Family Research Council delights gays

Is the homophobic group open to a new position?

Published June 28, 2013 2:55PM (EDT)

Tony Perkins        (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
Tony Perkins (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Southern Poverty Law Center considers the Family Research Council a hate group for its venomous homophobia. But after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, the Council has initiated a prayer campaign that just might be intended to thaw relations with the LGBT community.

The campaign, which is now all over the LGBT blogosphere, encourages the faithful to get "on our knees for America" and the logo, as AmericaBlog puts it "appears to be a man performing oral sex."

This isn't the first time conservatives have slipped us double entendres. Remember when the first Tea Partyers called themselves tea baggers? Then there was poor Rick Santorum, who has every interest in avoiding references to bodily fluids, calling for a "Conservatives Unite Moneybomb."

Are they trying to tell us something?

By Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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