No, not the tall, sexy actor, but the head of the recognized hate group with the blow-job ears. Everyone else has awards, so I thought I might as well jump in. The Perkins will be awarded to the most egregious liar to come to my attention whose fact-free diatribes are geared toward smearing the gay community. (This may very well become a weekly feature. Given the fundamental mendacity of the anti-gay right, it could be daily.)
This week's winner is, hands-down, "Pastor" Robert Jeffress, for this screed:
"Amazingly, some gay activists don’t even try to hide the link between homosexuality and pedophilia. There are some who are right now are actively involved in trying to legalize sex between adults and children by lowering the age of consent or removing it altogether. In all fairness, it would be wrong to suggest that all homosexuals to pedophiles, it would be wrong to even suggest that a majority of homosexuals are pedophiles, but the truth nevertheless is there. There are a disproportionate amount of assaults against children by homosexuals than by heterosexuals, you can’t deny that, and the reason is very clear: homosexuality is perverse, it represents a degradation of a person’s mind and if a person will sink that low and there are no restraints from God’s law, then there is no telling to whatever sins he will commit as well."
In point of fact, which "Pastor" Jeffress would know if he bothered to look beyond the "research" of Paul Cameron, gay men are less likely to molest children than straight men. According to all reliable studies done by legitimate researchers, and the figures from the FBI, less than 2% of known child molesters identify as gay. If you figure that gay men number between 3 and 6% of the general population, it's quite obvious that we are under-represented among pedophiles.
If you don't believe me, check out Jim Burroway's very thorough study and analysis at Box Turtle Bulletin, "Testing the Premise: Are Gays a Threat to Our Children?"
Thanks to Joe.My.God.