Since the floodwaters rose in Baton Rouge and parts nearby, there has been no black and white, rich and poor, gay and straight. There are those of us who are suffering and those of us trying to help. That’s it.
And that cuts across all the political barriers the outside world has been erecting for decades, which is the silver lining to South Louisiana’s suffering.
Perhaps there are others who could use some floodwaters. The troglodytes and haters at The Gaily Grind, for example, an LGBT hate site which routinely trashes Christians when it isn’t obsessing about penises, displayed a remarkable lack of sympathy for Family Research Council head and Baton Rouge-area resident Tony Perkins upon hearing the news that he lost his house in the floods.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, an organization labeled an anti-LGBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, was left homeless by the destructive flooding that has ravaged southern Louisiana this week, killing 11 people and destroying an estimated 40,000 homes.
Perkins, who has claimed that God uses natural disasters such as hurricanes and flooding to punish people for sinning (in particular homosexuals and their supporters), had his own home destroyed by the Lord Almighty. The hate group leader says he was forced to escape his destroyed home by canoe, reports JMG.
The rest of the post is a combination of snark at Perkins’ loss and justification for kicking him while he’s down. The fact that a pro-LGBT social justice warrior named Floyd Lee Corkins attempted a mass shooting at the FRC’s headquarters in Washington only to be thwarted by a heroic security guard never makes it into the post.
Perkins has at times popped off and said controversial things about the gay community, and sometimes he’s as much a liability to social conservatism as he is an asset. But no one who knows Tony Perkins believes the man has hatred in his heart; he might wear it on his sleeve at times but Perkins can’t be credibly accused of taking delight in the suffering of others.
You can’t say that about the staff of that hateful website, who we condemn as a whole since no individual there had the stones to put his or her byline on that awful bit of schadenfreude.