Family Research Council Quotes

What do Saddam Hussein and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle have in common? Neither man wants America to drill for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The ad was prepared by American Renewal, the political lobbying wing of the FRC. This quotation would be typical of the political technique of using the most tenuous, remote connection between a politician of the opposing party and a really evil world villain that was so commonly used by conservative politicians at the time. However, what makes the quotation even more noteworthy is that there is an equally tenuous connection between the Family Research Council's Focus on Families as defined in its charter and the subject of the ad–drilling for oil in the environmentally fragile areas of the Anwar of Alaska. Some of the FRC officials justify their getting into this issues as the drilling could help the economy and that will create jobs and then families will have more resources to spend for nutrition, education, health care etc. With that logic, there is nothing in politics that would be beyond their purview so why have a charter and a mission at all?
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Family Research Council is an American conservative Christian nonprofit charity and activist group, with an affiliated lobbying organization. Its stated mission is "to advance faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview". The FRC was formed in the United States in 1981 by James Dobson and incorporated in 1983. In the late 1980s, FRC officially became a division of Dobson's main organization, Focus on the Family; however, after an administrative separation, FRC became an independent entity in 1992. Tony Perkins is its current president.

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