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  • "Chicks-for-Gays": Democrat anti-Chick-fil-A politicians and activists now have blood on their hands

    08/15/2012 4:50:55 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    Riehl Worldview.com ^ | Aug. 15, 2012
    Take this image in given everything we now seem to know of events at the Family Research Council today. The DC Center, where the suspect volunteered under David Mariner promoted a "Chicks-for-Gays" protest recently as part of the Chick-fil-A intimidation campaign. SNIP OF IMAGE It seems puzzling to me that prominent LGBT activist David Mariner would disconnect his Facebook connection to an individual who appears to be the Family Research Council shooting suspect, before going to Newser to make this statement: '"Mariner describes Corkins as "kind, gentle and unassuming."' In comments, Bill Hobbs claims he dropped the friendship immediately after...
  • President Obama Ignores Family Research Council Shooting

    08/15/2012 12:57:43 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/15/2012 | PJ Tatler
    ...Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney reacted quickly, long before most cable news networks even reported the crime, releasing a statement condemning the act. The Human Rights Council, which just a day ago labeled the FRC a “hate group” for its traditional values, even tweeted that its hearts went out to the FRC. But a look at President Obama’s twitter timeline shows no reaction to the attack at all.
  • Shooting at Family Research Council - Shooter Opposed Chick-Fil-A & FRC's Pro-Life Pro-Family Agenda

    08/15/2012 1:35:29 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 43 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/15/2012 | David Bellow
    A hero guard was shot today as he stopped a gunman from entering the Family Research Council in Washington DC. The shooting is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. Family Research Council is a Christian, conservative based organization. Fox News reports that witnesses say the shooter was speaking out against the Family Research Council's Pro-Life, Pro-Family agenda as he tried to enter the building. A security Guard stopped the shooter to ask where he was going and that is when the security guard was shot. Thankfully, the guard fought back, even after being shot, and was able to...
  • HuffPo attacks Family Research Council just hours after shooting

    08/15/2012 12:40:34 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 38 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Aug 15 2012 | Anne Sorock
    Huffington Post has an article promoted on its front page, published today at 1:36pm, from an “LGBT rights activist” referring to the Family Research Council as an “extreme right-wing group” and a “hate group”: " …extreme right-wing groups like the Concerned Women for America, Faith and Freedom Coalition, and the Family Research Council are also lauding Ryan’s hyperconservatism on social issues. "And in a sign that Paul Ryan has no qualms about flexing his anti-gay muscles during the campaign to those extreme groups, he has agreed to address the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center deems a...
  • Security Guard Shot at Family Research Council in Downtown DC (complete details)

    08/15/2012 12:44:39 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 85 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 08/15/12 | Carissa DiMargo
    The shooter entered the building at 801 G Street NW at around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. He approached the front desk and said he was an intern before pulling a Sig Sauer 9 mm handgun from a backpack. The guard confronted him, and they had an altercation before the shooter fired, striking the guard in the arm. Despite his injury, he gained control of the weapon and held it on the suspect. Authorities found two loaded magazines with 15 rounds each in the suspect's backpack, as well as Chik-Fil-A promotional materials, NBC4's Jackie Bensen reported.
  • Hero security guard shot thwarting attack at Family Research Council HQ

    08/15/2012 11:15:41 AM PDT · by wideawake · 68 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/1/5/2012 | no byline given
    security guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters in Washington, D.C. is being hailed as a hero after he stopped a gunman posing as an intern, taking a bullet in the arm before wrestling the suspect to the ground. The gunman entered the lobby of the organization's Chinatown headquarters around 10:45 and expressed disagreement with the conservative group's policy positions, Fox News has learned. When the guard, who was not identified, asked him where he was going, he opened fire, according to police.
  • FBI probing shooting of guard at Family Research Council HQ

    08/15/2012 10:17:51 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 29 replies
    fox news ^ | 08/15/12 | staff
    A security guard at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C., was shot in the arm by a gunman who sources said expressed disagreement with the conservative group's policy positions. The guard, who was not identified, was conscious after the shooting and was being treated. The shooting occurred in the Chinatown neighborhood Wednesday morning. The gunman was apprehended and was being questioned by the FBI, sources said. Sources said he is in his twenties and may have been posing as an intern. The suspect "made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security...
  • Shooting at Family Research Council headquarters

    08/15/2012 9:44:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion ^ | 8-15-2012 | Anne Sorock
    Shooting at Family Research Council headquarters Posted by Anne Sorock    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 12:21pm Will media rush to judgment? At approximately 11:35 a.m. eastern Casey Mattox of the Family Research Council tweeted that there had been a shooting at their headquarters in downtown DC. While few details are known, Mattox reports that a guard was shot.Mattox reported that they were “on lockdown” on the 5th floor, and later made it outside. Mattox tweeted a photo a few minutes later, at 10:48 a.m. eastern:A statement was released on the FRC Blog: Incident at FRC Headquarters Family Research...
  • BREAKING: security guard wounded at Family Research Council headquarters shooting

    08/15/2012 9:22:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.15.2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, August 15, August 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A security guard was wounded in a shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters Wednesday, although details of the incident remain unclear. FRC spokesperson Darin Miller confirmed the shooting to LifeSiteNews.com late Wednesday morning before releasing a statement from FRC president Tony Perkins. “The police are investigating this incident. Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family,” said Perkins. One local report initially said that another individual was also wounded, but now reports only the injury of the security guard. The...
  • Breaking: Shooting at Family Research Council office in DC

    08/15/2012 9:09:28 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 214 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Two people, including one security guard, were shot at the office of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., this morning. “The police are investigating this incident,” said FRC President Tony Perkins in a statement on the shooting. “Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.” The shooter was also reportedly shot, according to a local news report, which notes that the FBI is at the scene. The Family Research Council is a socially-conservative non-profit that participates in cultural debates about abortion, traditional marriage, and religious liberty.
  • Obama signs bill exempting presidential appointees from Senate confirmation

    08/11/2012 6:27:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-11-12 | Paul Connor
    President Barack Obama signed a bill Friday evening that would exempt some senior-level presidential appointees from Senate confirmation. Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and cosponsored by Republicans and Democrats, the bill, now law, weakens the power of the legislature and strengthens the executive branch, critics have warned. The bill skated through the Senate three months after being introduced in 2011 and was passed by the Republican-controlled House 216-116 in July. The law now allows Obama and future presidents to name appointees to senior positions in every branch of the administration, from the Department of the Treasury to the Department...
  • Look where Delta Force general (Boykin) is headed

    07/13/2012 6:18:52 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | July 13, 2012 | Unknown
    Retired Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, whose fiery exhortations to protect America from encroaching Shariah law and other dangers have highlight headlines in recent months, has been named executive vice president of Family Research Council. According to today’s announcement, he will be tasked with the responsibility of overseeing day-to-day operations including policy, church ministries, finance, development, communications, human resources, facilities, information technology, constituent communications and customer service. An original member of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force, he ultimately commanded the elite team in combat operations, and later led the Army’s Green Berets as well as the Special Warfare Center and...
  • Green Beret General Joins Family Research Council to Fight ‘Culture War’ for America’s Grandkids

    07/13/2012 1:47:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 13, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (CNSNews.com) - Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin--an original member of Delta Force who went on to be the top commander of the Green Berets and then deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence--has joined the Family Research Council, where he says he now hopes to do his part in helping Americans who believe in this nation’s traditional values win an intensifying “culture war” for its future. “As I have gotten older, I have discovered it is no longer about me, it’s about my grandchildren,” Gen. Boykin said on Thursday, as the FRC...
  • Establishment Republicans campaigning for homosexual marriage

    06/26/2012 6:26:20 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 40 replies
    Family Research Council - Email | June 25, 2012 | Tom McClusky
    Despite a majority of Americans who are pro-life and 30 states that have marriage protection in their state constitutions, we won't take it for granted that Republican Leadership will always respect that it's the social issues that have been at the heart of the party. In conventions past, there has been controversy surrounding the pro-life plank in the party platform. This year, it appears that controversy has shifted to traditional marriage. Strong voices within the Republican Party would like nothing more than to change the official stance in regards to marriage between one man and one woman: Dick Cheney, former...
  • Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli Joins FRC Action's Webcast on Obamacare at U.S. Supreme Court

    03/27/2012 10:11:42 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke
    From FRC emailed press release
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2012 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli Joins FRC Action's Webcast on Obamacare at U.S. Supreme Court March 26, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will join Family Research Council Action (FRC Action) for a special webcast program entitled "On Trial: Freedom vs. Government Healthcare" on Tuesday, March 27, at 8:00 p.m. EST. Members of Congress, doctors, legal experts and activists will also participate, and discuss the lawsuits surrounding the health care law that is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Director of FRC's Center...
  • Is Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay? And if so, Should You Not Eat There?

    03/04/2012 11:17:41 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 110 replies
    Reason ^ | 2 March 2012 | Nick Gillespie
    Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit points to a story at Tax Prof Blog about Northeastern University's decision to bar the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A from that fine institution's campus. Why the exclusion? On the basis of some of its charitable giving, Chick-fil-A is considered to be anti-gay by the gay rights group Equality Matters. Among the groups that raise ire are outfits such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Focus on the Family, The Family Resource Council, and Exodus International. Certainly some of these groups talk often about pushing back on what they consider "the homosexual agenda" that has continued to...
  • Planned Parenthood: Seeing a Baby Before Abortion is Abhorrent

    01/12/2012 11:12:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The taxpayer funded abortion factory Planned Parenthood making millions in profits by preying on women, specifically minorities and teenagers, seems to think a woman seeing her baby before making the ultimate decision to end her pregnancy is an "abhorrent" standard. The classification comes after a federal appeals court upheld a law that requires doctors to give women considering an abortion an ultrasound and full information before performing the procedure. Writing for the court, Chief Judge Edith Jones was frank about the other side’s failure “to demonstrate constitutional flaws with the law,” which requires women to have a sonogram 24 hours...
  • Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli at Values Voter Summit 2011

    10/31/2011 10:40:15 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    Click below for the Ken Cuccinelli speech at this year's Value Voter Summit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-fBVtFv8No
  • Lawsuit seeks information on Obama administration’s anti-DOMA action

    09/01/2011 5:05:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    EWTN News ^ | Sep 1, 2011
    A new lawsuit filed against the Department of Justice charges that it is withholding e-mails about the Obama administration’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. “We have serious concerns that the Justice Department wants to hide evidence that it was doing the bidding of campaign donors and homosexual activists from whom Obama will need assistance for his reelection,” said Family Research Council president Tony Perkins. Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Family Research Council had requested the relevant documents from the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to determine the basis for the decision and to...
  • As the family goes, so goes the economy

    05/27/2011 3:15:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Moynihan
    According to a New York Times editorial this week, “As Housing Goes, So Goes the Economy”. It is a call to the United States government to intervene in the housing market which, nearly two years after the housing bubble burst, is still in trouble and will not, says the Times, fix itself. That may be so in the short term, but a report published today by the Family Research Council suggests that the long-term fix for the economy must come from another quarter. Tweaking foreclosure rules may make it possible for more people to keep their homes, but it...
  • Contraception underlying cause of breakdown of family, sexual morality, says expert

    03/25/2011 4:06:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/25/11 | Rebecca Millette
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Contraception is the underlying factor responsible for today’s scourge of unwed pregnancies, single-parent families, sexually transmitted diseases, deficient fatherhood, and high abortion rate, says a prominent family expert.  “Since the introduction of contraception, everything else has fallen,” said Patrick Fagan, director of the Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute, reported CNS.  Addressing the annual conference of the Frederick Douglass Foundation in Washington, D.C. last week, Fagan cited “alienation of men from women, the breakdown of marriage,” and “sex outside of marriage” as a few of the tragic results of contraception...
  • FRC Action PAC endorses Bryce Reeves for VA Senate dist. 17

    03/10/2011 6:22:26 AM PST · by Gopher Broke
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2011 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS FRC Action PAC Endorses Bryce Reeves for State Senate March 09, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today FRC Action PAC, the political action committee connected to Family Research Council Action, the legislative advocacy arm of the Family Research Council, endorses Bryce Reeves for Virginia State Senate District 17. Bryce Reeves is taking on Sen. Edward Houck, a 26-year incumbent who is out of touch with the values of Virginia State Senate District 17. Last year Senator Houck voted against a measure that prevented taxpayer funds from being...
  • Chasing Rainbows (FRC Email)

    02/25/2011 8:06:24 AM PST · by fwdude · 6 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | 02/24/11 | Family Research Council
    If there is one consolation from yesterday's bombshell on marriage, it's that the President can no longer hide his true agenda. After months of sabotaging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in secret, the administration is finally bringing their attack out into the open. In many ways, the President's order to abandon DOMA in court is only a formality since the White House never truly defended DOMA in the first place. Instead, Justice Department attorneys have put up the weakest of arguments, hoping the court would dismantle the law and give the administration a ruling to hide behind.
  • A Stem Cell Victory for Patients

    02/10/2011 5:58:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    FRC ^ | August 25, 2010 | Dr. David Prentice
    The U.S. District Court injunction that stops federal taxpayer funding of human embryonic stem cell research should make patients happy.  The judge ruled that federal funding for embryonic stem cell research violates a current law, passed annually since the Clinton administration, prohibiting government funding for research that involves the destruction of human embryos.He added that there is a limited amount of federal funding for stem cells, and funding embryonic stem cells competes with adult stem cells. But only adult stem cells are treating people. The good news is that this ruling should free up more funding for adult stem cell...
  • Conservative Conference Beset By Accusations of Pro-Gay Takeover, Muslim Agenda

    01/19/2011 11:18:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 16, 2011 | Kelley Vlahos
    WASHINGTON -- Allegations of a pro-gay takeover, boycotts, embezzlement and terrorist-loving board members. Sounds like a Hollywood version of a conspiracy thriller, but it's not. It's the buzz around this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, the nation's single largest annual congregation of conservative leaders. Conservatives riding a new wave of momentum thanks to the strength of the Tea Party movement and big wins in the November midterm election should be riding high ahead of this year's CPAC,scheduled to take place in Washington on Feb. 10-13. But the conference, which has met for 38 years, has found itself beset by conflict...
  • Biggest conservative names bidding goodbye to CPAC

    12/28/2010 9:36:52 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 92 replies · 13+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 27, 2010 | By Brian Fitzpatrick
    Two of the nation's premier moral issues organizations, the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America, are refusing to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference in February because a homosexual activist group, GOProud, has been invited. "We've been very involved in CPAC for over a decade and have managed a couple of popular sessions. However, we will no longer be involved with CPAC because of the organization's financial mismanagement and movement away from conservative principles," said Tom McClusky, senior vice president for FRC Action.
  • Conservative Organizations Slam Law Center for Labeling Them 'Hate' Groups

    12/24/2010 1:01:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies · 5+ views
    Conservative Organizations Slam Law Center for Labeling Them 'Hate' Groups By Stephen Clark Published December 24, 2010 | FoxNews.com Conservative groups and lawmakers are firing back at the Southern Poverty Law Center for releasing a new report labeling some mainstream conservative organizations as "hate groups" for their opposition to gay marriage. In its latest report, the center added 18 "anti-gay groups" to its list of active hate organizations, including Concerned Women for America, the Traditional Values Coalition, the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage. They join the center's list of more than 900 hate groups, including the...
  • Help Alert Major Pharmacies about The New Abortion Drug "ella"

    12/13/2010 1:04:48 PM PST · by Sun · 10 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | December 13, 2010 | Tony Perkins
    We previously reported that on August 13th the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new prescription abortion drug called "ella" allowing Watson Pharmaceuticals to market this drug in the U.S. as an "emergency contraceptive" (EC). While proponents of ella claim that it is more effective than the so-called "morning-after-pill," Plan B, ella can also function as an abortion drug more like RU-486. On December 1st, Watson Pharmaceuticals began to aggressively promote ella over the internet and in pharmacies. Because ella is similar in its chemical make-up to the abortion drug RU-486, it therefore can destroy an implanted embryo, in...
  • Hate under cloak of religion (yes, it is a barf alert)

    12/01/2010 2:21:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/1/2010 | Tim Rutton
    The Southern Poverty Law Center is an organization with deep roots in the civil rights movement. Its ingenious lawsuits helped break the back of the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist factions, and in recent years, it has joined the Anti-Defamation League as a reliable monitor of hate groups. The Family Research Council is an influential Washington-based advocacy group with deep roots in the religious right. Its annual political forum, the Values Voter Summit, has become a nearly obligatory stop for ambitious Republican office-seekers hoping to win the support of so-called values voters. In recent years, the council has...
  • Mike Pence takes top spot in Values Voter Summit straw poll [Palin comes in 5th]

    09/18/2010 2:19:54 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2010 | Felicia Sonmez
    Mike Pence takes top spot in Values Voter Summit straw poll By Felicia Sonmez Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) took the top spot Saturday in a presidential straw poll of social conservatives meeting in Washington, a surprise victory over last year's overwhelming favorite, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Pence placed first with 24 percent in the straw poll of 723 social conservatives at the Family Research Council's fifth annual Values Voter Summit. Huckabee took second place with 22 percent, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney came in third with 13 percent and former House speaker Newt Gingrich took fourth with 10 percent....
  • FRC Action PAC Launches Statewide Radio Ad Campaign Urging Floridians to Stop Charlie Crist

    06/15/2010 1:31:37 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 82+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2010 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS FRC Action PAC Launches Statewide Radio Ad Campaign Urging Floridians to Stop Governor Charlie Crist June 15, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council Action PAC launched a statewide radio ad campaign today in response to Governor Charlie Crist's veto of commonsense ultrasound legislation. The ad will air across the state over the next week on 74 Florida radio stations. Governor Crist vetoed a law passed by both Houses of the Florida legislature which prescribes an ultrasound prior to every abortion. Women would have been allowed...
  • Analysis: Childhood Family Structure Linked to Rate of Female Homosexuality

    05/20/2010 9:22:46 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 29 replies · 876+ views
    Life Site News ^ | WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2010
    Thursday May 20, 2010 Analysis: Childhood Family Structure Linked to Rate of Female Homosexuality WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Family Research Council (FRC) released a new analytic report Thursday indicating that women who did not grow up with their biological mother and father are much more likely to engage in homosexual conduct as adults than are women who grew up in an intact family."This research further undermines the claim that homosexuality is largely genetic or biological in origin," stated Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D., senior fellow and director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) at FRC, and...
  • Rentboy Escort: I Gave `Sexual' Massages to Antigay Leader George Rekers

    05/09/2010 10:02:01 AM PDT · by pinochet · 53 replies · 2,214+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | May 9, 2010 | Steve Rothaus
    An antigay psychologist's recent trip to Europe with a gay male escort from Miami has captivated readers and viewers around the world. Salacious stories have been published from South Florida to New Zealand, and it has been the butt of jokes by Jay Leno, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. And on Friday, the young escort at the center of the scandal spoke with CNN correspondent Randi Kaye for Anderson Cooper's prime-time show. Jo-vanni Roman a k a Lucien -- told Kaye that psychologist George A. Rekers, an officer of the conservative National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH)...
  • Christian Right Leader George Rekers and the 'Rent Boy'

    05/05/2010 1:30:07 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 62 replies · 4,627+ views
    Uh oh. Fundamentalist Christian leader George Rekers, who founded the politically active and virulently anti-gay Family Research Council with Dr. James Dobson, has been caught by a Miami newspaper on vacation with a ‘rent boy’. "The pictures on the Rentboy.com profile show a shirtless young man with delicate features, guileless eyes, and sun-kissed, hairless skin. The profile touts his “smooth, sweet, tight ass” and “perfectly built 8 inch **** (uncut)” and explains he is “sensual,” “wild,” and “up for anything” — as long you ask first. And as long as you pay. "On April 13, the “rent boy” (whom we’ll...
  • Family Research Council founder hires a RentBoy

    05/05/2010 12:36:56 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 78 replies · 4,263+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2010 | Sandhya Shomashekar
    George Alan Rekers, a prominent anti-gay activist and cofounder of the conservative Family Research Council, recently returned from a 10-day trip to Europe with a male escort who advertises on a Web site called Rentboy.com, according to a May Miami New Times article that was lighting up the liberal blogosphere and gay media outlets Wednesday. Rekers told the New Times he hired the escort to help carry luggage, not for sexual purposes, and that he only learned his companion was a prostitute midway through the trip. On Wednesday, he published a statement on his Web site decrying the New Times...
  • FRC Action PAC to target 20 Congressional races in NOV

    04/20/2010 7:45:34 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies · 314+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2010 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS FRC Action PAC Announces Twenty Target Congressional Races for 2010 April 19, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Family Research Council Action PAC announced plans to raise and spend $500,000 to target the districts of 20 Democratic incumbents who voted for President Obama's abortion-funding health care bill. "There are good reasons why organizations like ours decided to go the extra mile and create a political action committee as another arrow in its quiver," said Connie Mackey, President of FRC Action PAC. "The thousands of families that we...
  • Gone But Not Forgotten

    04/05/2010 7:16:33 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 164+ views
    American Journalism Center ^ | April 5, 2010 | Melissa Barnhart
    Gone But Not Forgotten Melissa Barnhart, April 5, 2010 The Family Research Council commemorated the fifth anniversary of the death of Terri Schiavo by hosting a panel discussion, “Terri Schiavo and a Culture of Life: Looking Forward on the Anniversary of Terri’s Death,” in Washington, D.C. on Monday, March 29. Terri died from dehydration at age 41, on March 31, 2005, 13 days after Judge George W. Greer of the Sixth Judicial Court in Pinellas County, Fla., ordered that her feeding tube be removed. FRC’s four-person panel included David Gibbs III, lead attorney in Terri’s case and author of the...
  • RNC: Poling of a Different Kind

    04/01/2010 10:10:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies · 355+ views
    RNC: Poling of a Different Kind. The Republican National Committee (RNC) is at the center of another controversy, this one regarding nearly $2,000.00 spent at a bondage-themed strip club outside of Los Angeles. Information about the $1,946.00 dollar expenditure at Voyeur West Hollywood became public when the RNC released its most recent financial disclosure report. The public controversy over the expenditure led to the firing of the staffer yesterday who had incurred the expense. This latest incident is another indication to me that the RNC is completely tone-deaf to the values and concerns of a large number of people from...
  • Religious group calls Obama 'first gay president'

    03/31/2010 11:46:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 830+ views
    Religious group calls Obama 'first gay president' By Eric Zimmermann - 03/31/10 01:38 PM ET President Obama could be called the nation's "first gay president" due to his support for gay rights, an official for the conservative Family Research Council said yesterday. Some liberals called Bill Clinton the first "black president" due to his support for policies that would arguably support African Americans. Tom McClusky, a Senior Vice President of FRC, wrote on the organization's blog that Obama's support for the "homosxual agenda" should earn him a similar honorary title. (h/t Steve Benen.) "With that argument shouldn’t Barack Obama already...
  • FRC Criticizes Looser Enforcement of Law on Homosexuality in the Military

    03/25/2010 12:50:29 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 11 replies · 346+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 25 March 2010 | FRC
    Today Defense Secretary Robert Gates outlined new guidelines for the enforcement of the law preventing open homosexuality in the military. Secretary Gates raised the level of officer authorized to initiate an investigation to carry out fact-finding, and to make a decision to separate a military service member for homosexuality. He also raised the standard of what would constitute "credible information" to begin an inquiry or separation proceeding, and excluded certain confidential information from being used to initiate the discharge of homosexuals from the military. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following comments: "These new guidelines undermine enforcement of...
  • Pro-Family Spokesman Censured for Remarks Against Homosexuals in Military

    03/02/2010 11:27:19 AM PST · by kingattax · 11 replies · 442+ views
    The New American Magazine ^ | 02 March 2010 | Dave Bohon
    When Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, was invited back in October to be the guest speaker at a February 25 prayer luncheon at Andrews Air Force Base, he had no idea he would be expected to suspend his opinions on such issues as homosexuals serving in America’s military. After all, as a noted pro-family spokesman he can certainly be expected to promote values that are conducive to strong families and a stable society. His reputation in that capacity is, no doubt, what garnered him an invitation to speak at the prayer luncheon (and thousands of similar events...
  • Disinvited - Tony Perkins was kicked off an Air Force guest list for voicing opposition to gays...

    03/01/2010 3:12:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies · 755+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 1, 2010 | Helen Rittelmeyer
    DisinvitedTony Perkins was kicked off an Air Force guest list for voicing opposition to gays in the military.  When the Air Force chaplain’s office rescinded its invitation to Tony Perkins to keynote a military families’ prayer luncheon, it should have been over something truly dreadful. Disinvitation is serious business; usually, once an offer has been made and accepted, hospitality is supposed to kick in. So what did Perkins, a former Marine and president of the Family Research Council, do to offend the Air Force chaplaincy? He wrote on his organization’s website that he opposes Pres. Barack Obama’s intention to repeal...
  • Air Force Admits Conservative Leader Was ‘Disinvited’ to Speak at Prayer Luncheon

    02/26/2010 3:56:27 AM PST · by Man50D · 46 replies · 1,093+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 26, 2010 | Pete Winn
    The U.S. Air Force admits that Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was “disinvited” from speaking at a national prayer luncheon held Thursday at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland because of the conservative leader’s views opposing President Obama’s efforts to end “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell – the military policy on homosexuality. “The Chaplain’s Office retracted Mr. Perkins’ invitation after his recent public comments made many who planned to attend the event uncomfortable,” the Andrews base public affairs office said in a statement issued late Thursday. “This was a local decision made by the Chaplain’s Office who wanted the luncheon...
  • Tony Perkins Uninvited to National Prayer Luncheon

    02/25/2010 10:06:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 22 replies · 815+ views
    CBN News ^ | 02/25/2010 | CBN News
    Family Research Council president Tony Perkins was scheduled to give a devotional message Thursday at Andrews Air Force Base for the National Prayer Luncheon. However, CBN News White House Correspondent David Brody has learned that Perkin's invitation was rescinded. After Perkins spoke out against President Barack Obama's plans to lift restrictions on homosexuals serving in the military, Perkins received a letter from chaplain's office at the base. The letter referred to past statement by the council, and read the group is, "incompatible in our role as military members who serve our elected officials and our commander in chief." Perkins appeared...
  • Kerry, Berman want controversial Honduras report to be retracted (John F? Kerry wants? heh heh)

    10/27/2009 10:27:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies · 2,176+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/09 10:06 PM ET | Kevin Bogardus
    Senior congressional Democrats want a report on the ouster of Honduran president Manuel Zelaya to be retracted. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) made the demand in a letter dated Tuesday to James Billington, the Librarian of Congress. They asked the Law Library of Congress to withdraw and correct the August 2009 report titled “Honduras: Constitutional Issues.” “The report, which has contributed to the political crisis that still wracks Honduras, contains factual errors and is based on a flawed legal analysis that has been refuted by experts from the United States, the Organization of American States, and...
  • FRC Action PAC Endorses Chris Christie for New Jersey Governor

    10/12/2009 9:48:35 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies · 207+ views
    FRC Action PAC Endorses Chris Christie for New Jersey Governor Date: October 9, 2009 - Friday Washington, D.C. - Today FRC Action PAC, the political action committee connected to Family Research Council, is endorsing Chris Christie for New Jersey Governor. "Chris Christie will bring real change for New Jersey families. As a U.S. Attorney he was unapologetic in busting corrupt politicians," said Connie Mackey, President of FRC Action PAC. "As New Jersey's next governor he will continue to hold political leaders accountable." "He is a true friend to New Jersey's families, advocating school vouchers, smaller government, and pro-life legislation. New...
  • Conservatives Bring it Back to the Constitution

    09/21/2009 7:50:40 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 319+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 21, 2009 | Sarah Carlsruh
    Conservatives Bring it Back to the Constitution by: Sarah Carlsruh, September 21, 2009 Conservative Americans are finally uniting in what appears to be a peaceful revolt against big government. Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council (FRC), addressed a packed Bloggers Briefing this Tuesday to talk about this increasing frustration with government intervention in the economy. Briefing attendees asked Perkins questions about hot topics such as health care reform and abortion. Using health care reform as a prime example, Perkins pointed to the disconnect between what Washington hears and what Americans are actually saying, calling it a sign that...
  • Joel Rosenberg at the Values Voter Summit (About Iran,Russia, radical Islam)

    09/20/2009 3:44:44 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 7 replies · 601+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | 9-18-09 | Bob Ellis
    Author Joel Rosenberg spoke tonight at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. Rosenberg is the author of several best-selling fiction novels about intrigue in the Middle East (I’ve read all but the last one) and several non-fiction books about the Middle East. Rush Limbaugh highly recommends Rosenberg’s works, and his first fiction book (The Last Jihad) was somewhat prescient of the Iraq War. His father is Jewish and his mother is Gentile, by the way, and by his writings he seems to be a genuine Christian…with a LOT of knowledge of Jewish history. Rosenberg said these...
  • Live Webcast - A National Townhall on Health Care Reform (Family Research Council)

    09/20/2009 3:18:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 3 replies · 346+ views
    "A National Townhall on Health Care Reform" examines the moral, ethical, and financial dangers of President Obama's health care plan. Join our stellar lineup of Congressional leaders and policy experts as they dissect the dangers inherent in the President's proposed plan, and answer your questions on the President's plan and some alternative approaches.
  • Tim Pawlenty Gets Best of Class

    09/20/2009 2:42:00 AM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies · 1,423+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 9.19.09 | Hunter Baker
    Mike Huckabee may have won the straw poll at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit, but Tim Pawlenty may have done himself the most good. I saw the major contenders give their speeches and thought, like Mark Hemingway of NRO, that Pawlenty showed he had the goods. Pawlenty's presentation of his own record as a budget-balancer in MN was impressive and he sounded like the kind of conservative candidate who knows how to handle himself in a debate. The Minnesota governor came off as smart, tough, and ready for prime time. If he keeps making the rounds speaking the...