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  • Donald Trump Is Proving How Mortally Dangerous He Is To LGBT Equality

    06/11/2016 4:46:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Queer Voices The Blog ^ | June 10, 2016 | Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-At-Large
    Contrary to those in the media and elsewhere who claimed he was “far more accepting” on LGBT issues than other GOP candidates, Donald Trump is proving that he very much will be a force against LGBT equality if elected president. And he’s doing it in a more insidious, under-the-radar way than any previous GOP presidential nominee. Though he rarely raises his positions against LGBT rights on the campaign trail, Trump is making pacts with anti-LGBT forces. Today, Trump spoke at the Road to the Majority summit in Washington, an event attended by Christian right activists and sponsored by the Faith...
  • Tony Perkins Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/26/2016 7:50:45 PM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 26, 2016
    Perkins: Cruz is exactly the leader America needs to lead this nation to greatness againHOUSTON, Texas - Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced the endorsement of Tony Perkins. Perkins is the Family Research Council's (FRC) fourth and longest serving president, joining the organization in August of 2003. He is one of the nation's leading voices on pro-life and pro-family issues and has been a crucial leader in promoting policies that support conservative values. Perkins hosts a daily, nationally syndicated radio show, Washington Watch with Tony Perkins and is the author of No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New...
  • Tony Perkins endorses Ted Cruz

    01/26/2016 6:32:08 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 78 replies
    Politico ^ | January 26, 2016 | Staff
    Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, has endorsed Ted Cruz for president. Speaking to Megyn Kelly on "The Kelly File" on Tuesday night, Perkins said, "no one knows the constitution like Ted Cruz." "I know him. I've worked with him. I've watched him in the Senate. If everyone gets along with you in this city, you're in trouble," he added.
  • Mike Huckabee: I don’t understand why evangelical leaders aren’t uniting behind me

    12/17/2015 6:42:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 17, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Anyone want to help him solve this confounding mystery? Incidentally, allow me to go on record now as predicting that Huckabee will endorse Marco Rubio once he drops out. “For reasons I don’t fully understand, years and years of actually doing something and getting things done didn’t matter,” Huckabee said of the group’s deliberations. ”And I don’t understand that.”… Huckabee, according to sources, has often reminded [Tony] Perkins and his fellow influencers that a major reason he gave up his Fox News show and launched a 2016 campaign was because he expected to have their backing. Their decision to instead...
  • Huckabee: 'Disappointing' that Evangelicals like Tony Perkins and Co. Are Backing Ted Cruz

    12/17/2015 8:15:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/16/2015 | Tim Alberta
    Las Vegas -- Mike Huckabee, a longtime ally of Evangelical leader Tony Perkins and other conservative leaders who last week secretly voted to endorse Ted Cruz for president, says it's "disappointing" the group decided to back a relative newcomer like Cruz. In a brief interview here following Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, Huckabee says he was made aware of the group's decision, but wasn't given any explanation. "For reasons I don't fully understand, years and years of actually doing something and getting things done didn't matter," Huckabee said of the group's deliberations. "And I don't understand that." Perkins said in an...
  • Right-Wing Unity Bid Is Feeding Cruz Surge

    12/15/2015 3:14:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | December 15, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    National Review's Tim Alberta has given us all a peek behind the veil of a much-rumored process in which a cabal of conservative leaders — with especially heavy representation from old-line Christian-right groups, and informally headed up by the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins — has worked to unify around a single Republican presidential candidates. Turns out the group — which in fact referred to itself as "the GROUP" — has been struggling to reach a self-imposed 75 percent supermajority threshold for agreement on a single candidate. Coincidentally or not, Ted Cruz finally achieved that threshold in a meeting during...
  • Ted Cruz close to winning Tony Perkins endorsement

    12/10/2015 2:55:24 PM PST · by Isara · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu December 10, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Ted Cruz has successfully courted Bob Vander Platts, Iowa's main Christian powerbroker, winning his endorsement Thursday that was sought feverishly by about half the Republican field. Now, Cruz in closing in on winning the backing of another top social conservative networker: Tony Perkins."There's clearly movement going toward Ted, and I think he's making all the right moves," Perkins told CNN Thursday. "But from a timing standpoint, I'm still watching, waiting."Perkins, who heads the Family Research Council, sits at the top of a pair of sprawling social conservative networks, the Conservative Action Project and the Council for National Policy, that are...
  • Ted Cruz plans religious liberty rally at Bob Jones

    10/16/2015 7:11:49 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/15/15 | Shane Goldmacher
    Ted Cruz is planning a major rally around religious liberty in November at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, the latest in his continued push to win over evangelical voters who comprise a key voting bloc in the Republican primaries. The rally, to be held on November 14, is modeled after a similar one that Cruz held in August in Iowa. Cruz told a Des Moines crowd of more than 2,500 then that, “There is a war on faith in America today.” Cruz has made outreach to conservative Christians central to his candidacy. He launched his campaign in March at...
  • Cruz Basks in News of Boehner Resignation

    09/26/2015 11:01:59 AM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 25, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a persistent thorn in the side of Republican congressional leadership, basked in the news Friday that House Speaker John Boehner was resigning. As Cruz spoke at an annual meeting of social conservatives in Washington, the speaker was at the Capitol, making official what had surfaced earlier Friday: that he was stepping down at the end of next month amid GOP infighting on the Hill. By the time Cruz took the stage at the Family Research Council's Value Voters Summit, he barely had to mention the Ohio Republican's name before drawing loud applause. “You want to know...
  • The Balance of Fear

    09/16/2015 8:39:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    There exists in America today what can be called a balance of fear, and it is nowhere better described -- through the acts of young Christians who overcome it -- than in Tony Perkins' new book, "No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth." In political relations between nations, there is a balance of power. It is the place where conflict ceases because one nation, or alliance of nations, has sufficient power to intimidate others from acting against it. Or: It is when one nation, or alliance of nations, has sufficiently obvious power that it can...
  • Tony Perkins speaks at FBC Dallas

    07/01/2015 8:05:30 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 8 replies
    FBC Dallas ^ | 06/28/15 | Tony Perkins
    Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council, spoke at FBC Dallas and addressed how Christians should respond to what's happening in this country. It's worth a listen
  • Exclusive: Conservative Leaders Blast CBS News over Anti-Christian Bigotry

    05/02/2015 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies ^ | May 2, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Last week, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was invited to be on "Face the Nation." What was supposed to be a cordial conversation about the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage turned out to be a professional ambush.</p> <p>Host Bob Schieffer pounced on the Family Research Council, calling them an anti-gay hate group. He was using discredited intelligence from the Southern Poverty Law Center. It was an ugly interview.</p>
  • Family Research Council's Tony Perkins Supports Clarification of Indiana Law

    04/01/2015 6:35:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04/01/2015 | Greg Richter
    Family Research Council President Tony Perkins offered support for "clarification" of Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence held a news conference Tuesday morning to address the controversy that he admitted took him by surprise. Critics of the law say it allows discrimination by businesses against gay people. Defenders of the law say it does no such thing — it simply allows people with religious convictions to avoid being forced to act against those beliefs. "The governor addressed the complete falsehood that RFRA is about denying people a seat in a restaurant or a room at a...
  • Police officer comes in conflict with abortion 1992

    01/05/2015 6:04:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 5, 2015 | saynsumthn
    I came across a 2010 blog post by Tony Perkins which recounted his face to face conflict with abortion as a police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during a pro-life Operation Rescue protest. Ironically, I had never heard his observations before as I was actually a reporter on the scene during those same protests. “Having grown up in a Christian home and having accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior at the age of nine, I just assumed that I was pro-life, even though I can’t recall ever hearing a sermon on the topic. After all, I thought, aren’t all...
  • Answering Ted Olson

    10/14/2014 5:03:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | October 14, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Appearing on "Fox News Sunday" to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to let stand a number of judicial rulings overturning the acts of legislators and/or voters in 16 states, famed advocate Ted Olson offered the kind of reasoning that, in his former incarnation as a conservative, he would have scorned. "Over 59 percent of Americans now believe that marriage equality should be the law of the land," he proclaimed. Seconds later he seemed to contradict himself: "We have a Constitution and Bill of Rights precisely because we want protections from majority rule." Which is it: a fundamental right that ought...
  • I Pledge Sunday 2014: The Rise of the Church

    10/05/2014 7:27:23 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 3 replies
    I Pledge Sunday ^ | October 5, 2012 | American Family Association and others
    Throughout our nation’s history, the Church has been a force for good in America and abroad. But over the last 50 years, government has systematically eroded our free speech and religious expression. The Bible and the Gospel have been banished from our public schools and our public squares. With more than 75% of Americans calling themselves Christians, it’s time for the Church to rise up and take action to turn the tide in our nation! We have the numbers and we have a voice. If we are silent, we have no one to blame but ourselves for a Godless America.
  • The Senate 7: The Races That Will Determine 2014 Control

    03/01/2014 6:21:39 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 17 replies
    USNEWS.COM ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Lauren Fox, David Catanese
    The familiar Washington narrative on the scrum for the U.S. Senate has been rinsed, recycled and delivered once again: Republicans are primed to pick up the six seats necessary to capture control of the upper chamber. The midterm atmosphere sure looks ripe, the polling appears favorable but, as it did in 2010 and 2012, the most competitive batch of races will likely come down to candidate quality. It’s the key component that stifled GOP chances before, and could very well again. .... .... A closer look at the most competitive contests demonstrates why a Senate majority in 2014 is again...
  • Christian leader open to run for Vitter's seat (FRC's Tony Perkins)

    01/22/2014 5:08:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Hill's Campaign Blog ^ | January 22, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has some harsh criticism for Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), the GOP establishment’s chosen candidate to take on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) this year. But he also left the door open to jumping into the race himself — or running for Sen. David Vitter’s (R-La.) seat, if Vitter wins his gubernatorial bid in 2015. Speaking to The Hill during Wednesday’s March for Life anti-abortion rally on the National Mall, Perkins said Cassidy can’t win against Landrieu because he’s not a staunch enough conservative. “I think his problem is his record. He’s been pretty weak on...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund roils GOP

    09/30/2013 5:46:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies ^ | 9/29/13 | Anna Palmer and Manu Raju
    There’s a new public enemy No. 1 in Senate GOP circles, and it’s not Ted Cruz. It’s the Senate Conservatives Fund, an organization that used to prop up underdog conservative candidates but now is training its fire mainly on Republican incumbents — rather than Democrats. The group has ginned up anger on the far-right towards Republican senators for refusing to use a government shutdown threat as leverage to defund Obamacare — a campaign that has been good for its bottom line. Since it started engaging in the defund Obamacare campaign, the group brought in the vast majority of the $3.5...
  • Censoring Eisenhower and Religious Freedom in the Military

    07/29/2013 5:40:02 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7-29-13 | Tony Perkins
    If President Eisenhower were alive today, the five-star general may be shocked to know that his own speeches are too offensive to be quoted in the military he used to command. A military chaplain has been taken to task for fulfilling the job description that most spiritual leaders (until recently) were hired to do: talk about faith. In a harmless post for his online website, "Chaplain's Corner," Lt. Col. Kenneth Reyes (USAF) of the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska wrote an inspirational piece called, "No Atheists in Foxholes: Chaplains Gave All in World War II." The phrase, which President Eisenhower...
  • Atheist accuses Christians of treason over beliefs

    05/01/2013 11:21:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | May 1, 2013 | Unattributed
    Argues any military member talking about faith guilty of sedition That there have been those who oppose Christianity in all its forms and expressions at any time anywhere isn’t new. Those are personalities like Mikey Weinstein, of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, who recently said, “We face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.” The fact the military is listening to him is new. That was confirmed in a report by Fox News’ Todd Starnes, who said...
  • Major leftist group now tied to 'domestic terror' (SPLC - Southern Poverty Law Center)

    04/24/2013 11:14:34 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 24, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    Attacker admits plans for violence facilitated by organization's 'hate' listings A key leader of the Washington-based Family Research Council, the pro-family organization attacked by “gay” terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins, II, last year, says he is asking the government to stop utilizing the organization that likely influenced Corkins’ decision to attack innocent workers at FRC’s Washington office. Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, the executive vice president of FRC and also a member of the board of, also is asking the U.S. news media to stop citing reports, statements and claims from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which he...
  • 'Every dead gay kid is victory for FRC' (Family Research Council)

    10/02/2012 9:40:34 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies ^ | October 2, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Homosexual activist unleashes another rant against Christians Homosexual activist Dan Savage, who earlier this year told school students to ignore the “bull—-” in the Bible, now has unleashed a tirade at Family Research Council President Tony Perkins. FRC was targeted just weeks ago when suspected gunman Floyd Lee Corkins entered the organization’s headquarters and shot and injured a man serving as a guard. The gunman reportedly had been a volunteer in a “gay” community center and made reference to the FRC’s Bible-based position on homosexuality. At the time, Perkins said the attack came in an atmosphere created by groups such...
  • Fanning the Flames of Left-Wing Violence

    08/20/2012 4:36:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | Matt Barber
    To borrow from President Obama’s Black Nationalist mentor, Jeremiah Wright, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate-baiting chickens “have come home to roost.” The hard-left group has become everything it presumes to expose. On Wednesday, homosexual activist Floyd Corkins entered the Washington-based Family Research Council (FRC) armed with a gun and a backpack full of ammunition. He also had 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches (FRC recently defended the food chain’s COO Dan Cathy for pro-natural marriage statements). The only thing standing between Corkins and mass murder was FRC facilities manager and security specialist Leo Johnson. As Corkins shouted disapproval for FRC’s “politics,” he...
  • Breaking: Shooting at Family Research Council office in DC

    08/15/2012 9:09:28 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 214 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Two people, including one security guard, were shot at the office of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., this morning. “The police are investigating this incident,” said FRC President Tony Perkins in a statement on the shooting. “Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.” The shooter was also reportedly shot, according to a local news report, which notes that the FBI is at the scene. The Family Research Council is a socially-conservative non-profit that participates in cultural debates about abortion, traditional marriage, and religious liberty.
  • With Santorum Out, Evangelicals Edge Toward Romney, but Cautiously

    04/11/2012 1:09:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 11, 2012 | Erik Eckholm
    Rick Santorum had been the last best hope of Christian conservatives who opposed Mitt Romney, derided by many as a “Massachusetts moderate.” Now, facing the abrupt end of Mr. Santorum’s presidential bid, some evangelical leaders have begun to rally behind Mr. Romney, saying their shared hostility toward President Obama will be a powerful force for uniting the party in November. In one sign of coalescing support from Christian conservatives, the National Organization for Marriage, a leading opponent of same-sex marriage, endorsed Mr. Romney on Wednesday morning. The group called Mr. Romney a “true champion” and said that President Obama “has...
  • Santorum: I left GOP race because money dried up

    04/12/2012 7:46:55 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 4-12-12 | Rebecca Kaplan
    When Rick Santorum ended his presidential bid on Tuesday, he spoke about the illness of his three-year-old daughter, Bella, and expressed a desire to spend more time with her as a parent. But on Thursday, the former Pennsylvania senator suggested the decision largely came down instead to a simple reality: He was out of cold, hard cash. After losing Wisconsin's April 3 primary to rival Mitt Romney by seven points - a contest, Santorum said, that his campaign viewed as necessary to win in order to do well in his home state of Pennsylvania - his fundraising dried up. "For...
  • Guess Who's Coming to CPAC? (Breitbart & Norquist Gush Over GOProud in Homosexual Publication)

    02/10/2011 8:46:00 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 43 replies
    MetroWeekly ^ | 02/09/2011 | Chris Geidner
    ...Calling this "a maturing point for the conservative movement," Breitbart minces no words: "If being conservative means rejecting gay conservatives because they are gay, then fine, I'm not a conservative." ..."No, we're not giving cover to bigots," he [Chris Barron of GOProud] argues. "What we're doing is separating the people who don't agree with the left-wing agenda from the real bigots. You can be against ENDA and hate crimes and federal safe schools legislation and not be a bigot. If you're Tony Perkins, you're a bigot. You're against all of that stuff not because of any federalist reasons, but actually...
  • Tony Perkins *Classy* Comments About Sarah Palin

    09/21/2010 8:51:06 PM PDT · by shanevanderhart · 37 replies
    Cafffeinated Thoughts ^ | 9/21/2010 | Shane Vander Hart
    I was debating whether or not to blog about this. I like Family Research Council and never really had an issue with Tony Perkins, but his statement reported by Ben Smith of Politico about Governor Sarah Palin after the Voter Values Summit ticked me off and I decided he needs a moment behind the woodshed.
  • Tony Perkins: Sarah Palin a Cheerleader

    09/20/2010 7:39:02 AM PDT · by pissant · 55 replies
    Right Pundits ^ | 9/20/10 | staff
    This weekend, the Values Voter Summit took place. As you may remember, prior to the event, the group was complaining that the Republican leaders were not paying attention to their issues any longer. Then, during their meeting, they held a presidential straw poll among those attending, the ‘leaders’ of the group. Well, here are the results. Sarah Palin finished fifth with 7%. In fourth was Mr. Family Values himself, Newt Gingrich (10%). In third was the current Republican frontrunner, Mitt Romney (13%). Mike Huckabee (22%) finished second. And you guessed the winner…that’s right, it’s Mike Pence (24%). Reporters were sort...
  • Tony Perkins believes Revocation of Invitations to Speak at Military Events is Political - Video

    04/30/2010 5:19:47 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 256+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 30, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Fox News' Megyn Kelly talking with Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council, about the revocation of invitations to both Franklin Graham and Tony Perkins to speak at Prayer Events on Military bases. Perkins is a minister and has served as a Marine. Perkins was disinvited to speak at Andrews Air Force Base in February two days after he spoke out against President Obama's decision to push for getting rid of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Graham was disinvited when some Muslim members of the military supposedly complained about past comments that Islam is an "evil religion,"...
  • Pro-Family Spokesman Censured for Remarks Against Homosexuals in Military

    03/02/2010 11:27:19 AM PST · by kingattax · 11 replies · 442+ views
    The New American Magazine ^ | 02 March 2010 | Dave Bohon
    When Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, was invited back in October to be the guest speaker at a February 25 prayer luncheon at Andrews Air Force Base, he had no idea he would be expected to suspend his opinions on such issues as homosexuals serving in America’s military. After all, as a noted pro-family spokesman he can certainly be expected to promote values that are conducive to strong families and a stable society. His reputation in that capacity is, no doubt, what garnered him an invitation to speak at the prayer luncheon (and thousands of similar events...
  • Air Force Retracted Invitation for Conservative Leader to Speak at Prayer Luncheon

    02/26/2010 5:03:14 PM PST · by rhema · 15 replies · 936+ views ^ | February 26, 2010 | Pete Winn
    The U.S. Air Force admits that the chaplain's office at Andrews Air Force Base retracted an invitation to Family Research Council President Tony Perkins--a former Marine officer--to speak at a prayer luncheon held at the base on Thursday after the conservative leader criticized President Obama’s efforts to end “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell"--the military policy on homosexuality. “The Chaplain’s Office retracted Mr. Perkins’ invitation after his recent public comments made many who planned to attend the event uncomfortable,” the Andrews base public affairs office said in a statement issued late Thursday. “This was a local decision made by the Chaplain’s Office...
  • Tony Perkins Uninvited to National Prayer Luncheon

    02/25/2010 10:06:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 22 replies · 815+ views
    CBN News ^ | 02/25/2010 | CBN News
    Family Research Council president Tony Perkins was scheduled to give a devotional message Thursday at Andrews Air Force Base for the National Prayer Luncheon. However, CBN News White House Correspondent David Brody has learned that Perkin's invitation was rescinded. After Perkins spoke out against President Barack Obama's plans to lift restrictions on homosexuals serving in the military, Perkins received a letter from chaplain's office at the base. The letter referred to past statement by the council, and read the group is, "incompatible in our role as military members who serve our elected officials and our commander in chief." Perkins appeared...
  • Conservatives Bring it Back to the Constitution

    09/21/2009 7:50:40 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 319+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 21, 2009 | Sarah Carlsruh
    Conservatives Bring it Back to the Constitution by: Sarah Carlsruh, September 21, 2009 Conservative Americans are finally uniting in what appears to be a peaceful revolt against big government. Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council (FRC), addressed a packed Bloggers Briefing this Tuesday to talk about this increasing frustration with government intervention in the economy. Briefing attendees asked Perkins questions about hot topics such as health care reform and abortion. Using health care reform as a prime example, Perkins pointed to the disconnect between what Washington hears and what Americans are actually saying, calling it a sign that...
  • Sebelius has 'integrity issue'

    04/21/2009 4:43:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies · 489+ views
    One News Now ^ | 4/21/2009 | Jim Brown
    BREAKING NEWS... Kansas Gov. Kathleen Seblelius has won approval from a divided Senate panel to become secretary of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration ... The head of the Family Research Council says he hopes the latest revelation about the "blood money" Health and Human Services secretary nominee Kathleen Sebelius received from Kansas abortionist George Tiller will cause senators like Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts to reconsider their support for her appointment. Family Research Council (FRC) and other pro-life groups have obtained a copy of a 2002 letter [PDF] in which notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller claims that...
  • Online Petition Thanks LDS Church For Prop. 8 Support (Mormons Backed By Social Conservatives Alert)

    11/25/2008 9:47:13 PM PST · by goldstategop · 83 replies · 3,054+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/25/2008 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    More than 3,000 people, including longtime Mormon critic James Dobson of Focus on the Family, have signed an online petition thanking the LDS Church for its efforts on behalf of California's traditional marriage initiative known as Proposition 8. "Anyone who participated in this process has come to admire the competence, diligence and moral courage that so many members of your faith community displayed as part of this coalition effort -- as Catholics, Evangelicals, Mormons and people of other faith communities all came together to fight this great battle for marriage," says the petition, which is addressed to LDS President Thomas...
  • Religious right group upset over GOP abandonment

    10/23/2008 4:34:36 PM PDT · by BGHater · 59 replies · 1,275+ views
    The Hill ^ | 23 Oct 2008 | Sam Youngman
    The Family Research Council's (FRC) political arm ripped Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) Thursday for withdrawing ad spending on behalf of two endangered Republican candidates. FRC President Tony Perkins said in a letter to Cole, chairman of the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC), that the committee "is abandoning social conservative candidates" by pulling ads from the reelection races of Reps. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.) and Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.). Bachmann has come under fire recently for stating -- then denying -- her concern that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and other members of Congress hold "anti-American" views. Musgrave is considered to be a...
  • After-Action Report: Cupertino Open Air Rally in Support of Marriage and California’s Proposition 8

    10/20/2008 1:14:15 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 735+ views
    20 October 2008 | CounterCounterCulture
    After-Action Report: Cupertino Open Air Rally in Support of Marriage and California’s Proposition 8 Sunday, October 19, 2008 saw one of the largest rallies in support of Proposition 8, the California Constitutional Marriage Initiative. It was held in Cupertino, California at Veterans Memorial Park. This was an operation organized and attended by predominately Chinese Christians, and which featured many speakers, prayer and song. Prayer was lead by the Reverends Luke Poon and Soo Nam Sung. Messages included Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council, Rev. Won-bae Shon, David Cannistraci, Ron Prentice from the California Family Council, and Rev. Thomas Wang....
  • Protect Marriage CA Rally Simulcast - October 19, 2008

    10/19/2008 7:34:42 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 1 replies · 442+ views
    Protect Marriage CA Rally for Congregations When: October 19, 2008 5:00-6:30pm Where: What: The ABCs of Protecting Marriage Speakers include Jim Garlow, Matt Staver, Miles McPherson, Alan Chambers, Tony Perkins and others. Teach and encourage your congregation to speak out with confidence and make their voices heard. The LIVE, SATELLITE SIMULCAST RALLY will feature: * Ake Green – he is coming all the way from Sweden and will be with us in San Diego. He is the pastor who preached from Romans 1 about homosexuality and was arrested, tried three times, found guilty by the High Court of Sweden...
  • The 'how-to' plan to criminalize Christianity

    10/19/2008 7:09:46 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 15 replies · 1,177+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 18 October 2008
    The 'how-to' plan to criminalize Christianity 'Homosexuals know they must silence the church and that's what's behind this' A growing movement that experts believe could end up in the criminalization of Christianity in the United States is being exposed in a new documentary being prepared for airing on October 26, officials at Coral Ridge Ministries have announced. "Hate Crime Laws" is a half-hour exposé that shows how Christians in America, Canada, Australia, and Sweden have been arrested and prosecuted for expressing opinions that are rooted in the Bible regarding homosexual conduct, Islam or other topics about which Scriptures express clear...
  • California Stand for Marriage - Open Air Rally - October 19, 2008

    10/16/2008 7:18:18 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 586+ views
    Stand for Marriage - Open Air Rally Restore Marriage ... Protect Children Sunday October 19 , 2008 Sponsered by Chinese Church Alliance Location: Veterans Memorial Park in Cupertino (21267 Stevens Creek Blvd... across the street from De Anza College) Poster Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Always Faithful ( Great read! )

    07/26/2008 6:31:55 AM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 233+ views ^ | July 26, 2008 | Tony Perkins
    Religious faith has long been valued as an essential contributor to our national greatness. Thomas Jefferson, in his second inaugural address, declared: “I shall need, too, the favor of that Being in whose hands we are, who led our fathers, as Israel of old, from their native land and planted them in a country flowing with all the necessaries and comforts of life, who has covered our infancy with His Providence and our riper years with His wisdom and power.” Jefferson believed that God had led “our fathers” and blessed the nation’s birth and growth. President George Washington, in his...
  • Dr. Dobson: I Will Never Vote for McCain

    02/01/2008 2:07:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 330 replies · 469+ views
    NewsMax ^ | February 1, 2008
    While John McCain has risen to the top of the heap among contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson remains adamant that he will not support McCain’s bid for the White House. Dobson, one of the nation’s most influential evangelical Christians, declared more than a year ago that he wouldn't support McCain under any circumstances, saying McCain didn't support traditional marriage values. A Dobson spokesman told the New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick Wednesday that he stood by that position, and as a matter of conscience could never vote for the Arizona Senator. According to...
  • Tests abound for Republicans with religious conservatives [Values Voter Summit]

    10/17/2007 9:32:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 178+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 18, 2007 | Sam Youngman
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his rivals for the Republican nomination will face a tough crowd when they address the religious conservatives at the Values Voter Summit starting Friday. “I think what we can expect is a lot of folks talking about how dissatisfied they are with the choices they have,” former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said. Giuliani’s positions on abortion and gay rights continue to dog him as he looks for support within the leadership of the religious conservative movement, and those leaders say they want to hear more from the former mayor this weekend than...
  • Presidential Favorite Will Emerge from 'Values' Summit, Conservative Predicts

    10/14/2007 9:01:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 183+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | October 14, 2007 | Michelle Vu
    Christian conservatives have thus far failed to rally behind a single candidate, but a prominent conservative leader predicts at least one candidate will emerge from the upcoming Values Voter Summit with major support from social conservatives. Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, recently said he was “very optimistic” with the field of candidates that will attend this week’s Washington Briefing 2007: Values Voter Summit. He believes there will be one to two contenders that will be revealed as the favorite among social conservatives during the three-day gathering. But even if none of the candidates appeal to values voters, it...
  • FRC’s Perkins: There Will Be Some Evangelicals Who Vote For [Rudy911], (But at Least Half Won't)

    10/10/2007 11:55:47 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 50 replies · 522+ views
    FRC’s Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Center Action, just completed a conference call with reporters. What stood out to me were his comments on Rudy: “Yes, there will be some evangelicals who vote for him. In my experience, it’s about half and half. … In the eyes of many social conservatives, there’s little distinction between [Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani]. Clearly there’s some distinction, they’re not identical. But when you consider those who have come into the political process on ideological path or issues path, not a party path… These are people who are not there to advance a...
  • Giuliani, Evangelical Rift Grows Over Abortion

    10/05/2007 4:24:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 217 replies · 2,591+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | October 5, 2007 | Michelle Vu
    Conservative evangelical leaders have long openly expressed dismay over the prospect of being forced to choose between two pro-choice presidential candidates. But now, a coalition of evangelicals has gone as far as to threaten to pull their support for the Republican Party if such a candidate is selected for the last stretch of the White House race. Dr. James C. Dobson of Focus on the Family – who recently emerged from a controversy over a private email he sent criticizing Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson – says he and others in the social conservative coalition will not support Rudy Giuliani...
  • Conservatives gamble, take Fred Thompson: He shares enough values and is electable, they say

    10/05/2007 2:58:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 878+ views
    The Tennessean | October 5, 2007 | Jennifer Brooks
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  • Rudy does end run around the right’s leaders

    10/03/2007 12:41:27 PM PDT · by Kuksool · 36 replies · 701+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 03, 2007 | Alexander Bolton
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the Republican frontrunner in national polls, has avoided meeting with the nation’s most powerful socially conservative leaders, and instead is taking his appeal directly to conservative activists at the local level. Giuliani has not met with the leaders who make up the Arlington Group, a coalition of influential conservatives who have met as a group with Giuliani’s chief rivals, former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Giuliani is also the only major Republican candidate who has not responded to an invitation to attend a briefing later this month sponsored...