

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 3:39pm
  85. Wow….l am quited shocked. What a weirdo he actually is.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 5:34pm
  86. Conservatives think every little change that strays from their narrow minded view of what they see “Their” country as, as being a possibility to create civil war or revolution. How do you reason with people that believe in Armageddon?

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 5:39pm
  87. Tony Perkins can see the handwriting on the wall as America’s VOICE is heard loud and clear.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 5:58pm
  88. Hey, BRING IT ON!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 6:02pm
  89. “Just because we foment anarchy doesn’t make us a hate group!”

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 6:13pm
  90. Then get ready for a revolution you MISERABLE, BIGOTED BITCH!

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 7:36pm
  91. Yeah, a rainbow revolution with awesome new clothing lines and well designed architecture. Go play in traffic Mr. Perkins.

    Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:18pm
  92. More hogwash spewing from the mouth of a bigot.

    Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 5:56am