Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tony Perkins Knew of Gay Fondling Charge Against Rising GOP Star

Two years ago, Tony Perkins, president of the Council for National Policy, learned of an incident during an event in Washington DC, when Ohio GOP candidate Wes Goodman was accused of fondling an 18-year-old student who was at the event with his parents.  

The Washington Post reports:
Tony Perkins, president of the Council for National Policy

“Trust me . . . this will not be ignored nor swept aside,” replied Perkins, who also heads the Family Research Council, a prominent evangelical activist group. “It will be dealt with swiftly, but with prudence.”

The incident, described in emails and documents obtained by The Washington Post, never became public, nor did unspecified prior “similar incidents” Perkins referred to in a letter to candidate Wesley Goodman. The correspondence shows Perkins privately asked Goodman to drop out of the race and suspended him from the council, but Goodman continued his campaign and went on to defeat two fellow Republicans in a hotly contested primary before winning his seat last November.

See the full story here.

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