Target: Omni Shoreham Hotel
Goal: Protest hateful speakers at conservative convention.
An anti-gay, religion-based hate group is slated to speak at an upcoming political conference in Washington, DC in October. There the Family Research Council (FRC) will be presenting their case against homosexuals to some of the country’s top lawmakers. A full frontal attack against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons has been launched in an effort to exclude these groups from being granted basic civil rights.
Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, and Executive Director Josh Duggar are confirmed speakers at the Values Voter Summit, a congregating that has been hailed by Sean Hannity as “the premier conservative event now in the country”. In confirmed attendance are numerous senators, representatives, government officials, and media personnel.
The FRC, founded in 1983 by James Dobson, has shown an increasing sway among policy making procedures and advertises itself as one of America’s “most creative and effective policy organizations.” Aiding the political mediation between FRC and the White House are former organization presidents that served during the Reagan Administration. These men were able to link their followers to government research and policy making offices. In 2000 FRC President Kenneth L. Connor narrowed his judgmental scope on same sex couples with a focus on the sanctity of “man-woman marriage”. These connections combined with generous family funding and public donations have opened an arena for hate speech and targeted mistreatment of the gay community.
In 2004 FRC’s newest president, Tony Perkins, took up the mission against gays. As a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and author of the nations first covenant marriage law, this president had the knowledge of lobbying and the connections to see his goals accomplished. Mr. Perkins’ induction coincided with Massachusetts enacting groundbreaking civil union laws. The result was the founding of FRC Action, a political action committee, and an ensuing LGBT witch hunt began in the FRC mindset.
The Family Research Council makes heinous claims against a community they know little about. Among the most absurd testimonies are that “homosexual conduct is harmful to society at large”, it is “unnatural”, and that it carries “negative physical and psychological health effects”. They also claim that rates of promiscuity, sexually transmitted disease, mental illness, substance abuse, and domestic violence are higher among homosexuals and that homosexuality “poses a danger to children”. The fantasies that fuel the crux of FRC’s arguments have turned their theories into nonsense. In an effort to halt the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell ruling, Family Research Council experts cited that gays in the military increase molestation on heterosexual service members, an argument that is a travesty. The FRC stands against same-sex marriage and adoptions and would see that homosexuals be criminally punished for what they consider “deviant acts”.
In 2010, for their extreme tactics against gays, the Family Research Council was classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. An overwhelming response to this petition is needed to thwart the spread of hate at the upcoming Values Voter Summit. The FRC uses bullying and lies to promote religious liberty ahead of civil liberties and advocates only freedom of the chosen. Put a stop to the spread of hate by signing the petition below.
Dear Omni Shoreham Hotel,
Two high ranking members of the Family Research Council (FRC) are scheduled to speak at your upcoming Values Voter Summit. Tony Perkins and Josh Duggar represent a hate group that targets the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community.
Though a “Love Thy Neighbor” consensus is outwardly promoted by the FRC, their website has close to thirty articles filled with shocking lies that take aim at the gay community and promote bullying behavior through intolerance.
An institution that proclaims thirty years of advanced faith, but digresses against the basic principles of their Messiah’s teachings must not be allowed to speak publicly in a forum of influential lawmakers. Help the flight of civil rights and prohibit representatives of the Family Research Council from speaking at your facility.
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