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09/23/2011

FRC determined to shape 2012 election; GOP slate in Tony Perkin's bed, ready to let him

by Jeremy Hooper

In just a couple of weeks, the bulk of the GOP presidential slate will cater to what is probably the most vocal anti-LGBT group working today, the Family Research Council. Next week, Tony Perkins will give a preview of how he and FRC plan to create a liability for any of these candidates who wishes to seem LGBT tolerant:

FRC's Tony Perkins to Discuss Presidential Race At National Press Club's Newsmakers Event
September 23, 2011


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins will participate in a National Press Club (NPC) Newsmakers news conference Tuesday, September 27, from 9-10 a.m. EDT to discuss "What Values Voters Want in a Presidential Candidate." He will also offer a preview of FRC Action's upcoming Values Voter Summit which will feature all of the major GOP presidential candidates and a straw poll of attendees. A Q/A will follow the presentation.

With attendees from almost every state, the Values Voter Summit straw poll will be a defining moment as candidates in the fluid GOP presidential race see where they stack up with grassroots activists representing one of the most powerful voting blocs.

WHO: Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

WHAT: "What Values Voters Want in a Presidential Candidate" - Newsmakers news conference hosted by the National Press Club

WHEN: 9-10 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, September 27, 2011

WHERE: National Press Club - Murrow Room - 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

"What Values Voters Want in a Presidential Candidate"? Well that I can't answer. But I know that when it comes to LGBT rights and Republicans, the one thing I want over the next year: A candidate and his or her supporters who are willing to at least embrace their discriminatory pushes rather than conveniently masking them behind a "values voters" label. If you're going to go to war against my most basic of rights, then you could at least do me the solid of owning your fight!

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*REMINDER: Tony Perkins is responsible for positioning us as a kid-threatening disaster in need of "ex-gay" therapy, churning out brochures that compare same-sex marriages to those bonds which might exist between a man and a horse (complete with horse photo), directly likening us to terrorists, calling LGBT rights a battle of "good versus evil," saying DADT repeal proponents are "willing to jeopardize our nation’s security to advance the agenda of the radical homosexual lobby," claiming gay teens kill themselves because they know that they're "abnormal," saying the gay activists who challenge FRC are "held captive by the enemy," writing that same-sex marriage will be "opening the door to all manner of moral and social evil, tweeting that gays don't need to "be a slave to feelings," and fundraising around the idea that gay kids are immoral and telling them otherwise is "disgusting." His subordinate, Peter Sprigg, has called for U.S. gays to be either "exported" or criminalized (to name just a few of FRC's more recent attacks).

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