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Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council
The GOP civil war continues, this time with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins calling on religious conservatives to withhold money from the Republican Party.
"Until the RNC and the other national Republican organizations grow a backbone and start defending core principles, don’t send them a dime of your hard-earned money," Perkins said in the email, a copy of which was obtained by CNN.
Apparently, Perkins believes Republicans are trying to "appease" young voters by embracing marriage equality:
"Instead of trying to appease millennials, Republicans should try educating them on why marriage matters," Perkins wrote. "There’s an entire group of 'Countercultural Warriors' full of compelling young leaders who are all going to the mat to protect marriage."
But Republicans aren't trying to change their position. Their big "report" last month did call for a change in "tone" but specifically argued against a change in substance. The GOP's official platform is still anti-equality, the party's last presidential nominee was anti-equality, and 272 of the 276 Republicans serving in the House and Senate are anti-equality. But even though Perkins couldn't ask for a better ally than the GOP, he wants religious conservatives to stage a fundraising boycott. And where should they send their money instead?
"If you want to invest in the political process, and I encourage you to do so, give directly to candidates who reflect your values and organizations you trust — like FRC Action."
Ah, defending traditional marriage bigots staging a civil war against bigots in pursuit of grift. It's exactly what Jesus would do. Right?

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