What Perkins intends to do with the money is more pernicious than the grift. Perkins' agenda is to roll back every right and protection that LGBT Americans now enjoy. That is his singular focus. Someone as dramatically and rabidly homophobic as Tony Perkins has “issues” which possibly include insecurity over his own sexuality.
The funny thing about it, though, is that none of Perkins' end-of-world prognoses ever come to pass. The federal hate crimes legislation, same-sex marriage, gay Boy Scouts, trans accommodations and a host of other “transgressions” were all supposed to be the end of civilization as we know it. If the measures themselves didn't do us in then his god was sure to punish us. Tony lives in a very strange world of his own design.