Fox Responds to Veto of AZ Anti-Gay Bill by Hosting Anti-Gay Hate Group Leader
The fact that Perkins was the subject of Fox’s first interview on the veto is problematic, to say the least. Perkins isn’t just an opponent of same-sex marriage— his organization, the FRC, is a designated hate group, and he’s made a career of peddling false and degrading smears about LGBT people, including:
Falsely claiming that gay men are more likely to molest children
Comparing gay activists to terrorists and labeling them pawns of the devil
Applauding Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill, calling it an effort “to uphold moral conduct”
Perkins has repeatedly used discussions about LGBT suicide to score cheap political points, claiming that LGBT teens kill themselves because they know being gay is “abnormal” and that they are “in rebellion to God’s design.” In a letter to supporters, Perkins called the anti-suicide “It Gets Better” project an attempt to “recruit” kids into a “lifestyle” of “perversion.” He’s even blamed high suicide rates in the military on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
Kelly has repeatedly relied on Perkins for commentary on issues affecting the gay community, even after assuring a GLAAD official that she would challenge the anti-gay hate group leader on his history of extreme rhetoric.