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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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Southern Baptist Convention leader: Gays are pawns of Satan

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Friday, March 28, 2014
Richard Land
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.

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

| Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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)
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.

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

LUKE BRINKER | Equality Matters | Sunday, October 27, 2013
Janet Mefferd
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.

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

| Saturday, October 12, 2013
The Duggars
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.

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

| Thursday, October 3, 2013
Tony Perkins
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.

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

| Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tony Perkins
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.

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Family Research Council shooter sentenced to 25 years in prison

| Thursday, September 19, 2013
Floyd Corkins, at the time of his arrest on Aug. 15, 2012.
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.

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The LGBT community desperately needs to confront anti-gay propaganda

| Wednesday, September 18, 2013
SourceDemonstartors at an anti-gay protest in California.
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.”

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’19 Kids & Counting’ … and one major disservice to LGBT viewers

| Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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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...”

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