Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Family Research Council has yet to come out with 'detailed response' against SPLC charges

Last night, I asked a very pertinent question about the Family Research Council.

In December after the Southern Poverty Law Center designated the organization as an anti-gay hate group, Peter Sprigg - one of FRC's spokesman - said that they will be coming out with a more "detailed" response refuting these charges.

It's been almost two months and no detailed response has come out. So I asked when was this report coming out. What's more, I presented my question directly to FRC's webpage.

I wasn't expecting an answer so imagine my surprise when I got one, albeit a standard one:

Dear Mr. Alvin McEwen:

Thank you for your interest in the Family Research Council. As you may be aware, FRC champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. We work to shape public debate and formulate public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, FRC promotes the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free, and stable society.

We appreciate the time you have taken to contact FRC, and the opportunity to address your concerns. A member of FRC's correspondence team will respond to your comments shortly. Once again, thank you for your interest in FRC's work.

Your confirmation number for this activity is 3926862. If any information in this email confirmation is in error, or if you have further questions, please contact us by telephoning 1-800-22 5-4008 Mondays through Fridays between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM EST. From all of us at FRC, thank you and God bless.


Family Research Council

Between you and me, I have a feeling that I'm going to be waiting so long for FRC's answer that "my credit will get good again."

But still, it's nice to put their feet to some type of fire.

If you feel the need to, please do the same - respectfully - by going here. Ask them why is it taking so long for them to "refute" SPLC's charges.
Related posts:

Family Research Council defends itself with distorted studies . . . again

Family Research Council plans to go on tour against the Southern Poverty Law Center

Family Research Council's 'we are not a hate group' campaign gets destroyed on two fronts

Family Research Council's anti-SPLC campaign places bullseye on the backs of Republican leaders

Family Research Council digging itself deeper in the hole in war against hate group label

The Family Research Council tries to declare war on the Southern Poverty Law Center

Peter LaBarbera's ramblings exposes the Family Research Council's deception

Mike Huckabee tries to defend the Family Research Council from hate group designation and fails miserably

The Family Research Council should be apologizing to the gay community

Family Research Council, American Family Association named as anti-gay hate groups

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Anthony said...

Thank you for your post and all the others. It's about time people see this group for what it is... a hate group.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your hard work documenting these bizarre claims (and failures to respond to evidence that they're false). It must be difficult to spend so much of your own time focused on willfully ignorant hatemongers. For a break, have a look at standingonthesideoflove.org

BlackTsunami said...

Thanks everyone.

I appreciate the comments and compliments ;p

Anonymous said...

It looks like the damage control machine at places like wikipedia is already rolling out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/ObjectivelyWise

Anonymous said...

Byrd, the Pres of FRC, lists on various places that he's a prof at U of Utah. As far as I can tell, he's an *adjunct* prof (which is pretty much the opposite of prof). His wikipedia entry (and various other things) say that he has "postgraduate degrees" from all sorts of places. There is no such thing, is there?

Anonymous said...

Does the FRC realize that in the Jewish tradition men were allowed multiple wives? The official policy committing Judaism to one-man, one-woman marriage in all its branches took place only in 1948 at the creation of the State of Israel. Prior to that Jews in Yemen still clung to the biblical model of men having multiple wives--as some Muslims still do. So there is no Judeo-Christian tradition that FRC is upholding.

xxxxxxx said...

I asked them for a detailed response, and the reply I received was as follows:

Dear C,

Thank you for contacting Family Research Council.

Please refer to Tony Perkins's op-ed, "Christian compassion requires the truth about harms of homosexuality" at http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=PV10J11 for an explanation of our motives behind opposing homosexuality.


Your Friends at the Family Research Council

BlackTsunami said...

Thank you for that. I'm cooking up a piece on it for tomorrow morning.