Twitter hits back at Tony Perkins for bizarre rant about '52 genders' following church sermon

Twitter hits back at Tony Perkins for bizarre rant about '52 genders' following church sermon
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Family Research President Tony Perkins said over the weekend that LGBTQ+ rights represent the "zenith of man's rebellion against God" and that Christians "do not want to see our children condemned to confusion for the rest of their lives."

Perkins is an outspoken homophobe and supporter of the idea that former President Donald Trump has a divine right to hold political power. He has a long history of making racist and bigoted comments, and his right-wing charity/lobbying operation has been designated as a hate group by numerous non-governmental organizations and civil rights groups.

Perkins shared his remarks after delivering a sermon at Westgate Chapel in Edmonds, Washington on Sunday.

“This whole thing with LGBT is the zenith of man’s rebellion against God,” Perkins said. “The Creator who created us in his own image, we’re saying, ‘No, we will decide—not biology, not science—we will decide what our gender is.’ This is the zenith of rebellion against God. That is the only explanation for how people are surrendering to this agenda, how adamant the advocates of this agenda are, and why we as believers in Jesus Christ who love people and do not want to see our children condemned to confusion for the rest of their lives must speak the truth of God’s word.”

Perkins also took aim at gender identity, claiming that "Jesus made very clear there are two genders, not 52, there are two."

Perkins added that people who disagree with him are possessed by Satanic forces.

“We can never accommodate darkness," said Perkins. "I’m going to be very clear about this tonight: Those that are opposing us on these issues are not our enemies. We know that our enemies are spiritual. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal. Our enemies are not flesh and blood; they’re the spirits, the demonic spirits that control so much.”

Watch below via Right Wing Watch:

Perkins probably protests a bit too much, users quipped.

Others suggested that Perkins should reevaluate his priorities.




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