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2012-01-13 16:40:00

BRENHAM, Texas, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This weekend Family Research Council President Tony Perkins will join a meeting of almost 170 conservative leaders who are gathering in Brenham, Texas to discuss the Republican primary race and top policy goals for the next Republican Administration. On Saturday at 11:15 a.m. Central Standard Time, he will host a news conference call on behalf of the organizers for members of the media. (Logo:...

2011-12-15 14:33:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins submitted a letter to the Department of the Navy yesterday requesting records of communications regarding a policy memo issued by Walter Reed Military Medical Center that would restrict the distribution of religious materials including Bibles to patients by their families. This request was made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). (Logo:...

2011-11-10 12:06:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council criticized the Senate Judiciary Committee today for its vote to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) The Defense of Marriage Act was approved in 1996 by overwhelming bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress (342-67 in the House, 85-14 in the Senate) and signed into law by President Clinton. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins...

2011-09-30 11:57:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) today criticized the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for a pair of memos giving approval for same-sex "weddings" to be conducted on military bases, and by military chaplains whether on or off base. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) The memos resembled the guidance offered by the Navy's Chief of Chaplains last April - guidance which was suspended less than a month later after a...

2011-09-23 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

2011-09-22 14:03:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the National Press Club: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Newsmaker: Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council TOPIC: "What Values Voters Want in a Presidential Candidate" DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 27 TIME: 9 a.m. ROOM: Murrow Room Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council (FRC), will talk about what "values voters" want in a presidential candidate....

2011-09-14 16:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night's victory by pro-life and pro-family Republican candidate Bob Turner in New York's Ninth congressional district offers a lesson for legislators who believe they can abandon their constituents who support marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The seat was once held by now-U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and has not been held by a Republican since the 1920s. Family Research Council Action PAC (FRC Action PAC) Chairman...

2011-09-13 17:13:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council Action today praised the North Carolina legislature for sending to the vote of the people an amendment that would define marriage in the state constitution as the union of one man and one woman. Last week, Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), the legislative advocacy arm of the Family Research Council, launched a radio ad campaign that targeted a dozen legislators and ran on 20 stations across North...

2011-09-08 16:56:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) criticized the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for dismissing two Obamacare cases. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) FRC President Tony Perkins made the following comments about the decision: "We are profoundly disappointed but not surprised by this ruling from a panel of the 4th Circuit. The questions asked by the judges during oral argument strongly suggested that...

2011-08-12 16:33:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) supported today's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit striking down the core provision of President Obama's healthcare law, the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. That provision, known as the "individual mandate," would compel all Americans to buy health insurance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) FRC disagreed, however, with the Court's...