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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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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

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | 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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FRC shooter held without bond, ordered to undergo mental evaluation

| Thursday, August 16, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Tony Perkins on LGBT Pride: Why not ‘Adultery Pride Month’ or ‘Drunkenness Pride Month’?

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Monday, June 11, 2012
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Ton Perkins insistes that the Religious Right isn’t overlooking issues like alcoholism and adultery since there aren’t people advocating for “Adultery Pride Month” or “Drunkenness Pride Month” in the same way many recognize June as LGBT Pride Month.

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Perkins: Americans will never accept gay marriage because it ‘violates reason, natural law’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Monday, June 4, 2012
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Recently, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins and Maryland Bishop Harry Jackson sat down for a half-hour interview with CBN's David Brody to discuss President Obama's support for marriage equality and what it will mean for the 2012 election.

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