Tony Perkins, the leader of the Family Research Council hate group and vice chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCRIF) – for which the federal government pays him a taxpayer-funded salary – called on religious warriors to wage spiritual warfare in the United States.
“We should be, you know, happy warriors. We were created for this,” Perkins said at an American Families Association conference.
“It wasn’t like this is just something that happens to fall upon us at this moment. We were created to be warriors for Christ – especially as men – we’re to lead our families as warriors. Now, that terminology has been, you know, maligned by the culture that we’re, you know, these ‘Christian warriors’ from a standpoint of, we’re ‘trying to take over the world,’” Perkins said.
“Yeah, we are,” he confessed. “The kingdom, the kingdom of God.”
After revealing that his critics are correct to believe that he seeks world domination, Perkins softly reminded his dogmatic down-liners to be friendly mercenaries.
“We want to see everyone come to the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and experience the abundant life. And that means we’re going to have to wage warfare. We’re gonna – it’s not physical warfare, you know, the weapons of our warfare, they’re not carnal, but they’re spiritual, for the tearing down of strongholds, so we shouldn’t make any apologies about that,” said Perkins. “In fact, we should embrace it – that God has entrusted us with this generation to be courageous for him and taking truth and light into dark places where deception reigns so that men, women, and children can know him and experience not only eternal life, but the fullness of life right here and now.”
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Religious-right activist Tony Perkins says that men “were created to be warriors for Christ” and complains that when he says stuff like that, critics accuse him of “trying to take over the world” … then admits, “Yeah, we are.” pic.twitter.com/T9yw0y6yzX
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