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.

Perkins, who helped strengthen the antigay language in 2012's platform, is once again a convention delegate and platform committee member.

March 17 2016 4:19 PM

The group, which will advise Cruz on policy, includes hate group leader Tony Perkins, the Benham brothers, and more.

March 02 2016 4:09 PM

Of all the Republican candidates, Cruz is 'best prepared to lead this nation forward,' says the president of the antigay Family Research Council

January 27 2016 7:07 PM

Along with making that preposterous claim in his State of the Family speech, he called the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance a 'special rights' law.

January 13 2016 8:36 PM

The anti-LGBT Family Research Council got seats for the Kentucky clerk and her lawyer Mat Staver.

January 11 2016 11:28 PM Updated

Now that same-sex couples can legally marry nationwide, evangelical leader James Dobson says he and his anti-LGBT contemporaries have officially lost the 'culture war' they started.

December 03 2015 4:59 PM

Carson should make clear that the supportive policies he apparently endorsed as a board member at Costco and Kellogg won't translate to public policy, says Perkins.

November 02 2015 4:35 PM