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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Maryland school official calls ‘ex-gay’ flyer ‘reprehensible and deplorable’

| Thursday, February 9, 2012
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The superintendent of Montgomery County schools in Rockville, Md., has labeled as "reprehensible and deplorable" flyers that were sent home with high school students recently, claiming that homosexuality is a choice that can be changed.

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Perkins: Gays won’t be happy with marriage equality because of an ‘Emptiness within Them’

| Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Citing the stories of “ex-gays,” Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council said that gays and lesbians will always have “an emptiness within them” and will never be content with having the right to marry, as “they are operating outside of nature and outside of God’s plan and design.”

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Anti-gay, evangelical leaders endorse Rick Santorum

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Sunday, January 15, 2012
Rick Santorum
The anti-gay Family Research Council and evangelical leaders have endorsed Republican candidate Rick Santorum for president amid observations that the social conservatives are unhappy with the idea of frontrunner Mitt Romney’s nomination.

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The 2011 five most embarrassing moments of the anti-gay right caught on video

| Friday, December 30, 2011
As 2011 comes to a close, it is time yet again count down those special moments in which the religious right and other assorted members of the anti-gay industry made complete asses of themselves on video...

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

| Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Peter Sprigg
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.

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

| Sunday, November 6, 2011
Joe Walsh
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.

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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.

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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.

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

By Brian Tashman | Friday, October 28, 2011
Trent Franks
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.”

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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:

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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...

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