Family Research Council (FRC)
The Family Research Council (FRC) is a conservative Christian group and lobbying organization founded in 1981 by James Dobson, and currently headed by its president, Tony Perkins.
The FRC promotes what it considers to be traditional family values, by advocating and lobbying for socially conservative policies. It opposes and lobbies against LGBT rights (such as same-sex marriage and LGBT adoption), abortion, divorce, embryonic stem-cell research and pornography. In 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center classified the FRC as an anti-gay hate group.
- Thursday, April 7, 2016After denouncing PayPal as an extremist company "anyone with half a brain" shouldn't use, Tony Perkins is more than happy to take your cash via... PayPal.
- Tuesday, March 15, 2016Perkins, leader of the hate group Family Research Council, is a former Louisiana state representative with ties to white supremacists.
- Sunday, October 25, 2015“With a price tag of anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000 for these reassignment surgeries,” says Perkins, “I think there’s no shortage of people that may want to sign up [to go to prison].”
- Wednesday, September 30, 2015She strongly opposed the State Department's decision to swap out “mother” and “father" for “parent one” and “parent two” on passport applications.
- Thursday, May 21, 2015Josh Duggar resigned from his position at the Family Research Council as a result of the accusations becoming public.
- Sunday, April 26, 2015Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, branded an anti-gay "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, says most Americans would not be comfortable with a Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality.
- Thursday, April 9, 2015Conservative groups are trying to kill in the cradle a prospective ABC sitcom about a family upended when a teenage son comes out as gay because sex columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage is involved…
- Friday, February 27, 2015David and Jason Benham say they're working to defeat a proposed LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in Charlotte, N.C., which David Benham called “so depraved and just absolutely craziness.”