The Family Research Council has been branded a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for tactics such as pushing its extremist anti-gay positions with outlandish and unsubstantiated claims. As FRC rides the coattails of the American Bishops’ “Fortnight for Freedom” with its own politically suspect campaign – “Two Weeks for Freedom” – it’s time for a reminder that the mild-mannered and frequently televised president of the FRC, Tony Perkins, has called Americans who want to protect the boundaries between religion and government “cultural terrorists.” Southern Poverty Law Center “Intelligence Project” Director Mark Potok discussed the FRC with Welton.

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