Perkins Clutches Pearls Over Dunham Ad

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council joins his fellow wingnuts in getting a terrible case of the vapors over a web ad that features Lena Dunham talking to people who are voting for the first time and comparing it to losing their virginity. Why, it’s just disgusting and it’s a new low in politics:

So you’re going to say the same thing about Ronald Reagan, who made the same analogy, right? Right? Yeah, I didn’t think so.


  1. says

    Sexuality is only vulgar when non-wingnuts demonstrate anything less than Victorian prudishness. And when they do demonstrate Victorian prudishness, you know it’s just a cover for sending out subliminal gay signals.

  2. eric says

    Maybe he’s afraid conservative 18-year-olds WILL treat it as seriously as they treated their first time, and hit buttons/punch chads at random.

  3. hunter says

    Well, Perkins should know about new lows in politics — he spends his time down in the muck.

  4. thalwen says

    Disgusting, demeaning to women? Hmm.. I’m thinking “legitimate rape,” “rape babies are gifts from God,” and “binders full of women” is a lot more disgusting and demeaning.

    And he’s one to talk about treating women as sex objects. In the fundie mindset women are objects (though not just for sex, also for babies and dinner). I guess the main problem that they’re getting the vapours over is the idea of someone’s first time being with a black man.

  5. grumpyoldfart says

    There wouldn’t have been any “clutching of pearls”. When they heard that advertisement they would have cheered and cheered:

    “Hoo-fucking-ray. At last we’ve got something we can broadcast. I was getting worried for while. I thought we might have to broadcast the same drivel we gave ’em yesterday – but now we’ve got this. Virgins for Christ’s sake! How lucky is that? Shit, we could push this story for the rest of the week if we had to. God bless the Democrats, they’re gonna make us all rich – I love ’em.”

  6. says

    Everyone is forgetting that Obama’s (alleged) mother was named Dunham! It’s a conspiracy! (I’m surprised the nutbags haven’t brought it up.)

  7. says

    But St. Ron was a man. Not just a man, but a man’s man! So, it’s ok for him to make a few ribald jokes.

    But Dunham is a woman, so when she makes allusions to sex, it’s proof she’s a slutty-slut who wants to have slutty sex with everyone she meets.

    And she probably uses birth control, too.

    And that’s today’s look into the wingnut mind.

  8. StevoR says

    @5. Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant) says:

    Won’t somebody please think of the virgins?

    Call Richard Branson maybe?

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