Tony Perkins Goes Down on Mother…

Mouth that wood!

…Earth. He’s down on the whole Earth Day thing. Here’s what Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council wrote about Earth Day:

An estimated billion people are celebrating Earth Day around the world, but few seem to understand its true motivation. Today isn’t just another reminder to use recycled paper or drive energy-efficient cars.

That’s right. A billion people are wrong! Only wise Tony Perkins knows the true agenda. And what is that, Tony?

It’s a calculated attack on the sanctity of human life.

Holy crap! Here he goes again! Everything Tony doesn’t like somehow always comes back to abortion. In fact, let’s see far Tony can get before using the A-word:

Population1 control2 is3 inextricably4 linked5 to6 the7 environmental8 and9 abortion10 movements.

Ten words!! Woo Hoo!! Tony made it into double digits! The man’s a stud! Now let’s see how long he can go before calling somebody a radical or an extremist:

For1 years2, the3 Sierra4 Club5 and6 other7 green8 militants9 have said that the best way to consume fewer resources is to have fewer children.

Only nine this time. Poor Tony’s staying power isn’t what it once was. Let’s see what other thoughts Tony is spooging at us:

Their own website says, “Talk to your decision-makers and demand an increase of funding for voluntary family planning programs and access to comprehensive sex education for young people.”

And this is bad how? Let’s try not doing those things and see what happens to the abortion rate.

Last year, Optimum Population Trust released a paper that was even less subtle. It claimed that children are “bad for the planet”…

That’s because they are. The amount of resources one member of the developed world consumes in his lifetime is staggering. Does Tony deny this? Does Tony even think about sustainability? Or is he too busy thinking that God created this world just for him and his fundie buddies to despoil any way they can?

…and called on nations to reduce the global population by five billion—which would only be possible by forced abortion and sterilization.

OPT said nothing of the sort. Their web site calls for a gradual decline to a world population between 2.7 and 5.1 billion people. This does not require, and nowhere do they suggest, “forced abortion and sterilization”. Tony is just making stuff up, and his followers are too stupid to know they’re being manipulated by this devious slimeball.

The slimeball continues:

And how could we forget Barry Walters? The Australian professor published an article last year advocating a “baby tax” for every couple with more than two children.

That’s exactly the sort of thing that governments should be doing, especially if you don’t want “forced abortion and sterilization”! It’s the government’s job to look out for the common welfare. Global population growth is out of control. Populations are already on the hairy edge of being unable to feed themselves. Add in the environmental degradation caused by decades of non-sustainable resource exploitation, plus the expected changes in rainfall and growing regions caused by global warming, and it would be suicidal for any government not to try to curb population growth. Just how suicidal is Tony Perkins? I thought this guy was “pro-life”.

The crisis du jour is global warming, but even that is just another excuse to fund “Planet” Parenthood and similar groups.

Har har. Tony sure is funny with the puns! No, Tony. Global warming isn’t “just another excuse to fund” Planned Parenthood or “murder babies”. Global warming is a real problem today, and an even bigger problem tomorrow. We have to take serious steps yesterday if we want to prevent some serious catastrophes.

Stewardship of God’s creation is the responsibility of every Christian.

So then why are you such a colossally piss-poor steward, Tony? You’re breaking God’s heart!

But we must realize that there’s a greater threat to the environment than climate change or scarce resources—and that’s the threat of environmental extremism that elevates the planet above people.

Guess what, Tony? We aren’t valuing the planet over people (well, most of us aren’t, anyway. There are extremists in all movements.). The concern over global warming is based on our concern for every other human being on this planet, and their ability to survive into the future. You only care about people between conception and birth. For once, why don’t you think about the people who have already been born?

10 Responses to “Tony Perkins Goes Down on Mother…”

  1. Parrotlover77 Says:

    First, that picture is awesome!

    Second, what is so bad about having less babies? I mean let’s take out the abortion issue here for a second. Even if abortion was illegal, he’d be bitching that people aren’t having more kids, because women want careers or some other scapegoat. The real problem here, for ol’ Tony and fundies like him, is that they are very worried about the WHITE population, NOT the population in general. Us whities are not doing our part to make new whities! That’s the real problem for him. It’s racism whitewashed (har har) with other fundie issues to get people motivated to squirt out more kids!

    How can anybody seriously worry that the human population would “only” be one billion strong? I don’t have hard numbers in front of me, but I read a study once where the genetic diversity of humans was analyzed and compared to the genetic diversity of other species. What was found is that in most (all?) other cases than human, the genetic diversity grows as total population grows. Humans, however, were only as genetically diverse as other animals would be at a population of a few million. Interesting food for thought when considering how rapidly our population has grown only very recently.

    Personally, I’d like to see the human population grow (if you’ve seen my previous posts on overpopulation, you are doing a double take right now). HOWEVER, I do not want to see the population grow on Earth. When space colonization becomes possible (either on other planets, moons, or artificial satellites), I want to see the population explode. Why not? We’ll have room. Right now, we don’t. We’ll additionally be able to artificially inflate populations of other animals too. I mean do you think we’ll colonize Mars without bringing pets or livestock along?

  2. Arkonbey Says:

    The biggest thing he seems not to understand is that the planet and the people are inseparable. The earth isn’t like a house where, if you have more kids, you can move to a bigger one. This is the only place we’ve got. (PL: I’d love to have lunar and Martain colonies, but people seem to think that a few hundred million for space exploration is more of a waste than a few hundred BILLION for the conflict in Iraq)

    It’s also another one of those things where Xtians pick and choose from new and old testaments; ‘be fruitful and multiply’ was old testament.

  3. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Ark – Good point on the funding thing. Few hundred bil is extremely low on the total probable cost. I think we’ve far exceeded that already. I think we’re at least to half a tril. I believe the estimate of total cost will be 3 tril when all is said and done. A lot of “bills” haven’t come in yet…

    Can you imagine if we took like half of the 3 tril that Iraq will cost and set some sort of 10 year goal for Martian colonization a la Kennedy and the moon mission? Holy crap. We’d be able to do it with that kind of money. As it stands, it’s taking some 40-50 years just to get BACK to the moon with the funding NASA gets. Damn shame.

    By holding back science, fundies are holding back the human race from acheiving AMAZING things. It really pisses me off.

  4. Optimum Population Trust Says:

    Thanks for pointing out that the Optimum Population Trust emphatically does not recommend forced abortion or sterilisation, and that the comment by Tony Perkins is therefore wholly untrue. Read the OPT website – About Us page.

  5. Arkonbey Says:

    “By holding back science, fundies are holding back the human race from acheiving AMAZING things.”

    I think they are afraid. I think they know in their hearts, that reason is correct and it will displace mythology if allowed to prosper.

    Had another thought about Tony Perkins and the population problem. Do you think he reads the news and noticed that food shortages are affecting even affluent nations?

    Number of People > Amount of Food = problem.

    The answer is either less people or more food.

  6. Parrotlover77 Says:

    But that’s why God created Monsanto — genetically modified food = more food. What? Is it safe, you ask? Will it displace natural, well-understood plants and disturb the food chain in unpredictable and possibly dangerous ways? Will it be poisonous to wild animals or humans or even “pre-born” fetuses?

    Stop thinking! All you need is FAITH! Faith and also velveeta for the Duggar kids.

  7. Sue Blue Says:

    Good point about the inseperability of planet and people. These rabid fundies never seem to follow their “logic” to its conclusion. They rave on about how us tree-huggin’ humanists are elevating the importance of ecosystem above that of humans. They never pause to consider that a healthy ecosystem is the only thing that can keep humans alive. They don’t seem to realize that the earth is a finite, closed system with finite resources – and that we’re not even close to being able to go anywhere else. Of course, they believe that God or the Baby Jesus or whatever is going to bail them out in the end, after they finish happily trashing the really nice home they believe their sky Daddy gave them.

    If I was God, I’d say “Too damn bad! You fucked it up, don’t come crying to me!”

  8. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Yea G-Daddy needs to get back to the “tough love” of the old testament on these jerks instead of the hippy new age stuff Baby-J was spouting. Leave the hippy thinking to us humanists. You fundies go back to being scared to go outside and sacrificing your kids/brothers or whatever to G-Daddy.

  9. Angry Reptile Keeper Says:

    So what if the abortion and environmental movements really were linked to population control? Everyone with a brain knows there’s waaay too many damn humans because we seem to think we have some inalienable right to pop out kid after kid after kid. Just because we want to. I won’t go into the consequences of it here. You can find that on my blog.

    The population needs to be controlled. It’s not a pleasant truth, but a truth nonetheless.

  10. Angry Reptile Keeper Says:

    I forgot to mention, my blog post where I cover this is titled “Screw the poor, save the fetuses!”, toward the end of the post.