Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Family Research Council's Tony Perkins Disputes SPLC Hate Group Classification to Chris Matthews on Hardball by Citing Junk Study Demonizing Gay Men
Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, appeared on Hardball to defend against SPLC's "attack" (as he put it in a tweet) on FRC.
Perkins was so shameless in attempting to refute the well-supported assertion that FRC is a hate group demonizing gay people with disinformation that he brazenly cited a junk study (W. D. Erickson, “Behavior Patterns of Child Molesters,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 17 (1988): 83 -- see note 4 here).
Perkins went on to laud the American College of Pediatricians without bothering to mention that it is a right-wing sham replica (with a handful of voting members) of the mainstream 60,000-member American Academy of Pediatrics.