Family Research Council
The Family Research Council, or FRC, is a conservative Christian group and lobbying organization formed in 1981 by James Dobson. The FRC promotes what it considers to be "traditional" family values, advocating and lobbying for socially conservative policies, especially those opposed to LGBT rights, abortion, divorce, and pornography. In 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center classified the FRC as an anti-gay hate group, and we'll show you why. According to the Family Research Council, homosexual conduct is harmful to society at large, and can never be affirmed. In February 2010, the Family Research Council's Senior Researcher for Policy Studies, Peter Sprigg, stated on NBC's Hardball that gay behavior should be outlawed and that "criminal sanctions against homosexual behavior should be enforced." Learn more about this outrageous story.
Antigay Activist Uses Robin Williams's Death to Defend 'Ex-Gay' Therapy
August 19 2014 4:38 PM ET

Antigay Activist Uses Robin Williams's Death to Defend 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Trudy Ring

Peter Sprigg's circuitous argument: Williams's suicide shows rehab doesn't always work, and therefore reparative therapy is no less successful than rehab.

WATCH: Does Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Love Tony Perkins?
August 07 2014 6:25 PM ET

WATCH: Does Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Love Tony Perkins?

Rebecca Juro

In the past two years, Kelly has featured the noted homophobe more than all other Fox News hosts combined.

Poll: Americans Don’t Buy Tony Perkins’s Antigay ‘Revolution’ Over Marriage Equality
June 19 2014 7:41 PM ET

Poll: Americans Don’t Buy Tony Perkins’s Antigay ‘Revolution’ Over Marriage Equality

Lynn De La Cruz

Americans who oppose marriage equality don't care to put forth the effort to stop it.

LISTEN: Tony Perkins Compares Gay Rights Advocates to Nazis
June 09 2014 7:19 PM ET

LISTEN: Tony Perkins Compares Gay Rights Advocates to Nazis

Michael O'Loughlin

The head of the Family Research Council asks if Christians are to be hauled off in 'boxcars.'

WATCH: Critique and Defense of Michael Sam on CNN, Plus a History Lesson
May 14 2014 3:41 PM ET

WATCH: CNN Critiques and Defends Michael Sam

Trudy Ring

Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council called the new NFL player's celebratory kiss with his boyfriend 'inappropriate,' but Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen was there to counter Blackwell's homophobia.

Poll Shows Strong Republican Opposition to Marriage Equality
April 22 2014 6:05 PM ET

Poll Shows Strong Republican Opposition to Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The results are contrary to those of some other recent polls, but the right-wing groups that commissioned this poll say others were skewed by how questions were worded.

Illinois Family Institute Compares Marriage Equality to Junk Food
December 06 2013 2:21 PM ET

Illinois Family Institute Compares Marriage Equality to Junk Food

Nicholas Cimarusti

The Illinois Family Institute, an anti-LGBT Christian organization, issued a fake nutritional label that tries (and fails) to be clever in its opposition to marriage equality. This is not the first written disaster from the organization.

Op-ed: Maxwell Klinger, Where Are You?
November 12 2013 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Maxwell Klinger, Where Are You?

Riki Wilchins

The journey to a trans-inclusive ENDA earns a peculiar champion.

WATCH: Right-Wing Leader: Shepard Murder Not a Hate Crime
October 12 2013 2:01 PM ET

WATCH: Right-Wing Leader: Shepard Murder Not a Hate Crime

Trudy Ring

Speaking at the Values Voter Summit, Sandy Rios contends that LGBT activists and the media created a myth around Matthew Shepard's death.

Right Wing Roundup: Hilary as Lesbian President, Pope Francis And Satan Are Besties
September 23 2013 5:06 PM ET

Right Wing Roundup: Ellen Proves LGBT Equality Isn't a Civil Right?

Sunnivie Brydum

Whether they're claiming that Hillary would be the first lesbian president or that gay rights aren't civil rights because black people didn't have Ellen DeGeneres, these are the highlights of the latest right-wing hysteria.

Tony Perkins: Boycott Betty Crocker's Gay Wedding Cakes
September 12 2013 7:33 PM ET

Tony Perkins: Boycott Betty Crocker's Gay Wedding Cakes

Sunnivie Brydum

The leader of the hate group Family Research Council is steamed over the Minnesota-based baking goods company's support for marriage equality.

What's Wrong With Exxon?
September 03 2013 6:00 AM ET

What's Wrong With Exxon?

Antonia Juhasz

In 2012, and again in 2013, HRC gave Exxon Mobil a negative 25 out of 100 possible points on its annual Corporate Equality Index. Here’s why.

Right-Wingers Think Fox News Has Gone Pro-Gay
August 15 2013 6:49 PM ET

Right-Wingers Think Fox News Has Gone Pro-Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

America's Survival Inc. thinks Fox's Megyn Kelly isn't antigay enough to take over Sean Hannity's time slot on the network.

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