June 17, 2007

The other day Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Alan Dershowitz, author of Blasphemy: How the Religious Right is Hijacking the Declaration of Independence, were guests on CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight. You can watch the clip here. The funny part of the segment came early on. While Perkins was talking, Dobbs interrupted to note that just behind Perkins was the cover of Dershowitz's book with big letters declaring "Blasphemy." Dobbs stated:

By the way, I love this picture. Behind Tony Perkins, is the book cover by Alan, it says "Blasphemy" right behind you.
Perkins responded:

It is kind of like lightning striking when Rudy Giuliani talks about abortion.
I laughed at the comment by Dobbs because it seemed to be a pretty appropriate connection. Perkins added to it with his comment, which suggested that the statement of "Blasphemy" was judgment from God. If only Perkins would get the message.