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Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council — a hate group, according the the Southern Poverty Law Center — took to the radio to denounce Bioware’s Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game.

“In a new Star Wars game, the biggest threat to the empire may be homosexual activists!” Perkins announced during his daily radio commentary. “In a galaxy not so far far away, Star Wars gamers have already gone to the dark side. The new video game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has added a special feature: gay relationships.”

“That surprised a lot of gamers, since Bioware had made it clear in 2009 that ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ don’t exist in the Star Wars universe. Since the announcement, homosexuals have been celebrating the news, but parents sure aren’t.”

He continued: “On the game’s website, there are more than 300 pages of comments–a lot of them expressing anger that their kids will be exposed to this Star Warped way of thinking. You can join them by logging on and speaking up. It’s time to show companies who the Force is really with!”

Tony Perkins, The Raw Story 87 Comments [2/2/2012 4:28:55 AM]
Fundie Index: 82
Submitted By: Stormwarden
WTF?! || meh

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You need to get the things you hate in order Tony. Everything to do with Star Wars is demonstrably evil since The Force clearly is a religion that doesn't know, honor, or respect Jesus for the sacrifice He made for our sins. Do you want everyone to go to hell by practicing the Jedi arts?

2/2/2012 4:49:27 AM


But the dark side has cookies! Who doesn't like cookies?!

2/2/2012 4:58:03 AM

Raised by Horses

Oh, for the love of..

These people feel threatened by digital people fucking. I don't know whether that's funny or hilarious.

2/2/2012 5:03:58 AM


Tony, just get caught with an underage male prostitute and get it over with.

2/2/2012 5:05:09 AM


Prager - I offer to time lord myself back to before I was 18 and perform the act myself... for the good of the gay community. -lip quivers- Tre Jolie Coco...Tre stick your finger in your mouth an-...

2/2/2012 5:15:36 AM


Sometimes when my daughter and I play the game of Life, we get gay married for the LOLs. We're both straight BTW. Just doing our part to piss off the religous right. I think we should have more games configured for a homosexual version just for the fun of Tony Perkins getting his panties in a wad.

Speaking of panties, to add to Prager's request, I hope Tony is wearing women's lingerie when he's caught with the underage male prostitute.

2/2/2012 5:51:07 AM


To put things in perspective: This is a videogame in which you can choose to play as either a good guy, or a bad guy.

As a bad guy, you can torture and kill innocent people, and even destroy entire planets (thus killing every living thing on those planets) for fun. You can spread horror and pain through the galaxy, committing atrocities at a level that Stalin and Pol Pot would never have imagined.

But somehow all that gratuitous violence and wanton murder is OK, compared to allowing people who want a gay character to make a gay character.

2/2/2012 5:56:52 AM


"That surprised a lot of gamers, since Bioware had made it clear in 2009 that ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ don’t exist in the Star Wars universe."

Eh, I'm pretty sure that's not the case. I've certainly not seen anything that leads me to believe that homosexuality doesn't exist in the Star Wars universe.

2/2/2012 5:57:23 AM


And this little fundie cried gay, gay, gay, all the way home.

2/2/2012 6:08:47 AM

Lying for Jesus. Like this story indicates (and they link to the thread to prove it) there are 3, not 300 pages of comments, and most of them are neutral or in favor of it.

2/2/2012 6:16:55 AM


“That surprised a lot of gamers, since Bioware had made it clear in 2009 that ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ don’t exist in the Star Wars universe."

Yeah, the president of Iran said the same thing too. No on believed him either.

2/2/2012 6:29:16 AM


Head of what? Perkins is an irrelevant tosser, and the so-called FRC consists of him and his tapeworm. Its principal goal is to keep Tony Perkins off welfare.

2/2/2012 6:30:51 AM

...since Bioware had made it clear in 2009 that ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ don’t exist in the Star Wars universe.

But Bioware doesn't have ultimate authority over the Star Wars canon, George Lucas does.

And whatever Big George says goes in his own universe. He has the right to destroy his own creation at whim. Hmmm, where have I heard that before?

2/2/2012 6:37:13 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Oh for the love of God... we all know that if MMORPGs had existed in the 1950s, people much like Perkins would be outraged that gamers would have the opportunity to play as anything other than a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant... or that white people could interact with black people over the game without knowing it, for that matter. Because we can't have people realizing that those who are different from them are equals!


2/2/2012 7:10:40 AM

Man Called True

“That surprised a lot of gamers, since Bioware had made it clear in 2009 that ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ don’t exist in the Star Wars universe"

Funny, that, since there IS a lesbian option in KOTOR 2 if you play a female Exile. There was also a gay option in Bioware's Jade Empire, so their openness to the homosexual community is not without precedent.

Which means Andy Panda here is just trolling for things to get angry about.

2/2/2012 7:13:14 AM

Doubting Thomas

So these people are so rabidly anti-gay that they're complaining about gay relationships in a computer game's story line? I really don't think that they're forcing anyone to be in a gay relationship to play the game.

Bioware had made it clear in 2009 that ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ don’t exist in the Star Wars universe.

You're telling me that two Stormtroopers bunking together on an imperial cruiser who haven't seen a woman for a long time wouldn't experiment with their sexuality?

2/2/2012 7:16:52 AM

Metallic Space Dragon

And the Family Research Council's obsession with anything gay continues. It really makes me wonder...

2/2/2012 7:44:00 AM


Stop saying "parents" to mean the relative minority of parents that are bigoted enough to agree with you.

And some parents are homosexuals.

2/2/2012 7:49:19 AM

rubber chicken

So, if I play this game and choose the gay option, somebody will burst into my house and have gay sex with me ? No!
Somebody bursts into your house and has gay sex with you ? No!
Then WTF are you whining about ?

2/2/2012 8:07:29 AM

Argle Bargle

In a new Star Wars game, the biggest threat to the empire may be homosexual activists!

A fundie siding with an oppressive empire? Color me unsurprised.

2/2/2012 8:14:31 AM


@ #1371446

After seeing the Star Wars prequels and the "director's cut" editions of the originals, I am quite convinced that the less Lucas has to do with "his" creation the better.

2/2/2012 8:23:40 AM


<b>In a new Star Wars game, the biggest threat to the empire may be homosexual activists!</b>

Well, if that's what it takes to defeat the Empire, all I can say is go homos! LOL

Look. Christians. We get it. Some of you think homosexuality is wrong/evil/sinful. You are free to think what you want and say what you want. But do you have to broach the subject every time it presents itself? Besides, fighting this on every front every time doesn't seem to be working for your side anyway. So give it a rest, will ya?

2/2/2012 8:24:34 AM


"In a new Star Wars game, the biggest threat to the empire may be homosexual activists!"

(*Shakes head and tut-tuts*)

Sad. Meanwhile, on (a) Planet Reality (not so far, far away)...:

Come to the Dark Side! We have Gothic Lolitas & Maids...:

...dunno if they're Yuri, but the above was taken in Japan, so (A New) hope springs eternal...! X3

2/2/2012 8:26:13 AM


The only darkness around here, is you, Christian filth. You are a threat to people. Homosexuals are not a threat to anyone, just as straight people aren't.

Kills yourself, religious nut. Go to your stupid God faster.

2/2/2012 8:27:34 AM


You're angry at the wrong thing here. What should annoy you is that the Jedi are seen consistently triumphing over the Sith, who are the good guys in your worldview.

What a bunch of hippies those Jedi are. They don't feel love, they don't feel hate. Only a oneness with natural forces. Everybody is cool, unless they're causing a disturbance in the force with their behaviour.

The Sith though, they're living like Jesus would have wanted. They're quite sure about what kinds of people don't have the right to exist. They aren't afraid to get their hands dirty if somebody, or one of their own, steps out of line. They don't care about bringing balance to the world because the world is inherently bad and animal to them, they only care about doing the most they can to grab power and become as strong as they can in their religion to access reward later, such as the power to have eternal life.

Sound familiar?

2/2/2012 9:11:01 AM
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