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’19 Kids & Counting’ … and one major disservice to LGBT viewers

| Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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Tonight on the TLC network, another season of 19 Kids & Counting will makes its debut. And when it does, the show will spend some of its time documenting the Duggar's eldest son, Josh, as he moves his family to the nation's capital. ... Over the past year, Josh Duggar has gone from being a family man and reality star to also being a senior voice for an organization that the Southern Povery Law Center designates as an active anti-gay hate group. In his new role at FRC, Josh has not shied away from making his anti-LGBT views known. While serving as a fill-in radio host for his boss at FRC, the jaw-droppingly anti-LGBT Tony Perkins, Josh recently admitted that he sees his lesbian aunt as “choosing” a “lifestyle...”

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Family Research Council launches fundraiser to stop ‘fake marriages’

| Friday, February 24, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- The virulently anti-gay Family Research Center has launched an aggressive new fundraising campaign to "Stop Fake Marriages" in the U.S., because, according to the FRC, 2012 could be the "tipping point" year in the battle for marriage.

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

| Thursday, February 9, 2012
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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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Family Research Council whines that no one wants to debate ‘homosexual’ issues

| Wednesday, November 23, 2011
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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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It’s not enough to call them bigots…

| Sunday, September 11, 2011
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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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Tea Party would love to see Black people ‘hanging on a tree,’ and gays in prison … or worse

| Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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There is a dangerous political atmosphere in the United States today as the culture wars have now become a rallying point for a vocal but wealthy minority in the far right that allows ancient prejudices and hatreds to become acceptable.

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Sixteen reasons why Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council is a hate group

| Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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Tony Perkins of the hate group the Family Research Council recently had the temerity to attack the Obama Administration for its participation in the “It Gets Better” campaign. This is the campaign designed to raise the self-esteem of LGBTQ youth and raise awareness of the problems they encounter with bullying.

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NOM’s marriage pledge includes a ‘witch-hunt’ against the gay community

| Saturday, August 20, 2011
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While there is a lot of noise being made over the NOM's pledge to "protect marriage," a passage in that pledge is escaping some much deserved scrutiny. Presidential candidates who signed the pledge have promised to "Appoint a presidential commission to investigate harassment of traditional marriage supporters."

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Apple pulls iTunes store from anti-gay ‘Christian Values Network’

| Thursday, July 28, 2011
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Apple has removed their iTunes store from the “Christan Values Network” (CVN) after more than 22,000 people signed a petition on Change.org asking the technology company to stop allowing the funding of anti-gay organizations such as Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council.

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Tom Minnery’s lies are commonplace in religious right data

| Monday, July 25, 2011
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Minnery's misreading of study in order present a bad picture of same-sex households is commonplace in religious right data. Often times, religious right spokespeople will cite studies which have nothing to do with same-sex households in order to claim that these households are not the best place to raise children.

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