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  • The Family Research Council Thought the Inauguration Was So Gay

    President Obama said the word 'gay' and cited the Stonewall riots in his inaugural address, which was followed by a recitation from the first openly-gay poet to perform at a presidential inauguration.

    What's with all this civil rights talk? asked Family Research Council senior fellow Peter Sprigg:

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Family Research Council, LGBT, Marriage Equality
  • Social Conservatives Identify New Threat to Military: Yoga

    It's been over a year now since "don't ask, don't tell" was repealed, enabling gay and lesbian members of the military to serve openly without keeping their sexual identity under wraps. Contrary to the predictions of some social conservatives who spent a suspicious amount of time obsessing about gay sex, the DADT repeal didn't turn the Pentagon into a gay bacchanalian orgy pit and the U.S. military remains a professional, cohesive, fearsome fighting force.

    Which means it's time for the Christian Right to find something new to fearmonger about. Enter Tony Perkins, who argues that the ability to do the downward facing dog pose is the first step on the road to perdition…

    "In the military, it's out with God — and in with the goofy! Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. As part some new training, Marines are being asked to join weekly yoga and meditation classes…Unfortunately, the military seems intent on driving religion out and replacing it with wacky substitutes. They've added atheist chaplains, Wiccan worship centers, and now, meditation classes. But none of them are as effective or as constructive as a personal relationship with God. Unfortunately, though, it's mind over what matters — and that's faith."

    Remember, if you're a Marine who can stretch to pickup an artillery shell without pulling a muscle, you're basically an enemy combatant.

    Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Family Research Council, Health, Military, Religion, Tony Perkins
  • Quote Unquote: The "Forcible Assault" of Todd Akin

    Bryan Fischer, of the Family Research Council, on Republicans' efforts to prematurely remove Todd Akin from the Missouri Senate race


    "You talk about a forcible situation, you talk about somebody being a victim of forcible assault, that would be Todd Akin."


    Such wise words from the always sensitive Fischer. In all this media hype, it's all too easy to lose sight of the fact that the well-off male politician seeking to dictate millions of people's life decisions is the true victim here.

    And besides, if God wanted Akin's campaign terminated, He'd get in there and shut all that stuff down.

    Tags: Bryan Fischer, Family Research Council
  • Mike Huckabee Comes to Heroic Defense of Fried Chicken, Homophobia

    Anybody who's been following the culture wars of late knows that some of the most brutal and bloody battles are being fought along the gay rights front. For too long, a long-suffering minority group has been beaten down and bullied by the more powerful and unsympathetic masses.

    Finally, we are seeing a hero emerge to rally the oppressed, raise their spirits and charge into the thick of the carnage to fight alongside God-fearing Christian companies like Chick Fil-A to defend their rights as Americans to be bigoted and discriminatory in the name of their religion

    "I have been incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick Fil-A company because the CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments recently in which he affirmed his view that the Biblical view of marriage should be upheld. The Cathy family, let by Chick Fil-A founder Truett Cathy, are a wonderful Christian family who are committed to operating the company with Biblical principles and whose story is the true American success story.

    "Starting at age 46 Truett Cathy built Chick Fil-A into a $4 billion a year enterprise with over 1600 stores. At 91, he is still active in the company, but his son Dan runs it day to day as CEO. It's a great American story that is being smeared by vicious hate speech and intolerant bigotry from the left."

    "Vitriolic assaults!" "Vicious hate speech!" "Intolerant bigotry from the left!" When will it end?

    Why can't great American companies like Chick Fil-A be left alone to filter money into organizations like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council — good Bible-minded groups that are actively working to curtail the rights of certain U.S. citizens — without having other groups and companies exercising their own rights to point out such donations and encourage people to not contribute their own money to it?

    I just feel so overcome with the Spirit knowing that a public figure of Mike Huckabee's caliber has come to their defense. And, hey, if he manages to get a little complimentary fried chicken out of the deal, where's the harm in that?

    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Chick-fil-A, Christianity, Corporations, Family Research Council, Focus On the Family, Food, Homophobia, LGBT, Mike Huckabee, Religion
  • Tony Perkins: Gays Responsible for Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

    All over Capitol Hill, officials are eager to investigate the scandal involving 11 Secret Service agents who were sent home from their assignment in Colombia after at least some of them brought prostitutes back to their hotel.  Everyone knows exchanging favors for cash is in the purview of Congress, not Colombian sex workers. So we can expect thorough hearings on this vile attempt to break the Congressional whoring monopoly.

    But hopefully not so thorough as to include the lead offered by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council

    Then, of course, under the President's thumb, Congress introduced a new chapter of promiscuity into the U.S. military by overturning "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," followed by a seven month "coming out" party for homosexual servicemen. And all the while, the State Department is overseas trying to strong-arm other countries into accepting its views on contraception, abortion, homosexuality, and premarital sex.

    Is it any wonder this country is suffering from an ethical identity crisis? This is what comes of an administration that systematically destroys the moral foundations of our military, government service, and public schools. On one hand, the administration has tried to force our military to embrace homosexuality by making unnatural and immoral sex legal — and on the other, it's outraged that its military is engaging in another form of legal but immoral sex. (Prostitution is permissible in Colombia's "tolerated zones.") Both behaviors are inappropriate, unhealthy, and destructive. Yet only one seems to incense government officials.

    If this seems a bit muddled, that's because it is. But this culture of moral confusion is inevitable when American leaders push a radical social policy that arbitrarily gives sexual license to some and condemns it from others.

    It's true that the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell has had an effect on the military. I recently learned that Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno has a Pinterest account, which means 1) the gays have taken over our military public affairs divisions and 2) the terrorists have won.

    Despite this, I still think gay service members are integral parts of the military who should be allowed to serve openly. Think about it, if gay soldiers can force heterosexual Secret Service agents and Marines to have sex, by virtue of merely existing, is there anything they can't do?

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    Tags: Colombia, DADT, Family Research Council, LGBT, Military, Pinterest, Prostitution, Secret Service, Sex, Tony Perkins