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

Thursday, May 30, 2013
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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 [...]

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

Monday, May 6, 2013
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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. [...]

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Prosecutors want 45-year sentence for FRC shooter

Monday, April 22, 2013
Floyd Corkins, at the time of his arrest on Aug. 15, 2012.
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. [...]

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GOP dumps plan for more ‘inclusive’ party, reaffirms anti-gay marriage platform

Friday, April 12, 2013
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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 [...]

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

Sunday, March 24, 2013
Evan Wolfson
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 [...]

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Tax records: Chick-fil-A donations to anti-LGBT groups nearly doubled in 2011

Thursday, March 14, 2013
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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. [...]

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Family Research Council clearly lying about scientific evidence, gay parenting

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Ken Blackwell
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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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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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