Perkins: Obamacare Is ‘Rare Strain of Flesh-Eating Bacteria’

By Penny Starr | August 2, 2013 | 3:38pm EDT

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, spoke at a press conference on Thursday to launch a campaign to lobby Congress not to fund the Affordable Care Act. ( Starr)

( – Comparing the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, to a “flesh-eating bacteria, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said the health care law should not be funded by Congress when it votes on a short-term budget after the summer recess.

“Obamacare is not the typical political virus that we’re accustomed to that spreads from Washington, D.C., infecting the body politics,” Perkins said at a press conference Thursday at the Capitol for the launch of the “You Fund it, You Own It” campaign to stop the implementation of ACA. “This is a rare strain of flesh-eating bacteria that if not stopped and stopped now threatens the very life of our republic.

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“And I’ve talked to members and they agree,” Perkins said. “This is the greatest threat to faith, family, and freedom that our nation has seen in decades.

Perkins said Congress not providing funding for the law is the way to stop it.

“The way to do that is joining with this effort of refusing to put money into the continuing resolution to keep this thing alive,” Perkins said.

“We need to drive a stake through the heart of Obamacare and save the American people,” Perkins said.

Perkins was joined by members of Congress and other grassroots organizations that have signed onto the campaign.

Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) also attended the press conference.

The other organizations represented at the event were FreedomWorks, ForAmerica, Club for Growth, Citizens United, and the Senate Conservatives Fund.

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