South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...The state-by-state rights rollout continues at an uneven pace, Russia and Idaho smack down LGBTQ activists, and the FRC whinges away, as your AggreGAYtor rips hir shred...."
"...Just 10 days after the Christian right-wing Family Research Council penned a letter to HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, complaining about the inclusion of substance abuse and treatment information geared toward the gay, lesbian, and transgendered communities, the information was promptly scrubbed from the HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Web site. According to a March report in Southern Voice magazine, the FRC letter to Leavitt complained that the pages in question contained "biased, politically-charged language such as condemnations of so-called 'homophobia' and 'sexual prejudice.'"..."
"...Interestingly, with the ACIP approval which reportedly is all but guaranteed acceptance by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opposition to the drug by social conservatives, such as the Family Research Council, appears to have softened: The FRC "continues to endorse both the distribution and the widespread availability of the vaccine," FRC Abstinence Project coordinator Moira Gaul told the daily..."
"...• The Family Research Council has started a new campaign to "pressure the Supreme Court" against marriage equality. Though few details were shared, the FRC did admit that this would mostly involve Tony Perkins repeatedly serenading Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Color Me Badd's urgent classic "I Want to Sex You Up."..."
"...• FRC shooter might have planned assault on second anti-LGBTQ group...."
"...Nonetheless, it appears the FDA will still have a morning-after hangover to deal with: Nancy Northrup, president of the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, which had sued the government over the Plan B delays, says her group will continue with its suit, in part because of the feds' decision to restrict OTC sales to women 18 and older, meaning that those younger than 18 will still need a prescription to buy emergency contraceptives. The FDA, she says, has "chosen to abandon young women the most vulnerable population and left them to jump through hoops to get access to emergency contraceptives." And the conservative Family Research Council has also vowed to sue the FDA, arguing that the agency somehow overstepped its rule-making authority by approving OTC sales of the drug, which the FRC persists in referring to as an abortifacient..."
"...The entire decision can be reviewed at the Voters Telecommunication Watch website at http://www.vtw.org/speech/decision.html. Other sites posting the ruling (and commentary) include the ALCU (http://www.aclu.org/) and the Center for Democracy and Technology (http://cdt.org/). The Family Research Council, who has promised to keep the fight to remove pornography from the Internet going in court, has a web presence at http://frc.org/townhall/frc/press/061296.html...."
"...Judges concluded that Grassroots didn't have standing to challenge the rule because they couldn't demonstrate that undocumented immigrants would face threatening conditions or be held for longer time periods if the rule were in effect. "[T]he length a child is detained – and the alleged harm resulting from longer detention periods allegedly made possible by licensure of the FRCs – is not fairly traceable to the FRC Rule and [DFPS]," wrote 3rd COA Justice David Puryear..."
"...Rep. Roger Williams was recently granted a "True Blue Award" from the Family Research Council, for his steadfast defense of "faith, family and freedom." The FRC is designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (particularly for its anti-LGBT activities)..."
"...Dan Patrick. Among the FRC's false claims was one about how marriage equality was not only forced upon the country by SCOTUS, but also paved the way for "fake" problems like the right for trans people to use a bathroom aligning with their gender identity...."
"...Tony Perkins of the FRC believes pro-gay Christians don’t deserve religious freedoms so cherished by anti-gay Christians...."
"...The FRC hate group is not above scraping the bottom of the barrel. It Came from the Tubes..."
"...Indeed, the radical right wasted no time exploiting the incident. The FRC blamed the Southern Poverty Law Center for labeling it a hate group..."
"...• Community center volunteer shoots security guard at Family Research Council HQ. Although the FRC is one of the most virulent anti-LGBTQ groups in America, the AggreGAYtor joins in condemning the violence...."
"...I don't think Dobson and the FRC need any introduction, but if so, let's just say they're about as powerful an anti-gay lobbying group as exists in these United States. Rekers has mostly stayed out of the headlines, working behind the scenes on the legislation and positions that occupy the far right anti-gay platform...."
"...Bush has managed to find a real live dinosaur to appoint as administrator of federal family-planning funds: Last week he tapped Susan Orr, a former official with the Family Research Council, to head up the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs, which handles roughly $283 million in Title X welfare funding used to provide family-planning health-care services, including birth control, to more than 5 million low-income and uninsured women every year. The problem is Orr doesn't exactly believe in birth control: While with the FRC, Orr derided a growing national movement to mandate contraceptive coverage in health-insurance policies, telling The Weekly Standard in June 2000 that such a move is "not about choice" and "not about health care" but is really "about making everyone collaborators with the culture of death." And in 2001, Orr applauded a Bush administration proposal to eliminate such coverage from federal employees' health insurance..."