Family Research Council

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The Family Research Council (FRC) is a Christian nonprofit organisation, and incorporated in 1983. It exists to promote what it considers to be "traditional family values." The group was started by Gary Bauer with James Dobson was a founding board member and is affiliated with other like-minded groups. It is a noted anti-gay group formed by a couriously consistent cadre of sponsors of said affiliated groups.

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Background

Gary Bauer, director of the Office of Policy Development in the Reagan White House, now heads the Washington-based lobbying arm of James Dobson's Focus on the Family. When in 1992 the overtly political activities of the FRC threatened the nonprofit status of Dobson's operation, the two organizations became legally separate. Though often treated as a mainstream social research organization by the media, the FRC, by Bauer's own admission, conducts no research. Strenuously "pro-life" and homophobic, the FRC opposes both public television and government subsidy of the arts. Bauer claims the National Endowment for the Arts is run by "a small cadre of cultural revolutionaries, militant homosexuals, and anti-religious bigots who are intent on attacking the average American's most deeply held beliefs while sending them the bill."

The FRC has been publicly involved in promoting conservative Christian views on many issues, including divorce, gay rights, and abortion.


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Contact information

Family Research Council 801 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel: (202) 393-2100
Fax: (202) 393-2134

Family Research Council - Holland, MI.
11311 James Street
Holland, MI 49424
Toll-free: 1-800-225-4008
Fax: (616)394-5254

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