Christian conservative Tony Perkins,
president of the Family Research Council (FRC), has warned of “deadly
consequences” for Christians who oppose marriage equality.
On Monday, Perkins hosted Kansas
Representative Mike Pompeo, a Republican, on his Washington Watch
Following the interview, Perkins
attempted to link the actual persecution of Christians in places such
as Iraq and Sudan to domestic incidents.
Perkins said the Untied States needs
more “courageous” political leaders who are willing to speak out
against “politically correct” opinions on issues such as Islam
and gay rights.
“There are correlations, Congressman
Pompeo talked about this,” Perkins
told a caller. “The correlation of the persecution of the
church abroad and this intolerance here at home. When we allow
political correctness to choke the voices of Christians here at home,
no matter what the issue is, but most prominently these days it's
over the issue of the redefinition of marriage and homosexuality.”
“Look, it's very straightforward,
it's very clear. And when we refuse to speak, it has deadly
consequences,” he added.