Posts tagged "family research council"

Restricting Free Speech or Promoting Hate?

Becky Garrison:  Even though the Family Research Council was designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 2010, their spokesperson, Tony Perkins, continues to grace cable network news programs like MSNBC’s "Hardball With Chris Matthews." In light of the fact that Perkins has been a guest on the station 23...

Single Mother Advantage

Rick Santorum to Family Research Council president Tony Perkins on the radio yesterday, about how single mothers are the government-dependent Democratic Party base:
Look at the political base of the Democratic Party: it is single mothers who run a household. Why? Because it’s so tough economically that they look to the government for help and...

Give Us This Day Our Daily Links

"I believe the Founding Fathers were moved around like men on a chessboard put in place at that time so the world could have America."
Nathan Schneider grills Judith Butler, at The Immanent Frame.
A new regulation outlawing the veil in France gets the entire "religious tolerance" thing wrong.
Sarah Posner at Religion Dispatches brings...

As Goes Iowa:
The Family Leader, Religious Politics and 2012

by Andy Kopsa America’s culture wars are at full throttle: defunding Planned Parenthood, chipping away at a woman’s right to an abortion – and if possible taking away that right altogether, preventing or ending gay marriage (because it could lead to Sharia law), enacting Religious Freedom Restoration Acts to “restore religious liberty” that was never...

Showing Them to the Dining Room

The Obama administration has failed to regulate discrimination by federally-funded faith-based organizations By Andy Kopsa I have been investigating and reporting on an anti-gay Christian political organization, the Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC), for over a year now.  The IFPC, a state affiliate of the Family Research Council*, a premier national anti-gay rights organization, has received over...

Hate Groups: Notes from SPLC’s Web Conference

Becky Garrison: Effective next year, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a non-profit civil rights organization, will add The Family Research Council (FRC)  and 12 other anti-gay organizations to the list of hate groups they monitor.  On December 7, 2010, SPLC President Richard Cohen and SPLC's Intelligence Project Director Mark Potok held a half-hour...

Call it Research

Family Research Council founder and National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH, committed to finding a way to cure the gay) board member, George Allen Rekers, just got caught exiting a plane with a young male he found on Rentboy.com. The two were apparently returning from a 10 day...

Return of the “Conscience Clause”

07 December 2005 Return of the conscience clauses: an appeals court has ruled against a gay California woman suing two doctors at a fertility clinic who refused to artificially inseminate her in 1999, citing a conflict with their religious beliefs because the woman was a lesbian (or, in the official defense presented at court, because...