The extremist right is getting shrill, as they watch their own party starts to openly snub them in small, but significant ways. In this case, it’s Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, literally begging John Cornyn not to be nice to those Republican homo-gays:
Tony Perkins is urging Senator John Cornyn to withdraw from a scheduled appearance next week at an event for gay GOP group Log Cabin Republicans.
It would be difficult to label the Texas senator gay friendly – he opposes repeal of the military’s ban on open gay service (“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”) and government recognition of gay unions – but Perkins, president of the social conservative Family Research Council, is concerned that his presence would undermine conservative values.
“[I]t is deeply troubling to me that you would lend your credibility to this organization,” Perkins said in a letter addressed to Cornyn.
Cornyn defended his decision to attend the September 22 fundraiser, saying it was important to engage with “adults with whom we may disagree.”
“Respecting each other’s dignity is not about ignoring those disagreements, but rather being honest about them, and working together where possible despite them,” he said in a response to Perkins.
All together now: AW, POOKY!
Note to John Cornyn: As with infants, you often have to let extremists like Tony Perkins simply cry it out, and eventually they will learn to behave.