August 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm EDT | by Michael K. Lavers
Flood inundates Tony Perkins’ La. home

Peter Thiel, gay news, Washington Blade

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins speaks at last month’s Republican National Convention. The head of the anti-LGBT group said he and his family used a canoe to evacuate their flooded Louisiana home on Aug. 13, 2016. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

A flood has inundated the Louisiana home of the head of one of the country’s most prominent anti-LGBT organizations.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said in an interview that his radio program aired on Tuesday that there was nearly 10’ of water at the end of his driveway when he and his family used a canoe to evacuate on Aug. 13.

He said the floodwaters swamped several of his family’s cars. Perkins — who is also a pastor — noted buildings on his church’s property have also been flooded.

“This is a flood of, I would have to say, near Biblical proportions,” said Perkins. “This is unlike anything we’ve seen before.”

The New York Daily News reported that Perkins previously said Hurricane Joaquin, which devastated portions of the Bahamas last fall, was a “message” from God about the extension of marriage rights to same-sex couples, abortion and other issues. The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated the Family Research Council as a hate group.

LGBT groups contribute to flood relief effort

More than 30” of rain fell over parts of south Louisiana from Aug. 10-13.

A spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals told the Advocate, a newspaper in the state’s capital of Baton Rouge, on Thursday that at least 13 people have died in the floods, which have been described as the state’s worst natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina inundated New Orleans and surrounding areas in 2005. Perkins is among the tens of thousands of people who have left their homes in recent days.

Equality Louisiana, a statewide LGBT advocacy group, and PFLAG Baton Rouge are among the many organizations that are contributing to the flood relief effort.

Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. Follow Michael //

2 Comments
  • “I would have to say this is a flood of near Biblical proportions”???

    Yeah made all the more devastating, because it happened to you I’m sure. Dude, just shut the f—ing H— up already!

  • So by his account, this message from God is that he’s not happy with the anti-GLBT agenda that Perkins and his organizations are pushing!

    Isn’t it ironic that the head of FRC’s name is Tony Perkins, like the actor, who was gay?

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