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Family Research Council launches fundraiser to stop ‘fake marriages’

Friday, February 24, 2012
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WASHINGTON — The virulently anti-gay Family Research Center has launched an aggressive new fundraising campaign to “Stop Fake Marriages” in the U.S., because, according to the FRC, 2012 could be the “tipping point” year in the battle for marriage.

“The Left has launched the deceptive ‘Commitment Campaign’ to mislead Americans and impose affirmation of same-sex ‘marriage’ — fake marriage — on every state, county, city, school, and workplace,” the FRC claims on its website.

The campaign includes e-mail blasts, robo-calls, a video (below) and a website campaign where the FRC tells its supporters that if same-sex “marriage” is legalized, sex education classes from Kindergarten thru Grade 12 will be required to teach that same-sex relationships are “good,” and that anyone who opposes it “such as parents or pastors” are bigots.

The FRC also said that “fake marriage means Americans will loose religious freedoms.”

“Same-sex marriage at the local level has already been used to shut down Christian adoption agencies in Boston and the District of Columbia,” the FRC claimed. “If same-sex marriage is imposed nationally, church facilities, family ministries, Christian officials ‘like county clerks and justices of the peace’ and Christian-run wedding businesses and more will be pressured to compromise their views or face crushing legal consequences.”

The FRC has had a long history of demonizing the LGBTQ community, which has led to its designation by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a certified “hate group.”

The FRC has claimed that gay activists “work to normalize sex with boys,” seek to “abolish all age of consent laws and to eventually recognize pedophiles as the ‘prophets’ of a new sexual order,” and support anti-bullying programs solely in order to promote homosexuality.

In recent weeks, as marriage equality laws have passed in the Maryland and Washington state legialtures, coupled with judicial rulings that have declared anti-gay marriage laws in California and the federal “Defence of Marriage Act” (DOMA) as unconstitutional, the FRC has reacted by ratcheting up its extreme rhetoric.

Calls and e-mails by LGBTQ Nation to the Family Research Council for comment and further clarification on this latest effort went unanswered.

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