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

By Peter Montgomery| Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Tony Perkins
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.”

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Family Research Council is to blame for near massacre at its headquarters

| Thursday, February 7, 2013
FRC President Tony Perkins
Someone has to sit Tony Perkins down and school him on the truth. I am very certain that Perkins is already aware of this truth, but he needs to be told publicly so that everyone else can know. The Southern Poverty Law Center is not responsible for Floyd Corkins’ near massacre at FRC headquarters last year. If Perkins wants to blame someone, he should look to himself and his organization. For years, while under the guise of Biblical principles, the FRC has dehumanized the LGBT community....

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Corkins pleads guilty in Family Research Council shooting

| Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Floyd L. Corkins II (Booking photo)
WASHINGTON -- A Virginia man pleaded guilty Wednesday to wounding a security guard at the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group, a shooting that made headlines in part because the man was carrying 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches.

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Perkins: Child abuse ‘can only get worse’ if Boy Scouts include gays

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council once again warned that incidents of child abuse will rise if the Boy Scouts end their national prohibition on gay members.

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FRC briefs: Anti-gay laws reflect public opinion; gay rights laws reflect powerful gay lobby

By MIRANDA BLUE| Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Family Research Council submitted two amicus briefs to the Supreme Court on Monday, urging it to reject challenges to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and to California’s Proposition 8, a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

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Perkins on Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy: ‘That’s their code, morally straight’

| Monday, December 17, 2012
Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins, president of the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council, said Friday that the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy is "morally straight."

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Hate group leader expresses support for Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill

| Wednesday, November 28, 2012
FRC President Tony Perkins
WASHINGTON -- Tony Perkins, president of the Washington-based Family Research Council, expressed support this week for parliamentarians in Uganda who are considering a measure that will impose harsher sanctions on LGBT people, as well as sentencing guidelines that could mean capital punishment for engaging in homosexual acts.

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Where are the so-called ‘family’ organizations on Black Friday?

| Friday, November 23, 2012
Where are the alarm bells concerning Black Friday? Why have none of the self-described “family organizations” said that Thanksgiving is “under attack?” ... The organizations who make their living off of attacking the lives and relationships of LGBT people (who also happen to be among the loudest claiming that there’s a “War on Christmas”) have been utterly silent that Thanksgiving, perhaps the most family-oriented holiday on our American calendar, is becoming a holiday dedicated to fighting other shoppers for the lowest deals.

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Perkins: If Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage, it could lead to ‘revolution’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Friday, November 9, 2012
Tony Perkins
While discussing the string of election night victories for marriage equality on Thursday, Tony Perkins declared that if the Supreme Court legalizes it Christian conservatives will never accept it because, like abortion, they know that "it's unnatural for two men to be married."

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Kirk Cameron: Defeat Obama to ‘hold back the flood of moral and spiritual evil’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Kirk Cameron told his fellow anti-Obama activists Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association that Christians must use the election to “hold back the flood of moral and spiritual evil that has been pouring into the country and give moms and dads and grandparents the opportunity to begin rebuilding morality and spirituality.”

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