Perkins: Gays And Lesbians Will Never Have "Fulfillment" Until They Leave "The Destructive Path That They're On"

On yesterday’s broadcast of Today’s Issues, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said that the Religious Right is under attack in schools and in government and must “stand up to this,” declaring, “I think it’s time for us to occupy.” Citing the Oklahoma City pastor who claimed to have received death threats after denouncing a plan to include sexual orientation in the city’s non-discrimination policy, Perkins claimed that the Right’s opponents are trying “to intimidate us into silence.”

Perkins also had a stern warning for gays and lesbians. “Those in the homosexual community that are looking for fulfillment, that are looking for the approval that they are trying to get by forcing society to embrace homosexuality, they will never get it that way,” Perkins said. “They’ll only get it when they come to grips with the truth, that they are created in the image of God and God has a plan for their lives, and it’s not the destructive path that they’re on”:

I think it’s time for us to occupy. Not going down and setting up tents out in front of city hall, but it’s time for us to be gainfully involved in boldly proclaiming truth and not backing down in the face of intimidation, whether it be from a school principal, kids if you’re listening obviously talk with your parents first, and parents, don’t be intimidated by school officials, don’t be intimidated by the ACLU. Pastors, I’m gonna have a pastor hopefully on the program maybe this week or next week from Oklahoma who spoke out at city council and now he’s gotten death threats, well you know what, we’ve got to stand up to this. We cannot allow this to go on, allow them to intimidate us into silence.

Should we be angry? No. But we should understand that it is the truth that sets people free and those in the homosexual community that are looking for fulfillment, that are looking for the approval that they are trying to get by forcing society to embrace homosexuality, they will never get it that way. They’ll only get it when they come to grips with the truth, that they are created in the image of God and God has a plan for their lives, and it’s not the destructive path that they’re on.

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