Tony Perkins Goes Down on Mother…
…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?