Christian right leader says it's payback time

Perkins not likely to get everything he wants
Tony Perkins sits in a state-of-the art studio at the Family Research Council’s headquarters in Washington, firing questions at new Louisiana Senator David Vitter for a weekly radio show broadcast over 150 stations nationwide.

Perkins praises Vitter for making history as the first Republican elected to the Senate from Louisiana since the Reconstruction era. But he also leaves Vitter with this message: You’ve voted 100 percent of the time to support the council’s conservative agenda during your five-year House career, and “we anticipate” similar results now that you’re in the Senate.

Since President Bush won reelection and Republicans increased their majorities in the House and Senate—developments Perkins credits largely to “values voters” concerned about gay marriage and the continuation of policies that “promote abortion on demand”—the Family Research Council president has not been subtle in suggesting it’s payback time for Bush and the GOP Congress.


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