Tony Perkins decided today was the perfect day to promote his latest book of idiotic paranoia and faux Christian persecution. No Fear, Perkins title which he likely borrowed from the extreme sports outfitter, is his attempt to indoctrinate a whole new generation of Christian zealots. Sanctimony must live on in the fundamentalist world, and who better than hatemonger, Tony Perkins to carry on the fight?
He began this proselytizing segment by bragging about how he, Kim Davis and her husband Joe (hubby # 2 and 4) all prayed just before she was released. He must be really important! Perkins pretended to be perplexed that the North Carolina law permitted those unwilling to comply with the SCOTUS marriage equality decision, the option to opt out, and Kentucky law does not. Of course, Perkins fails to mention that the N.C. law applies to magistrates and if they choose not to perform same-sex marriages, they must also not perform any marriages.
"We provided an opportunity for folks who have strongly held religious views with objections to opt out, but we also provided a backstop," said Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, who sponsored the legislation. "It’s keeping folks from having to choose between their job and their religious beliefs. I think that’s important."...Under North Carolina law, anyone who recuses himself or herself must step aside from all marriages, not just same-sex ones, for at least six months.
The head of the Family Research Council knows how to make money. So of course, Tony brought along a Christian singer and songwriter, named Moriah Peters to help introduce Elisabeth Hasselbeck and the religious zealots at Fox 'News' to the younger generation of crusaders. These youth will continue to push the fake rhetoric that Christianity is under attack. In case you don't know who Moriah is, the Christian Post explains:
Contemporary Christian recording artist Moriah Peters auditioned for "American Idol" in 2010 with the hopes of entering the competitive music industry. After facing scrutiny and criticism about her faith, Peters was nixed from the competition by the judges who suggested that she go experience life and "kiss a boy" before considering a music career.
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"They complimented my voice and my look but they told me, 'You're trying to be too perfect. You need to go into the world and make some mistakes,'" Peters said. "'Go kiss someone then you'll feel sexier.'"
At the time, Peters led a Bible study on her college campus, she would lead worship at her church and she shared with the "American Idol" judges, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and Avril Lavigne, that she was saving her first kiss for her wedding day.
The singer explains that the moment "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest ambushed her with the camera crew after leaving the audition room, she wanted to break down but gathered the strength to say, "God has opened the doors up until this point and now he's closed them and I'm not going to question that."
Bravely professing her promise to remain chaste in a world filled with pre-marital-sex-having sinners, Moriah wants everyone to know she's different, in a superior way. She doesn't (publicly) succumb to peer pressure and kiss boys. Of course, she never boasted about her chastity in other ways, much like the way many LDS girls keep themselves 'pure.' Judging by folks like Senator David Vitter, Josh Duggar and Pastor Ted Haggard, this sanctimonious upbringing often leads to hilarious hypocrisy.