In the wake of law firm King &
Spalding's decision to withdraw from representing House Republicans
in ongoing litigation challenging the constitutionality of the
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Tony Perkins, the president of the
Christian conservative group Family Research Council (FRC), likened
gay men and lesbians to terrorists.
The Atlanta-based firm on Monday
it would drop the case, prompting
partner Paul Clement to jump ship to the Washington-based Bancroft
PLLC, where he'll continue to work on the case. House leaders
took on the task of defending the law that bans the federal
government from recognizing the marriages of gay couples after
President Barack Obama announced he would no longer because he
believes the law is unconstitutional.
“This has moved from cultural
terrorism to corporate terrorism,” Perkins
opined during Friday's edition of FRC's Washington
radio show. That's what this is. Now, back in the 80's and
early 90's I worked with the state department in anti-terrorism and
we trained about fifty different countries in defending against
terrorism, and it's, at its base, what terrorism is, it's a strike
against the general populace simply to spread fear and intimidation
so that they can disrupt and destabilize the system of government.
That's what the homosexuals are doing here to the legal system.”
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli reacted to King & Spalding's
decision by firing the law firm on Friday.