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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Peter Sprigg

Family Research Council whines that no one wants to debate ‘homosexual’ issues

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
In dealing with the fact that it is an officially declared hate group, the Family Research Council pulls the shuck-and-jive argument that it is being attacked by people who don’t want to debate gay issues. [ Read more → ]
Joe Walsh

Family Research Council gives ‘pro-family’ honor to ‘deadbeat dad’

Sunday, November 6, 2011
Anyone who thinks that the Family Research Council is either a Christian or “pro-family” group obviously has not done their homework -- just last week, FRC anointed Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) a pro-family leader — in spite of the fact that he allegedly owes over $100,000 in child support. [ Read more → ]

Family Research Council wants God to stop gay adoptions

Thursday, November 3, 2011
In all of the years in which FRC has attacked same-sex households or gay adoption, the organization has never pushed, suggested, or even slightly initiated any type of plan encouraging folks in what it claims to be “perfect family units,” i.e. heterosexual mother/father households into adopting children. [ Read more → ]

Report: Chick-fil-A donated nearly $2 million to anti-gay causes in 2009

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
New IRS 990 forms reveal that fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A donated nearly $2 million to anti-gay groups in 2009, reports Equality Matters. [ Read more → ]
Trent Franks

Rep. Trent Franks: Marriage equality a ‘threat to the nation’s survival’

Friday, October 28, 2011
Today on Washington Watch Weekly with Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) claimed that marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples is “a threat to the nation’s survival.” [ Read more → ]

Thank you Maggie Gallagher for revealing your lies

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Former chairwoman of the National Organization for Marriage, Maggie Gallagher, recently let the cat out of the bag so to speak when she chose to praise the Family Research Council during the "Values Voter" Summit: [ Read more → ]

SPLC debunks 10 myths commonly used to demonize LGBT people

Monday, October 10, 2011
Bullying and anti-gay violence are by far the worst legacy arising from the falsehoods spread by the Family Research Council (FRC) and the American Family Association (AFA), according to a new intelligence report by the Southern Poverty Law Center that examines two of the most powerful and influential organizations in the American anti-gay lobby. [ Read more → ]

SPLC examines role, history of FRC, AFA in ‘demonization of LGBT people’

Sunday, October 9, 2011
The Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday issued a ground breaking intelligence report that examines two of the most powerful and influential organizations in the American anti-gay lobby -- the Washington D.C.-based Family Research Council (FRC) and the American Family Association (AFA), headquartered in Tupelo, Miss. -- calling them the "chief purveyors of lies about LGBT people." [ Read more → ]

Values Voter Summit: GOP candidates plan weekend with anti-gay activists

Thursday, October 6, 2011
This weekend, nearly every major GOP presidential candidate, along with the top two Republicans in the House of Representatives, will speak at the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of the leaders of the movement to integrate fundamentalist Christianity and American politics. [ Read more → ]

Hate group Family Research Council promises to ‘monitor’ DADT repeal

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Several folks on the right aren’t happy with this week’s repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The SPLC-designated hate group, the Family Research Council, has weighed in with a nonsensical scathing attack on President Obama and an ugly promise to “monitor” the effects of DADT. [ Read more → ]

It’s not enough to call them bigots…

Sunday, September 11, 2011
We know that religious right groups peddle distortions designed to demonize the LGBT community. However we really should do more than simply declare them bigots. Members of the right tend to embrace that definition... [ Read more → ]

NC homophobes pulling religious, racial, and anatomy cards against marriage equality

Thursday, September 8, 2011
The battle for or against marriage equality (whichever you prefer) in North Carolina is heating up as the following video shows. Folks who are pushing the anti-marriage equality amendment are pulling out all of the stops, i.e. the religious argument, the racial argument, and even the anatomy argument... [ Read more → ]

Chaz Bono responds to critics: gender dysphoria is not contagious

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, Chaz Bono responded to critics regarding his upcoming appearance on this season's "Dancing With the Stars." [ Read more → ]

Judicial Watch, anti-gay Family Research Council sues DOJ over DOMA records

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Judicial Watch announced Wednesday it has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the Family Research Council, seeking records related to the Obama Administration’s decision not to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. [ Read more → ]

Equality California leads broad coalition of advocates to protect LGBT history law

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
A broad coalition of advocacy groups have launched a coordinated effort to protect and educate the public on California’s Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act, the landmark legislation that requires that the historical contributions of LGBT Americans to be included in history lessons and classroom textbooks. [ Read more → ]
Hanging Men, by William Mackenzie Thomson

Tea Party would love to see Black people ‘hanging on a tree,’ and gays in prison … or worse

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
There is a dangerous political atmosphere in the United States today as the culture wars have now become a rallying point for a vocal but wealthy minority in the far right that allows ancient prejudices and hatreds to become acceptable. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

Family Research Council statement needs a little ‘editing’

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Last year when the Southern Poverty Law Center named several religious right groups as anti-gay hate groups, many of them united (with the Family Research Council – one of the groups named – leading the way) in a campaign with the semi- catchy title of Start Debating/Stop Hating... [ Read more → ]
Brian Brown

Gay groups make religious individuals feel like ‘second class citizens’

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Though I should be surprised, I have found myself expecting the National Organization for Marriage to make outlandish and ridiculous statements. In today's episode of "what did NOM say," I give you the repeat of "NOM becomes a victim." [ Read more → ]
Rick Perry

Rick Perry’s homophobia problem is more serious than originally thought

Friday, August 26, 2011
While the gay community is distracted by the antics of Michele Bachmann and her husband, the real danger to our equality --Texas Governor Rick Perry -- is trying to sneak into the Oval Office. [ Read more → ]

Sixteen reasons why Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council is a hate group

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Tony Perkins of the hate group the Family Research Council recently had the temerity to attack the Obama Administration for its participation in the “It Gets Better” campaign. This is the campaign designed to raise the self-esteem of LGBTQ youth and raise awareness of the problems they encounter with bullying. [ Read more → ]

The Hate That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sometimes I’m amazed by the rapid success of the gay rights movement. Homosexuality, the love that dare not speak its name, is now spoken freely, while homophobia has quickly become the hate that dare not speak its name – at least if one is running for higher office. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

‘This animal. This cretin. This travesty. This demon.’ A Christian speaks out against Tony Perkins

Sunday, August 21, 2011
This is Tony Perkins. No, not the actor who played Norman Bates in Alfred Hitcock’s Psycho. This Tony Perkins is much, much scarier. This Tony Perkins makes blood spiraling down a bathtub drain look like a cup of cherry Kool-Aid spilled at a Girl Scout fundraiser. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

Tony Perkins calls ‘It Gets Better Project’ White House videos ‘disgusting’

Friday, August 19, 2011
In a plea to raise more money and further spread propaganda to degrade and demonize the LGBTQ community, the anti-gay — and certified “hate group” — Family Research Council has taken aim at the Obama White House. [ Read more → ]

GLSEN issues cease-and-desist letter to anti-gay Family Research Council

Monday, August 15, 2011
GLSEN on Monday issued a cease-and-desist letter via its attorneys to the Family Research Council "demanding that FRC cease distribution and publication of a video clip containing false and defamatory statements, as well as any other similar false and defamatory statements that may be contained in a longer video associated with that video clip." [ Read more → ]
Rick Perry

Rick Perry: Another anti-gay candidate enters the race for president

Sunday, August 14, 2011
Texas Governor Rick Perry — who recently cozied up to the anti-gay, and certified hate group, American Family Association, for a day-long prayer rally — on Saturday entered the GOP field as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President. [ Read more → ]
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