At best, a desperate attempt to regain relevance with the ever-expanding lunatic fringe wing of the GOP:
Rick Perry unleashed a furious response to a White House memo urging the State Department to promote LGBT rights in foreign countries on Tuesday.
“This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop,” he said in a statement. …
“Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America’s interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers’ money,” he said. “But there is a troubling trend here beyond the national security nonsense inherent in this silly idea. This is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong.”
Here’s the nut graph (click here for the complete memo):
“I am deeply concerned by the violence and discrimination targeting LGBT persons around the world,” President Obama said in the memo. “Whether it is passing laws that criminalize LGBT status, beating citizens simply for joining peaceful LGBT pride celebrations, or killing men, women, and children for their perceived sexual orientation.”
Did Perry even read the memo? Good question, since we know he’s ain’t one for books.
If he did, then let the record show the Ricker has tacitly endorsed the incarceration, beating and even murder of gays. Are these the traditional American values supported by Gov. DumbAss Redneck?