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  • 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
    politico.com ^ | 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 WND.com, 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
    WND.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    CNSNews.com ^ | 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: ProtectMarriageCA.com 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
    townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • The religious right's threat

    10/03/2007 12:35:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 565+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 2, 2007 | Dick Polman
    Back in May 2000, I learned firsthand that James Dobson is a tough man to please. Dobson, the prominent Christian conservative who believes that his religious brethren have the God-given right to vet Republican presidential candidates, invited some political journalists to dine with him at his headquarters in Colorado Springs. As we silently forked our pasta salads, Dobson explained why he was so disappointed in frontrunner George W. Bush. Bush, apparently, was not sufficiently conservative, because he had not yet categorically renounced the idea of choosing Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge as his running mate. Ridge was a defender of abortion...
  • For Now, A Third Party's An Empty Threat (GOP evangelical leaders)

    10/01/2007 11:46:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 261 replies · 396+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | October 1, 2007 | Marc Ambinder
    Like a cranky older child demanding the attention of his parents doting over their newer infant, the threat of some conservative leaders to seceed from the Republican Party is, at this point, more bombast than susbtance. Sources close to the evangelical leaders on the call are plain: the talk "was an attempt to signal that Giuliani is unacceptable," one of them says. The thinking inside social conservative circles this morning is that their leaders' desire to defer to James Dobson -- still the movement's cappo di tutti cappi -- led them to make a tactical blunder. Threatening Giuliani is not...
  • Evangelicals hesitant about Thompson

    09/09/2007 1:30:59 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 70 replies · 745+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 9 September 07 | ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer
    Prominent evangelical leaders who spent the summer hoping Fred Thompson would emerge as their favored Republican presidential contender are having doubts as he begins his long-teased campaign. For social conservatives dissatisfied with other GOP choices, the "Law & Order" actor and former Tennessee senator represents a Ronald Reagan-like figure, someone they hope will agree with them on issues and stands a chance of winning. But Thompson's less-than-clear stance on a federal gay marriage amendment and his delay in entering the race are partly responsible for a sudden shyness among leading evangelicals. "A month or two ago, I sensed there was...
  • Key Evangelical Leader Defends Thompson (Family Research Council Says LA Times Article is Bogus)

    07/10/2007 7:24:14 AM PDT · by hardback · 12 replies · 1,128+ views
    The Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | July 10, 2007 | David Brody
    Some good news this morning for Fred Thompson. Tony Perkins, head of the influential Family Research Council tells The Brody File that the latest news about how Thompson may have lobbied for a pro-choice group is really a non-story. If you're not familiar with the story, read the latest. Here's what he sent me through an email: "From what I've heard people are not biting on the story." They consider the source as well as the modus operandi, someone steps forward who is pro-life and is appealing to conservatives and he is attacked for being pro-abortion in an effort to...
  • Our right to choose someone besides Rudy

    06/25/2007 4:14:19 PM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 39 replies · 499+ views
    Politico.com ^ | Jun 25, 2007 | Chuck Donovan and Tony Perkins
    When former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani underscored his support for a woman's "right to choose" in recent GOP presidential debates, he did more than clarify a political position. He rang the bell for a historic debate not just for his party but for the nation. Ever since Ronald Reagan embraced a prospective pro-life running mate in 1976 in the person of Sen. Richard Schweiker (R-Pa.), the party of Lincoln has positioned itself as a champion of human life in the womb. As the party rose to majority status for most of the following three decades, that embrace benefited...
  • Conservatives would bolt GOP over Rudy

    06/11/2007 2:37:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 140 replies · 1,895+ views
    Conservatives would bolt GOP over Rudy By: David Paul Kuhn June 11, 2007 04:57 PM EST A growing number of influential social conservatives are speaking out against Rudy Giuliani, with some threatening that they will take flight from the Republican Party in 2008 if the former New York mayor is the GOP nominee. Giuliani's support for abortion rights and gay rights has not to date prevented him from winning the support of a sizable number of socially conservative voters, according to polls. But the continued strength of his candidacy is causing alarm among leaders of conservative advocacy groups, many of...
  • U.S. Christians outraged over Afghan trial

    03/24/2006 11:06:50 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 44 replies · 1,033+ views
    AP via The Mercury News ^ | 3/24/2006 | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN
    "Americans will not give their blood and treasure to prop up new Islamic fundamentalist regimes. Religious freedom is not just 'an important element' of democracy; it is its cornerstone. Religious persecution leads inevitably to political tyranny. Five hundred years of history confirm this. Americans have not given their lives so that Christians can be put to death," Perkins said. Such sentiments are spreading through Christian radio stations, Web sites and blogs, stoked by traditional conservative institutions as National Review magazine. National Review Online quoted Chuck Colson, a former Nixon White House official, disgraced by Watergate and rehabilitated as a Christian...
  • US evangelicals warn Republicans

    03/17/2006 3:04:27 PM PST · by Crackingham · 278 replies · 3,915+ views
    BBC ^ | 3/17/6 | Jamie Coomarasamy
    Prominent leaders from the Christian right have warned Republicans they must do more to advance conservative values ahead of the US mid-term elections. Their message to Congress, controlled by Republicans, is "must do better". Support from about a quarter of Americans who describe themselves as evangelicals was a factor in President George W Bush's two election victories. The Republicans will need to keep them onboard if they are to retain control of Congress in November. At a news conference in Washington, some of America's most influential conservative leaders said the current perception among evangelical Christians was that the Republican majority...
  • Democrats--Over the Cliff?

    01/30/2006 5:05:40 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 10 replies · 1,063+ views
    Family Research Council ^ | 31 January 2006 | Tony Perkins
    Democrats--Over the Cliff? Ronald Reagan used to say he wouldn't go over the cliff with flags flying--just to prove a point. Those wise words seem wasted on Senate Democrats these days. Liberal advocacy groups are pulling out all the stops. Die in the ditch, jump off the cliff, throw a tantrum, how many ways can we describe their futile filibuster plans? Not all Democrats buy into this strategy. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) says that his party needs "to do a much better job in making the case [to Americans] on these issues." It will be interesting to see if Obama...
  • King’s kin upset at niece’s right-wing link

    01/15/2006 9:53:43 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 38 replies · 1,199+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 1/15/06 | Kimberly Atkins
    As local clergy prepared to celebrate the legacy of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend, some expressed dismay over the unlikely alliance between a King niece and a right-wing group. Last Sunday, the slain civil-rights leader’s niece Alveda King joined Jerry Falwell, Toney Perkins of the Family Research Council and other staunch conservatives at a Philadelphia rally in support of Supreme Court Nominee Judge Samuel Alito. Perkins is best known for having once paid former Ku Klux Klan head David Duke for his mailing list. Democrats had been sharply critical of Alito’s record on voting rights and...
  • To Pray or Not to Pray...

    01/03/2006 9:11:27 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 355+ views
    Family Research Council ^ | 4 January 2005 | Tony Perkins
    To Pray or Not to Pray... As the Indiana House of Representatives opens its 2006 session tomorrow, the first question facing lawmakers is to pray or not to pray in the name of Jesus. Last week, U.S. District Court Judge David Hamilton reaffirmed his November ruling that praying in the name of Jesus violated the high court's concoction of the "separation of church and state." The ruling was the result of a lawsuit filed by the Indiana branch of the ACLU. Several House members, Republican and Democrat, have said that if they are given the chance to open tomorrow's session...
  • Conservatives Alarmed at Roberts’ Role in Playboy Case

    08/12/2005 5:53:40 PM PDT · by boryeulb · 68 replies · 1,520+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 12, 2005 | Robert B. Bluey
    Prominent conservatives tell HUMAN EVENTS they are troubled by the revelation that Supreme Court nominee John Roberts worked on behalf of Playboy Entertainment Group--the second time in one week information has come to light that Roberts helped a liberal cause. Last Thursday conservatives were hit with the news that Roberts, while a partner at Hogan & Hartson, did pro bono work for gay-rights advocates in the case Romer v. Evans, which challenged a Colorado voter-approved initiative on sexual orientation. Yesterday, HUMAN EVENTS documented Roberts’ similar involvement in a case involving Playboy and its challenge of the Telecommunications Act of 1996,...
  • Minutemen*OKC*Tony Perkins*Conservative Future*Big Fat Mike Moore* Fri 8-12 on RIGHTALK.com!

    08/12/2005 10:18:18 AM PDT · by Bob J · 6 replies · 496+ views
    RIGHTALK.com ^ | 8-12-05 | Bob J
    Listen While You Freep! All programs are replayed for 23 hours and again on weekends so tune in when it’s convenient for YOU! Call In Number - 866-884-TALK (8255) Heating the EDGE of a New Media! > 1pm EST - The Right Hour - Bill Lind, director of the Center for Cultural Conservatism, will sit-in this week for the host of RIGHT HOUR, Paul M. Weyrich. Bill will continue his discussion of The Next Conservatism with Dan McCarthy, assistant editor of The American Conservative magazine. The twelve-part series, written by Weyrich and Lind, is available on many conservative Websites and...
  • Right downplays Roberts' gay aid

    08/05/2005 11:45:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 70 replies · 1,185+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/6/5 | Charles Hurt
    Conservatives reacted cautiously to the news this week that federal Judge John G. Roberts Jr. helped a group of homosexual rights activists win a seminal victory 10 years ago before the Supreme Court. "Judge Roberts was an attorney with a large firm where helping colleagues when called upon was expected," Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said yesterday after researching the matter. "I have verified that his involvement was limited to about five hours of participation in a moot court as he played the role of one of the high court's conservative members asking tough hypothetical questions of the attorneys...
  • 'Justice Sunday' Shuts Out Sen. Bill Frist

    08/02/2005 6:05:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 949+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/2/05 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist spoke by video to the first "Justice Sunday" evangelical rally in April, but he wasn't invited to address "Justice Sunday II," even though it's in his home state of Tennessee. Since the first rally, the potential 2008 presidential candidate has angered the events' organizers by stating his support for expanded human embryonic stem cell research. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, was invited to speak at the Aug. 14 rally. Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said Tuesday on the group's Web site that Frist's recently announced stem cell stance "reflects an unwise...
  • Conservatives, Pleased With Pick, Say Bush Kept Promise

    07/20/2005 4:46:48 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 42 replies · 823+ views
    LA Times ^ | 21July 2005 | Peter Wallsten and Edwin Chen
    WASHINGTON — Since July 1, when Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement, social conservatives have fretted that President Bush might name a moderate to fill her seat — a betrayal, they warned, of Bush's campaign promises and their unwavering support for his reelection. But those jitters turned to jubilation Tuesday night as leading conservatives praised appellate court Judge John G. Roberts Jr. as an ideological soul mate. "There's no question that President Bush is a promise keeper," said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, which is marshaling support among evangelicals for Bush's judicial nominees. The Rev. Louis...