FRC President Tony Perkins Parodies 'God' Vote from Democratic Convention

By Eric Scheiner | September 14, 2012 | 10:10 AM EDT

( - At the opening of the Value Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. on Friday morning, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins parodied the vote that was held at the Democratic National Convention earlier this to add language to the party's platform mentioning God and naming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

After grabbing a giant gavel, Perkins banged the podium and called for a vote to amend the theme for this year's summit: “A motion has been made to include no apologies in 'God we trust'."

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“This matter requires a two-thirds vote in the affirmative. All those delegates in favor will say ‘aye’, those opposed will say ‘no’”, Perkins said.

After a resounding response of "aye" from the crowd, there was silence in the auditorium when Perkins asked for the "nayes."

Then looking awkwardly around the auditorium, he said, “Well in the opinion of the chair...uh…let me do that again.”

Perkins went on to call for the vote two more times.

At the Democratic convention some delegates booed and jeered after a contentious voice vote to amend the party platform to include the words God and Jerusalem.

Rather than awkward boos, Perkins received resounding applause when he concluded the vote with, “Well in the opinion of the chair, the Value Voters of America say it’s time to quit apologizing for being America and it’s time we openly declare our trust in God.”

Eric Scheiner
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