Tell CNN: Hate group leader doesn't speak for Christians

Posted: June 27, 2013

This week, millions of Christians celebrated as our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters came one step closer to equality. From coast to coast, church bells rang out to celebrate the Supreme Court's decision overturning the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

But CNN once again turned to a hate-group leader to speak on behalf of America's Christians. Less than an hour after the decision was announced, they interviewed Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, who falsely warned that the court decision would lead to "religious organizations losing their exemption."

CNN host Wolf Blitzer failed to challenge Perkins' lies, nor did his segment feature any Christian leaders with a different point of view -- despite polls showing that a majority of Christians actually oppose the Defense of Marriage Act.

In fact, CNN has a long history of inviting Perkins to represent the Christian point of view, without disclosing to their viewers that his organization has been officially designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center -- largely because he has falsely claimed that gay men molest children.

With America moving decisively towards full equality, it's time for CNN to stop portraying Christians as voices of anti-gay hate.

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