Monday, 06 December 2010 12:59
Louisiana Gay Group Praises FRC Hate Group Designation
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NEW ORLEANS – The Forum for Equality Louisiana has issued a press release on Monday applauding the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for designating the Family Research Council as a Hate Group.  The Center issued the designation in November.

“For far too long the Family Research Council (FRC) has denigrated anyone whose personal, religious and political beliefs dare conflict with their own narrow view of what an American family should be,” stated Forum For Equality Political Director Randy Evans. “Their record of open hostility towards the LGBT community as well as other minorities has been known to us for years. Now, thanks to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s designation of the Family Research

Council as a Hate Group, their shameful record is on display for all the world to see.”The Forum For Equality further condemns the Family Research Council’s extremist views and policies that are now coming to light. In recent days FRC President Tony Perkins has been quoted in interviews and media reports from coast to coast as referring to gay and lesbian youth as “abnormal.” Instead of blaming the perpetrators of schoolyard violence, he instead seeks to blame the victims of these attacks. He further shockingly suggests that suicide and depression among LGBT youth are a result of their supposed “abnormality” rather than their beatings and abuse by school bullies. “Perkins’ twisted logic only encourages further bullying resulting in further suicides or depression,” the Forum For Equality Louisiana said in a board resolution.


The Southern Poverty Law Center has tracked the activities of Hate Groups, including the Ku Klux Klan, for many years. The activities of the Family Research Council certainly warrant this designation as a hate group. Importantly, Family Research Council senior researcher Jerry Sprigg told MSNBC host Chris Matthews that “I think there would be a place for criminal sanctions on homosexual behavior.” The SPLC goes on to remind the public that Mr. Perkins actually forked over $82,500 to use Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke’s mailing list for a political campaign, and filed false disclosure reports in the process.

Also, in November,  the FRC responded with its own press statement:


Family Research Council Statement on Attack by Southern Poverty Law Center


Washington, D.C. - Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement in response to slanderous attacks made by the Southern Poverty Law Center:

"Family Research Council has, for nearly 30 years, advanced faith, family, and freedom in public discourse. We do so with civility and compassion. We hold to the indisputable fact that the family - a Dad, a Mom, and children - is the best building block of a good society, which is why we oppose efforts to transform it based on personal sexual preference. 

"The Southern Poverty Law Center is 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.   

"This is a deliberately timed smear campaign by the SPLC.  The Left is losing the debate over ideas and the direction of public policy so all that is left for them is character assassination.  It's a sad day in America when we can not, with integrity, have a legitimate discussion over policy issues that are being considered by Congress, legislatures, and the courts without resorting to juvenile tactics of name calling. 

"The Left's smear campaigns of conservatives is also being driven by the clear evidence that the American public is losing patience with their radical policy agenda as seen in the recent election and in the fact that every state, currently more than thirty, that has had the opportunity to defend the natural definition of marriage has done so.  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?

"Family Research Council will continue to champion marriage and family as the foundation of our society and will not acquiesce to those seeking to silence the Judeo-Christian views held by millions of Americans.  We call on the Southern Poverty Law Center to apologize for this slanderous attack and attempted character assassination."


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