Tony Perkins, president of the
Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), has criticized
House Speaker John Boehner's support for openly gay GOP candidates.
When asked last week by a reporter
whether he backs efforts by the Republican Party to support gay House
candidates, Boehner replied, “I do.”
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“What's the purpose of the Republican
platform if the party isn't looking for candidates who uphold it?”
Perkins rhetorically asked during a press conference.
He added in an email to The
Christian Post: “[T]he GOP's latest sideshow comes at the
expense of the party's greatest opportunity: Capitalizing on
America's disgust for Obamacare.”
“At the end of the day, conservatives
and homosexual activists cannot coexist in a movement predicated on
virtues that pre-date positive law,” he said.
Perkins accused Republicans of being “willing
to compromise on principle to win.”
“You can't build a bigger tent if
someone is sawing down one of the polls,” he added.
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