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Family Research Council

When Does The Free Exercise Of Religion Become Hate?

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

The problem with the FRC is that its positions aren't simply informed by Biblical principles. If the group's public policy work were limited to Biblically driven public policy advocacy and self-liberty interests, there would be little controversy about their place in our plural society's marketplace of ideas.

The Family Research Council's Dangerous Direct Mail

Wayne Besen | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

The FRC is a legitimate hate group with a nasty habit of lying to demonize its foes. It is laughable to watch Perkins now try to play the role of moderate Christian. The shrill nature of his rhetoric appears designed to make his followers paranoid and believe their freedom is in jeopardy.

Anti-gay Organizations Exploit and Fundraise in Wake of Attack

Herndon Graddick | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Herndon Graddick

The shooting that took place at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council last week was a tragedy. The security guard who apprehended the shooter is a hero. The actions of anti-gay groups in the aftermath have been nothing short of reprehensible.

Suspect Indicted In Family Research Council Shooting

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 08.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A Virginia man opposed to the politics of a conservative lobbying group was indicted Wednesday on charges stemming from the shooting of ...

Is It Christian To Be Anti-Gay?

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 10.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

While these groups may do some excellent work with Christian charities, their primary focus is on fighting to have the rights of LGBT people denied. But over the years they've been able to frame what it is they do with those "pro-family" and "Christian" modifiers.

An Open Letter To Tony Perkins Of The Family Research Council: Let's Talk About Hate

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In my post last week, I stated that no one should be exploiting the tragic FRC shooting for political gain. That's why I and many others are greatly disappointed by the press conference you held last week, and I'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to have a public discussion with me about hate.

Family Research Council Suspect May Have Had 2nd Target

AP | Posted 08.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The head of a second Christian conservative organization said Friday she was told by authorities that a note containing her group's cont...

Tony Perkins: 'Reckless Rhetoric' Gave Suspect 'License To Shoot'

AP | ERIC TUCKER and BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 10.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — As authorities revealed details about the Family Research Council shooting, the head of the influential conservative organization b...

Floyd Corkins Charged In FRC Shooting

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 08.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A Virginia man has been charged in federal court in the shooting of a security guard at the headquarters of a conservative Christian lob...

A Shooting At The Family Research Council

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

There are unconfirmed reports that the alleged shooter was angry with the Family Research Council's position on same-sex marriage, and that he made comments against the group's position as he attempted to enter. If true, this would be an anomaly.

Obama Reacts To Shooting At Conservative Group's Headquarters

Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

President Obama condemned the shooting of a security guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters on Wednesday, according to press secretary Ja...

PHOTOS: Shooting At Family Research Council Office (UPDATED)

Posted 08.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Federal law enforcement officials and D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a Wednesday morning shooting at the office...

Shooting At Family Research Council

AP | Posted 08.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A security guard for a conservative Christian lobbying group has been shot in the arm. Police say the shooting happened Wednesday morni...

Family Research Council Makes Controversial Hire

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 07.19.2012 | Religion

(RNS) The conservative Family Research Council has named a former top Delta Force commando and outspoken culture warrior, retired Army Lt. Gen. Willia...

Family Research Council Distorts Obama's Record On LGBT Rights

Alvin McEwen | Posted 09.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

Sprigg is not only an employee of FRC but a pastor, yet he feels no problem with bearing false witness in the name of his definition of God. Apparently, Sprigg (and the Family Research Council) must follow a different Bible that approves of lying about the LGBT community.

Mitt Romney and the Marketplace of Ideas

Heath Brown | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

The future vitality of the U.S. democratic system of government and quality of our public policies should be based on broadening the array of ideas presidential candidates from both parties and the public can evaluate, debate, and ultimately base their political decisions.

Christian Organization's Founder Gets Emotional Describing 'Ex-Gay Conversion' Clip

Posted 05.24.2012 | Gay Voices

A Christian group founder's bizarrely emotional speech, delivered while promoting an "instructional" video "built to convert a homosexual," is going v...

Let Me Guess: Mitt Romney Has Gay Friends

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Having gay friends doesn't absolve one of anti-gay prejudice any more than loving one's wife and daughters absolves one of defunding Planned Parenthood. Even if you'd be happy to have gay people over to dinner, that doesn't give you a pass to deny them fundamental rights.

Family Research Council and a Denial of Partisan Christianity

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

Let's be honest here. Does anyone believe an effort like this one isn't an attempt to register those who will almost certainly vote Republican?

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project Demands Honesty from the Religious Right

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Alvin McEwen

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project is not about silencing anyone but having an honest debate. And you can't have an honest debate when one party is being deceptive in terms of their goals and their true feelings about the community they oppose.

GLAAD's Releases Watch List Of Anti-LGBT Activists

Posted 03.15.2012 | Gay Voices

Yesterday GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, unveiled its brand new Commentator Accountability Project. According to a press rel...

Jennifer Bendery

Family Research Council Starts Campaign Against 'Fake' Same-Sex Marriage | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing concerns that 2012 could be the "tipping point" in the debate over same-sex marriage, Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins...

Activist Group Calls For MSNBC To Stop Inviting Controversial Guest On Air

Posted 02.16.2012 | Media

Faith-based activist group Faithful America and Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, delivered a petition filled with 20,000 s...

Crispy Controversy: NYU Student Launches Protest Against Chick-Fil-A's 'Anti-Gay' Support

Posted 02.14.2012 | Gay Voices

Chick-fil-A is known nationwide for serving up plenty of savory Southern goodness, but one New York University student feels the restaurant's offering...

Prop 8's Supporters Were Too Scared to Testify, But They Still Whine After the Fact

Alvin McEwen | Posted 04.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

Prop 8 was built upon deliberate lies that Maggie Gallagher, Tony Perkins, Peter Sprigg, and the rest of those pushing it were too fearful to defend in court. None of these people had the guts to take an oath and attest to the veracity of the claims they made.