FRC's Tony Perkins Claims Gay People Are 'Rioting' Over Prop 8

Tony Perkins claims on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 that gay people are "rioting" over Proposition 8's narrow success at the California polls:

Perkins: The people have played by the rules. Why will not the homosexual activists quit rioting, quit, you know, attacking Mormons, and using religious bigotry. And if they want to change the laws, get the consent of the people.

Anderson Cooper: Where have the riots been, Tony? Where have the riots been?

Perkins: Well, they've spray-painted churches in California, they've been jumping on police cars.

Lisa Bloom of In Session proceeds to give Perkins hell. You can see from the videotape that these are peaceful demonstrations.

Perkins also has a peculiar definition of "playing by the rules," considering that, as Bloom just pointed out, the rules for amending the California Constitution were clearly not followed with this vote.


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