HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Tony Perkins: Accepting T...

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:05 AM

Tony Perkins: Accepting Transgender People Like Allowing Man Who Thinks He's A Bird To Jump Off A B

Tony Perkins, president of the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council and recent appointee to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, compared tolerating transgender people to allowing someone to jump off a building to their death.

On yesterday’s edition of “Washington Watch,” Perkins fielded a call from a listener who compared identifying as a transgender person to identifying as a cat. Perkins thanked the caller for making that point before offering his own analogy aimed at delegitimizing transgender people, similar to the way anti-equality conservatives in the 2000s equated same-sex marriage with bestiality.

“If you are a male—genetically you are a male, biologically you’re a male—and you say, ‘Well, I’m not a male. I’m a female.’ I mean, what’s to keep you from saying you’re an animal?” Perkins said.

Perkins then expanded his point with a bizarre analogy in which he gave listeners a hypothetical scenario, asking if they believed they would have a moral responsibility to keep a man who thinks he’s a bird from jumping off a building and killing himself.

“Think about this for a minute. Someone says, ‘Well look, I’m a bird-man, alright? I’m a bird-man and I’m going to jump off this building and fly.’ Do you have a responsibility to stop that person from jumping off that building? I mean, you know that they don’t have feathers and they can’t fly, but you would hurt their feelings if you said, ‘No wait, Fred, you’re not a bird-man. You’re a man but you’re not a bird and you can’t fly.’ But out of respect for not hurting his feelings, you go ahead and let him jump, and that was the end of Fred,” he said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/tony-perkins-accepting-transgender-people-like-allowing-man-who-thinks-hes-a-bird-to-jump-off-a-building/


Uh... he is aware that Birdman is just a movie, right?

3 replies, 359 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply Tony Perkins: Accepting Transgender People Like Allowing Man Who Thinks He's A Bird To Jump Off A B (Original post)
Initech May 2018 OP
marble falls May 2018 #1
SoCalNative May 2018 #2
IluvPitties May 2018 #3

Response to Initech (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:17 AM

1. Certainly adept at trivializing other peoples' lives. Bonehead, I hope he thinks he's an angel and..

flys of a bridge.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Initech (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:17 AM

2. Hey if I accept that he identifies

as a valuable human being..........

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Initech (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:24 AM

3. Yeah, Tony. People just wake up in the morning

and realize they want to identify as something else. It's all trivial.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread