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

| Monday, August 20, 2012
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’

By Josh Glasstetter| Right Wing Watch | Monday, August 20, 2012
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
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

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Friday, August 17, 2012
Tony Perkins
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
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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FRC shooter held without bond, ordered to undergo mental evaluation

| Thursday, August 16, 2012
WASHINGTON — Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, of Herndon, Va., has been charged with assault with intent to kill while armed, and interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition as a result of Wednesday’s shooting incident at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington.

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FRC blames ‘hate group’ designation for ‘reckless environment’ that led to shooting

| Thursday, August 16, 2012
FRC President Tony Perkins
WASHINGTON -- Family Research Council president Tony Perkins on Thursday said he blamed the Southern Poverty Law Center for the "reckless rhetoric" that led to a shooting at the FRC headquarters on Wednesday.

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Is it Christian to be Anti-Gay?

| Thursday, August 16, 2012
FRC President Tony Perkins
Between Chick-fil-A and Wednesday’s shooting at the Family Research Council’s (FRC) offices, there’s been a lot of discussion about something called a “hate group.” Groups such as the FRC, the National Organization for Marriage, Focus on the Family, Public Advocate, American Family Association and many others frequently refer to themselves as “pro-family,” “pro-marriage” and sometimes “Christian” organizations...

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LGBT advocacy groups issue joint statement denoucing shooting at FRC

| Wednesday, August 15, 2012
In a joint statement, the leaders of more than two dozen national and regional LGBT advocacy groups denounced the Wednesday morning shooting that occurred in the lobby of the headquarters of the Family Research Council, one of the nation’s leading anti-gay organizations. "We were saddened...

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LGBT Center volunteer leaves guard wounded in shooting at FRC headquarters

| Wednesday, August 15, 2012
WASHINGTON -- A gunman posing as an intern opened fire at the headquarters of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning after reportedly announcing his disagreement with the conservative group's policies.

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