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.

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Richard Land

Richard Land ‘exposes’ the ‘Dirty Little Secret’ of the gay community

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
While filling in for Washington Watch host Tony Perkins on Tuesday, Southern Baptist Convention official Richard Land and guest Donna Rice Hughes of the anti-pornography group Enough Is Enough agreed that sexual abuse causes homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
Craig James

Gay marriage foe, former Fox Sports broadcaster Craig James joins FRC

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Former college football broadcaster Craig James has joined the conservative Family Research Council, where he said he would fight against the kind of "religious bigotry" he blames for his firing by Fox Sports after expressing opposition to gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
Richard Land

Southern Baptist Convention leader: Gays are pawns of Satan

Friday, March 28, 2014
On “Washington Watch” on Thursday, Jerry Boykin of the Family Research Council sat down with Southern Baptist Convention leader Richard Land to discuss of Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Mikey Weinstein, who is loathed by the Religious Right for his work against religious coercion in the military. [ Read more → ]
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Religious right leaders rail against Virginia marriage equality ruling

Friday, February 14, 2014
A federal judge’s decision to strike down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriagehas unsurprisingly stoked the ire of conservatives. [ Read more → ]
Former Republican lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson, front right, speaks to the media during a demonstration outside federal court in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Jackson spoke in favor of the law banning same-sex marriage. A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday on whether Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. The state's newly elected Democratic attorney general has already decided to side with the plaintiffs and will not defend the ban. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Josh Duggar, failed Lt. Gov. candidate headline anti-gay rally outside Va. court

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. -- Josh Duggar, the oldest of the Duggar children from TLC's “19 Kids and Counting,” and E.W. Jackson, the failed candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor, headlined an anti-gay marriage rally in Norfolk on Tuesday while a federal judge heard arguments challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Janet Mefferd

Meet Janet Mefferd, the go-to radio host for anti-LGBT hate mongers

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Janet Mefferd has become one of talk radio's most relentless purveyors of homophobia, using her eponymous program to provide a platform to fringe anti-LGBT activists and to spout her own bigoted, occasionally conspiracy-minded views. [ Read more → ]
The Duggars

Duggars campaign for anti-gay Va. gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli

Saturday, October 12, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- A busload of reality television stars - all from the same family - will cruise through Virginia to support anti-gay Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

Perkins fires back at critics, calls SPLC ‘a very dangerous group’

Thursday, October 3, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, on Tuesday fired back Tuesday at critics who claim his recent appointment to the Louisiana state Law Enforcement Commission is political payback by Gov. Bobby Jindal. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

Anti-gay hate group leader appointed to La. law enforcement commission

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The leader of an anti-gay hate group has been appointed to the Louisiana state Law Enforcement Commission, a group which oversees awarding grants, training of police officers, and regulates law enforcement activity across the state. [ Read more → ]
Floyd Corkins, at the time of his arrest on Aug. 15, 2012.

Family Research Council shooter sentenced to 25 years in prison

Thursday, September 19, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A man who planned a mass shooting at a conservative Christian lobbying group's Washington headquarters in 2012 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the failed plot. [ Read more → ]
SourceDemonstartors at an anti-gay protest in California.

The LGBT community desperately needs to confront anti-gay propaganda

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The LGBT community has deceived itself into thinking that if we just sidestep the lies and distortions and solely focus on “telling our stories” as ordinary people seeking fairness under the American system, our problems with those who oppose our right to equality will dissipate. It’s high time that the LGBT community realize that this belief is a false bill of goods that serves as a pitiful Band-Aid to a problem that requires more than stories designed to yank at the heart strings; indeed, such efforts make it look as if we are begging for “tolerance.” [ Read more → ]
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’19 Kids & Counting’ … and one major disservice to LGBT viewers

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Tonight on the TLC network, another season of 19 Kids & Counting will makes its debut. And when it does, the show will spend some of its time documenting the Duggar's eldest son, Josh, as he moves his family to the nation's capital. ... Over the past year, Josh Duggar has gone from being a family man and reality star to also being a senior voice for an organization that the Southern Povery Law Center designates as an active anti-gay hate group. In his new role at FRC, Josh has not shied away from making his anti-LGBT views known. While serving as a fill-in radio host for his boss at FRC, the jaw-droppingly anti-LGBT Tony Perkins, Josh recently admitted that he sees his lesbian aunt as “choosing” a “lifestyle...” [ Read more → ]
Betty Crocker

FRC: Boycott Betty Crocker for baking wedding cakes for gay couples

Thursday, September 12, 2013
When gay rights advocates criticized Chick-fil-A for the company’s financial support of anti-gay organizations, the Family Research Council decried their “gaystapo tactics.” Apparently, the FRC believes that boycotts are only acceptable if they are organized by conservative groups. [ Read more → ]
Floyd Corkins, at the time of his arrest on Aug. 15, 2012.

Defense suggests 11½ years in FRC shooting, not 45 years prosecutors want

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A man who planned a mass shooting at the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group should spend 11 ½ years in prison for the failed plot, not the 45 years government lawyers want, his defense attorney says. [ Read more → ]
Greg Quinlan

‘Ex-gay’ activist: President Obama, Justices Kennedy, Kagan are secretly gay

Saturday, July 6, 2013
Greg Quinlan, an “ex-gay” activist who is slated to speak at the Family Research Council’s “Ex-Gay Pride Month” event later this July, says that President Obama is “a down low president” and that Supreme Court Justices Kagan and Kennedy are “black-robed Nazis” who seek to “accommodate their own personal predilections, including their own sexuality.” [ Read more → ]
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Josh Duggar’s new job: Spreading homophobia and intolerance, FRC style

Thursday, June 20, 2013
According to the Family Research Center (FRC), Josh Duggar “will bring his pro-life and pro-family passions to the political arena where he will help expand FRCA’s reach as a premier conservative advocacy group.” In plain speak, Josh Duggar is going to help spread hate, discrimination, homophobia, ignorance, and intolerance -- FRC style. [ Read more → ]
Josh Duggar

Eldest of ‘19 Kids and Counting’ joins anti-gay hate group FRC

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Josh Duggar, the oldest of the Duggar children from TLC’s "19 Kids and Counting," is joining the Family Research Council, the anti-gay hate group headed by "traditional family" activist Tony Perkins. [ Read more → ]
Perry-Gohmert

Perry says Boy Scouts will answer to God; Gohmert warns of pedophilia

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Rick Perry, who has equated the fight against gays in the Boy Scouts to the fight to abolish slavery, told Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council on Friday’s edition of Washington Watch that the Boy Scouts of America’s delegates bowed to “political correctness” and “money” in ending the ban on gay members under the age of 18. [ Read more → ]
Rick-Perry

Rick Perry urges Boy Scouts to oppose gay ‘pop culture’ like Sam Houston resisted slavery

Monday, May 6, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) appeared in the Family Research Council’s “Stand With Scouts Sunday” webcast last night where he told FRC president Tony Perkins that the Boy Scouts of America must resist those trying to “tear apart” the organization’s values and replace them with the “flavor of the month”—homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
Floyd Corkins, at the time of his arrest on Aug. 15, 2012.

Prosecutors want 45-year sentence for FRC shooter

Monday, April 22, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Prosecutors say a Virginia man who planned a mass killing at the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group should spend 45 years in prison for his plot. [ Read more → ]
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GOP dumps plan for more ‘inclusive’ party, reaffirms anti-gay marriage platform

Friday, April 12, 2013
Just weeks after releasing a "turnaround plan" focused on building a more inclusive GOP aimed at attract minority voters, including “welcoming” attitudes on gay rights, members of the Republican National Committee on Friday voted unanimously to reaffirm language in the GOP platform defining marriage "as the union of one man and one woman." [ Read more → ]
Evan Wolfson

Evan Wolfson: ‘Gay people are not going to use up all the marriage licenses’

Sunday, March 24, 2013
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments this week in two historic same-sex marriage cases -- one challenging California's ban on gay marriage, and the other challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act -- supporters and opponents of marriage equality are stepping up their cases in the court of public opinion. [ Read more → ]
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Tax records: Chick-fil-A donations to anti-LGBT groups nearly doubled in 2011

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A — embroiled in a controversy last year surrounding the millions of dollars it donated in 2009 and 2010 to anti-gay organizations — almost doubled it’s charitable donations to anti-gay groups in 2011, according to newly released IRS documents. [ Read more → ]
Ken Blackwell

Family Research Council clearly lying about scientific evidence, gay parenting

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Do me a favor, folks. Don’t shake your head, suck your teeth and go “there they go again” at yet another time you have seen the Family Research Council blatantly lie about the gay community. Demand that more time and knowledge be invested in uncovering how organizations like FRC distort science or push blatant lies against the lgbt community. Organizations like the Family Research Council don’t rely on truth. They rely on repetition. They repeat a point while deliberately ignoring the simple fact that the point has been refuted by those who know better. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

FRC urges Congress to ‘pressure the Supreme Court’ on marriage cases

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Family Research Council has launched what it is describing as “an ambitious, no-holds-barred campaign to keep marriage as between one man and one woman and preserve the American family.” [ Read more → ]
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