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Is Your Congressman Upset Over FRC Being Called a Hate Group?

If you live in Ohio’s 8th congressional district, then yes! Incoming House Speaker John Boehner is among the elected officials adding his name to the Family Research Council’s “Stop Hating, Start Debating” online petition, which wants to turn the tables on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s branding of FRC — along with the American Family Association, Family Research Institute, and the Traditional Values Coalition — to its new list of hate groups. Also joining the fight: South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, Oklahoma’s Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe, and governor folk like Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee and Tim Pawlenty. Because when Tony Perkins no likely something, social conservative politicians must also no likey it. (And yes, Bishop Harry Jackson — this guy — is on the petition too.)