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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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Tony Perkins: Starbucks’ support for marriage equality led to billions in losses

Friday, September 7, 2012
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In a radio bulletin that either reveals a stunning level of ignorance or sheer insanity, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said that the National Organization for Marriage’s campaign to boycott Starbucks over its stance on gay rights called “Dump Starbucks”—which so far has collected fewer than 50,000 signers—is responsible for a $10 billion loss in profits.

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Family Research Council’s attacks on the SPLC are ‘dishonest’

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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Do words have consequences? For years, we at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have argued that they do. ... when the religious right spreads false and defamatory propaganda like the completely baseless notion that gay men molest children at rates far higher than their heterosexual counterparts, LGBT people end up, much more frequently than most people realize, at the wrong end of a baseball bat...

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FRC shooting suspect found mentally competent, pleads not guilty

Saturday, August 25, 2012
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Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, a former part-time volunteer for D.C.’s LGBT community center, pleaded not guilty in federal court on Friday to three charges related to last week’s shooting at the downtown D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council, one of the nation’s leading anti-gay groups.

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FRC gunman indicted by federal grand jury

Thursday, August 23, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- A Virginia man who entered the the lobby of the conservative anti-gay group, the Family Research Council, on August 15 and shot a security guard, was indicted Wednesday on federal charges related to the incident.

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‘Violence is violence and the culture that creates it is responsible’

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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Violence is violence and the culture that creates it is responsible. There is a difference between denouncing violence and inciting violence – this seems obvious but this past week has shown us that the line between these two is slim.

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LGBT activists: Proposed GOP platform ‘out-of-step’ with mainstream American values

Monday, August 20, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- Early reports Monday that the Republican National Party platform might contain language that would soften the GOP's view on LGBT rights were dashed by late afternoon as documents showed that party leadership had asked virulently anti-gay president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, to assist in drafting language relating to same-sex marriage.

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FRC calls SPLC ‘Evil,’ ‘Anti-American,’ ‘Anti-Semitic,’ ‘Anti-Christian,’ ‘Marxist,’ ‘Dangerous’

Monday, August 20, 2012
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On Friday, FRC’s second in command – Executive Vice President Jerry Boykin – appeared on the Glenn Beck Program and called the SPLC an “anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, Marxist organization.” Continuing, he said that the SPLC is an “evil group of people” who “are dangerous.”

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Family Research Council — The destruction continues…

Saturday, August 18, 2012
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There is absolutely no doubt that FRC, along with more than a dozen other “Christian” based organizations lie about LGBT people. And this is the root of the escalating tension: the propagation of lies. This does damage. This oppresses fellow humans. Those who continue to do this all use the Bible to validate their oppression, making it extremely vile to many Christians. You can only push on and denigrate people for so long before it boils over...

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Perkins: ‘Clear link’ between FRC shooting and Obama administration policies

Friday, August 17, 2012
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After trying to blame the Southern Poverty Law Center for the deplorable shooting that occurred at the Family Research Council’s office this week, FRC president Tony Perkins today also implicated the Obama administration in the shooting.

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Setting the record straight on the FRC’s ‘hate group’ designation

Friday, August 17, 2012
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Political disagreement is never a justification for violence, but the FRC should not seek to exploit this tragedy in an attempt to gloss over the organization’s long and documented record of anti-gay extremism.

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