- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 18, 2016

Family Research Council President and former Louisiana state legislator Tony Perkins had to escape his flooded Baton Rouge home via canoe, the Christian Post reported on Wednesday, citing his recent comments on his radio program, “Washington Watch.”

“[I have seen] nothing like this, and I have been involved in disaster relief, especially here in Louisiana, working and coordinating relief efforts through several hurricanes,” the Christian Post quoted Mr. Perkins as saying. “This is unlike anything we have seen before.”

“In fact, we had to escape from our home Saturday by canoe,” said Mr. Perkins, who also described the deluge as being of “near biblical proportions.”

“We had about 10 feet of water at the end of our driveway. Our house flooded. A few of our cars flooded.”

Mr. Perkins said some 80 percent of his fellow congregants at his Baptist church have been impacted by the widespread flooding, the Christian Post reported. “There is hardly a place you could turn where someone has not been affected by this.” 

Various left-leaning websites have taken to a measure of Schadenfreude, saying it serves Mr. Perkins right, after comments made in the past suggesting natural disasters are sent by God as judgment for homosexuality. 

“KARMA: Anti-Gay Bigot Tony Perkins Gets Punished By An Angry God, Flooded Out Of Home,” railed the headline for a story at AddictingInfo.org. “God destroys home of anti-gay leader Tony Perkins in flood of ‘biblical proportions,’ ” insisted Raw Story’s header. “Tony Perkins, Anti-Gay Hate Group Leader, Loses House In Louisiana Flooding,” an Aug. 17 Huffington Post UK headline reads, referring to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s designation of the FRC as a “hate group.”

Oddly enough, it was the Southern Poverty Law Center that reportedly proved to have indirectly inspired the Aug. 15, 2012, attempted assassination of FRC staffers at the group’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.

In a court document, CNSNews.com explained, would-be shooter Floyd Lee Corkins II was said to have chosen his target thanks to a list of “hate groups” on the SPLC’s website.

“He was a political activist and considered the FRC a lobbying group. He committed the shooting for political reasons. He had identified the FRC as an anti-gay organization on the Southern Poverty Law Center Website,” the “statement of offense” read, according to CNSNews.com.

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