Okay, they’re not even pretending

Okay, they’re not even pretending to “love the sinner” anymore:

Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, told me today that it was Cheney’s comments that prompted his group to propose a new amendment to the GOP platform getting the party on record opposing state laws that allow civil unions. “This was all clouded further by Cheney, which is why we took the opportunity to push this amendment,” he said. The proposed platform language adds the sentence: “We further believe that legal recognition and the accompanying benefits afforded couples should be preserved for that unique and special union of one man and one woman which has been called marriage.”

Perkins also showed off a big pile of fortune cookies today filled with messages designed to keep the President on a conservative message. “The party’s fortune and future will be determined not by the stars but by how they position themselves” for conservatives, he said. The fortune cookies, which will be distributed to delegates, each have a special conservative message:

  • Real Men Marry Women:
    Support a Constitutional Amendment to Protect Marriage

  • Save the Constitution!
    Impeach an Activist Judge

  • Cures for Diseases – Know the Score
    Embryonic Stem Cell 0 – Adult Stem Cell – 45

  • #1 Reason to Ban Human Cloning:
    Hillary Clinton

    (Asked by one reporter whether the last one was a bit “mean,” Perkins said, “If you can’t take a joke, you don’t need to be in politics.”)

  • Emphasis mine. I mean, it’s not as if we didn’t know that they thought that gay people such as Alexander the Great are/were wimps, it’s just that they’ve come out about it (pun so intended). But they’re only joking, of course.

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