Family Research Council Hates Being Called A Hate Group

After being added to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s updated list of hate groups, the Family Research Council has responded: Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Having spent the past four decades monitoring hate groups — and somehow only waiting until this year to add FRC’s name for spreading “demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities” — the SPLC is just a “liberal organization” pushing through “the left’s smear campaign of conservatives” that’s “being driven by the clear evidence that the American public is losing patience with their radical policy agenda,” reads a statement from FRC chief Tony Perkins, who’s also personally included on the hate list.

Now watch as Perkins makes his claims in a democratic fashion: “Earlier this month, voters in Iowa sent a powerful message when they removed three Supreme Court justices who imposed same-sex marriage on the state. Would the SPLC also smear the good people of Iowa?”

Except SPLC says adding groups to its hate list requires more than just Bible thumping. “Viewing homosexuality as unbiblical does not qualify organizations for listing as hate groups,” insists the report. Rather, it’s the “propagation of known falsehoods” and “repeated, groundless name-calling” that has organizations like FRC earning their new titles. I’m pretty sure that claiming openly gay soldiers will lead to more military rapes, and HIV transmission, and saying that gay kids are driven to suicide because they are told they cannot change their sexuality all certainly qualifies FRC.


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  • gew

    FRC’s a hate group.
    FRC’s a hate group.

    Neener, neener, neeeeener.

    I am not neither childish.

  • GingerBrandon

    I respect SPLC. I’m glad that they did this. Not only what they did but how the FLC reacted….like children.

  • kevinVancouver

    they’re fuckin pigs end of…

  • justiceontherocks

    What motivates people to get so worked up about things that are non of their concern.

    Happy Thanksgicing, Tony. Hope the wife doesn’t catch you sliding a drumstick up your ass.

  • soakman

    Hate group? More like terrorist cell.

  • Tony is just sad you won't tolerate his intolerance

    It’s disgusting how they try to play the victim, as though their right to “hate” should trump the lives of decent gays and lesbians.

  • jason

    Tony Perkins is a jackass who has possibly had same-sex experiences in his life. I’m not 100% sure but I’m looking into it. In any case, if Tony has sons, I hope they’re all gay.

  • McMike

    Tony Perkins so needs to suck a d!ck and deal with it.

  • Cam

    No actual straight man spends that much time thinking bout gay sex.

  • Phil Boyd

    It must be hard …being Tony.

    I mean it must be hard all the time thinking nothin but that of gay men. I bet he spends more time thinking about dick than most gay men.

  • Imo

    what does conservative even mean?

    it’s just another word for being afraid.

    being afraid of change, of other races, of gay
    people, of foreigners, of other faiths,
    of new energy sources, of anything new in general and
    of anyone really.

    It should be classified as anxiety disorder rather than
    being accepted as a political view.

    I pity them.

  • Scott

    I don’t think powedering your cheaks can coat the fact that you help run a hate group you asshole!

  • Danny

    I think all the people harmed by FRC and similar groups should now vote on what should be done to punish those groups. Millions of people have been hurt, majority rules is what these groups claim, right? These groups say you only have to outnumber people to violate their human rights so that should apply to them as well, right?

  • Scot

    I like the statement “…clear evidence that the American public is losing patience with their radical policy agenda…” I just don’t see it. I DO see the American Air Force losing patience with him. They did after all UN-invite him to do the prayer at an Air Force Academy breakfast. A prayer he’s done at many, many Air Force functions. Stings a bit doesn’t it, tony?

  • pc

    I find Tony Perkins incredibly hot – can’t explain why.

  • Steve

    The FRC has not just attacked gay people about “marriage’. FRC has attacked gay people on a wide variety of issues, including: parenting, adoption, civil unions, changing orientation, genetics, mental health, medical access, and various other legal issues.

    Those issues have nothing to do with marriage. They have everything to do with attacking gay people just for being gay. FRC repeatedly makes up its own “facts” to justify those attacks, and ignores peer-reviewed articles in reputable journals that contradict those supposed “facts”.

    Seems to me the SPLC got it right.

  • Jim Hlavac

    It’s not “hate” these folks have — it’s a pathological obsession with gay folks. Peter Sprigg, Senior Policy Fellow of the FRC, is on video calling for re-criminalizing gay sex, and also “exporting” gay folks. I think “exporting” is “nice” for deporting, but I’m not sure. And nothing bespeaks family values more than rounding up the children of somebody (aka, us gay folks) and exporting us out of the country. No, it’s not hate. It’s lunacy. And the American public is getting tired of the FRC’s radical agenda.

  • greenmanTN

    The real question is why aren’t James Dobson and Focus On The Family on the same list? They are just as monomaniacal about gays and spread exactly the same hate of gays, using an entirely false “radical homosexual agenda” to scare people into sending them money.

    And given the LONG list of “conservative” religious leaders and Republicans caught with their hand in the cookie jar (if you define “cookie jar” as a rentboy’s thong), chances are the reason most of these guys are so obsessed with gays is because they really really want dick. Their assumption that everyone else is just as tempted by homosexuality as they are is obvious in their claims that unless homosexuality is punished it will be rampant or that homosexuality is a “choice.” For them it is a choice, in a way, because they’re hanging on their fingernails to keep from acting on their own desires. It would almost be funny or sad if they weren’t doing so much damage to others in the meantime.

  • robert in nyc

    No. 11, IMO…..I’d call it having a devolved brain to describe conservatives. They’re living proof devolution exists. Most are not that bright and have no intellectual curiosity about most things much like the Tea Bagger scum. Ask them to provide facts and they can’t produce a thing. Lazy thinkers for sure, oh I forgot, they have devolved brains so how can they process a logical thought?

  • Brentinpdx

    Tony Perkins – lick my sour brown hole… you piece of human scum!

  • Lan

    We are kickin’ you ASS Tony. Feel bad? Well, it only going to get worse.

    You started this fight, watch us finish it. Feeling sad?? Enjoy it, because we are coming for you. This is nice compared to what you are going to feel when we DESTROY you.

  • counterpoll

    I wonder how someone like Tony Perkins can be so deluded as to think he doesn’t encounter GLBT people in his day to day life. Does he ask his physician, drycleaner, dentist, auto mechanic, make-up artist, dog-walker, hair stylist, tailor, pharmacist, super-market cashier, lawyer and chauffeur to sign a form swearing they’re not Queer?

    If he has an aneurysm will he have the ER doc sign a statment saying he/she is 100% hetero BEFoRE allowing medical care?

  • hephaestion

    We should all be donating money to the Southern Poverty Law Center. They do incredibly important work fighting extremists and helping to create a safer world for gays as well as racial minorities in America.

  • Ronbo

    CNN, CBS, NBC, FOX, MSNBC and ABC have all had Tony Perkins as a guest to spew his brand of hate. Now they will have another reason to invite the hater back. …unless we say something. Speak up loud and proud. In addition to the comment lines, the advertising departments and management, their sponsors might want to know how we feel about their “choice” to give Tony Perkins their pedastal and megaphone.

    Are you with me?

  • TomMc

    May you and yours have the Christmas you deserve Mr. Perkins.

  • ewe

    Tony Perkins has joined the ranks of David Duke. Now just go away. We all have had enough of his rant.

  • ewe

    Oh and i forgot…. Tony Perkins has a crusty smelly asshole.

  • robert in nyc

    Has anyone noticed what these so called christian cultist bigots have in common? They’re all obsessed with homosexuality while the average secure straight isn’t. I think he and his ilk protest far too much, speaks volumes.

  • alan brickman

    Focus on Family should be on this list too…..

  • Bobby

    Don’t want to be called a hate group, stop hating. It’s so simple, even Tony Perkins should understand that.

  • Anthony Glyadchenko

    The FRC in my opinion should STFU.
    They have caused tons of people to become as hateful as they are, and only because of their bullshit information.

  • Mack Robertson

    @Imo: Another definition for conservative is ‘Republican’

  • auditorman

    It is a shame that he is not gay. Good looking man. He would be a hit in a gay bar. Oh well, he evidently enjoys being a hater. I wonder if that includes other humans that have different color skins.

  • ophu

    Wait until the millenials reach voting age. Then they will really have something to piss and moan about.

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