Tony Perkins continues to have trouble comprehending the fact that it isn't discriminatory against straight Americans not to discriminate against gay Americans.
Perkins, who had previously called Obama's tolerance of homosexuals a "breach of trust" and asserted that said that a Supreme Court decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act would call the "legitimacy of the court" into question, took issue with a new military policy which took effect on September 3rd.
Under the new policy, gays and lesbians in the military who are stationed in states that ban same-sex marriage will be permitted to travel to states with marriage equality laws to attain a marriage license.
This, according to Perkins, is discriminatory against straight soldiers.
"The AP says gay and lesbian military members will get as many as two weeks of extra vacation time to travel to states that allow same-sex marriage," said Perkins. "Meanwhile, the Defense Department says it 'remains committed to ensuring that all men and women who service in the U.S. military... are treated fairly.'
"If that were true, heterosexual couples would be getting the same benefits. See, this special, taxpayer-funded leave isn't just expensive--it's discriminatory. According to the Pentagon, heterosexual couples aren't eligible.
"How's that for equality? The administration says this perk 'level[s] the playing field between opposite-sex and same-sex couples.' But when it comes to extra vacation days, the only thing the military is taking leave of is their senses!"
What Perkins is deliberately forgetting, of course, is that there are no states in which heterosexual marriage is outlawed.
Per the Pentagon's own description, the two-day extension is only available to personnel stationed more than 100 miles from a state where same-sex marriage is legal, meaning they are only given the extra time when it is necessary to counterbalance all the time wasted on unnecessary travel the anti-equality crowd incurs upon them.
For a guy who has devoted his entire life to hating homosexuals, Tony Perkins sure does love to get a stick up his butt about everything.