Family Research Council Demands Apology

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com November 25 2010 2:40 PM ET

The religious right group Family Research Council is
demanding an apology from the Southern Poverty Law Center after the SPLC, a
civil rights organization, labeled the FRC a “hate group” because of its
antigay rhetoric.

Earlier this week FRC was included in alist of 18 hate groups because, as the SPLC’s winter 2010 Intelligence Report explains, the
group has “continued to pump out demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexual and
other sexual minorities.”

In demanding an apology, FRC president Tony Perkins called
the Southern Poverty Law Center “a massively funded liberal organization that
operates under a veneer of public justice when, in fact, they seem more
interested in fundraising ploys than fighting wrongdoing.”

Perkins added, “This is a deliberate timed smeared campaign
by the SPLC. The Left is losing the battle over ideas and the direction of
public policy so all that is left for them is character assassination.”