Tony Perkins calls ‘It Gets Better Project’ White House videos ‘disgusting’

Tony Perkins calls ‘It Gets Better Project’ White House videos ‘disgusting’
Tony Perkins

In a plea to raise more money and further spread propaganda to degrade and demonize the LGBTQ community, the anti-gay — and certified “hate group” — Family Research Council has taken aim at the Obama White House.

In a letter sent to supporters last week, FRC president Tony Perkins labeled the “It Gets Better Project” videos made last fall and spring by President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, and other top administration officials — “disgusting.”

Perkins accused the White House of recruiting children into homosexuality, labeling it a “lifestyle.”

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The “It Gets Better” video project was founded by Seattle based LGBT activist and columnist Dan Savage and his husband Terry Miller, in a response to an alarming series of LGBTQ youth and young adults committing suicide in 2010 as the result of bullying in the schools and communities across the United States.

In March 2011, the White House held its first ever Conference on Bullying Prevention to address what some have termed a pandemic of LGBT youth deaths directly caused by bullying. The White House has also endorsed the “It Gets Better Project” on its website, promoting the administration’s concern for the welfare all of the nation’s youth with particular emphasis on queer youth whom are at a higher risk for being the targets of bullying.

Statistics show that nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT youth (86.2%) reported being harassed at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation, and 3 out of 5 LGBT youth (60.8%) felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation, according to GLSEN.

The Family Research Council has been designated one of 13 “hate groups” by the Southern Poverty Law Center for spreading known falsehoods and demonizing propaganda aimed at gays and lesbians, and other sexual minorities.

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