Thursday, June 09, 2005
This two must be blood brothers for the "movement."
I posted about this back in April, but this story is percolating over on AmericaBlog again. While the AmTaliban forces like Family Research Council is reaching out to black pastors, bringing them into the evangelical fold by railing against the civilization-destroying homos, it isn't sharing some pertinent information about FRC exec Tony Perkins. It seems that family-oriented, pious Tony paid former KKK Wizard, cosmetic-surgery-enhanced, self-proclaimed head of the "European American" movement, David Duke, $82K for his mailing list of affinity knuckledraggers in 1996.
Why has no one, especially these courted black pastors, called FRC on this low-rent white supremacist co-mingling by Perkins? From The Nation:
Four years ago, Perkins addressed the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), America's premier white supremacist organization, the successor to the White Citizens Councils, which battled integration in the South. In 1996 Perkins paid former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke $82,500 for his mailing list. At the time, Perkins was the campaign manager for a right-wing Republican candidate for the US Senate in Louisiana. The Federal Election Commission fined the campaign Perkins ran $3,000 for attempting to hide the money paid to Duke.That's out of control. So, for those pastors willing to "shack up" with the likes of FRC and Perkins, what do you have to say?
...Six years later, in 2002, Perkins embarked on a campaign to avenge his mentor's defeat by running for the US Senate himself. But Perkins was dogged with questions about his involvement with David Duke. Perkins issued a flat denial that he had ever had anything to do with Duke, and he denounced him for good measure. Unfortunately, Perkins's signature was on the document authorizing the purchase of Duke's list. Perkins's dalliance with the racist Council of Conservative Citizens in the run-up to his campaign also illuminates the seamy underside of his political associations.
Earlier posts on the suck-up to the religious black community and the activities of black homo-bigots...
- GOP hijacking more black pastors into its bible-based Taliban takeover
- More rumblings from black homo-bigots
- Faith-based billions and our dry-drunk President
- Bush rewarded by black pastors' faith, and they, in turn, get their own 'reward'
- Black wingnuts at Project 21: pimping for The Man
- I hope black wingnuts at Project 21 read this
- Wicked post by the Black Commentator on "Bush’s Black Coalition of the Bribed"
Hat tip AmericaBlog.