Hey look, now Tony Perkins is enabling Lila Rose and her lies
Yesterday, Tony Perkins, the radically conservative head of the Family Research Council (FRC), held a online event to explore the issue of child sex trafficking in the U.S. According to the Department of Justice, more than 250,000 American youth are at risk of becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation, with the average age of entry for female prostitutes in the U.S. around 12 to 14 years old. But instead of attacking the roots of this terrible problem, Perkins took the opportunity to push his narrow agenda.
PERKINS: “What’s fueling this epidemic? A number of factors contribute to the increase in sex trafficking. The breakup of the family is a major contributor. The best protection against being lured into sex trafficking for a young girl is a father in the home who is married to the child’s mother. The explosion of obscenity and pornographic material on the internet and an apparent indifference from federal law enforcement officials — all facilitated by the post-modern view of morality that essentially says there is not right or wrong. My friends, what you will see in here today is wrong.”
Perkins then quickly pivoted to LiveAction President and “anti-abortion propagandist” Lila Rose, who garnered attention recently for her undercover video stings targeting Planned Parenthood. As she has before, Rose accused Planned Parenthood of being complicit in sex trafficking and actually “furthering the victimization of these girls.” Using her heavily manipulated videos as evidence, she said the organization demonstrates an “immediate willingness to cover up abuse on repeated occasions, and to go beyond that to actually work with the abusers.”
Think Progress has a video of these two amoral frauds and liars if you feel like killing a few brain cells.