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Christian Supremacists Have Identified New Religious Right: Sedition

Blake Page | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Blake Page

For years, Major Jonathan C. Dowty has used his rank and his blog, Christian Fighter Pilot, to spread a message of hate and sedition.  Through that ...

How To Fundraise Using Half Truths And Lies: Lessons From The Family Research Council

Tom Carpenter | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

Apparently, the biblical admonition that "you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free" has been cast aside by the FRC. As a Christian, I am indignant and embarrassed.

The Courage to Come Out

Walt Hawkins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Walt Hawkins

Before Jason Collins revealed that he is gay, I suppose I'd never really pondered the amount of courage it takes, even in this day and age, to come out of the closet. And it does take more than a fair amount.

After a Life of Being Gay Bashed, I Choose to Live and Not Just Survive

William Dameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

I will hold my husband's hand in public, because to silence me is what they want. I will kiss him goodbye in the morning in the public square, because it is right. I will continue to wrap my arm around his shoulder so that someday LGBT people won't have to ask themselves, "Is this safe?"

Congressman Who Fell for Onion Story Still Hasn't Learned to Check His Facts

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

It seems that Congressman Fleming's ability to separate fact from fiction hasn't improved much in the past year. The stories he's now believing might not come from The Onion, but the headlines are just as far-fetched and the stories just as fictitious.

Peter Sprigg And The Values Victim Caucus

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

Having lost the culture war, the religious right's latest tactic is to falsely cast themselves as martyrs who are defending the faith and the right to free speech against an increasingly totalitarian majority. Perhaps the biggest crybaby is the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg.

Bad Government, Bad Religion And Tony Perkins

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy

Someone shared with me a fundraising letter in which Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, claimed, "not only did Jesus tolerate weapons, he instructed His disciples to buy them!" Given the devastating consequences of gun violence, Perkins should be ashamed of himself.

An Abominable Abomination

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

I've found one case in which the use of the word "abomination" is entirely appropriate. It describes a level of bigotry, hatred and ignorance that stands apart. I'm talking about the Family Research Council, and it's also an abomination when CNN and MSNBC give them a platform.

Fundamentalist Christian Monsters: Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me tell you of monsters and monstrous wrongs. And let me tell you what these bloody monsters thrive on.

Family Research Council Defends Republican's Outdated Propaganda Against LGBT Community

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

For the record, Dave Agema was not debating. He was spreading lies and distortions derived from bad sources. With free speech comes responsibilities and the main responsibility is the hope that one doesn't use his or her free speech to spread lies and deceptions.

Prominent Conservative Praises Bachmann Anti-Muslim Campaign

Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was widely ridiculed last year for proposing an investigation to expose "deep penetration" by the Muslim Brother...

Days Of Miracle And Wonder

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

"These are the days of miracle and wonder," sang Paul Simon in "The Boy in the Bubble." He wasn't talking about the quest for marriage equality, but I can't help but recall that line as the Family Research Council makes a harsh, desperate and inadvertently comical plea for a miracle of its own.

The Marriage Cases: A Lose-Lose Situation For the Right

Michael Keegan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Keegan

There is a school of thought that a broad victory for marriage equality at the Supreme Court would galvanize the opposition and end up being a setback for the gay rights movement. I disagree. The side that can't afford to win or to lose at the Supreme Court this week is the anti-gay right.

At CPAC, The Marriage Fight Is Over

BuzzFeed | Chris Geidner | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Opponents of gay rights spoke to a nearly empty room, while supporters had a standing room-only crowd. “We cannot be at war with America on issues o...

FRC Fellow: Gay Parents Shouldn't Be Protected From Parental Kidnappings

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A senior fellow for the conservative lobbying group the Family Research Council (FRC) has suggested that gay parents should not be legally protected a...

Family Research Council Pushes Mean-Spirited Video Against Marriage Equality And Gay Families

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

If you want to see all the inane arguments against marriage equality wrapped up in one video, check out this monstrosity from the Family Research Council. It peddles arguments that are easier to poke holes in than Kleenex, and more than that, it comes across as just plain mean.

Chuck Hagel Confirmation May Incur God's Wrath, Group Claims

Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

A conservative Christian lobbying group has claimed that the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense may incur God's judgment. Hagel w...

What Will Kerry Do About Christian Persecution in China?

Ken Blackwell | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Ken Blackwell

With the single exception of granting asylum to the blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, the Obama administration's record on Christian persecution in China has been one largely of indifference.

Jennifer Bendery

Conservative Groups Push False Information Ahead Of VAWA Vote | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With possibly hours left until the Senate votes to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, conservative groups are ramping up their ...

Lila Shapiro

Boy Scouts Gay Ban Controversy Highlights Growing Tug-Of-War Between Right And Left | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When the Boy Scouts of America announced this week that it was delaying a decision to end a ban on openly gay troops and leaders, some noted that the ...

Conservative Group Warns Of 'Real Abuse'

Salon | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

The socially conservative Family Research Council asked supporters to help it oppose the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act because, th...

DOJ Uses Family Research Council Shooting In Gun Control Debate

Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Ryan J. Reilly

WASHINGTON -- The top federal prosecutor in D.C. said in a statement on Wednesday that the politically-motivated shooting of a security guard at the F...

Shooter Wanted To 'Smother Chick-fil-A Sandwiches In Their Faces'

Posted 02.06.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Floyd Lee Corkins has pled guilty to charges stemming from the August 15 shooting of a security guard at the Family Research Council's ...

My Years as a Boy Scout and the 'Values' of Scouting

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Davis Schneiderman

I can still tie a clove hitch, but unless BSA enshrines non-discrimination as a "value" of scouting as a start to a large discussion about the place of scouting in the 21st century, I can't be proud of much else for all my years with Akela.

Wave That Magic Wand!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

We have truly entered a new era. Prior to the inauguration, the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council condemned any strides forward by the gay community, but now they have waved a magic wand to make our struggles disappear! It is so nice of them!